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Ka-Bar marine- WHY SO MUCH?


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#1 costa

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 06:55 PM

WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS THAT IT SOLD FOR 257.00???

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#2 costa

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 06:56 PM

REVERSE

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#3 Blacksmith

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 07:28 PM

I mean, it’s an earlier model, but nothing there says $257 to me. I will say that blade is crisp.

#4 manayunkman

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 07:30 PM

I give up!



#5 costa

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 07:32 PM

I give up too--- why??



#6 Blacksmith

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 07:42 PM

Honestly, the more I look at it, the more I’d like to see a clear close-up of the blade markings. I’m thinking that knife may not go with that sheath...

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 10:56 PM

From the picture it appears to have lost a high percentage of its finish.  If I had seen such an example on a table with that price tag, I doubt I'd even take the time to try talking the seller down to what I would have been willing to pay.



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Posted 01 March 2019 - 01:52 AM

I agree, nothing jumps out at me either. SKIP



#9 mikedon

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 04:50 AM

I think It is an early blued blade transition KA-BAR, first variation after the red spacers, although there is not much blue left. A pretty rare knife. Bill Walters book page 405, first and second knife. 

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 05:02 AM

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#11 usmce4

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 08:35 AM

I think Don is right.  The slightly shorter and slightly deeper fuller are the give-aways.  Sometimes it's hard to show the true blueing in a pic. Possibly the buyer shot crap or perhaps he asked the seller for details or better pics.

 

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#12 byf41

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:19 AM

Mikedon nailed It , a tough knife to find .



#13 mdk0911

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 01:06 PM

does this look like the one above - I think the blueing shows?

 

 

 

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#14 mikedon

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 01:24 PM

Does it have a round peened pommel and a large letter USMC on the other side?



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Posted 01 March 2019 - 03:12 PM

more pics 

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 03:12 PM

more pics 

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