Our 284 Premium Model Woodman?s Pal did not and still does not go unnoticed by the U.S. Military. The LC-14-B engraved on the knuckle guard was the official designation of a complete unit consisting of the 284 tool, the military spec. olive green canvas sheath, the two-grit round honing stone, and reprinted 1942 manuals. This set was standard issued from the early part of World War II through Desert Storm. G.I.?s and the U.S. 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.