Bone handled fish 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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Bone handled fish knives

Postby barnwood42 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:04 pm

I had put this green bone scaled knife on E-Bay to sell and sold. The buyer returned it saying that the scales weren't original. I received this knife from a Uncle back in the 80's an couldn't imagine him going through the trouble of replacing the handles. The knife is in really great condition. I guess my question is did KaBar produce or have someone make fish knives with Bone scales. The only information or pictures I can find are of the yellow & black plastic handled ones. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Bone handled fish knives

Postby btrwtr » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:21 pm

I've never seen that particular Kabar knife with that type of handle. Best guess not original.
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Re: Bone handled fish knives

Postby whitebuffalo58 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:38 pm

The Kabar 5" 229 model was produced with bone handles, but typically had a hook sharpening stone. As far as I know, none of the 4-1/4" models were ever produced with bone handles and all Kabar fishing knives I've ever seen also had the sharpening stone, but I could be wrong. Good looking knife, regardless.


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