Exceptional US WW2 M3 fighting knife in original M8 sheath

Contact us if you are interested in an item like this.

Out of stock


The M3 fighting knife is an American military combat knife first issued in March 1943. The M3 was originally designated for issue to soldiers not otherwise equipped with a bayonet. 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. As more M3 knives became available in 1943 and 1944, the knife was issued to other soldiers such as Army Air Corps crewmen and soldiers not otherwise equipped with a bayonet, including soldiers issued the M1 Carbine or a submachine gun such as the M3 “grease gun.” It is a Utica Cutlery product in 100% original “as found” condition and surfaced at an estate sale in eastern North Carolina.

Share or save this product listing!