Original U.S. WWII LC-14-B Woodman Pal Survival Axe by Victor Tool Company with Belt Scabbard
Original Item: Only One Available. The LC-14-B Woodman's Pal survival ax was originally a tool for forestry or agriculture, but quickly earned a place as an outstanding military implement. The well designed and balanced blade was first procured during World War II, and was useful for brush clearing, construction, camouflage, and a multitude of other listed uses.
The LC-14-B Woodman's Pal served through the Vietnam War and is still part of the military inventory of edged tools in the 21st Century. This example is in great unused condition, with little wear and corrosion from long storage. The edges are all still solid, with no chipping. The stacked leather handle is intact, and in great shape.
The blade itself is marked:
TRADE MARK - PAT. # 2335497
VICTOR TOOL CO. - READING, PA.
It is further marked on the outside of the handguard with LC-14-B. The presence of a patent number on the blade indicates production after 11-30-1943, when the patent was approved. The belt scabbard is also marked on the interior:
LC - 14 - B
U.S. PAT. 133851 MFG. BY
VICTOR TOOL COMPANY
The scabbard is fully functional, with all snaps and the zipper still intact. There is some wear on the canvas, as expected of any item that was used in service and in long time storage. still retains the OD Green color well. The sharpening stone and booklets are not present.
Overall this is a great chance to own a classic survival tool from WWII.
Blade Length: 12”
Handle Length: 4 ½”
Overall Length: 16 ½”
Scabbard Length: 13”
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