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

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Part Number: KA1217
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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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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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!
5 out of 5
Apr 10, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Tough an rugged!
I am a out doors man that needs a knife to hold up to whatever the task. As a third generation miliyary brat I Thankyou k-bar for the product ant also to the many sellers that work with ebay. The savings is a blessing and k-bar still backing the factory warranty you cant go wrong now all my needs are meet i own 2 k-bar usmc utility , 2 ek model 45 and one ek model 44. Love them all where ever i go theres one at hand thanks again. Looking foward to years of service with companys like these. Sincerly Ryan browning
5 out of 5
Oct 26, 2016
Pros: None
Cons: None
Excellent, but!
I am extremely thrilled to own this knife. The history, the quality, the reputation, the build, all top notch. Made in America. But, I feel obligated to point out one issue, which is not a deal breaker for me, but needs to be pointed out: The sheath is made in Mexico. In all sincerity, this makes me question KA-BAR. I do not expect this sheath to have the life I would like to see in a sheath. One made in the USA. This was obviously a cost cutting measure. But in all sincerity, I would spend the extra bucks for one made in the USA. To me, this fact cheapens the entire enchilada. I hope KA-BAR rethinks this policy of having the sheath made in Mexico.
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