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KA-BAR 1217 Full Size USMC Fighting Knife 7" Plain Blade, Leather Handles, Leather Sheath - 2-1217-8

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Part Number: KA1217
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA1217: Full-size USMC KA-BAR, Straight Edge
Ka-Bar Knives

The most famous fixed blade knife in the World - "the KA-BAR" - was designed to serve our troops during World War II and is still doing its job, with honors, more than 50 years later.

  • Weight: 0.68 lbs
  • Blade length 7"
  • Overall length 11-7/8"
  • Grind: Flat
  • Shape: Clip
  • Handle Material: Leather
  • Stamp: USMC
  • HRC: 56-58
  • Edge Angle: 20 Degrees
  • Butt Cap /Guard: Powdered Metal / 1095 Carbon
  • Steel: 1095 Carbon
  • Sheath: Leather
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
4.790 (62 reviews)
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Martin M
United Kingdom of Great Britian
Jul 22, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
First Class piece of kit.
This was a gift for a friend of mine.He is an ex Royal Marine Commando,wounded in the Falklands war of 1982.He saved up for a Ka-bar but had it stolen.So I have replaced it,it made him cry.
5 out of 5
Belgium; Europe
Jul 21, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
A must have classic.
A real classic that simply can not miss in any serious collection. Skip the version with serrations, go for this one, the vanilla Marine Corps knife for so many years. When you buy this knife, even in its modern version, you are not simply buying a piece of workmanship which you can trust, you are buying a little piece of history and hopefully, contribute with your little part to the never ending continuation of this legend. Everything in this knife is beyond criticism, being such a pure and simple design and having been battle tested so many times. The sheat is the only thing that could be better: I like it and I think it's more than decent... but at the same time I can not help feeling that this blade deserves more. The knife itself is not expensive but if I can I will not think twice about getting a higher quality leather sheath for it, even if the sheath is going to cost more than the knife: legends are getting harder and harder to come by, this one deserves all your respect.
5 out of 5
Jun 29, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: None
As a former Marine who carried a Ka-Bar I recently got one as a graduation gift for my sister's son. He Loved it! Great price and quality.
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