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Need info on my KA-BAR

Discussion in 'KA-BAR Knives' started by bnewport, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. bnewport

    bnewport

    7
    Jul 12, 2012
    New to forum. I have a knife that has KA-BAR stamped on blade by handle. the blade looks to be a fighting/combat style. The grip is what has me puzzled. It is a clear hard material stacked in segments with 4 evenly spaced black segments. Guard and cap seem to be alum. or s.s.[​IMG] [​IMG] I would be greatfull for any info.
     
  2. sac troop

    sac troop

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    Mar 4, 2009
    Can only see the close up I believe is the second picture. From the stamp on the ricasso it looks like a WW2 blade. Handle and guard maybe what is popularly called these days a theater modification. The nature of which is such that it is often hard or impossible to specifically say when it was done. More pictures of the whole knife and close ups of the hilt would be helpful.
     
  3. bnewport

    bnewport

    7
    Jul 12, 2012
    thanks sac troop for reply. here is a pic of knife.[​IMG]
     
  4. bnewport

    bnewport

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    Jul 12, 2012
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  5. Chris Pierce

    Chris Pierce

    Nov 15, 2006
    I would guess that it was re handled by some one during the war. My wife's grandfather has a BBQ tool set and a steak knife set that he made while serving in the pacific on a Navy ship. And the handle styles are the same. His have aluminum pommels.
     
  6. bnewport

    bnewport

    7
    Jul 12, 2012
    Thanks Chris for the info. After closer inspection i'm leaning towards aluminum pommel n guard. Whoever re handled it did a great job, fit n function are still rock solid! Only wish it could of had some history with it, when i bought it 10yrs ago. I'm sure whoever he was, he would be proud to know its still carried and used with pride during hunting season! Do you know if they make a sheath for it? I just use the homemade one it came with.[​IMG] thanks again
     

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