The Woodman's Pal Nostalgia Collection features true vintage military design. The LC-14-B engraved on the knuckle guard was the official designation of a complete kit consisting of the 284 tool, the mil spec olive green canvas sheath, the two-grit round honing stone, and reprinted 1942 manuals. This set was standard issued from the early part of World War II through Desert Storm. G.I.’s and U.S. Army Signal Corp relied heavily on the Woodman’s Pal for land clearing operations. At the time of the Vietnam War, the Woodman’s Pal was designated the Survival Tool, Type IV and was issued in air crew survival kits.
Model 284 Premium Military Style Tool
10.5" High Carbon Steel Blade
Stacked Leather handle with handgaurd
Sickle hook for vines and briars
Weight: 23 oz.
Green Canvas Sheath
True vintage military design. Standard issue for the Signal Corps during World War II. The branch insignia contains two signal flags, with a center staff with flaming torch. The flags and the torch are symbolic of signaling or communications. The Latin words "Pro Patria Vigilans" means "Vigilance for Country.
Heavyweight canvas with a zippered closure and two interior pockets.
Original 1942 manual reprints.
Accompanied each Woodman’s Pal 284 during the 1940’s in combat. Each manual provides valuable information on a variety of topics and contain the wording and artwork from the original manuals printed.
Manuals include: Care, Use & Sharpening; Living in the Jungle: Survival Tool Kit Airman’s; and Fighting with USA Knife LC-14-B.
Round Two-Grit Honing Stone
Electro-Silicon carbide, designed to put a sharp edge to the Woodman’s Pal quickly.
Furnace fused, it cuts fastest when dripping wet with water, smoothest when used with light oil.
Use the one side to grind and shape damaged edges, and the other to hone and finish the edges.
Prevent glazing of the stone by flushing off steel shavings while honing.
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