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


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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.
  • #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.
4.588 (17 reviews)
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Dun R
southern Colorado, small town.
Dec 02, 2015
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.
4 out of 5
Aug 04, 2015
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.
5 out of 5
South Carolina
Jun 26, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
very nice for the price
I don't do many reviews but when I do the product has to deserve it and in this case it is. I've had this knife for several months now and done everything from bushwacking to wood splitting and have yet to find any reason not to like this blade. Honestly I don't get why people are so bothered by the serrations as they are not really in the way of anything battoning included. Long story short anybody who disses this knife most likely hasn't given it a chance
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