Militariaswordsbayonets edged weapons forum if this is your first visit, be sure to check out the faq by clicking the link above. Rh pal knife in ww ii us collectible edged weapons for sale ebay. Model designations were generally rh followed by two digits indicating blade style and length. Original us pal rh 36 fighting combat knife with leather sheath. Each year since i got the knife ive taken it with me deer hunting and have used it to skin at least one deer each year. Vintage pocket knives and folding knives collectors weekly. Written by bill walters with input from vince coniglio, this is the most comprehensive book to date on m3s and m4s. The first silver hallmarking was confined to goldsmiths hall in london but in time other assay offices were opened.
Pal knife in collectible vintage factory manufactured fixed. I was at an auction today and made a good find, i think. I think the mottled blade rh36 came with the new looking sheath that has a black metal snap and the brighter blade rh36 came with the older looking sheath that has the brass snap, but really cant remember. All of them were similar in construction but had slight differences, primarily reflected on the blade. My mom wouldnt let him give them to us, because she thought we were too young and would hurt ourselves. Preworld war ii military knife remington hunting pal rh. The early war, rh pal 36, us military fighting knife. I also have a very neat little palremington transition knife. It fits my knife perfectly which has a blade with one and a quarter inch wide and exactly 6 inch long blade from tip to guard.
It also includes descriptions of the knives and sheaths. Each knife is marked pal rh 36 at the base of the blade and includes a brown leather holder. Militariaswordsbayonets edged weapons forum page 8. Get the best deals on pal knife in collectible vintage factory manufactured fixed blade knives when you shop the largest online selection at. Uwk0030, wwii us rh pal 36 knife military antiques and museum. The knife comes with a wellfitting leather scabbard that does not appear original and is thought to be a vintage boy scout sheath. I also have a very neat little pal remington transition knife. I had made pictures that serve as an additional description. For whatever reason, remington sold off the knife business to pal cutlery, which continued production of the same knife designs with the same designations. A combat knife is a fighting knife designed solely for military use and primarily intended for handtohand or close combat fighting since the end of trench warfare, most military combat knives have been secondarily designed for utility use clearing foliage, chopping branches for cover, opening ammunition crates, etc. Books caldwell and company civil war antiques as well as all.
A little history first, growing up my dad had a craftsman radial arm saw in his garage and in the cabinet were 2 knives, one being the pal rh 36 with a sheath will post pics tomorrow. Very rare old remington pal transition pocket knife with remington blades. If you want to keep the history connection, look for the pal 34 4inch or pal 36 6 inch, and the robeson, case and kinfolk knives of the era. This knife and cubbooks would make an important addition to any collection. The leather is thin but so was the original that came with my pal rh 36 combat fighting knife. World war ii rh36 combat knife would make an important addition to any collection. The kabar got most of the fame and notice, but there were several knives made during wwii that were outstanding all around using knives. This rare ww2 pal dagger combat knife would make an important addition to any collection.
To be honest, the original sheath was slightly thicker but not much. I have several fixed and folding blade pal s as well as several pal letter opener knives. In addition to this private purchase fighting knifes rare condition, this knife still has its original store price tag attached. Ensure you choose world war supply as the seller to guarantee you receive an authentic, highquality world war supply product as well as the great world war supply customer. The knife is in good condition with a light grey blued patina. The rh 36 is an interim type design with a 612 inch blade with a parkerized finish and a pinned aluminum butt cap. Ensure you choose world war supply as the seller to guarantee you receive an authentic, high. Military knife, paratrooper knife, military utility. World war two era brown leather sheath for us navy mark 2 mk 2 or kabar knife. The rh35, was submitted, and accepted as the pattern for the mk1 navy knife.
Rh pal 36, ww2 us fighting knife with customized sheath. Additionally the original mk 1 scabbard is in nice shape with some light to moderate rust to some of the fittings. The m3 was originally designated for issue to soldiers. In this video we will look at some more historic u. It was a very popular, privatepurchase sheathknife for soldiers at the time war broke out in 1941. One of the more popular models was the rh 36 remington hunting, blade style 3, length 6. The rh36 is an interim type design with a 612 inch blade with a parkerized finish and a pinned aluminum butt cap. Can be restored to even better if you wanted but its pretty nice the way it is i think. Ive read here and other places about the 36 model but wanted to get your opinions. The pommel is a dull almost aluminum alloy looking material, a dark brown spacer balck wrap or wooden handle with a handgaurd blade that appears to have been parkerized at one time, but well worn with only a few splotches of black here and there. This fixed blade hunting knife is the remington rh50 model made by pal.
