November 2001

"Mystery" knife

As suggested by several folks, we are adding this page to gather what information we can about edged items of unknown origin or backgrounds. We will print what information we do have on them and any theories anyone may have right here on this page. Hit me with your best shot to stimulate the thought process.

This month we have a new one on me. I have been having a conversation with a fellow who says he was "issued" a Boker knife as part of an E-1 survival kit/vest in 1956. The knife is pictured below. It was in a single piece tubular scabbard which only allowed about 1 inch of the butt to protrude. The assembly fit into a special pocket in the E-1 vest on the right side opposite the pistol holster on the left. I have never heard of this style Boker knife being a military purchased item. I have not seen any listed in any reference books. This is the knife selected after the Air Force tested and refused the Randall Model 15 in 1955. Any leads on this one would be greatly appreciated. Paperwork, photos, do you remember it? Anything will help put the new puzzle together as I have nothing on it at all.


USAF_Boker1.jpg (9435 bytes)

This is the Boker in question, tell me anything you know about it.



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