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#1 mikedon

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:23 AM

I was wondering if anyone has come across a KA-BAR MARK 2 knife like this, (bottom knife in first, second, and third picture).

It is marked KA-BAR - USMC, (small letters). It has a thin pinned pommel. It is exactly like the common late KA-BAR - USMC MARK 2 except it has a medium sized handle instead of the fat handle normally seen. It also has what looks like a "quick blue" blade finish instead of the common Parkerized blade finish that is normally found on this variation.

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#2 mikedon

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:24 AM

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#3 mikedon

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:25 AM

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#4 mikedon

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:25 AM

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:18 AM

Funny you should post this. I happened to acquire almost the identical knife recently. The only difference is that mine has a deep dark parkerized blade. I wanted to post mine on here to ask about it, but after the virtual plethora of misquotes and misinformation I mistakenly included with my last posting (the hot-blued one) I was naturally a bit gunshy about posting another knife. But since you showed yours, I'll show mine and maybe someone can give us some info on them.

Art

All 3 photos show the thin handle (26.3mm at widest point X 32mm at the highest point) next to a usual Fat Boy 

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:18 AM

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#7 usmce4

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:22 AM

Last photo - would greatly appreciate it if anybody in the know can tell me what it is I have -- also, note the first groove in the handle - see how far back it is compared to the usual spot?

Thanks, Art

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