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#1 wwnuttycollector

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 02:51 PM

Original WW2 KA-BAR

 

I've had this KA-BAR for many years

 

I have researched this knife here, and believe that it is a 2nd version (1943) of the USMC knife

 

The sheath is labeled with HOOVER K. (Kenneth?) E. on the rear of the sheath

 

Am I correct that this would only been issued in WW2?

 

Thanks

 

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#2 mikedon

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 03:08 PM

Yes.

Bill Walters calls it the sixth generation KA-BAR - USMC. First version to have a dark Parkerized blade. There was only one variation of a WWII KA-BAR - USMC knife after this one. It had the small lettered "USMC", pinned pommel, and a fatter handle.

Knife #12, page 406, of Bill Walters new book. 

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#3 wwnuttycollector

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 03:12 PM

Yes.

Bill Walters calls it the sixth generation KA-BAR - USMC. First version to have a dark Parkerized blade. There was only one variation of a WWII KA-BAR - USMC knife after this one. It had the small lettered "USMC", pinned pommel, and a fatter handle.

 

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#4 mikedon

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 03:15 PM

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 03:20 PM

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#6 Charlie Flick

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 06:49 PM

Am I correct that this would only been issued in WW2?

 

No.  It is correct that these knives were only manufactured by Ka-Bar for the Marine Corps during WW2. 

 

However, after WW2 they continued to be issued through the Korean War and into the Vietnam war.  Indeed, I would guess that there are still probably still a few laying around in a back corner of the Marine Corps Supply Depot in Barstow or elsewhere to this day.

 

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 02:36 AM

That is right, manufactured not necessarily actually issued. 




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