Union Cutlery/Ka-Bar knife hatchet combo pics


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tiamat
July 27, 2014, 05:24 PM
Just recently inherited a Union Cutlery/Ka-Bar knife and hatchet combo and thought I'd share some pics.

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/sloddo/Knives/IMAG0411.jpg

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/sloddo/Knives/IMAG0412.jpg

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/sloddo/Knives/IMAG0414.jpg

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/sloddo/Knives/IMAG0413.jpg

For the majority of my life, this lived in a kitchen drawer in my parent's house after being handed down from my Grandfather to my Father. It was in pristine condition then, literally unused. At some point it made its way into my Father's camping trailer. He must have been bored (or drunk) one day and decided to start bashing rocks with the back of the hatchet, as it's now heavily dinged and dented along the back of the head and spine.

After my Father's passing in March, it is now mine.

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hso
July 27, 2014, 05:38 PM
Regardless of the dings, that is a collectors dream right there! While you may not get unused price for it you would make a collector very very happy to get their hands on it!

Deltaboy
July 28, 2014, 10:58 AM
I only seen one of those at a gun and knife show years ago. That is a really cool set up.

oldbear
July 30, 2014, 04:30 PM
I've never seen one of those before,what a handy combo. That's something worth hanging onto.

rcmodel
July 30, 2014, 04:36 PM
Beautiful & rare set!!
Especially in such fine condition.

I think I would do a little 'restoring' on the head though.

It can be brought back to 'unnoticeable' condition by a knife maker that knows what they are doing.

rc

tiamat
July 31, 2014, 02:50 PM
Thanks for the comments.

Yeah, honestly, I was more than a little saddened when I pulled it out of its sheath and saw the carnage, particularly since I remember it being in such perfect shape as a kid.

I really wouldn't know who I could trust with a restoration of it though. Not that it really matters - I have no children or heirs to pass it on to anyway, so it will most likely get oiled and live the remainder of my life in the safe. Then some lucky SOB will get the 'garage sale find of the century' when my wife sells it for $5 or something silly after I'm dead and gone.

jr_watkins
July 31, 2014, 03:06 PM
In that case, get that fine piece of engineering out of the safe and put it to work on any task suitable. Think of your father and his every time you grip the handle.

Deltaboy
August 3, 2014, 03:42 PM
In that case, get that fine piece of engineering out of the safe and put it to work on any task suitable. Think of your father and his every time you grip the handle.
This or go over to the Blade Forum or contact Sam or another Mod someone will pay good money from it.

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