KA-BAR PATTERN NUMBERS

Pattern Numbers

The first number in a KA-BAR pattern number is the handle material. The second digit is the number of blades.  Below is a listing of what material the numbers represent.  The remaining numbers are the factory pattern number.

First Number

1 – Ebony

2 – Natural Stag

3 – Redwood

4 – White Imitation Ivory

5 – Black Celluloid

6 – Bone Stag

7 – Mother of Pearl

8 – Unknown

9 – Silver Pyraline Handle

0 – Pyraline, candy striped and fancy celluloid

P – Imitation Pearl Handle

H – Horn

C- Unknown

T – Fancy Pearl Handles or Cream Celluloid

R – Rainbow Celluloid

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