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Offline Peachey Carnehan

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Springfield M1880 Hunting Knife
« on: December 31, 2018, 12:12:51 pm »
After watching Hostiles, I need (well, as much as anyone needs anything) one for my impression in CAS. Any chance anyone has a link to a place where a repro can be had, in stock, or alternatively, a reasonably priced original? Seeing a few on eBay that are $650 and up, and I've sourced a repro scabbard, but not the knife itself.

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Re: Springfield M1880 Hunting Knife
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 12:14:17 am »
Hi

The one by Kult of Athena is great, but also GREAT BIG compared to the originals.  Roughly two inches too long.

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Re: Springfield M1880 Hunting Knife
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 09:53:38 pm »
I have one manufactured by https://www.windlass.com/ in India that's an exact copy but I don't see it listed on their page any longer.  I bought it through http://www.legendaryarms.com/ who had it listed as out of stock when I looked for another one for a friend in July.  They also no longer list it on their sight so it may be out of production.
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Re: Springfield M1880 Hunting Knife
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 08:44:07 am »
At one time Atlanta Cutlery had them.  AC's version was made by windlass.
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Re: Springfield M1880 Hunting Knife
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 04:15:20 pm »
WPG just announced that they will be making replicas.

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Re: Springfield M1880 Hunting Knife
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 04:45:34 pm »
Where'd ya see that!?  Cause I want one! ;D
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Re: Springfield M1880 Hunting Knife
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 07:31:09 pm »
WPG just announced that they will be making replicas.

That's awesome. Thank you for the info!

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Re: Springfield M1880 Hunting Knife
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2019, 04:58:39 pm »
Hi, those would be great, now discuss Krag  bayonets.

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Re: Springfield M1880 Hunting Knife
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2019, 09:54:53 am »
What Price Glory has had replacement first model scabbards listed for this knife for some time.  My Windless repro came with a third model scabbard.  I ordered one of these replacements so I could use my knife with earlier model kit as well.  Just like everything from WPG, it's well made and looks right.  This scabbard is so much better made (and much more secure) than the leather that originally came with the blade.  

I don't know anything about WPG's plans (if any) to make this knife but if you find a good price on an original 1880 knife without a scabbard (this is quite common, I had a chance to buy one like this about a year ago) you could jump on it, secure in the knowledge that quality leather is available to go with it.
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Re: Springfield M1880 Hunting Knife
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2019, 04:47:49 pm »
WPG just announced that they will be making replicas.

Who did they announce to cause i want one or two.

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« Last Edit: February 21, 2019, 01:07:53 pm by 1961MJS »
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Re: Springfield M1880 Hunting Knife
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 08:32:49 pm »
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Re: Springfield M1880 Hunting Knife
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2019, 06:49:22 pm »
Where'd ya see that!?  Cause I want one! ;D

Hi

I check WPG's eBay sight too much and they still don't have those in stock.

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Re: Springfield M1880 Hunting Knife
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2019, 10:09:26 am »
Hi again

I still check WPG's eBay sight too much and they still don't have those in stock.

Whine, whine, nag nag

Would emailing Jerry be a good idea WRT actually getting a new 1880 hunting knife?  Just PI$$ him off?

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