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KA-BAR Maserin Folding Knife - Question

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Hey, what happened to the KA-BAR Maserin (KM258)?

I bought one a few years ago and it has been a good EDC knife. The 3" drop point blade is perfect for me and I really like the olive wood handle (although it has discolored a bit). I noticed on the blade markings that this one was made in Italy. I saw that Ka-Bar no longer has this one on there website and when I did some web searching I am not finding anything! I really like this knife!

Does anyone know what steel this blade is made of?

Also, how long ago did Ka-bar stop making this series (I thought at the time they had a smaller version as well)?

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(I do like the Wilson Tactical Lanyards! - I bought one for every Pocket Knife I own!)
 
That weave doesn't look too hard. You could probably figure out how to tie your own from looking at that one.

Probably not, but I only paid $5 a piece with shipping and only have 4 pocket knives which I had to outfit. I did find links showing how to make your own but decided just to buy.

But....
Does anyone know what steel this blade is made of?

Also, how long ago did Ka-bar stop making this series (I thought at the time they had a smaller version as well)?
 
I downloaded the Maserin PDF Catalog, the "Caccia 125/10L" seems to be the identical knife (page 25)! It says it is 440 steel with a 75 mm blade length (roughly 3"). Same blade size as the Ka-bar variant and both have the olive wood handle.
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Nice find "Esav Benyamin" :thumbup:

Maybe Ka-bar then broke off there relationship with Maserin and so ended the Ka-bar version. Or of course there is the classic reason - it was not selling!
 
I have a listing at http://www.italpro.com/ for several Italian knifemakers, including Fox, Del Tin, Mercury, Lion Steel.

They are getting more exposure lately. Fox is doing Jerry Hossom designs for Spyderco and Ontario (the Retribution folders).
 
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