KA-BAR 1217 Full Size USMC Fighting Knife 7" Plain Blade, Leather Handles, Leather Sheath - 2-1217-8


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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 its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
4.811 (74 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Bahama, NC
Aug 03, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Absolute quality
I bought this knife on several friends recommendations. I received it today; 2 days after ordering. It is higher quality than the Buck and Gerber that I have used for many years. Although I have no intentions of abusing it or "fighting" with it, I am sure it will get a lot of use.
5 out of 5
I'm Not Giving You My Name
The Nederlandse
Jul 23, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Ka bar 1217 plain blade
Great knife I love it my dad gave it to me wen I was 11years old know I'm 43 and I still carry it on my belt I love it but if you buy it buy some anti rust oil to it my have a amazing black coting on it but you should still keep it oiled BUY THE KNIFE
5 out of 5
Ka-Bar Dug
silver city, New Mexico
Jul 17, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
my usmc ka-bar
There is no such animal as an all-around, multi-use knife, but if I had to choose only one that comes closest it would be my usmc ka-bar. I use it for virtually everything from back packing chores to cutting bread, salami, and turkey breast. Once, when the battery pooped out on my electric razor I did a reasonably good job shaving with it (with shaving cream of course). After 30 years of almost daily use both the knife and sheath are still going like gang busters with not one problem. If you had to buy just one knife, guess the one I'd recommend... Duh!
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