2 Dogs

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 Dogs

Postby just bob » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:33 pm

Not my knives, but a friend of mine I thought I would share. One is a Union and the other with the swing guard is Kabar on front and Union on back. Enjoy.
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Re: 2 Dogs

Postby chorizotaco » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:11 pm

In my uneducated opinion the swing guard is newer because the dog shield appears to have a mouth. The other one doesn't and looks original.

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Re: 2 Dogs

Postby Gunsil » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:17 pm

The swing guard is newer because it is KA-BAR and the other is Union Cut only. Still a pre-war knife. Many pre-war KA-BAR doggies have the mouth. Those are very good dogs!! It is not the mouth that is the easy "tell" for the newer dogs made by Queen or whoever, it is the eyes.

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Re: 2 Dogs

Postby stockman » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:38 pm

Gunsil wrote:The swing guard is newer because it is KA-BAR and the other is Union Cut only. Still a pre-war knife. Many pre-war KA-BAR doggies have the mouth. Those are very good dogs!! It is not the mouth that is the easy "tell" for the newer dogs made by Queen or whoever, it is the eyes.


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Re: 2 Dogs

Postby Gunsil » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:54 am

I can't enlarge that photo, but it looks like a "mad dog", one of the 1977 and newer dogs.

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Re: 2 Dogs

Postby Pile Driver » Sun May 05, 2019 5:27 pm

Dang, love those knives

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Re: 2 Dogs

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun May 05, 2019 9:13 pm

Does this help Gene? It will enlarge one time.
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