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"Viner Bros" U.S. M6 Scabbard, Aged
"Viner Bros" U.S. M6 Scabbard, Aged

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Product Description

New, American made reproduction of the WWII leather M6 Scabbards produced by the Viner Brothers Shoe company. The M6 leather scabbard was designed for the M3 Trench Kniife which was to be issued to troops armed with the new M1 Carbines in lieu of a bayonet. Contracts for M6's were awarded to six leather firms, and each company used slightly different hardware to assemble them.

The Viner Brothers Shoe Company made approximately 67,000 scabbards in 1943. They used round staples, natural color thread, and 5/16 C-E rivets on some scabbards and 5/15 pop rivets on others. Most originals appear to have been hand stitched.

ATF's Scabbards: Our sheaths are made by us, in our factory in Columbia Ky, using American materials. They are die cut from premium 8 oz. leather, sewn with 100% linen thread, reinforced with C-E rivets & rivet staples. The steel plates that prevent the knife tip from piercing the bottom of the sheath are parkerized like originals. The steel lace set in the top of the sheath has been dipped in acid to lightly corrode the zinc plating to give it the dull gray look of a WWII scabbard. The components come from Massachusetts, Ohio, New Jersey, Georgia, and California.

Colors: Our aged scabbards have been tinted russet brown and treated to make them appear the same as a lightly used original.

Markings: The first thing we do after die cutting the parts is wet the leather and stamp the parts. Sadly, we don't have the laser aligned press that could insure perfect results- we have to use a steel stamp and a mallet just like they did in 1943. Thus, the crispness and alignment varies a bit- moreover, on the aged scabbards, the process to give them the used look can dull the impression somewhat. (The same thing happens if you wear them normally- it's leather- which is flexible and it wears.) If you require markings that are perfectly aligned, with every letter & number uniform in depth and clarity, our products likely will lack the precision to satisfy this desire.

For more photos and information on Trench Knives, M6 & M8 scabbards the the new book "US and Allied Military Knives" by Bill Walters is the best reference available.

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