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KA-BAR 2217 Big Brother Fighting / Utility Knife 9-3/8" Double Edge Plain and Serrated Blade, Leather Handles, Brown Leather Sheath - 2-2217-7

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Part Number: KA2217
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA2217: Big Brother | Leather Handled Fighting / Utility Knife
KA-BAR Knives

This is the "Big Brother" to the standard Ka-Bar USMC combat knife. It's huge! It has a blade that is just short of 9-1/2" and an overall length of almost 14-1/2" Ka-Bar has an honored history: During WWII a legend was born, as several companies were asked by the U.S. Government to help supply troops with combat/utility knives. KA-BAR stepped up to the challenge and their reputation became so strong that all who are familiar with this knife refer to any of its kind simply as the "KA-BAR". The world’s most famous fixed-blade knife is still doing its job, with honors, almost 70 years later. This "big brother" series of oversized combat knives promises to serve our citizens in new ways. It can dig, chop, stab and perform a myriad of chores with ease.

Neither the Department of the Navy nor any other component of the Department of Defense has approved, endorsed, or otherwise authorized this product.
  • #2217 - Big Brother
  • Overall Length: 14-3/8"
  • Blade Length: 9-3/8"
  • Blade Edges: Serrated Top; Straight Bottom
  • Steel: 1095 Cro-Van
  • Grind: Flat
  • HRC: 56-58
  • Handle: Leather
  • Sheath: Brown Leather
  • Weight: 0.90 pounds (knife only)
  • Knife Made in USA; Sheath Made in Mexico

UPC Code: 617717222177

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
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.
4.625 (16 reviews)
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4 out of 5
Aug 04, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
A Great Buy.....
Bought it for my 72 hour bug-out bag. I did not want to carry a axe or axe head along with a camp knife and etc.. I found this to be a good compromise for this use. I would have liked it to have a kydex sheath and be molly attached.
5 out of 5
South Carolina
Jun 26, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
very nice for the price
I don't do many reviews but when I do the product has to deserve it and in this case it is. I've had this knife for several months now and done everything from bushwacking to wood splitting and have yet to find any reason not to like this blade. Honestly I don't get why people are so bothered by the serrations as they are not really in the way of anything battoning included. Long story short anybody who disses this knife most likely hasn't given it a chance
5 out of 5
San Joaquin, CA
May 05, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great Knife
Joe, you're a real xxxxxx! There is always someone who has to give their opinion and try to act like they know what they are talking about. He must be a real loner. This is a well made knife with. Good weight! If you're a weakling then don't get this knife.
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