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Offline Nala

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Handle Replacement on KABAR USMC...Help Needed.
« on: June 14, 2019, 01:48:46 AM »
Hey all,

I am the proud owner of my first KABAR USMC fixed blade knife.  I've never owned a knife with a blade this long.  On online acquaintance gifted it to me because he didn't need it and it needs some work.  I've cleaned the blade up to where I like it and it looks good with some patina on it.  At least I think it looks good.  I would like to get the tip sharpened to a better point though.

The main thing it needs is a new handle.  I have never done anything like this before.  The good thing is that KABAR sells a kit with all the parts needed to replace the handle, finger guard and pommel.  I think it's only $7 or $8, not including shipping.

What I'd like to ask about is how hard it would be to find someone to replace it for me.  If I took all the old handle off and sent it to the person with the kit included, how expensive do you think a job like that would be?  I really wouldn't care that much if the pieces in the kit were put in place and then sent back to me to let me shape the handle.  At least I could have some hand in getting it finished.

Any help or advice you care to give would be appreciated.
Thanks for your time.
Larry

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Re: Handle Replacement on KABAR USMC...Help Needed.
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2019, 09:59:04 PM »
If no one steps up I would help you out! Just pm me if you need me. I sure there will be someone who has done it.
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Re: Handle Replacement on KABAR USMC...Help Needed.
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 08:40:55 PM »
Working on it now........  :thumbsup:
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's there are few...So the most difficult thing is always to keep your beginner's mind...This is also the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner.  Shunryu Suzuki

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Re: Handle Replacement on KABAR USMC...Help Needed.
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 09:08:21 PM »
Well I got it done and shipped back, he seems pleased. :thumbsup:
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Re: Handle Replacement on KABAR USMC...Help Needed.
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 02:16:24 PM »
Well I got it done and shipped back, he seems pleased. :thumbsup:
No pics?? AAWWW man! Good on you for helping. Very nice.

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Re: Handle Replacement on KABAR USMC...Help Needed.
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2019, 09:22:13 PM »
I have a photo But I’m tech challenged !!
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