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Forget about Ka-Bar. Cattaraugus 225 Q all the way.

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    Default Forget about Ka-Bar. Cattaraugus 225 Q all the way.

    Most people know of the Ka-Bar, but Im partial to the Cattaraugus, as I never cared much for the spindly cross guard of most generic WWII Ka-Bars. Just a personal preference of course.
    Cattaraugus made quality knives for decades and this mass-produced utility/fighter is no exception.
    Stacked leather washer grip still holds up nicely and the thick blade is in fine shape.
    I found it in very dirty condition and sans sheath for next to nothing at a gun show. It cleaned up very nicely and is in fine condition overall. I just brushed off the grime and lightly went at some surface rust spots with a brass pad. Then oiled the blade lightly. Apart from that, Ill leave it as is.

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    very nice blade, and a good restoration to boot!

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    Thank you. Considering how dirty and forlorn it looked under a heap of other used knives, it did turn out surprisingly well.
    Not that it took much restoration on my behalf. It was mostly just very dirty and only had some spots of surface rust. Both of which cleaned off easily. But a huge contrast before and after. I wish I had taken a 'before' pic, but I never thought it would turn out as nice as it did.

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    Q-blades are some good collectable knives.
    I've always thought they looked too much like their mass produced
    hunting knives for my taste, but I sure can't say anything bad about
    the quality and workmanship.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Nice looking knife. I recall reading that these were used
    during WWII to open wooden crates.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I had one on my flight vest and carried it around the world a couple of times.

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    I use to have one of these, I love them. They remind me of an old Indian knife from the wild west.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Nice looking knife. I recall reading that these were used
    during WWII to open wooden crates.........
    During WWII, there was also a "Quartermaster" knife issued.
    That has very nice lines and I bet those Quartermaster knives opened a few crates.....

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    Quote by uh60 View Post
    I had one on my flight vest and carried it around the world a couple of times.
    We need pics!

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    Quote by Scout View Post
    During WWII, there was also a "Quartermaster" knife issued.
    That has very nice lines and I bet those Quartermaster knives opened a few crates.....
    This is what the '225 Q' is known as.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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