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USMC KA-BAR For Review!

Article about: Hello, folks! Mo found this USMC KA-BAR for me. I'd like to hear opinions on it... especially considering that I am VERY unfamiliar with edged weapons. THANKS IN ADVANCE!

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    Hello, folks!

    Mo found this USMC KA-BAR for me. I'd like to hear opinions on it... especially considering that I am VERY unfamiliar with edged weapons.

    THANKS IN ADVANCE!

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    simply beautiful I'm filled with envy

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    Looks a good one to me. I do like that it says 'Olean N.Y.'
    What is different is the scabbard - I didn't know that
    they were marked with the EGA, and thought this
    was only seen on replicas/remakes - but it has all
    the signs of age and wear I'd expect to see .

    According to Mo, this guy is pretty flexible. $150 would
    be a good price, IMO. A guy up here had one for sale
    at $400 because it belonged to some Admiral that
    his mom knew - Lol !


    Below, extreme left, is a remake. It is easy to see
    the differences between the two.........
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hmmm... I think you may be onto something, Steve. I've just read that scabbards with the EGA and not simply/ discretely marked "USMC" may be modern, commercial repros.

    But then again, this one has the rivets that aren't seen on the repro one you just posted.

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    Perhaps a good KA-BAR with a repro scabbard aged to match?

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    Could be just that. Scabbard is aged rather well, if it's modern.
    The knife itself is WWII era. I have a couple of books on
    U.S. Military knives so I'll see what I can find, though
    I still think it's a nice one.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks, Steve!

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    I believe they began reproducing these during vietnam for the military or am I wrong

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    I thought earlier when reading that the scabbard was a remake, I believe Steve is right that they were never marked with the EGA.

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