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    Nice early USN Mk2 Ka-Bar

    Early butt, blade marked, BOYT -43- scabbard, with care card, and leg tie












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    A thick peened pommel, complete with tag? Very nice.
    Regards, Jim

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    Isnt the pommel screwed on? No pin, or peen?

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    The pic shows a sunburst rivet on the tang? At least that's what I thought it was called. If not then what would the peened tang be? I believe screwed on but otherwise how is it secured?
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    I think its screwed on, then the tip of the tang peened to hold it on?
    I meant no cross pin through the pommel, as in later thinner pommels..

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    That's right, that's what I was talking about. Otherwise it would be thin pommel pinned. That eliminated the threading of the pommel.
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    This is a picture of the early heavy spanner pommel that was screwed on. It didn't prove strong enough, and they went to the peened tang. Later they went to a thinner pommel that was pinned from side to side as well as peened.



    This is the late thin pommel which was peened as well as pinned.


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    Thanks Johnny, I've never seen the spanner before. Mine's the thin pommel pinned. Like this...
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    Regards, Jim

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    Thanks for sharing those pic's . You guy's got some nice Kabars

    I didn't know about the care card. I've never seen one .
    Thanks Again
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    Is the early screwed on pommel, or peened tang pommel scarcer than the other?

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