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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I am pretty sure that the 77 is for the year issued, 1977.
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atrco, thats a beautiful knife you got there! Love the stag!