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Username Post: KA-BAR WWII?        (Topic#942856)
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"?

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


 
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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