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Kabar Pommel

Discussion in 'KA-BAR Knives' started by meabunaitoo, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. meabunaitoo

    meabunaitoo

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    Apr 13, 2019
    I have a military Kabar that is missing the pommel.
    I would like an original military one.
    Any idea where I might a replacement????
     
  2. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
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  3. meabunaitoo

    meabunaitoo

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    Apr 13, 2019
    I did see that site.
    I'd rather find an old one from an original.
    Thanks
     
  4. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    That one is an original military one. Without pictures or a date of manufacture it is impossible for us to know what you are looking for. Or from what era.
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019
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  5. meabunaitoo

    meabunaitoo

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    Apr 13, 2019
    I'll take some pictures, and see if I can figure out how to post them.
    Thanks
     
  6. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    If the one listed isn’t the one you want. Anything else will be pretty hard to find without buying a donor knife. Then the problem will be getting it off without ruining it.
     
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  7. gunsil

    gunsil Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 9, 2013
    The one presently available from KA-BAR is NOT an original military issue pommel. The available pommels are thick pommels with a pin hole halfway through them. NONE of the original MK2 knives by KA-BAR with the thick pommels had any pins in them at all, they were peened on. No KA-BAR MK2s have been purchased by the US military since WW2. The other problem would be that if his knife is a later model one which did have a pinned on pommel, but those pommels were thinner than the ones currently available. There are plenty of really bad condition MK2s out there to take a pommel from, or one could have a machinist turn one out. Naturally it would be good to see a photo of the knife.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
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  8. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Sorry for the misinformation. I forget that mine came from the px and was not actually issued.
     
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  9. meabunaitoo

    meabunaitoo

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    Apr 13, 2019
    How do I add a picture to this post????
    I want to download them from the computer.
    New camera is junk. nikon coolplx. Old Samsung was way better.
    First thing I should find out is, is it a real KaBar????
    Next, is it worth fixing????
     
  10. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Click on upload a file and pick a pic to add. The only hang up is the size of the file. I usually crop the picture instead of shrinking the whole thing.

    A picture will help a lot. There are lots of original ww2 knives called KaBar’s that aren’t KaBar made. If it’s from that era it is worth saving. Question will be wether to just preserve it or to restore it. Or somewhere in between.

    Looking forward to the pictures.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2019 at 6:29 AM
  11. meabunaitoo

    meabunaitoo

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    Apr 13, 2019
    I'm not a paid member, so I guess I can't post pictures.
     
  12. meabunaitoo

    meabunaitoo

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    Apr 13, 2019
    One side is marked USMC.
    Other is ROBESON SHUREDGE.
    If that helps
     
  13. gunsil

    gunsil Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 9, 2013
    The Robeson USMC is the rarest of the WW2 MK2s. They were also known for breaking pommels off. I think you can post photos even if you're not a paid member, you just have to use a photo hosting site to do so. With a missing pommel there must also be some missing tang in all I have seen. To repair it would require removing the handle to weld on a new end on the tang and then have a pommel made up and peened on.
     
  14. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Gunsil, were the USN knives guard marked RCC also made by Robeson? If so how come they had pinned pommels and the USMC knives were penned?
     
  15. gunsil

    gunsil Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 9, 2013
    Yes, MK2s marked RCC on the guard are also Robesons. Robeson made the blade marked USMC knives before the guard marked USN models were made. KA-BAR and Camillus also had problems with the first model pommels breaking off and by the time they all got to the guard marking they had all gone to pinned on pommels.
     
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  16. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Thanks.
     
  17. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    so one that's sterile other than the USN stamp on the ricasso would potentially be made by...??
    threaded & peened, not pinned
     
  18. meabunaitoo

    meabunaitoo

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    Apr 13, 2019
    I'm trying to find a on-line album, so I can post pictures.
    Knife is a little beat up.
    Father brought it back when he was in the service.
     
  19. meabunaitoo

    meabunaitoo

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    Apr 13, 2019
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] OK, Lets see if the picture will post.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019 at 4:37 PM
  20. gunsil

    gunsil Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 9, 2013
    Your photo shows well, but the photo of the whole knife is tiny. How about a photo of the whole knife not in the sheath?? By the way it looks like the proper original sheath too. Would be good to see a photo of the pommel area too.
     

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