One more old Kabar, 5" blade

Discussion in 'KA-BAR Knives' started by ElKabong, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. ElKabong

    ElKabong

    122
    May 25, 2006
    My weak google-fu says "commando" model
    approx. 5" blade
    Anyone have the skinny on this one? Vintage, model etc?
    Missing about half of one of the leather washers.
    Thought I might do a little repair job and get a sheath made for it.
    Nice size for a camp knife.

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  2. clearytja

    clearytja

    Oct 17, 2002
    That is exactly what I have been looking for! I even thought about cutting a 7 inch Kabar down to 5 inches maintaining the same Bowie shape. She is a beaut!!!
    Wish I had info for ya. Good luck.
     
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  3. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
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  4. ElKabong

    ElKabong

    122
    May 25, 2006
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  5. sac troop

    sac troop

    910
    Mar 4, 2009
    Commando's like the one posted were made with 6 inch blades.
    there are very similar knives with 5 inch blades that were made for the Navy and Air Force between 1953 to 1957. They are commonly called "pilots knives". The company names stamped on the pilots knives were Camillus, Imperial, and Schrade Walden.
     
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  6. ElKabong

    ElKabong

    122
    May 25, 2006
    This one is a little over 5" actually, probably lost a little off the tip.
    Guessing it was 6" originally.
     
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