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USMC Red Spacer Kabar Oddity


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Catfishcraig

I just saw this on eBay 

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/KA-BAR-MK2-Red-Spacer/193573861083?hash=item2d11e6b6db:g:HykAAOSwDO9fDjzO

 

This is an early USMC Kabar variation I’ve not seen before.  It has a red spacer next to the guard but it has a thick peened pommel.  I’ve always seen the thin peened pommel on Kabar’s with a red spacer.  Also notice that the handle is thicker towards the bottom and thinner closer to the tang.  I’m guessing that old parts where used when this was first put together.  It looks like a hybrid between the next Kabar generation.

 

any thoughts?

 

 

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Thank you to all that have served our country and to your families that have sacrificed without your presence at home. Thank you to all that have given their lives for my freedom and to their families that suffer. May God bless you!

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To me It looks like someone glued a thick red spacer there next to the guard , maybe as a repair . Not a factory job IMO , but not Impossible as the pommel clearly has not been disturbed . Interesting knife Craig .

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Catfishcraig
6 minutes ago, byf41 said:

To me It looks like someone glued a thick red spacer there next to the guard , maybe as a repair . Not a factory job IMO , but not Impossible as the pommel clearly has not been disturbed . Interesting knife Craig .


could be.  Someone would have gone to a lot of trouble on an already nice knife to start out with.  But then again, it sold for $600.

 

 

Thank you to all that have served our country and to your families that have sacrificed without your presence at home. Thank you to all that have given their lives for my freedom and to their families that suffer. May God bless you!

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