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


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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.
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John D
May 08, 2018
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Awesome blade poor sheath
Perfect blade couldn’t ask for anything better to get the job done, however the sheath is cheap leather and I can tell that it’ll be a problem in the future
5 out of 5
The swampy hell of Florida
May 08, 2018
Pros: None
Cons: None
A classic...
This is a classic knife. It is a benchmark legendary blade,with an illustrious history, and a huge following. Does it deserve all of the accolades? The short answer is: Yep. If you need details then here you go. This knife is an excellent compromise to serve as a utility knife and a combat knife. Most military folks will tell you they use their knives far more often as tools than weapons. This will do just fine in a rough life and death encounter as well. Unlike many more sexy designs on the market, this one has a well proven track record. Just ask the Marines... KA-BAR's current production knives look good, feel good, hell they even smell good with that classic stacked leather hilt. Fit and finish are excellent and I love the steel they use. It takes a great edge. I don't think you can go wrong with this one. If you need something more "modern", this is available with a synthetic hilt and sheath. It works fine, but it doesn't smell right...
5 out of 5
Buffalo, New York
Apr 22, 2018
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Weight, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Durable & Classic Multipurpose Knife
I bought this as a self-defense weapon when urban exploring as well as for some field utility use, as a 7" fixed blade knife it's actually very light weight and durable, easy to swing and stab or perform some other knife fighting moves, razor-sharp edge right out of the box and the 1095 Cro-Van steel blade is very easy to sharpen and maintain.Some people said this knife is overrated but I don't see any reasons to say it's overrated or criticize it for its original purpose, this KA-BAR knife has proved itself over and over again with its toughness and reliability, no collections should be without it.
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