Unusual KA-BAR Skier's Knife

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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Unusual KA-BAR Skier's Knife

Post by knifeaholic » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:11 pm

Just picked this up.

I have never seen or heard of this knife before, though I have owned Kabar scout/utility knives with similar construction and red handles, imprinted with CAMP KNIFE or some other imprints.

The main blade is a clip, the broken blade is a can opener.

The others are odd - I assume that the wide blade is for spreading or scraping ski wax. The smaller one looks like a type of punch and is marked UNION CUT Co.
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Re: Unusual KA-BAR Skier's Knife

Post by Elvis » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:01 pm

I thought I'd worked on just about every kind of knife Kabar had ever made when I was doing their repairs, but that's a new one on me. :shock: I guess they tried to make a knife for every purpose and not all skier's carry Swiss Army Knives.
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Re: Unusual KA-BAR Skier's Knife

Post by knifeaholic » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:29 pm

Elvis wrote:I thought I'd worked on just about every kind of knife Kabar had ever made when I was doing their repairs, but that's a new one on me. :shock: I guess they tried to make a knife for every purpose and not all skier's carry Swiss Army Knives.
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Re: Unusual KA-BAR Skier's Knife

Post by knife7knut » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:09 pm

Actually I think it is a Russian copy of a KA-BAR knife and they left a space between the letters incorrectly.It should read KA-BARSKI ! :mrgreen:

Seriosly Steve that is one unusual knife.Is the secondary blade curved along the length? It appears to be in the picture.
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Re: Unusual KA-BAR Skier's Knife

Post by knife7knut » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:13 pm

Elvis wrote:I thought I'd worked on just about every kind of knife Kabar had ever made when I was doing their repairs, but that's a new one on me. :shock: I guess they tried to make a knife for every purpose and not all skier's carry Swiss Army Knives.
Have you ever seen one of these Bob? KA-BAR floating fixed blade with cork handle and the blade cut out in the center to lighten it.EDIT:Some people have theorized that the cutout was to be used as a shackle key on a sailboat but they are usually tapered and much smaller.
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