Nation's Attic 2024 Diving Into History

WW2 Ka-Bar Union Cutlery US Navy Dive Knife

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Start price: $100

Estimated price: $400 - $900

Buyer's premium: 20%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

This is one of the more difficult US Navy divers knifes to find. This example was made by the iconic Union Cutlery Company in Olean, NY and is a model KA-BAR diving knife. The base of the blade is clearly stamped on both side with the company information. The brass sheath is in very good original condition. The stainless steel blade shows signs of age and use, but the two edges are still excellent. The wood handle and brass hardware are all in good original condition. Please refer to the detailed photos for the overall condition.


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