Ka-bar Whaler

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 Whaler

Postby chorizotaco » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:38 pm

I have this Whaler knife, plain as can be but great. Now I've seen two other versions, one with the handles scrimshawed and one with both the blade and handles scrimshawed. I believe the plain one was a KCC issue but what about the other two versions, anyone know?

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Re: Ka-bar Whaler

Postby Gunsil » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:52 pm

Here's the 1989 KCC ad for the knife, none noted with plain blade and scrim handle.download/file.php?mode=view&id=338121
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Re: Ka-bar Whaler

Postby tongueriver » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:05 pm

I never saw the literature before; interesting! They are nice. My scan of my example does not show the strong etch or the mirror finish blade properly. The knife is available if someone wants one.
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Re: Ka-bar Whaler

Postby chorizotaco » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:23 pm

That's great thanks everyone!

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Re: Ka-bar Whaler

Postby Gunsil » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:58 pm

tongueriver wrote:I never saw the literature before; interesting! They are nice. My scan of my example does not show the strong etch or the mirror finish blade properly. It is available if someone wants one.
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I have a good collection of the KA-BAR Collectors Club newsletters including the one posted. I like having irrefutable facts and the newsletters provide the best and correct info on all the KCC knives. If anybody needs to see original ads for other KCC knives please feel free to ask via thread or PM. I don't come here every day but will scan and post copies when I see any inquiries. I also have seconds on some of my newsletters which I would be willing to part with at a nominal cost. I can also send better quality scans to personal e-mails as desired, I don't know why the one I posted here is so grainy, it looks good on my computer.


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