KA-BAR Photo Thread - Post Your Ka-Bar Knife Pictures Here

Discussion in 'KA-BAR Knives' started by gundude73, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    [​IMG]War Sword custom modified by @Creaky Bones and gifted to me.
     
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  2. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Baconmaker
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  3. Jerry D.

    Jerry D.

    Sep 17, 2008
    I love it! Modding my Swabbie is still up there on my "to do" list.
     
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  4. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    @Creaky Bones did some Great Work on that handle. I must say it's one of the most comfortable and controllable blades i have had. It's a keeper and I will be shipping it to Al Welke for some new pants.
     
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  5. Creaky Bones

    Creaky Bones Gold Member Gold Member

    588
    Feb 28, 2012
    That just made my whole day better :)

    Glad you like it brother.
     
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  6. Creaky Bones

    Creaky Bones Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 28, 2012
    There’s a really sweet parang hidden inside the swabbie once you cut off all the pirate parts

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  7. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    @Creaky Bones I want those handles on my Kabar Baconmaker!!!!!
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  8. Creaky Bones

    Creaky Bones Gold Member Gold Member

    588
    Feb 28, 2012
    You can round that silly point in the handle down on a belt sander like I did on the swabbie parang. You’re right though, the stock bumpy plastic grips leave a bit to be desired.

    You got the last of my homemade burlap micarta lol. I’m going to make another batch at some point. I’m really happy that they fit your mitts!
     
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  9. zanussi01

    zanussi01

    245
    Jan 3, 2012
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    Model 1221 with 440A blade.
    She's had a little use,but scary sharp and good to go!
     
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  10. zanussi01

    zanussi01

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    Jan 3, 2012
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    An older model 1211 with low grind from 2008.
    A few scratches on the coating toward the tip.
    A bit of staining on the factory edge which
    has since been given a light rub with the diamonds.
    Now she's hair popping scary sharp.
    Good to go!
     
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  11. zanussi01

    zanussi01

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    Jan 3, 2012
    Older model 1217 from 2008.
    Came in the "Blueprints" design box.
    Sheath shows a few marks from knife insertion.
    Knife is clean,tight and scary sharp.
    Excellent addition to the collection!



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  12. Michael Sankewitsch

    Michael Sankewitsch

    214
    Nov 4, 2018
    Here is my Kabar kabar, and my Case kabar - Haha!! Gonna post them both here- the Kabar is a "presentation from when I EAS'd out of the Corp. The Case is one I saw at a thrift store and could not let it stay there. Notice the unused state of it! I my world, the Kabar is in a presentation plaque on my "I Love me" wall. The Case would be a worker if I needed it to be. This decade the case is at my bedside - last ditch effort IF all else fails (and that ain't too likely!).

    both sheathed with box.jpg side by side.jpg crossed tang 1.jpg crossed tang 2.jpg
     
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  13. Michael Sankewitsch

    Michael Sankewitsch

    214
    Nov 4, 2018
    And the Kabar was bought new in 1992 at the base exchange, so I imagine it is either a '91 or 92 year model.
     
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  14. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Part time maker, very very part time Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 25, 2012
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  15. Jerry D.

    Jerry D.

    Sep 17, 2008
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  16. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    My vintage KaBar trio...
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  17. danny.k

    danny.k

    590
    Jan 29, 2017
    Theyre purdy :thumbsup:
    The hatchet looks uggly at first but the more i look at it the more it grows in coolness.
     
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  18. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Thank you, danny.k. The hatchet actually performs very well. :thumbsup:
     
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  19. danny.k

    danny.k

    590
    Jan 29, 2017
    Great!

    Just waitin for your review on the Brute... Sorry wrong forum but couldnt help it :p
     
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  20. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Sorry about the delay with that. Just can’t bring myself to venture too long outside right now, it’s pretty damn cold. Lol
     

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