WW2 USMC Ka-Bar - Theater Modified?

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    WW2 USMC Ka-Bar - Theater Modified?

    Post by nkomo on Fri May 11, 2012 10:06 pm

    At the encouragement of sh4pak, I will be photographing our (Dad and I) knife collection over the next bit and posting them here on the forum. I didn't think there'd be much interest in knives since this is mainly a camo forum, but since IACMC encompasses all eras and all militaria, I figured I'd go ahead and post a few knives. Very Happy

    This knife belongs to my dad and he picked this one up last wekeend at a gun show. The blade is stamped USMC on one side and Ka-Bar on the other. The hanlde has been replaced with some kind of wood. The cross guard and butt have been replaced with what appears to be brass.

    I think the coolest part of this knife is that the butt has a stylized eagle on it. Very well used knife that I'm sure could tell a few stories if it could talk.

    If anyone needs clearer pictures, I can take some more in the sunlight tomorrow. Thanks






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    Re: WW2 USMC Ka-Bar - Theater Modified?

    Post by kammo-man on Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:28 pm

    Arch ,
    to me it looks post war done by someone who clearly loved his knife and wanted to keep it around and used it for life.
    Its a real pretty piece!!!
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