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d. freeman
  • Pittsburgh, PA
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Jan Carter replied to d. freeman's discussion Need a little help from the experts. in the group Ka-Bar Fan Club
Feb 27
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Feb 20
d. freeman replied to d. freeman's discussion Need a little help from the experts. in the group Ka-Bar Fan Club
"I figured as much.  And I don't have much of a problem with any of that...  There's even a couple of guys online who do a very nice job of "saving" old, U.S. made knives by expertly re handling them--cleaning them up a…"
Feb 19

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to d. freeman's discussion Need a little help from the experts. in the group Ka-Bar Fan Club
"That looks like a fun little piece to carry.  I'm not a collector of more traditional patterns, for the most part anyway, but I'd say it's actually pretty common for repaired / rehandled knives to be sold as if in the original…"
Feb 18
d. freeman replied to d. freeman's discussion Need a little help from the experts. in the group Ka-Bar Fan Club
"My first thought, exactly. If it were a more valuable knife, I might get prickly about being sold a repaired piece.  But I really bought this to carry--so I'm not stressed about it. How prevalent is the repair and…"
Feb 18
Jan Carter replied to d. freeman's discussion Need a little help from the experts. in the group Ka-Bar Fan Club
"Honestly, I assume we are talking about the shield, it could be as simple as it fell off and someone re-glued it.  This is an extremely common occurrence with shields and super glue is a wonderful fix"
Feb 18
Jim Johnson replied to d. freeman's discussion Need a little help from the experts. in the group Ka-Bar Fan Club
"I'm not familiar with this particular knife, but from all I can see it's just an error piece."
Feb 18
d. freeman replied to J.T. [HELLZZARMY]'s discussion What Types and or How Many Ka-Bar Knives Do You Have??? in the group Ka-Bar Fan Club
"Here's a "new to me," 1173, with an unusual, upside down badge, that appears to be original."
Feb 17
d. freeman replied to d. freeman's discussion Need a little help from the experts. in the group Ka-Bar Fan Club
"Testing this post... Still getting used to your interface."
Feb 17
d. freeman added a discussion to the group Ka-Bar Fan Club
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Need a little help from the experts.

I recently picked up a very nice Ka-Bar 1173, swing guard.While I was going over it, I noticed that the badge was upside down, compared with other 1173s I've seen.I thought this was odd, so I got online and did some image searches.All of the 1173s I found have the badge positioned so that it's readable, or "right-side-up," when the knife is open, and on it's spine.Mine is the opposite.  Upside down.> Here's pics of my knife, you can see here:  You can see that if you laid the knife down…See More
Feb 17
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The Big Boss of the large fixed blades with the bullet proof reputation to prove itSee More
Feb 17
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Feb 16
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"Hey there! Welcome to iKnife! Come on in, kick back and check things out. There's some handy tips on our front page to help you find your way around, and some fantastic people in the Chat room if you have any questions or want to shoot the…"
Feb 15
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Feb 15

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web
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
No
How long have you collected knives?
41 to 45 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Sharp.
About Me
Sorry, shy.

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At 23:31 on February 20, 2021, J.J. Smith III said…

At 17:57 on February 16, 2021, Jan Carter said…

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At 16:45 on February 15, 2021, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

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