Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

The KA-BAR brand originated as a trademark of the Tidioute Cutlery Company. Tidioute was later taken over & renamed the Union Cutlery Company which continued making the brand until Union eventually adopted it as the company name in 1952. Cutco Corporation later acquired the company in 1996.
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Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

Postby nutoknives » Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:42 pm

:wink: THE KA-BAR COLLECTOR'S CLUB KNIVE"S ::hmm::
The start of the Ka-bar Collector's Club was formed in 1976 with the release of the 200th Anniversary USMC Knife, Some say it all started with the release of the 1973 Vietnam memorial USMC knife or at the very least that is the knife that sparked the new found interest of Ka-Bar and the company getting new people started with collecting of their products as all manufacturers hope to have interest in their products which mean's more sale's, lets face it if no interest no sales. The Club's demise came in 2005 as sales and lack of interest finally brought the Club to an end. Fortunately during the 30 year's of the club they released alot of great knive's as all will attest once we get this thread going, keep in mind that all knives in fact very few were produced by Ka-Bar or in later year's of the club Alcas, CASE and QUEEN were the manufacturer's of most of the club knive's with Ka-Bar having control over Quantity and Quality. I will ask for help during this thread as there are way to many knive's, I do have most of the club knive's but will ask for help with some, from my fellow Ka-bar enthusiest.

Please post photo's of only the knive's I ask for as to keep in order

THIS THREAD AS THE KA-BAR YEARLY CK KNIVE'S IS DEDICATED TO MY COUSIN WARREN (USN, CIA) WHO PASSED DURING 2011 AND PASSED HIS LOVE OF KNIVES ONTO ME THANKS FOR TAKING A LOOK AND HELPING WITH THIS THREAD

OK WHO HAS THE 1976 USMC 200th ANNIVERSARY FIRST CLUB KNIFE (PLEASE POST PHOTO'S) IT LOOKS LIKE THIS
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Re: Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

Postby justold52 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:45 am

Well I do have this one. So I may be what your talking about.

Now I have 4 more Ka Bar Fixed blades.

Ka-Bar Fixed Blade VIETNAM WAR 1973 1095 steel 1973.

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Re: Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

Postby nutoknives » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:29 pm

Jutold52 that is the one that got things started for Ka-Bar as far as gaining interest again, you are showing the 1973 Vietnam Memorial Knife very nice but not the one we are looking for it looks just as the picture I posted and will be a serialized USMC 0-1500 Thanks for showing your 1973 and please look for the 1976 as that is officially the 1st knife of the Club Knive's for Ka-bar

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Re: Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

Postby nutoknives » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:28 pm

This is the first club knife as I was able to find online this is not mine as I have not been able to find one (YET)
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Re: Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

Postby Top » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:10 pm

Nutokives

Here is mine given to me by my first wife in '76 while we were stationed in Saudi Arabia. She's also my only wife.
This Kabar is the knife I am most proud of and it will never be sold. Suspect a lot of other Marines that have this lnife feel the same way.
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Re: Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

Postby nutoknives » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:46 pm

Thank You Top,
Let me be the first here to say thanks not only for the picture of 1 Great Knife but for your service to our Great Country the USA. That is 1 great knife and the wife did you real nice with a very special knife. Now we can really get this thread going as I wanted a picture of each knife from members or myself as this will be a long post with over 100 knive's. The 1st knive is a very nice version of their USMC as they say it is the dressed version and your's seems to be in perfect condition just the way I like my knive's Thanks Again Top and Thank the Wife for all of US, KNIFE NUT'S

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Re: Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:19 pm

Semper Fi Top. I'd give my left one for one of those. That has to be my new Holy Grail. Probably about as hard to find as a copy of your boot camp platoon book though.
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Re: Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

Postby marcellusW » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:52 pm

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Does this add to the discussion?
I belonged to the Kabar Collector's Club at the beginning
I don't remember the details of the Marine Commenorative offer, but likely, could not afford an early number in those days ( 1977? )
OR, the early numbered ones were gone, either way, can't recall
My first post, been watching Forum for a year now , wanted to contribute to OP request

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Re: Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

Postby nutoknives » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:12 pm

marcellusW very nice gunned blued USMC,
I am not positive but I believe your knife is the limited edition from 1978, and I will be asking for that modell soon and Thanks for helping. The original is as Top is showing, during 1978 they did a release 5000 gun blued USMC knive's as you have very nice and would you take a couple more photo's so we can see both side's as I like picture's especially those USMC

PS. Thanks One and all for helping with this thread all picture's are needed and please take photo's of all angle's of knive's, knife people like lot's of photo's ::groove::

Those USMC'S are awsome TOP 1976 1st Club Knife 1of 1500 origially produced later 2500 total production ::tu::

marcellusW 1978 limited edition gun blued USMC 1of5000 ::tu::

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Re: Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:52 am

Marcellus - Welcome aboard. Grab a rack, stow your gear and report for duty.

That's a very nice old KA-BAR you have there.
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Re: Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

Postby marcellusW » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:54 am

1978, That's sounds about right
More photos, OK
I don't know how to make them smaller so I usually only post one or two

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Re: Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:22 pm

nutoknives - I suppose this is derailing your thread but what do you know about this one. It appears to be serialized.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/COMMERATIVE-PEA ... 415dad991b
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Re: Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

Postby nutoknives » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:24 pm

Thanks jerryd6818,
Do not worry as I will do an official version once this thread is complete if needed or as we go along we can have post that are not in the correct order removed by the person who posted said post. The knife in question I can not find in any of my material, kabar did both a 50 year Pearl Harbour Commemoritive and a 60 but art work is not as you show in ebay post. Ka-Bar as many other companies would do special runs for anyone if order was enough and 1 can buy a blank USMC and have someone do art work (very common) hey for less than 60 bucks not a bad deal Thanks for sharing. I will be showing the next knife shortly and Thanks for all comments and photo's as this thread is going to take awhile and will require everyone's help as there are alot of knive's to follow.

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Re: Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:56 pm

If anyone is interested, go for it. Not my auction and I'm not bidding.
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Re: Ka-Bar Kollector Klub Knives

Postby tjmurphy » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:08 pm

That seems like a pretty good deal to me, but then, what do I know?
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