KA-BAR Grizzly Switchblade Union Cutlery

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:1,500.00 USD Estimated At:2,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD
KA-BAR Grizzly Switchblade Union Cutlery
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The Union Cutlery Co. would utilize the Trademark “KABAR” in 1923 after a fur trapper killed a bear that attacked him with a Union Cutlery knife and wrote a letter to the Union Cutlery about the incident. The letter was only partially legible, so the phrase “kill a bar” was interpreted as “Ka bar” and was subsequently trademarked. This trademark would soon be applied to their line of switchblades in production at the time, including the Grizzly switchblade. This Grizzly has a full blade with no signs of sharpening and just the slightest blunting on the tip. However, no pieces are missing from the blade and the knife opens and closes well. The bone grips have no chips or cracking and the bolsters are nickel plated. The trademark “KA-BAR” is visible on the ricasso. Patent date 1929. See photos.