By: Ka-Bar Knives
The " KA-BAR" Knife was designed to serve the US troops during World War II and is still doing its job, with honors, more than 75 years later. This classic utility knife is constructed of 1095 Carbon Steel with a differential heat treatment for easy sharpening. The 7" blade is stamped with USMC Blade Mark on the pile side and KA-Bar, Olean NY on the obverse side of the knife. The black blade is created by baking a smooth epoxy coating for a lasting and durable finish. The distinct oval shaped leather handle construction on the famous USMC knife is made by first compressing leather washers onto the tang, shaping and coloring them, and then fastening them on with a pinned on butt cap. Includes USMC stamped brown leather sheath.
On December 9, 1942, after the start of World War II, KA-BAR submitted a knife to the United States Marine Corps in hopes that it would become general issue to that branch of the military. Working with the Marine Quartermaster Department the original design was revised and production began of an improved fighting and utility knife for the Marines. As the War escalated, the USMC KA-BAR knives became so well recognized for their quality and so abundant in number that "Kabar" became the name by which many referred to this knife pattern, regardless of whether the knife was manufactured at the actual KA-BAR facility. The USMC KA-BAR was adopted by not only the Marines, but also the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Underwater Demolition Teams. Years after World War II, many KA-BAR knives were unofficially reactivated in the Korean, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraqi Freedom conflicts. Today, the original USMC Fighting and Utility Knife remains the first choice for many men and women of service who carry it as their personal knife option. It is also a favorite of adventurers, survivalists, outdoor sportsmen and, of course, knife collectors who know that this knife deserves a place in their collection.
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"It's a great all around duty knife. Excellent for camping, hiking and general outdoors use. Also my recomendations on the sale price. Lowest price on the entire internet for such a legendary blade." -Wes (5/5)
"exactly what I was expecting and a little more." -Cameron (5/5)
"Great knife. Great price. There is an innate attraction to something that is well designed and implemented for a specific job. This knife has it in spades." -Russell (5/5)
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