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Started by jim_mi , Nov 21 2017 08:08 PM

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#1 jim_mi

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:08 PM

Well... This one is interesting...

eBay item number:15279751083

Happy Thanksgiving to all

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:11 PM

number isn't working for me



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:38 PM

Doyler - looks like my copy/paste truncated one digit.

Try 152797510834

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:03 PM

Links are worthless anyway...please add images.

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#5 jim_mi

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:34 PM

I was more referring to the description which is "Polish Commando Diver's Knife."

That, to me sounded like a turkey...

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 12:17 AM

Seriously I wonder if they meant to say polished. :)



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 12:43 AM

That was my first thought too.

Seriously I wonder if they meant to say polished. :)



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 07:28 PM

You may be right. However, I see that the error, if it is that, is repeated in the body of the listing. Seller also mentions that the blade is chromium in the listing.
It was the combination of the Polish, and "divers" description that I found amusing for a relatively common U. S. knife.

Happy Thanksgiving anyway.
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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:43 PM

Actually years back when I would occasionally display or sell a few knives at my local gun show.  I had a duplicate bright KABAR commando on the table.  On two separate times I had different people declare to me that Commando was the vary knife they were issued while attending dive school in North Carolina, (also years apart during the 60's).  One of the guys told me that they were taught to apply a coat of grease to the leather to help resist the effects of salt water.  Can't vet any of the story, although when I hear the same thing and it appears to originate from different sources it does become more interesting for me.



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 04:36 PM

Yes, I've heard of that practice. They had to do something to preserve the sheaths since leather would deteriorate very quickly in saltwater.

Bottom line is, I already have several Ka-Bar hunting knives of the style but it brings to mind the old saying "buy the knife, not the story" - or in this case, the description.
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Posted 24 November 2017 - 04:46 PM

Yes for sure stories at the end of the day remain stories, until and only until the stores lead to actual evidence.  But than that's one of the reasons why some love collecting, the chance of finding a flake of gold on a muddy bank.



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 04:55 PM

Absolutely. I did find a flake of gold recently in the form of a near mint Herder Commando knife with correct Herder-marked sheath. That's what keeps me digging...

Good hunting.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 12:24 AM

The paper tag attached to the knife says Polished Commando divers knife heavy? Waxed sheath


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