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KaBar Grizzly Stag Vintage #2179 switchblade knife

KaBar Grizzly Stag Vintage #2179 switchblade knife

Regular price $2,200.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,200.00 USD
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This is a vintage Kabar Big Grizzly switchblade made by Union Cutlery Co of Olean, NY sometime between 1923 and 1950s. It was designated the model #2179 and it measures approx 5 1/2 inches closed and 9 7/8 inches open with brass liners and nickel silver bolsters and button. It weighs in at a bit over half a pound and is a definitely handful. Considered by many to be the King of the American switchblades these knives are  highly sought after by collectors and are the focal point of many knife collections.

The blade is marked KABAR but it's mostly hidden behind the liners. May be stamped REG US PAT OFF underneath, but if so that's also hidden. Back of the tang is stamped PAT. over Union Cutlery Co and all but PAT & Co are hidden behind liner/bolster. This Grizzly has a later production profile blade that is not quite as FAT of a profile as the earliest blades. They made at least three changes to the blade profile and stamps over the years. This blade is about 98% full and shiny with some light scratches. The stag scales are dark with age, very attractive and in great condition. The knife functions GREAT with the blade tip seating deep when closed, opens strong with one hand and locks up TIGHT when open! It's rare to find one of these big Grizzlies that opens strong using only one hand. Here's your change to  own a legendary piece of American switchblade history! Overall EX+ condition.

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