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Ka-bar Knives

KA-BAR, USMC 7" Tactical Knife with Brown Leather Sheath - 1217

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Product Description
Blade Length: 7.0
Blade Material: Stainless Steel (high carbon)
Sheath Material: Leather
Blade Edge: Plain
Point: Clip Point
Handle Material: Leather
Total Length: 11.88
Blade Color: Black
Sheath Included: Yes
Pocket Clip Included: No
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Knife Weight: 11.2
Handle Color: Brown/Tan
Model Number: 1217
Catalog Number: 15698
Item Title: KA-BAR, USMC 7" Tactical Knife with Brown Leather Sheath - 1217
During the height of World War II, the U.S. Marines sought a fighting and utility knife that could meet the needs of the elite fighting force. That's where the legendary KA-BAR Fighting Utility Knife comes into the picture.

With the quality that you can expect from a standard issue knife for the Marines, the KA-BAR has many of the features that made it a constant carry for numerous armed servicemen and women both at home and abroad.

But before we jump into the admirable specs of the knife, to understand why the knife is truly formidable, we must first take a look at its rich history.

In response to a request for a modern fighting knife for the Marines, USMC Colonel John M. Davis and Major Howard E. America worked with what would become KA-Bar Knives to develop the knife we know today.

The 7-inch carbon steel blade features a black, non-reflective epoxy coating and an edge that comes razor sharp right out of the box.

Its stacked leather handle was designed to offer a better and more comfortable grip while the steel crossguard prevents the knife from slipping out of your hand in tough weather conditions.

All of these unique features, coupled with the included leather sheath, add up to create a knife that is perfectly stealthy and suitable for jobs that require the utmost precision and efficiency.
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Making a quality KA-BAR product requires the talent of experienced craftspeople performing dozens of processes with precision and skill. Each knife undergoes specific manufacturing processes to ensure corrosion resistance, strength, edge holding ability, and an out-of-the-box razor sharp cutting edge.

Soon after its introduction in the mid-1920's, the KA-BAR trademark became widely known and respected. There have been many versions of how the KA-BAR name came to be, but all evidence points to a letter received from a fur trapper. This particular fur trapper's testimonial turned out to be the most significant ever received by the company.

He wrote, in very rough English, that his gun had jammed and that he had therefore relied on his knife to kill a wounded bear that was attacking him. In thanking the company for their quality product the trapper described using his knife to kill the bear. All that was legible of his scrawled writing was "k a bar". The company was so honored by this testimonial that they adopted this phrase and used it as their trademark, KA-BAR.
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from Kirkwood IL
I started collecting them a few years back I have several I bought 4 and picked some up at farm sales love them wouldn't go with out one best knife ever.
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from Australia
What can I say, I've been a butcher for twenty years or so and, lets face it, I should know a good knife when I see it ... it's better than good its brilliant, carbon steel the only way to go..keep up the good work an great service to us abroad. HIP HIP HORRAY.
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from Chicago IL
Bought as a present for my daughter an ex marine. She loves it! Great quality and fast shipping total thumbs up!
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from San Jose, CA
It's just as good as the one I had in the Marines. I lost my original issue, and am very happy with the one gotten from you.
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from Phoenix, AZ
I recently purchased a 7" USMC Ka-Bar knife with the brown leather sheath from your website. It was shipped promptly and the knife met all of my expectations and beyond. I would not hesitate to order again. The prompt customer service seems to be such a thing of the past these days but your website has helped to restore my faith that some companies do still care about their customers! I love the knife!
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from El Paso, TX
Exactly as advertised, great knife
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from Huntington, WV
Found an original in Okinawa back in the 70's during a rat inspection . I've used it a lot camping over the years. My son whom now is in the service bought a new one and wants to trade me. Lol, no way. I'll will it to him. It's always on my side weather camping, hiking or out and about on the farm.
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from Aptos, CA
This knife is awesome! It was delivered on the exact day you said it would be. I positively will purchase from you again. Everything you said about the knife in the description was accurate. Thank You!
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from Vienna. Va
I love it.
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from Florida
I bought this as a surprise gift for my husband. He was so happy with it. Great purchase and great place to order from!
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from Philadelphia, PA
John S from Roselle Il.... This is a duplicate of a Government issued Fighting Knife... If it doesn't do what you need maybe you should try a candy cane. KaBar should issue the hardness scale and the steel grade of this manufacture, otherwise great purchase.
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from Toronto, On, Canada
This isan excellent knife, I like very much.
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from Eugene, OR
Great knife, easy to sharpen, all around good quality. I got this knife for my buddy who was a grunt, after he got out of the Marines he had broke the tip off his but he love that knife like it was his baby, anyway he said that this knife was just as good as the one he was issued in the Corps. SEMPER FI
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from Alexandria, IN
Very sturdy knife. Well worth the money.
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from Amman Jordan
Very good knife can be used for all what you need from strong and reliable knife.
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