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Ka-Bar help

Postby Pat Stanley » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:55 pm

I have this set, maybe a commemorative set of 2 trappers. Not sure of the age looking at tang stamps. I'm guessing it was purchased between the 1960's and not much later than 1980. I say this cause it seems to have mixed tang stamps. Yes I looked at the tang thread and got even more confused. So I throw it out there to those much more knowledgeable than I.

Thanks for looking and any info would be appreciated.

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Re: Ka-Bar help

Postby Jporter1974 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:02 am

Not sure myself, but those are some beautiful handles.. ::tu::very nice ~jp

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Re: Ka-Bar help

Postby doglegg » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:52 am

Not as old as me but a whole lot better looking. I like those two. ::tu::

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Re: Ka-Bar help

Postby Gunsil » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:54 am

KA-BAR Collectors Club (KCC) knives made in 1983. Actually made by Queen not KA-BAR. DH 83 single blade 885 produced, DH 84 two blade 352 produced according to the old KCC 1976-1994 Reference Guide. The available KA-BAR tang stamp sheet has many errors in it and was compiled in the mid-late 1970s so it has no reference to all the club knives which will carry tang stamps from different earlier eras. Luckily many of the KCC knives have dates or serial numbers on them so they will not be confused with the originals made in Olean. These are well made knives and that is a beautiful set. By the way I see the serial number on your two blade one is 0391 which would be over the 352 stated in the guide. I do not know if the guide is wrong or if the number system did not start at one.

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Re: Ka-Bar help

Postby steve99f » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:39 pm

Those have some very pretty bone on them.

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Re: Ka-Bar help

Postby jmh58 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:58 pm

Those look like Folding hunters to me??!! ::shrug::
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