Help with identification

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Flautist
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Help with identification

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I got this new knife, it's pretty old, i actually sort of inherited it.
Knife010.jpg
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OLDE CUTLER
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Re: Help with identification

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Flautist wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:59 am I got this new knife, it's pretty old, i actually sort of inherited it.
Knife010.jpg
Does it have any markings anywhere on it?
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Without a look at a tang stamp we can’t be certain, but it looks a lot like a Kabar 1255 rigging knife. I don’t see the marlin spike that should have accompanied it.
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Froe wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 3:01 pm Without a look at a tang stamp we can’t be certain, but it looks a lot like a Kabar 1255 rigging knife. I don’t see the marlin spike that should have accompanied it.
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Froe here's a shot of the Kabar setup you mentioned:
Kabar Rigging Knife with Marlin Spike.jpg
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Re: Help with identification

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OP's knife has a blade etch on the mark side near the spine half way down the blade.

The etch is going to be either

KA-BAR alone
OR
KABAR over STAINLESS STEEL
OR
Ka-bar over STAINLESS STEEL

The etch will determine what period the knife was made.
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Re: Help with identification

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Thanks Eric. I don’t have one, but I think they are pretty cool.
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