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    How KA-BAR Got Its Name? Here ya go......

    "Our name dates back to the early 1900's from a fur trapper testimonial. He wrote that while trapping, his gun jammed leaving him with only his knife to kill a wounded bear that was attacking him. He thanked us for making the quality knife that helped him to kill a bear, but all that was legible was "K a bar". Honored by the testimonial, the company adopted the phrase KA-BAR as their trademark."
    Excerpt from. http://www.kabar.com/about
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    Huh, the more you know...
    I still have my issue KABAR. Well used and abused, but still a great knife.
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    Well that pretty much solves that. Straight from the horses mouth.

    The marine corps taught me wrong. They taught us that it was an acronym for (knife.assault,Browning,automatic,rifle) as in, they were issued to BAR operators since they could not mount a bayonet. The bayonet being issued otherwise.

    Sounded good when I was 20


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    Everything sounds good when you're 20. Drunk or sober.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Everything sounds good when you're 20. Drunk or sober.
    Very true.

    It wasn't so much that it sounded good, but more so that it was told to us as fact.
    I'd still believe that ka-bar was an acronym rather than an illegible word in a short story. But if the manufacture says, then it must be so


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    Quote Originally Posted by point man View Post

    It wasn't so much that it sounded good, but more so that it was told to us as fact.

    That's the trick. It took my wife a few years to start calling BS on stuff I would make up and tell people. It is all in the presentation.
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