ID help please

The KA-BAR brand originated as a trademark of the Tidioute Cutlery Company. Tidioute was later taken over & renamed the Union Cutlery Company which continued making the brand until Union eventually adopted it as the company name in 1952. Cutco Corporation later acquired the company in 1996.
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Ronbo
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ID help please

Post by Ronbo » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:24 am

I picked up this KA-BAR at a recent gun show. It is my first KA-BAR, I really like the look of the scales. I wasn't finding any good reference sites online so I was hoping someone here could tell me more about it. It measures 3 1/4 inches closed. The main blade is marked KA-BAR. There are no other blade markings.

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Ronnie
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nutoknives
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Re: ID help please

Post by nutoknives » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:18 pm

By the tang stamp you have a gents knife made between 1950-1970 hope that helps. Nice knife

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tankman
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awesome condition

Post by tankman » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:25 am

You got a real winner there very nice example of Ka-Bar.

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Re: ID help please

Post by msteele6 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:58 am

That knife appears to have stag handles, pretty unusual.

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Post by orvet » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:14 pm

I have a little Kabar stag jack and recently sold a Kabar folding hunter with some of the prettiest stag I have seen.
Kabar used to make knives with some of the nicest stag on them, but I think that ended when Cole National bought them (1966) , and possibly before that time.
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