M2 knife (2019-12-15)
Very quick delivery and WPG has a great rep and deservedly so. Not nearly the quality everyone talks about here. It isn't horrible for a Pakistani replica knife. The larger two brass rivets(not on originals) came out with my fingernail but the plastic scales stay in place anyway. It isn't identical construction from originals in that the pivot doesn't extend through the bolsters but is inside with the bolsers being held by two through rivets at the corners. One could complain about the shape of the scales but I think there are enough variations in examples to justify this. Most of the other inaccuracies are from technically "incorrect" materials - plastic scales, stainless parts, odd shaped button and slide lock. Close but not really correct. I polished off the Pakistan mark on the blade and pulled the spring, reshaped it(overall and at the base where it secures between the rivet and back strap). The problem is that the blade has a lot of friction that you can only reduce by creating additional play in the blade. Reshaping the spring along with reducing this friction will help the knife to fire correctly. I'm just sharing all the shortcomings for those who think this should be perfect. It actually fires correctly now, locks up fairly tight, and is a good representation. I have studied many original photos and blueprints but do not own an original. Schrade has made a version of these starting over 100yrs ago. Originals are made with relatively simple parts but they must be assembled correctly and parts should be of better quality. It's amazing WPG can get this close in function for so little money. I purchased this as a pattern to compare to originals and remake from scratch. If I could get it to work like this but with better and proper materials, It will have served its purpose. Originals are expensive and I know of no other replicas out there. This is a good deal and, though of typical quality for an import item, is perfect for reenacting.

Dave - Kansas, USA
M2 knife (2018-03-09)
Good repro. Very sharp. Will fill the pocket in the M42 well

Coyle - US
M2 knife (2018-03-09)
Really sharp knife. Just as described and will fill the pocket well. Good repro.

Coyle - US
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