Ka-Bar Knives Identification Help Needed

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Ka-Bar Knives Identification Help Needed

Post by Adapptiv » Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:59 pm

Hello all,

I am looking for some assistance on identifying these two knives that I have. If anyone could tell me about them, what year they are, or any other information as well as what you think they might be worth, would be very helpful.

Thanks so much and God Bless!

Chris
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Re: Ka-Bar Knives Identification Help Needed

Post by peanut740 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:05 pm

Are the tops of those blades rusted?.Those knives aren't really old.They may have a year date on the back of the tangs.
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Re: Ka-Bar Knives Identification Help Needed

Post by Gunsil » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:43 pm

Can we see the backs of the blades? These are not original KA-BARs, they appear to be KA-BAR Collectors Club knives made by Queen in 1977-78. Photos of any markings on the backs of blades will help. They are handsome knives, just not original KA-BARs. Like previously stated, is that rust on the tops of the blades? better photos of the blades will also help. If there is no rust and they are unused they still have value, just not as much as the originals.

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Re: Ka-Bar Knives Identification Help Needed

Post by Adapptiv » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:07 pm

Thanks for the replies peeps!

No rust that I can see, was hoping not to have to take them out of the case but at this point I will and put some kore
Images up.

In excellent condition, what’s a pair like this worth?

Thanks again and God Bless....

Chris

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Post by treefarmer » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:32 pm

It took a minute, then I realized the base is a dog’s head. ::doh:: Is this display a factory deal or a homemade display?
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Re: Ka-Bar Knives Identification Help Needed

Post by knife7knut » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:11 pm

As Gene said they appear to be the KA-BAR folding hunters that were made in 1977-78.There was a single and a two blade model with stag handles and they had a limited number of serialized sets for sale. Don't know how well that went over because about a year later they were selling unserialized models and I bought one(a two blade)for $25.The tang on the master blade is stamped on the back "11/77" which I assume was the production date.
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Re: Ka-Bar Knives Identification Help Needed

Post by Gunsil » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:45 pm

These are fairly common to find in unused condition since they were made as collectors items rather than users. There are at least three on ebay right now, one in auction format, and two with a $250 each asking price. I doubt the seller will get his asking price. I have seen the pair in the original box go for $250 at a knife show. If you take the time to search "sold items" on ebay you should see what they have been selling for. Watch the one in auction format, it will give you a good idea of value.

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