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A friend of mine gave me a few gifts yesterday. I'm not much into knives but I just thought I would share them here. My friend said they no longer had any use for them. They are brand new and never been out of the boxes until yesterday. Just curious about them, Maybe I could get some answers here as to value, How good of a knife they are or whatever else you may add.
 

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This is another of the knives I was given. It is also brand new with box. Only 1 pic of this one.
 

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Very good quality knives. Both are currently in production. Best way to determine value is google them or check Ebay listings. My WAG is probably about $60. each.
 

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If I'd been given those, I'd give the first to my brother who did two tours there. The second would become a working knife. Both are fine knives. I think Fatstrat is about right.
 

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This is another of the knives I was given. It is also brand new with box. Only 1 pic of this one.
this is one of Ka Bars Extreme Fighting Knives, very good quality knife
did it come with a sheath?

it sells for around $160

the first knife, one of a series of commemorative knives sells for about $120.. to me they are not worth as much just a wall hanger, but still very good quality.

I wished I had friends that gave me hundreds of dollars in knives;)
 

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I have my grampa's from WWII. I spent an hour sharpening the thing. Kind of a pain for about the last 2" on the tip. But holy smokes. It's so sharp it actually kind of scares me.
 

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Ka-Bar history

http://www.kabar.com/history

http://www.kabar.com/about

How can I tell the age of my knife?
If the blade of your knife is marked with a four-digit code, you may be able to find it on the list here. If you can't find a product code, we may be able to help you identify your knife using photos. Please shoot both sides of the blade, note any unique markings, measurements, etc, and send it to [email protected]. Please allow a couple weeks for a response... sometimes these things are really tough to pinpoint.

> How can I find out how much my old knife is worth?
We don't assess current values for old knives. We recommend you review eBay listings to check their market value. You may also be able to find information on KA-BAR knives in reference books like those written by Bernard Levine. That guy seriously knows what he's talking about.

> What is the recommended sharpening angle for Ka-Bar utility knives?
All final edges are put on by hand at the factory. We aim for approximately 40 degrees inclusive (20 degrees per side). This can be adjusted by the end user as required.

http://www.kabar.com/how-knives-are-made
 
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