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Posted: 5/12/2004 5:59:27 PM EST
I am looking to buy a USMC Kabar Knife to add to my collection. On Ebay there seem to be a large number of knives that LOOK real, and then some that just look fake. Anyone of them could be a fake. Is there a retailer out there that sells actual USMC Kabar knives, even used or surplus?

Link Posted: 5/12/2004 6:01:07 PM EST
anything less than 35 bucks is a fake IMHO. I have one of the fakes here. bought it for five bucks. it's chinese crap and poorly assembled.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 6:01:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 6:02:39 PM EST
I honestly would be willing to spend up to 70$, even for a used one (provided the use was as a knife for a marine). Less than 70$ for a new one would be cool too tho.

Link Posted: 5/12/2004 7:03:19 PM EST
You can still be real Ka-bar knives with the leather wrapped handle and the letters USMC about $60 at the gunshow, they are made in the USA.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 8:22:10 PM EST
most military bases will sell them for about 42 bucks. the last one i bought (4 years ago) cost $32

Link Posted: 5/12/2004 8:32:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 8:51:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/12/2004 8:51:43 PM EST by PaDanby]
Like this

blade stamp

Got it a few weeks ago

A Marine friend may be so inclined to gift you with one.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 8:57:31 PM EST
I bought a USMC one at a army/navy surplus store for 50$ last year.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 9:11:24 PM EST
I've seen NIB real USMC Ka-Bars at gunshows as low as $39.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 9:20:55 PM EST
Cheapest I've seen is mid 30s, and that was 10 years ago. I'd expect to pay mid 30s at the least on ebay, and up at gunshows or stores but you get to look at them closer there.

I have a "modern interpretation" from the Spec Plus line of Ontario Knife Company.

Link Posted: 5/12/2004 9:48:04 PM EST
A couple of years ago Sportsman's Guide was selling Kabar #1217s for $35.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 12:58:59 PM EST
I got mine on sale at Big 5 out here about a year ago, it was 35 bucks.
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