Originally Posted by Chopped_Burban
Holy Crap! I thought I was the only one that had one of these. Got mine from my Grandfather years ago. Instead of a leather sheath it has a strange metal holder. I'll have to see if I can get a pic of it (it's at the house, I'm not).
Would like to see a photo of an older one. They've been produced forever it seems. I wonder if the one you have was an old military issued one?
"This new tool did not go unnoticed by the US Military. The Woodman's Pal® or "LC-14-B" in military terms, was standard issue from the early part of World War II through Desert Storm. G.I.'s and the US 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."