In addition to military contract knives, the knife was produced for the civilian market, and the pattern enjoyed some popularity as a general-purpose hunting and utility knife. This experiment lasted only one year. The historical lineage of KA-BAR began with a group of 38 men who applied on April 29, as an association to the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to form a Limited Partnership whose purpose was to manufacture and sell cutlery. Case's Knife Numbering System. Shortly after the company's name change, inthe City of Olean, New York, approached Wallace Brown and the company's Directors and proposed for the company to relocate its operations to their city. The Ka-Bar proved easy to manufacture; the first production run was shipped by Camillus Cutlery Company on January 27,
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If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding this program, contact us anytime! The Marine Corps authorized limited issuance of a fighting knife with a stiletto blade design, the Marine Raider Stiletto designed by Lt. The Construction of a Case Knife. Roots of the cutlery business in Western New York. The original specifications designated the knife as the "Fighting Knife Mark 2".