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Vtg 80s Ka-bar Olean NY 1500 Seki Japan Scrimshaw Folding Lockback Pocket Knife

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SKU:
KAB-1500
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Description

Description

This is the Seaman's Thumb, made in Seki, Japan circa 1980s by Tak Fukuta for Ka-Bar. It features the original Olean, NY tang stamp with stainless steel blade and cream synthetic handle with ship and whale scrimshaw scenes. Measures 3.25" lock closed with 2" long blade. Tak Fukuta was the first Japanese member of the American Knife Maker's Guild, and apprentice to Bob Loveless. He hand crafted fine quality knives that impressed his mentor. Over the years, his factory in Seki, Japan also produced knives for Parker, Valor, Gutmann, Explorer, Frost, Ka-Bar, and Browning among others. After his passing, several vintage old stock models were found at his warehouse. This knife is one of these rare finds.


Specs

Brand/Model:

Ka-Bar Seaman's Thumb

Made in:

Japan

Condition:

Unused old stock, original factory edge, may have light handling wear/signs of aging

Year Produced:

circa 1980s

Folder Closed, or Fixed Overall Length:

3.25" long

Blade Material:

Stainless Steel

Blade Length:

2" long

Handle:

scrimshawed

Additional Notes:

Scarce knife

Knife Type:

Folding knife

Number of Blades:

1

Lock Type:

Lockback

Opening Mechanism:

manual

Dexterity:

Ambidextrous

CA Prop 65 Warning:

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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SKU:
KAB-1500
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout