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Original U.S. WWII US Marine Corps Name Engraved Chromed Ka-Bar With Peleliu Operation Photos - Possibly Underwater Dive Team Issued Ka-Bar

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Original Item: One-Of-A-Kind. This is a rather rare Ka-Bar to come across. This has the same appearance and style as the early issued chrome plated Ka-Bars used by the Underwater Dive Teams (UDT) during WWII.

Whether this is a UDT knife or a regular “presentation knife” we are uncertain, it is still lovely regardless. The knife is name engraved in the blood groove to US Marine Dennis Arthur Bruhn, who served with Baker Co, 1st Battalion 1st Marines from December 10, 1945 to December 22, 1947.

The Ka-Bar and scabbard are both in lovely condition with much of the plating retained on the blade, crossguard and pommel. This is an early production Ka-Bar with the markings on the ricasso. There is no manufacturer name, just the standard KA-BAR and USMC.
The leather sheath is in excellent condition and still retains the original leg strap located on the bottom of the scabbard. The leather has aged to become quite dark, with the belt loop showing a bit of a lighter dark red brown color. It is still supple and without cracks, except on the securing strap. All of the stitching and rivets are still intact, and it is structurally very sound. The securing strap is intact, and the snap is still functional, with a faded finish.

The commercial photos of are all present and in the original Official US Marine Corps Photos envelope. There are 20 pictures in total and all are still in great condition and easily recognizable.

This is a very nice example of a USMC issue legendary Ka-Bar with lovely extras included! All items would display nicely together.

Blade Length: 7"
Blade Style: Clip-point "Bowie" Style
Overall length: 12“
Crossguard: 2 7/16”
Scabbard Length: 8" with Belt Loop

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