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RC's hair would have burst into flames for some of this, but...

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    other than a couple of mistakes in "how" this guy does a good job restoring his dad's old Japanese "Bowie".

     
  2. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Looks like its ready for another lifetime of service! Awesome Job to this guy.
     
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    hso

    That video was really cool; both informative and entertaining! Thanks for posting it!
     
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    Ok, seeing some of that done to a Mk I made me cringe a bit.
    (As did using a wood lathe for metal work O_O)

    But, did I miss something? Is there no belt loop on that sheath?
     
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    Was under the impression it was a japanese knife the videomakers father brought back not the old Kabar MK1 also the tools he used worked for him so whats the deal?
     
  6. CapnMac

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    Looks like a USN Mk I knife to me.
    Mine is slightly nicer than that example:
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    The parkerization is some worn, but legit for a PAL marked RH 35
    Note that the pammel is cross-pinned, and not "nutted" like the Camilus versions.
    The Red-Yellow-Black spacers were common to most of the Mk I knives.

    The Nay replaced this knife with the Mk II, which is generally better known under its "other" name: KABAR.
     
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  7. hso

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    It did to me, but I was able to read "Japan" and the "Original Bowie" on the blade and realized it was a knockoff.
     
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    AC would have insisted he use a file and would have insisted he wrap the abrasive paper around a piece of dimensional steel to get a flat surface instead of using angle. He probably would have made a quick electrolytic cell to get the rust off or used the molasses soak.
     
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    Came out OK but like HSO said R C would have done it differently.
     
  10. jmr40

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    Left handed sheath wouldn't work for me. I can't say anything, that is better work than I could do.
     
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