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#1 SDC

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:57 PM

I can't tell if this has black spacers so was wondering about other traits to look for to know if it's a legitimate example. Thanks

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:25 PM

Doesnt look like a repro.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:32 PM

Fat peened pommel. Don't see any problem,but can't see much!

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:35 PM

Legitimate Kabar's are marked U.S.M.C. on one side of the blade next to the cross guard, and Kabar on the other.  However, other blade manufacturers produced kabar lookalikes during WWII, but with other blade designations.  Jack  



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:40 PM

Looks like a Kabar. Could be early Camillus but the handle smells like Kabar.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:42 PM

Nice looking knife.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:59 PM

Thanks, it does say KA-BAR on the reverse side, I only snagged one picture off of eBay.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:05 PM

The knife went for $73 without a scabbard just as a data point.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:34 PM

Legitimate Kabar's are marked U.S.M.C. on one side of the blade next to the cross guard, and Kabar on the other.  However, other blade manufacturers produced kabar lookalikes during WWII, but with other blade designations.  Jack  

 

 

 

THis being marked Kabar only is a variation.I have one from a local USN vet.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:12 AM

I got a Kabar at the Navy Supply Depot in San Diego in 1972 marked Kabar on 1 side and USN on the other. Steve




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