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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 it's 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.
4.776 (58 reviews)
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James C
Seagrove NC
Jan 08, 2015
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
sheat made in mexico
Knife very good sheath made in Mexico not very desirable for rough work made of thin leather knife is execellent no cons
5 out of 5
Zy Y.
Singapore, Other
Dec 04, 2014
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Living up to it's history...
Usage: Practically everything with it.. light wood work, camping, unboxing stuff, etc... Satisfactory: Very High!!! A bit pricey, but once you own it.. you don't really need other fixed blade. Great weight (Heavy) that helps in cut, handle material resin is non-slip, nice finish on blade a razor sharp out of box. I like leather sheath, but a secured scabbard would be preferred. I truly feel this bowie knife lives up to it's claim as a dependent.
5 out of 5
Giannino S.
Adelaide, Other
Nov 13, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Buy this now. You will never need another knife ever again.
Out of the box was so sharp it would cut newspaper under its own weight. The balance feels great, handle is grippable when wet too so thats a plus. Leather sheath is nice and well made and most of all if you ever need to re sharpen the blade, it takes minimal effort on a good diamond coarse/fine stone. I dont know if its just me but the metal didn't seem to be soft enough to grind properly on my medium arkansas stone which ususally does the trick for my other combat knives. I think of that as a plus cos damn it holds its edge under use. Overall an absolute must buy, should be the 1st and only knife anyone will ever need.
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