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

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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
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
4.765 (51 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Jul 24, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
I've wanted one of these classic KA-BAR knives for a while now, and this lived up to my expectations. The knife has seriously good build quality, the blade arrived perfectly sharp, all the fittings and pieces fit together perfectly, no little burrs, seams or other manufacturing mistakes anywhere on the whole thing. The sheath it came with is real leather, it's well made, but the surface tends to scratch up a bit when you put the knife away, standard leather care products should fix that though. I ordered this from the UK because it was difficult to find this style of knife for a similar price, and it was cheaper even after postage and packaging. It arrived in a couple of days. The only problem I had was an issue with the carrier company (federal express) having to pay some of the VAT, which meant I got invoiced for the VAT plus a fee from FedEx (which was more than the VAT itself) which ended up adding about £18 to the price of the knife for me. Still a better option than what I found domestically, but a bit of a pain in the neck.
4 out of 5
Jul 23, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Almost perfect
It's a beautiful knife, my boyfriend wants to be a marine officer just like his dad and they collect knifes together. I also love and admire the marine core and can't wait to be the wife of a marine. This knife really honors the marines but the sheath was MADE IN MEXICO. Huge turn off. Other than that, it's perfect.
5 out of 5
Jun 08, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Finish, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
a very good knife
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