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KA-BAR 1218 USMC Fighting Knife 7" Combo Blade, Leather Handles, Leather Sheath - 2-1218-5

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Part Number: KA1218
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA 1218 - U.S.M.C. Traditional Fighting/Utility Knives
The serrated version of the An American legend. Probably the most widely carried and used knives of its kind around. This is the legendary knife Marines depended on in World War II. Production of this famous knife continues, designed and manufactured as it was first issued by KA-BAR in 1941.
Cowhide sheath included with U.S.M.C. Eagle and Globe Crest
2" triple Peaked serration
Blade Length 7", overall 11 7/8"
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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5 out of 5
Mar 25, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
One of the best
This deserves a 7 out of 5 rating. The fit and finish of this knife is impeccable. The blade is sharp, epoxy powder coating on the blade is smooth and not ugly and rough like OKC knives. The knife pommel/guard is unwavering; the butt cap is rock solid; the blade is full tang construction, just over 1/6th of an inch thick and which eases your mind because it can take a beating not fall out of the handle or brake or something else. It's well balanced, an absolute workhorse. No wonder this is one of the most widely used knives today among our military and American citizens alike. The handle is made of a beautiful leather for a classic style and great grip. I have to clear something up; as most reviewers were disappointed when they found out the sheath was made in Mexico, I'll agree so was I. I do agree with others when they say a knife of this quality should have an American made quality sheath. Truthfully, this sheath is gorgeous, sturdy, and will handle very well if maintained with some sno-seal, neatsfoot oil, etc. I have come to learn that the Mexicans are very well renowned for their leather goods, and it is a very nice sheath.
5 out of 5
Jim L
woodstock ga
Mar 15, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
ka-bar1218 USMC fightng knife
i recently ordered the k bar fighting knife and was amazed at the turnaround time for delivery..the knife and sheath were just as ordered and well worth the price 'my brother and i were in the marine corps so i ordered one for him as well ........thank you knife center its a genuine pleasure doing business with you...................very satisfied customer
5 out of 5
Doug B
Nov 27, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Materials, None
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