KA-BAR 5017 Full-size USMC Fighting Knife 7" Fixed Plain Edge, Kydex Sheath


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KA5017: 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: Kydex
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.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
4.636 (11 reviews)
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4 out of 5
Highlands Ranch CO
May 11, 2017
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Old school
I needed to replace the KA-BAR I had in my collection after giving that one as a gift. As usual, the honest simplicity and quality of this knife was apparent. The only thing I would do differently is the sheath. My last KA-BAR shipped with a "historically correct" leather sheath made in Mexico, which I was fine with. I guess I'm old school in that I prefer leather for both knives and handguns. Kydex just doesn't do it for me. Focusing on the "meat", I assume these are still made of high carbon tool steel, which is arguably the best there is for taking and holding an edge. Keeping a drop or two of oil rubbed onto the blade edge is a small price to pay for an awesome knife. While I have knives in my collection that cost many times more, you can't beat the value or the American history in one of these KA-BAR combat knives.
5 out of 5
Gary C
Garland, Texas
Mar 11, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great Knife
This knife exceeded my expectations. Quality is great. Finish is beautiful. I purchased one of these for myself and one for my wife. Both knives are flawless. Both arrived razor sharp. My wife's father was issued a Kabar when he joined the army in WW2. Before he died he gave us the very knife he kept with him every moment through the war. He used it for everything imaginable in the pacific theater fighting the Japanese and that knife is still good knife today. I could put a sharp edge on it today and use it for years. They can really take some rough treatment. I will carry this knife when I am camping, hunting and hiking. Buy one! You will be glad you did when you get it. You can't beat this knife for the price.
5 out of 5
Jan 30, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Fighting Fit
As a Marine myself, I'm slightly upset that they don't still issue this knife to active duty. Not only does it look fantastic, but it feels solid in your grasp. The blade is razor sharp and tactically non reflective. Overall, a wonderful addition to my knife collection.
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