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    Posted 3 years ago

    Bobbaloo
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    3 1/4" long. Belonged to my dad. (1923-1996) Could have been purchased anytime from the 1940s on. Blades have a few black spots, but not pitted or rusted. Sharp

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    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
      There was a fellow on here, NevadaBlades, who would have enjoyed this thread, haven't seen him around in a bit. Nice pocketknife. What's your mystery?
    2. Bobbaloo, 3 years ago
      No mystery. Sorry, I'm not familiar with the protocol on this site. Just looking for someone familiar with this knife.
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Here Bobbaloo, Jay's Knives link:

      http://www.jaysknives.com/kabar.htm

      Nice knife, hope this helps! :^)
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Here's the page that I think has a knife like your dad's:

      http://www.jaysknives.com/kabar_1.htm

      Jay's Knives is a good site for looking up knives. Welcome to CW, there's a lot of knowledgeable, and friendly people here, enjoy! :^)
    5. UncleRon UncleRon, 3 years ago
      The exact form of the Kabar name has undergone many revisions: with a hyphen between the syllables, a dot, or nothing, as well as going from all capital letters to all lower case and many combinations. Until about 1952 it was spelled "KA-BAR" which was the trademark of the Union Cutlery Co. which eventually changed its name to Ka-Bar Cutlery and then was sold a half dozen times in the next 20 years. In 1963 the Federal government required all cutlery to have the country of origin marked on it so from 1964 on the tang stamp would have included "U.S.A." Therefore you knife was produced between those dates.
    6. UncleRon UncleRon, 3 years ago
      Also, the handles on your knife are a synthetic plastic material named (by DuPont) "Delrin." It began to be developed in the early 1950's and in the U.S. Dupont started producing it commercially in 1960 (it is produced under other trade names), so that narrows it down even more.
    7. Bobbaloo, 3 years ago
      That's great info. Thanks!

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