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    1050's KFS set.

    Antarmike
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    Post by Antarmike Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:50 pm

    Some time ago I acquired  Belgian ABL Knife Fork and Spoon.  I am loath to call it a KFS set because the knife does not seem to be the same style as the Fork and Spoon.

    Fork and spoon are similar to US field use items, but without the punched out hole in the end of the handle.

    The Knife looks more like a mess hall knife rather than something for eating rations out in the field.

    However I have just acqurired another "Set" and it has the same mismatched knife.

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    Two questions spring to mind.  

    Is this a proper KFS set or is it cutlery from a mess hall/ barracks mixed with field use ration Fork and Spoon? Is it all Mess Hall cutlery?

    If the knife is a mismatch, what should the proper knife look like?  

    Thanks in advance for your answers folks.

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    Post by Wolverine Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:40 am

    I have seen plenty of the spoons and have a few like yours. However, somewhere I have a cutlery set from a Belgian friend who was in the army about 1980. I will have to dig it out to see if there are three pieces. His items were issued as personal kit, so I don't believe that these were simply mess hall items.
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    Post by Antarmike Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:06 am

    Wolverine wrote:I have seen plenty of the spoons and have a few like yours. However, somewhere I have a cutlery set from a Belgian friend who was in the army about 1980. I will have to dig it out to see if there are three pieces. His items were issued as personal kit, so I don't believe that these were simply mess hall items.

    Thanks again for speedy response. Mile
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    Post by Wolverine Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:10 am

    Well, this is what my friend had in his kit from 1979-80. No knife, so no light to shed on that part of your question, but at least it shows that the fork/spoon are field items, although the spoon is a different model.

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    Post by Antarmike Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:11 am

    Wolverine wrote:Well, this is what my friend had in his kit from 1979-80. No knife, so no light to shed on that part of your question, but at least it shows that the fork/spoon are field items, although the spoon is a different model.

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    Thank you very much for that. My mix and match seems fairly normal now.
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    Post by Antarmike Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:48 am

    Field use it is!
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    Post by Wolverine Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:52 pm

    There is your proof!

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