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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
    If you want to win an argument, it is best to stick to the truth.....or,at least, provable untruths.


     
    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
    If you want to win an argument, it is best to stick to the truth.....or,at least, provable untruths.


     
    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
    If you want to win an argument, it is best to stick to the truth.....or,at least, provable untruths.


     


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