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Dog head Kabar - Real or Counterfeit?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by VAtoTN, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. VAtoTN

    VAtoTN

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    Nov 26, 2020
    Hello everyone, I have a particular knife I am interested in, but I'm not knowledgeable enough to know if it is a real or a counterfeit. Based on the attached pictures, do you think this Dog head Kabar is real?

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  2. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    I may not be correct but it absolutely looks real:thumbsup:
     
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  3. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    @VAtoTN
    I'm sorry I dont have any information, I'm sure someone will be able to help. Although I will say it is great looking knife. If going by looks alone my opinion would say its legit,but of recent manufacture. Welcome to the forum hopefully someone can give you a better answer soon.
     
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  4. tek77

    tek77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    Looks like you are referring to the one currently listed on ebay.
    What makes you think is not real?

    Doesn’t look fake based on those pics. Based on the quality of the workmanship.
     
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  5. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
  6. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Oh interesting handle btw, from VAtoTN,like crossing from one sidewalk to the other on State Street in Bristol?;):D:thumbsup:
     
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  7. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    That is some nice looking stag. Are you asking because of the lock bar release being proud?
     
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  8. VAtoTN

    VAtoTN

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    Nov 26, 2020
    Thanks for the responses. I have no real reason to think it's fake. I found it and like it, but had read about dog head counterfeits and it made me second guess on the knife. I'm not very knowledgeable so I came here for more opinions.
     
  9. VAtoTN

    VAtoTN

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    Nov 26, 2020
    Pretty close actually. I'm from just north of Bristol (Lebanon, VA) but currently reside in the Knoxville area.
     
  10. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Little warning about coming here seeking knowledge, thats how I came. Its been a little over two years, I had maybe three traditional knives back then. Last I counted I'm over 120 now :D There are many knowledgeable people here and love sharing their knowledge :thumbsup: Yep came seeking knowledge and fell into the traditionals rabbit hole, but I aint regretted it a bit:cool::thumbsup:
     
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  11. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    I went to Lebanon High school back in the 90's :thumbsup:My Dad still lives on Moccasin Creek in fact. I'm way out in coastal North Carolina now, thats why I'm a "Misplaced" Hillbilly. :D
     
  12. VAtoTN

    VAtoTN

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    Nov 26, 2020
    I have a feeling I won't regret it either lol. Just something about them I have come to enjoy. I actually lived in the Havelock/New Bern area of eastern nc for 4 years. Judging by your profile, you likely went to high school with my brother and sister. Small world for sure. Thanks for welcoming to the board. I'll likely be on often with questions.
     
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  13. abcdef

    abcdef

    Oct 28, 2005
    I can tell from the expression on the dog's face it is a fake. Buy it and send it to me. Thanks.
     
  14. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    The dog's head shield doesn't look right, nor does the grind on the pile side!
    Is it glare, or a bad grind??
     
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  15. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    It definitely seems different from the one's I've seen...

    The one being asked about...
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    This is a more typical look...
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  16. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    I, also, was wondering about the grind, as it looked odd to me. I suppose it could have been made by Queen. I know KaBar outsourced their folders for a number of years. I don't know if Queen made any. Some of my Queen knives have "uncrisp" blade shapes similar to this.

    And I was curious about the shield, but I lack the knowledge to comment.
     
  17. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    The position of the shield seems a little odd, also.
    Just an observation-take with a grain of salt.
     

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