Dating colonial knives
By 1911, Union Cutlery Company had grown and relocated its operations to Olean, NY.
I was a bit reluctant to order without being able to touch it first but I was very pleased when I received it.
The 440A stainless steel blade is bead blast finished with a plain cutting edge.The history of KA-BAR Knives is not without obstacles, but it's packed with interesting stories, a cool legend surrounding its name, and awesome knives. Even though the partnership formed in 1897, nothing was actually produced until 1898, which is why that's the official founding year of KA-BAR.The first five years of the company were rocky, with the Tidioute Cutlery Company shuttering its doors by the turn of the century.The textured black G-10 handle sits atop a steel liner lock frame.The pocket clip comes ready for left hand tip-up carry, but a T-6 torx bit is all that is needed to change it to a tip-down right hand carry knife.