Limited EK Model 5 Navy knife?

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  1. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928

    Feb 15, 2015
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  2. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
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  3. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    I have it. Got it around 9 months ago. I also noticed it on the two sites and was surprised there was no mention anywhere else. When it became available, I posted about it in the Becker Snark thread and people didn’t seem interested.

    Here’s mine...
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    It’s a cool blade. :thumbsup:
     
  4. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    its handle is probably an aquired taste.
    for anyone into old ek knives
    its historical aspect is probably the draw
    for getting this replica.
     
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  5. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Some great information there! Thanks for sharing. :)
     
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  6. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    When I posted about it, I vaguely recall that being a criticism as well as it having a look of being sharpened/reprofiled one too many times.

    My perspective then (and now), historical recreation by KA-BAR equals all win. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    the look of it just doen't quite compare
    to what the folks of today would appreciate.
    lemme explain....
    i just dunno how it was perceived
    "designwise', back in its day.
    if it was considered groundbreaking, fancyful or perhaps even somewhat
    of a norm with the type of woodwork
    fitted on handcrafted knives back then?
    so that fast foreward today, it represents
    a certain look of the way things were.
    i guess, what i m saying is that whilst
    old is gold, time also has a way of making some things become less appealing or appreciated.
    i suspect it takes a certain kinda person
    with no knowledge of ek knives history to immediately take a liking to it and fully appreciate it for what it is - a rustic knife.
     
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  8. OFFICIAL_KA-BAR

    OFFICIAL_KA-BAR Moderator Moderator

    546
    Aug 3, 2011
    This was an item that was an exclusive for one of our distributors and that is why it was never listed for sale on our website.
     
  9. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
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  10. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    nice pictures :)
    thank's for sharing !
    i honestly think that a damascus blade
    would have served well as a classy
    collector's package.
     
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  11. LuckyC

    LuckyC

    66
    Feb 3, 2010
    I have a KA-BAR Ek Model 4 with the point ground off center that I considered stripping the coating and adding a maple handle with poured lead rivets if I ever get around to regrinding the point. I have Ek knives from Richmond, Effingham, and KA-BAR; and always wanted and liked the look of the early Ek knives from Hamden and Miami.
     
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