Dating kabar knives
After 1968 the mark went to "Buck / USA", then to "Buck / 120 /USA". The blade is marked "James Ryals & Co Ltd / Sheffield". Buck knives made prior to 1968 were marked just "Buck". The blade is 5 7/8" long and marked "Buck" at the ricasso. There is a date on top of the original box of 1962 and I would think that was when this knife was made. This is the rare (only 500 made) parkerized version made for the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion. The black parkerizing is the same that Camillus used on their Mark 2's and M3's. Aprox 180 knives were made in 1967 with 150 of them being sent to Vietnam in August 1968. This exact knife is pictured on page 129 of Mike Silvey's Military Pocket Knife Book. High carbon steel clip point blade, spear point blade, and coping blade. Features: Blade Material: High Carbon Steel Handle Material: Jigged Delrin Blade Length: 2-5/8" Closed Length: 3-5/8" Antique Hibbard Spencer Bartlett & Co. 1855-1960 Order #HSBNSSJ Antique Hibbard Spencer Bartlett & Co. Truly an awesome antique pocket knife by Hibbard Spencer Bartlett & Co. These old Ka-Bar knives are highly sought after by collectors, because of their exceptional quality and added features. Two high polished stainless blades a one arm razor with nice long nail pull and a skinner blade.
High polished high carbon stainless steel swedged clip point blade. Awesome old dark brown jigged bone handle scales with EZ open notch.