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#1 Jeff V.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:00 AM

Here is a knife I got many years ago from the late Dicks Sams. It looks like a Navy mk 1 to me but there is no navy markings. It is guard marked KA BAR Olean, NY. Sheath is unmarked. I would appreciate if someone would let me know what this thing is.

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#2 byf41

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:16 AM

Commando .



#3 doyler

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:20 AM

This is a model called the Commando by Kabar.

Can also be found in a bright finish.

These fall under the form of a 6 inch general utility knife during the war.

#4 costa

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 11:43 AM

a nifty little knife.



#5 thorin6

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 12:55 PM

Ka-bar 6-inch hunting knife purchased by the US Army before the M3.  Ka-bar, Case, Queen, Williams, Robeson, Pal, and Kinfolks made these knives, IIRC.  



#6 mikedon

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 01:15 PM

Some examples. The bright blade version has a different sheath and pommel than the Parkerized one does.

The common bright blade version also has a fuller.

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#7 Jeff V.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 02:24 PM

Nice pic Mike! Thanks for the information guys, I appreciate it!



#8 costa

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 02:58 PM

nice looking family mike!!!



#9 V42

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 06:08 PM

Good looking knife and the information is very helpful.



#10 sundance

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 08:06 PM

Very nice knife.




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