2 blade sway back jack. Aka LoomFixer.

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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2 blade sway back jack. Aka LoomFixer.

Postby eveled » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:13 pm

What model is this kabar knife?
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Re: 2 blade teardrop

Postby doglegg » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:27 pm

I like it eveled. Simple but beautiful lines and useful. Good one.

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Re: 2 blade teardrop

Postby eveled » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:41 pm

Thanks dogleg. It was a surprise when I opened the package, it's a lot bigger than I was expecting. Good snap, tight as can be. Nice blade shapes. I'm glad to have it, just wondering what it is. Here it is next to a Buck 110, to show it's size.
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Re: 2 blade teardrop

Postby eveled » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:45 pm

I thought it would be similar to the 1026, but this knife is on a different level.
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Re: 2 blade teardrop

Postby BWT » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:25 am

I don't know the model number either except that I really like it,my kinda knife, good find ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: 2 blade teardrop

Postby Colonel26 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:29 am

Looks like a loomfixer. I collect the CASE version, but don’t have a Kabar yet. They’re great knives.
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Re: 2 blade teardrop

Postby eveled » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:30 am

Thanks colonel26. Loomfixer gives good search results, great reading and viewing. Those old Case ones are beautiful.

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Re: 2 blade teardrop

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:09 pm

Is it a Tear Drop or Sway Back ? Looks like a S-B to me but that could be camera angle.
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Re: 2 blade teardrop

Postby eveled » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:50 pm

Sway back is probably the better description.

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Re: 2 blade teardrop

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:24 am

Case calls it a #17 Pattern. A few call it a "swayback jack", some call it a "Half Hawk" but most folks, like Cuz and me, call it a "Loom Fixer".
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Re: 2 blade teardrop

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:41 am

By the way, this is a "Tear Drop" also called a "Bullet End Jack".
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Re: 2 blade teardrop

Postby royal0014 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:29 am

I have that model of Kabar.
It has "KA BAR LOOMFIXER" hot-stamped into the plastic handles.
Great steel . ::tu::

Here it is, about halfway down the page. . . .
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Re: 2 blade teardrop

Postby Colonel26 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:20 pm

eveled wrote:Thanks colonel26. Loomfixer gives good search results, great reading and viewing. Those old Case ones are beautiful.


I got into loomfixer Knives a few years ago. I’d seen them and wanted one for a while, but I started having a lot of trouble with my hands due to some real bad Carpel Tunnel (sp?) issues. It got so bad before I had surgery that the loomfixer was all I could use with reasonable comfort. They’re one of the most comfortable to hold knife patterns I’ve ever come across.

Since getting my hands fixed I don’t carry one as much. Maybe I need to fix that.
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Re: 2 blade teardrop

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:21 pm

If I don't keep a tight rein on myself, I could become a Loom Fixer Hoarder. ::uc::
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Re: 2 blade teardrop

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:04 pm

Chris, your plastic handle Kabar with "Loom Fixer" on the handle is clearly a swayback jack. I say "clearly" because your directly overhead picture shows the backward curve of the handle. Names given by a manufacturer were for marketing reasons, a 'catchy' name to catch buyers. They did not care as much for accurate pattern names.
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