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Kabar Grizzly vintage switchblade

Kabar Grizzly vintage switchblade

Regular price $1,550.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,550.00 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 genuine stag scales and brass liners. 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 on the front and PAT. over Union Cutlery Co on the back of the tang. The blade is 96% full, or better and shiny. The knife functions great. Many of these end up with "tired" springs and don't open fully when the button is pressed, but this one still has a strong spring and opens fully when the button is pressed! The blade tip seats well when closed, good snap and better than average lockup when open. The stag scales are very attractive and in great condition with a couple of hairline cracks that won't hurt anything and most of these have. Here's your chance to own a legendary piece of American switchblade history! Overall EX condition.

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