The utility Mark 2 knife was developed during WW2 and was made by four different manufacturers. Kabar (Union Cutlery), Camillus, PAL, and Robeson-Suredge. The overall length of this Mark 2 is 12 inches, with a 7 inch (17.8 cm) 1095 carbon steel clip point blade and leather-washer handle. Ka-Bar is also the name of the knife manufacturing company, Ka-Bar Knives.Of Olean, New York, a subsidiary of the Cutco Corporation. Marine Corps officers Colonel John M. Davis and Major Howard worked with cutlery technicians at Camillus and jointly developed the KA-BAR Fighting Utility Knife. Camillus was awarded the first contract to produce the KA-BAR for the Marine Corps. These knives were issued to Marines who did not have a weapon that would mount onto a bayonet, like Machine Gunners, Tankers, and Bazooka Teams. There was also an army version which was the same... This was a very popular knife, not only was it useful in combat but it was also very useful as a tool. The blade's tang goes all the way to the end cap on the handle making it very strong.
Makes a very efficient can opener, pry bar, hammer, etc. Navy utility knife Mk 2. Who in 1923 began advertising this name on its knives after they received a handwritten letter from a fur trapper, who had used one of their knives to kill a wounded bear which had attacked him after his rifle jammed.
The Camillus Cutlery Company was one of the oldest knife manufacturers in the United States, its roots date back to 1876 when the Company was founded by Adolph Kaster (18561946), son of a Jewish family from Wattenheim, Germany, who immigrated to New York in 1870. Opened on Canal Street in New York City, he imported and distributed high-quality German-made knives. In 1897, with new tariffs imposed German knives became too expensive to import. The only solution was to manufacture knives. Adolph joined with Charles Sherwood and began their knife manufacturing Camillus Cutlery Company in Camillus, N.
By 1910, the Camillus Cutlery Company had 200 employees, many of who were skilled German craftsman immigrants, producing close to a million knives a year. In 1963 the Vietnam contract for Mk 2 Ka-bar's had the capital initials NY after Camillus, this contract ended before the Vietnam war did, In 1974 Camillus commenced making the Mk 2 knives for commercial sales, In 1989 Camillus completley changed the stamp designs. #The makers and inspection marks are. CONDITION: This item is Vintage 1970 to 1980s, used, and in good condition. The knife features an original tight leather washer grip which is in good condition, showing a little surface wear consistent with regular use.
The cross-guard is bent up and down respectively, the Blade has worn blued metal finish with some scattered stains and light pitting. The edge is sharp and it appears to have been rarely sharpened. The remaining metal on the cross-guards and pommel also has some stains and marks from use.Fitted in a correct new black leather hide sheath that has no damage and has an attached web-belt loop with a working snap button and fits tightly together with the bayonet. The photographs form part of the description; Super-sized photos can show up the finer details and condition. Photos do not show the actual size so please read the description page to get the exact measurements. Colors may display differently, depending on your computer and settings. Highly reflective shiny items, such as metals, silver, gold, jewels, and glass reflect everything including us! The item featured in the photos is the exact one that you will receive. The lead photo has had the background removed with Photoshop, all the original untouched photos are also included to view. Any errors will be accidental and not intentional or purposely misleading.
The item is measured in both centimeters and inches that are rounded to the nearest quarter inch. LENGTH: 30.5 cm / 12. WIDTH: 6 cm / 2¼ (at the crosspiece). DEPTH: 3.4 cm / 1¼ Diameter (at the pommel). BLADE: 17.6 cm / 7 Length.SHEATH: 32.5 cm / 12¾ Length. All measurements are approximate only.
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Again please contact me if you are unhappy in any way and I will do my very best to fix the problem whatever it may be. Txzj pxzj371 txzj-11 txzj32 txzj115. The item "Camillus US Ka-Bar MARK 2 Combat Knife New Leather Sheath Frog Survival Utility" is in sale since Tuesday, February 9, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\Other Eras, Wars".
The seller is "knightsgold" and is located in Hervey Bay, Queensland. This item can be shipped worldwide.