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.
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. Thanks in advance
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.