THE BEST CRKT KNIVES OF 2019! Details

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THE BEST CRKT KNIVES OF 2019! Details

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

$111.95

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Part #: KA2217 | KA-BAR Knives
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Description
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.
Specifications
  • #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 (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.
KA-BAR 2217 Big Brother Fighting / Utility Knife 9-3/8" Double Edge Plain and Serrated Blade, Leather Handles, Brown Leather Sheath4.556 (18 reviews)
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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
4 out of 5
Buffalo, NY
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Could've used a stronger tang
The so called "big brother" knife made by KA-BAR comes with a very good overall construction quality as always, but I just don't like the visual and design proportion of the Knife since it has a big-a** blade but still uses a rat tail tang to support it, I understand this is because of the fact that the big brother is a upgraded version of the original 1217 fighting utility knife, but I still suggest KA-BAR to use a wider or even thicker tang on this knife, I use my big brother for chopping firewood although It held up just fine but I still prefer a more sturdy tang, so on the whole: the "big brother" is a great all-around camping/wood processing knife but not mainly designed for fighting purposes like the good ol'1217 does, I do believe the "big brother" is primarily for utility uses but if you still wanna use it to go toe to toe with your foe, it's still alright since the blade isn't that heavy like the Becker series knives, somehow this knife is little bit lighter than the Beckers and the leather sheath it came with is very well-made, KA-BAR still did a fantastic job.
KA-BAR 2217 Big Brother Fighting / Utility Knife 9-3/8" Double Edge Plain and Serrated Blade, Leather Handles, Brown Leather Sheath
4 out of 5
southern Colorado, small town.
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
I have used various KaBars over 50 years (along with another brand or two). What was mentioned about the stick tang and possible breakage, from my reading, this tang has been an issue for decades.How often does it happen? I dunno.. but once at the WRONG TIME could be disasterous.USMC kabar is a "thin" 1/8th" while my CS bowies run @ fair 5/16th". Ive used both in the field and In My Experience the better blade steel is the Not Kabar "other brand". Takes and holds finer edge tho I understand that both blades are 1095 or equivalent. The USMC was designed to be a fighting knife that is also useful in the field. This Humongous was designed, I think, to be a Knifeboy's wet dream. I love the sawback tho I don't yet know how well it acts in actual use on wood, small branches, vines, and such. Personally we shall see how it does... it could be The Knife, that bladed Grail thingy we all seek, some of us for decades ;) I didnt care for the sheath, it seems kinda frail and I don't like plastic! THAT ULTIMATELY matters not to me cuz I design/make my own sheath for knives I carry. Other than that, this one is "good to go", IMO.
KA-BAR 2217 Big Brother Fighting / Utility Knife 9-3/8" Double Edge Plain and Serrated Blade, Leather Handles, Brown Leather Sheath
4 out of 5
SC
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.
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