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Marin k-bar knife

Article about: Hi,the only problom i see is the snap button that was stuck on this knife for a very long time as it might be an esy fix?

  1. #11

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    Quote by pammy View Post
    Thanks steve,iam learning as when i bough it from the estate sale the guy was a ww2 vet along with other items he had?never know they dont always tell the truth i dont think they do..but i do thank you for the help.

    Sometimes the auctioneers don't really know what it is
    they are selling. There are so many different types
    of U.S. military knives - for this reason it makes
    them interesting to study and collect.

    Books are great tools to learn from, and the internet
    can also provide access to many different areas of
    this subject as well.

    I'll post a few 'modern' ones here if you'd like to see and
    compare against yours, when I have some time........ !





    Regards, Steve.

  2. #12
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    thanks steve, that would be great as i did think it was ww2 as to all of the other things the guy had like uniform and medals and a bunch of other things,but yes please do post them as we all can learn ,well i can anyway.thanks again

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    Blutman
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    ka-bars go well into the vietnam war, mine specificly is a USN MK2 model with the metal sheath and is etched with my great uncle's initials GS (this knife being his r.i.p.) and on the back of the sheath it reads NORD - 8114 B.M. Co. vp

    Not positive which war he was in to be honest.
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  4. #14

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    Blutman, this USN MARK 2 is assumed to be of WWII vintage.

    Your knife may also be a guard-marked model (if it is not stamped on the ricasso) which is a late war type. Several companies made this type of knife, but they are generally known as 'Ka-Bar' regardless of the actual maker.

    Blade/guard markings changed from WWII on, and they are still being made; 'Ontario', and until recently 'Camillus' for example.........The blades of recent manufacture have 'US' above the makers name, and coarser grey/black Parkerising compared to WWII era knives.

    This grey sheath is made of fibre wth metal throat only. 'VP' logo on the back of the scabbard is for 'Victory Plastics'. B.M. Co. more than likely finished off the assembly of the sheath by adding their throat section with webbing.

    Recently I learned that 'Nord', on the back of the sheath, stands for 'Navy Ordnance'.

    I have a WWII guard-marked 'Camillus' MARK 2 with the same grey sheath
    and markings.






    Regards, Steve.

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    Here it is..........
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    NICE ONE STEVE !!

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    A modern replica of the vintage Ka-Bar.....and three modern MARK 2
    knives by Camillus. The two in the center are unused.

    The knife on the right is one I take when camping several remote
    spots in the Province of Ontario........ It originally belonged to a
    soldier of the Canadian Forces about 15 years ago.




    Regards, Steve.
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    For interests sake, (Pammy, hope you don't mind me crashing your thread...)

    These are Pal 'RH-36' knives. They were 'private purchase' knives during WWII, simple yet beautifully designed, fairly inexpensive but rugged, and very popular with US troops. Instantly recognizable by their distinctive aluminum pommel
    or butt cap.

    In the late 1930's the PAL Blade Company purchased Remington, and continued to make these - even using the
    RH code in their production - 'RH' stands for "Remington Hunter", followed by the blade length. '36' is the
    six inch pattern. There were 34, 35, and 37 inch types as well. Pal also made millions of 'MARK 1'
    and 'MARK 2' knives in WWII. Shortly after the war they went out of business.

    There are many of these knives available today, and they are
    an obvious favorite of mine.........! !





    Regards, Steve.
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    thats fine steve i dont mind! here are a few i have that look like the ones you showed?
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  10. #20

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    Nice, Pammy !

    The 'curved' one is regarded as a skinning knife for hunting.
    The other looks like a very worn WWII pilot knife, although
    I believe it is post war 1950's or '60's and German made.
    'Premier' possibly ?






    Regards, Steve.

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