US WW2 First Special Service Force Mountain Pocket Knife. Type Two; with flat attachment loop. Attachment Loop is flat, and stamped “U.S.” The main blade ricasso marked; “ULSTER KNIFE Co. U.S.A.”. Tools include a reemer (awl), large clip point blade, small flat blade (for rope), can opener, and Phillips Screwdriver (for ski bindings). Very light marks on left point of large blade (very minor). This knife is near mint, and un-issued. It would be impossible to upgrade in an advanced collection. Reference Cole; “US Military Knives, Vol. III” Page 50.
Cast copper or bronze with high copper content. 4” diameter x ½” tall. Front show head-on view of a 1930’s General Motors automobile, tree to the right and mountainside to the left. Below the car in the roadbed is “GENERAL MOTORS” with “WHO SERVES PROGRESS” above in the rim, and “SERVES AMERICA” below. The bottom of this ashtray is blackened patina and has a cast label; “DESIGNED AND MADE BY TERNSTEDT DIV. GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY”. Seven spots of light metal tarnish on the reverse. Two spots of slag staining on the front; one at the “ES” of “PROGRESS”, the other at the “MO” of “MOTORS”. Tarnish stain on side of ashtray on right outer edge. Sharp details and wonderful patina on face. Nicely maker marked. Read More →