"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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"
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
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