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Username Post: KA-BAR WWII?        (Topic#942856)
PeterDE
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07-04-16 09:11.40 - Post#2626209    



This is another knife I bought at an estate sale. The mans father was in the Navy in WWII and he claimed he was issued this knife. It says KA BAR on the Guard and USN MK2 on the other side. There are no other markings on the knife. It was obviously parkerized at one time. It has seen a lot of wear.
I have a sheath but it is not the original and is obviously hand made and held together with aluminum pop rivets.





Edited by Berkley on 07-06-16 13:05.07. Reason for edit: The Topic: KA-BAR WWII? was moved from General Knife Discussion to Mil Knives Forum by Berkley. Reason: Moved as requested
 


brianWE
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07-04-16 09:59.18 - Post#2626210    


    In response to PeterDE

Welcome to KF!!!

I'm no expert, but the handle looks odd, to me.
All the ones I have seen had a slightly "mushroomed" butt cap and a palm swell. I think most had grooves in the handle for grip.I have seen one without grooves....a special model for UDT teams...it had a bright blade AFAIK.

I will be interested in more opinions.
brianWE
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PeterDE
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07-04-16 10:10.27 - Post#2626212    


    In response to brianWE

I had the same reaction. Having spent 20 years in the Coast Guard I have seen a lot of KA BARs and none of them looked like this one.
 
brianWE
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07-04-16 14:43.21 - Post#2626218    


    In response to PeterDE

Rehandled????
After the war?
brianWE
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PeterDE
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07-05-16 09:20.15 - Post#2626223    


    In response to brianWE

Certainly possible.
 
PeterDE
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07-06-16 12:09.04 - Post#2626236    


    In response to PeterDE

Can this be moved to the MIL Knife forum?
 
brianWE
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07-06-16 13:06.01 - Post#2626237    


    In response to PeterDE

I was going to suggest that....have used the facility to notify moderators.
brianWE
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brianWE
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07-06-16 13:08.09 - Post#2626238    


    In response to brianWE

OOPS!

Has already been moved.
Sorry!!!
brianWE
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Gary_M
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07-09-16 11:13.24 - Post#2626274    


    In response to PeterDE

I'm betting on it being rehandled with the pommel either replaced or reshaped.
The beatings will continue until morale has improved


 
brianWE
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07-09-16 12:38.16 - Post#2626276    


    In response to Gary_M

Me, too.

Haven't seen you in a while, Gary'
You are one of the blokes I have missed, most.
brianWE
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sac troop
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07-11-16 06:10.45 - Post#2626296    


    In response to brianWE

With markings on the guard the knife would have been made in the 44-45 time frame.
IMHO, the hilt is original. Somebody re-profilled the leather and pommel, probably after the knife left the military.
 
brianWE
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07-11-16 13:38.32 - Post#2626302    


    In response to sac troop

"Hilt" means "guard"?

brianWE
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PeterDE
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07-11-16 14:45.53 - Post#2626304    


    In response to brianWE

Thanks to everyone. It seems to be the consensus that it was re-handled. I will keep it in my collection as more of a curiousity than anything else.
 
sac troop
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07-12-16 07:27.45 - Post#2626314    


    In response to brianWE

Hilt is everything behind the blade. Guard, bolster,handle, pommel,however they assemble it.
 
brianWE
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07-12-16 09:20.54 - Post#2626316    


    In response to sac troop



I misread your post.....
brianWE
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Gary_M
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07-16-16 23:44.28 - Post#2626356    


    In response to brianWE

Thanks Brian...been way too busy (as well as tired) lately and haven't had much opportunity to check in. Combine that with forgetting my login info whenever I'm in my usual hurry and I just don't get far sometimes. I'll try to visit more often!
The beatings will continue until morale has improved


 


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