Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

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Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

Postby RalphAlsip » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:13 am

I'm hoping to get clarification related to whether, or not, Canal Street made the Ka-Bar copper bolster and copper dogs head knife pictured below. If not Canal Street I would be grateful for opinions as to who did make it. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

Postby Stakeknife » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:05 am

Holy Moley, I think I have the exact same knife! :lol: I'll post some pics tomorrow. I have the exact same questions. By the way, I really like it! ::tu::
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Re: Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

Postby philco » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:39 am

I have my doubts about that being a Canal Street build, but I've sent a PM to "the man", Eric who should be able to give us the low down on this question.
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Re: Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

Postby ea42 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:15 am

Yep, that was made by Canal Street. We made the smaller pinch lockback and that larger squeeze lockback for them as well as a drop point sheath knife, a barlow, a trapper, and a single blade trapper. All had the copper bolsters. As far as I know Canal Street was the exclusive builder of that Coppersmith line.

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Re: Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

Postby Stakeknife » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:27 pm

Here's mine, it has a differant blade and the pooch is mounted in a differant location. Also no lanyard hole. One of my fav EDC.
Mine is stamped Olean N.Y. ::tu::c

So Eric you used to work at Canal St?
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Re: Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

Postby ea42 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:09 pm

Ed, that's the smaller model, we did two sizes for them. Here's a quick shot for comparison. That funky rough look on the butts of the knives is some kind of weird reflection, they're quite smooth:

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I worked there for about five years, probably assembled and cutlered 98% of the lockbacks that went out the door. Great bunch of people to work with, I miss them all.

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Re: Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

Postby RalphAlsip » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:47 pm

ea42 wrote:Yep, that was made by Canal Street.

Eric, thank you for the confirmation. The knife certainly has a Canal Street feel to it. The Ka-Bar rendition of the Squeeze frame seems a tad bit shorter/smaller than the Canal Street marked Squeeze frame.

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Re: Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

Postby big monk » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:01 pm

philco wrote:I have my doubts about that being a Canal Street build, but I've sent a PM to "the man", Eric who should be able to give us the low down on this question.


Phil, you should have recognized the knives ?? :) -- same pattern/knives as the "" Diamondback Rattler set"" you got from me :)
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Re: Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

Postby philco » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:20 pm

You're right Monk, I should have. I've got a couple of those squeeze lockbacks but to be honest with you the photo in the original post didn't have much to reference the size of the knife and I thought it was a smaller knife than what it was.
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Re: Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

Postby WillClinger » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:50 pm

All made by Canal Street:

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Re: Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

Postby ea42 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:33 pm

Great group shot, you beat me to it lol!

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Re: Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

Postby WillClinger » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:44 am

Eric, I thank you for the Squeeze and Pinch lockbacks I carry on day hikes, and for all the other Canal Street knives you had a hand in making.

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Re: Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

Postby RalphAlsip » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:00 am

ea42 wrote:Yep, that was made by Canal Street. Eric

Eric, I'm hoping I don't wear out my welcome with yet another Canal Street Ka-Bar SFO question...

This Ka-Bar Union Dog's Head locking swing guard folding hunter surely seems like a Canal Street product. I would be very grateful for any insight you (or anyone) could provide.

Many thanks.
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Has a nice box like a Canal Street
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Re: Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

Postby ea42 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:37 am

Ralph, that's definitely a Canal Street made knife. We made that along with an elephant toenail, a trapper, and a sheath knife all with the same bone for them.

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Re: Ka-Bar Made by Canal Street

Postby wazu013 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:09 am

RalphAlsip wrote:
ea42 wrote:Yep, that was made by Canal Street. Eric

Eric, I'm hoping I don't wear out my welcome with yet another Canal Street Ka-Bar SFO question...

This Ka-Bar Union Dog's Head locking swing guard folding hunter surely seems like a Canal Street product. I would be very grateful for any insight you (or anyone) could provide.

Many thanks.

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