Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2661: Three U.S. M3 Fighting Knives with Sheaths

Auction Date: June 23, 2022

Three U.S. M3 Fighting Knives with Sheaths, Including an Early Side-Marked Imperial

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Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Three U.S. M3 Fighting Knives with Sheaths, Including an Early Side-Marked Imperial

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1) Imperial M3, desirable early "US M3 IMPERIAL" marking on right flat of blade, 11 1/2 inches overall, 6 5/8 inch spearpoint blade with sharpened false edge, leather washer grip, "flaming bomb" stamp on pommel, includes a U.S. M6 leather sheath. 2) Imperial M3, maker's mark on guard, 115/8 inches overall, 6 3/4 inch spearpoint blade with sharpened false edge, leather washer grip, "flaming bomb" stamp on pommel, includes a U.S. M8 scabbard. 3) Utica M3, maker's mark on guard, 11 5/8 inches overall, 6 3/4 inch spearpoint blade with sharpened false edge, leather washer grip, "flaming bomb" stamp on pommel, includes a U.S. M8 scabbard. All are fine or better with generally mild wear. Provenance: The Steven Preston Military Collection

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