Big russian photo album book catalog world knives knife blade. A good example with one minor dent to leather handle and. Pal cutlery grandpas knife all about pocket knives. This is a nice wwii usn mark 1 knife rh 35 pal and scabbard. Rh pal knife in ww ii us collectible edged weapons for. Pal rh36 combat knife a very clean example of a combat utility knife favored by navy and marines in wwii but carried by army as well. During wwii, pals entire production was military knives. I have a picture of a remington rh 36 in a knife book i have, american premium guide to knives and razors. The pal rh70 was also made in the usa and comes with a sheath which is not the original. Us pal rh 36 fighting knife a fighting knife, also commonly called a combat knife, is a knife designed for military use, specifically for close combat. I have several fixed and folding blade pals as well as several pal letter opener knives.
I will have to take some pictures of them as they are mixed in with photos of other knives i have. Jul 01, 2015 pal blade company purchased the cutlery division on january 17, 1941 from remingtondupont which had been located at bridgeport, connecticut. This month we have included a quick list of us military knives, bayonets and machetes to the mix. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands affordable prices. The handle is composed of a series of leather rings. This is a list we started on a few weeks ago and have added to it from the opinions of a few good friends. Hunting knife with a wood handle in a leather sheath. Identification guide to remington sheath knives 1925 to 1940 told me that the rh32 knife was introduced in 1925, and discontinued in 1940. It is one of a series of knives that was produced by this company. Condition is representative of a well cared for used 70 year old knife, has some wear and patina but would be a joy to carry hunting just for that vintage nostalgic feel. The knife division of pal closed in 1953, but the original parent company continues to exist as american safety razor. Uwk0040, wwii usn mark 1 knife rh 35 pal and scabbard. The cattaraugus 225q is a very solid, well made knife.
The m3 fighting knife or m3 trench knife was an american military combat knife first issued in march 1943. However, it was particularly designed for use by forces in need of a close combat knife, such as airbornes and army rangers, so these units received priority for the m3 at the start of production. Pal knife in collectible vintage factory manufactured fixed blade knives. I have two pal rh36 knives that i bought a long time ago. Its just an old knife remington society of america. Vintage pal rh 36 military fighting knife and sheath wwii. The knife is good and still solid, however the pommel has some movement, does have a heavy patina and some light pits to blade, overall 11116 and a blade length of 6316 with a cutting edge around 558. The price tag is from a store in duluth, minnesota. Rh pal 36, ww2 us fighting knife with customized sheath, pal. Up for auction is a vintage pal model rh51 official boy scouts knife, and 4 cubbooks which include the bear cubbook 1943, the lion cubbook 1943, the wolf cubbook 1942 and the cubbing guide book 1942. Jul 18, 2011 pal had production and quality control problems with many of their contracts for bayonets and some of the knife models, mostly due to their fairly new entry into the cutlery field. Rh stands for remington hunting, 36 being the model number blade type 3, blade length 6. Fighting knife w custom leather sheath, remington hunter.
The jack knife, a derivation of an antique knife invented by a. Most of these went to aircrews as survival knives, but many went into ground combat refer to page 64 of cloes book us military knives book iii. We all remember our first folding knife or pocket knife, whether it was a swiss army multipurpose monster, complete with toothpick and tweezers, or a slender singleblade antlerhandled case. When the cutlery department of remington was taken over by pal, it held on to the original designation rh36. During wwii, pal s entire production was military knives.
Their usn mark 1 was marked rh35 and their usn mark 2 was marked rh37. Showing a used, old pal rh36 knife and sheath in good condition. Today there are still offices in edinburgh, where hallmarking has been regulated. Their usn mark 1 was marked rh 35 and their usn mark 2 was marked rh 37.
Unusual mark 2 with the aluminum pommel and grooved leather handle. The base of the blade has the markings rh,pal, made in usa, 36 on one side. Pal had production and quality control problems with many of their contracts for bayonets and some of the knife models, mostly due to their fairly new entry into the cutlery field. Included with each maker is a photo that shows the various elements of a m4 that they produced the grip, the runout of the blade, the guard markings, and the butt plate showing the style of tang peen. Hence the marking rh pal 36, with made in usa under pal.
