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KA-BAR 2225 USN Mark I Fighting / Utility Knife 5-1/8" Plain Blade, Leather Handle, Brown Leather Sheath - 2-2225-2

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Part Number: KA2225
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA2225: Mark I
KA-BAR Knives
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.

Neither the Department of the Navy nor any other component of the Department of Defense has approved, endorsed, or otherwise authorized this product.
  • #2225 Mark I
  • Blade Length: 5-1/8"
  • Overall Length: 9-3/16"
  • Steel: 1095 Cro-Van
  • HRC: 56-58
  • Blade Stamp: USN (on tang)
  • Handle: Leather
  • Sheath: Brown Leather
  • Sheath Made in Mexico; Knife Made in USA

UPC Code: 617717222252

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.
4.667 (12 reviews)
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4 out of 5
Jul 14, 2015
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Materials, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Good woods knife
I've been a fan of Ka-Bar since my active duty days, and while my USMC fighting knife is a good fighting/survival knife, it's less than ideal for bushcraft, mostly due to the blade being too long and the handle too large for fine woodwork (for my hands at least). When I finally got a chance to handle the Mk1 though, it fit like a glove. The grip is thinner and shorter, and has great ergonomics. Some people don't like the smooth grip because they feel it's not "grippy" enough, but I prefer it as it's much less likely to develop hot spots and blisters in long use. The blade is also a perfect length, with a nice flat grind, and drop tip. One of the best but often overlooked qualities is the guard. It's long enough in front to keep your hand from sliding up on the blade if you inadvertently thrust into something, but short enough in back to rest your thumb on the spine of the blade if you need to choke up on it. The only thing I don't like about it is the sheath. It will probably last a while, but the leather it's made of is so much thinner that you get on full size almost seems like an afterthought. Overall though, I'm happy with my choice, and would buy it again if the need arises.
4 out of 5
Rocky Pt.
Jan 23, 2015
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Longer handle,and American made sheath..
The only 2 cons i have about the Kabar Mark 1,are Personal,and may not affect the next person..With that said,the major drawback for me is the handle..While i can get a good enough grip on it,i wish Kabar would make a model that had a handle that's an inch or so longer,for those of us with bigger paws..And then there's the sheath..I realize the current sheath is why the price is what it is,but i would gladly pay a bit more for an American made sheath(NOT MEXICO),and one with a Good quality leather,that is nicely stitched.This knife DESERVES an American made sheath..Or give the customer the CHOICE of either leather,or Kydex..As far as the knife's steel,the fit/finish,and materials,their fine..This is an eye pleasing knife,which will certainly become one of your favorites..
4 out of 5
Gw Wills
North Carolina
Jan 05, 2015
Pros: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Finish
Cons: None
A Classic piece of kit
It looks and feels like one carried heroes in the Pacific war. Knife center shipped it to me FAST, probably the same day they received my order.
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