It has a little surface rust on the front of the blade that will clean up. The usn mark 1 knife the rh 35 and the rh 36 were well made as they were already in production and the machinery and tooling did not need to be developed. Original store price tag attachedus ww2 pal private. One of the more popular models was the rh36 remington hunting, blade style 3, length 6. This sword is being auctionedbidding ends sunday night. Vintage remington dupont rh 36 umc knife with sheath.
I have some questions about the above mentioned knife. The sheath seems to be about an inch too long and is marked pal blade co. Pal knife in collectible vintage factory manufactured. The statute made it the responsibility of the wardens of the goldsmiths guild to mark all items of sterling standard with a leopards head stamp. Us military knives, bayonets, machetes and tool listing. But folding knives predate the blades made by either of these venerable companies. Remington sold the cutlery department in order to utilize the existing bridgeport plant space for the production of munitions i believe for the production of the model 1903 rifle for the british. The blade is a little blemished but isnt bent or chipped. Huge variety of remington knife at wonderful prices. The blade is in decent shape with a spot of pitting that can be seen in the photos. Originally the knife was designed by remington cutlery company, when the cutlery department of remington was bought by pal they kept original designation rh36. The sixinch singleedge blades are fitted with solid aluminum pommels. The m3 was originally designated for issue to soldiers not otherwise equipped with a bayonet. They kept remingtons catalog system, cuz people were familiar with it.
The pal rh36 was was popular with servicemen from all branches. This is a nice vintage bowie knife with stag grips. The base of the blade has the markings rh, pal, made in usa, 35 on one side. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Mar 30, 2018 the leather is thin but so was the original that came with my pal rh 36 combat fighting knife.
Marked on the left side of the ricasso rh and 36 flanking the pal logo. Military wwii rh pal 36 fighting knife this is a pal rh 36 fighting knife with a 6 14 blade in the original sheath. I picked up a rh pal 36 knife that i believe to be usgi wwii vintage. This exact knife is shown on page 29 of mike silveys wwii book. The rh36 had a sixinch blade and the rh37 had a seveninch blade. It is marked rh, pal in a circle, made in the usa below it and 36. Remington knife for sale military collectibles for sale. A series of rh knives were produced during the war. The blade has been cleaned but not polished by the previous owner. World war 2 pal rh36 6 private purchase fighting knife.
See mike silveys book knives of the united states militaryworld war 2 page 202 for more information on this knife. Perfect replacement for your missing or damaged original. It was a very popular, privatepurchase sheath knife for soldiers at the time war broke out in 1941. It is marked pal at the base of the blade above made in usa between rh and 50. A accurate hand made copy of the original brown leather sheath for the navy mk2 or kabar knife. The photo is of a bowie style hunter with a stacked leather handle, 614 blade, 1012 overall length. These knives lived in that cabinet for as long as i can remember and ever since i got the saw from my dad. The rh pal 36 was a civilian made knife that was manufactured by remington, and then by the pal company, and sold extensively on us military bases to soldiers and sailors. Interesting reading of all the posts on the rh 36, but i still need some advice as to what i have here. All of these items were in a scrap book and some of them of these items have black paper stuck on the back. This book includes all the known m3 trench knife, m6 sheath and m4 knifebayonet variations. This is a wwii fighting knife manuifactured by the pal company. The usn mark 1 knife the rh35 and the rh36 were well made as they were already in production and the machinery and tooling did not need to be developed. The base of the blade has the markings rh, pal, made in usa, 36 on one side.
This exact knife is pictured on page 199 of mike silveys wwii book pal. Croix blades has auctions ending on ebay this week ending in st croix blades ebay store sundaybid now. However, it was particularly designed for use by forces in need of a close combat knife, such as airbornes and army rangers, so these units. Sep 15, 2014 vintage pal rh 36 military fighting knife and sheath wwii stay safe and healthy. Swords, daggers, knives, bayonets for sale part of gunbooks. Pal knives are without a doubt high quality knives and also dont show up all that much for sale. Factory finish and edge on the tight blade, unmarked original leather scabbard, and clear markings. The rh 36 had a sixinch blade and the rh 37 had a seveninch blade. Ww1ww2 items, military, old antiques, fire dept stuff. Marked pal rh36 remington hunting 3 handle 6 blade it measures 10 58 overall. Make offer ww ii usn mark 1 military knife pal rh 35 w mk1 nord 8114 sheath b.200 1517 728 1034 1414 1045 611 74 356 993 123 931 890 1361 922 287 934 800 60 1211 870 1442 346 1478 1151 1056 652 51 362 461 465 491 985 872 654 446 1486 561 302 650 432 1219 1056