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


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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.
4.816 (76 reviews)
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Alamogordo. N M
Jan 08, 2018
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Kbar knife
Quality sharp blade ,arrived in perfect condition. Excellent leather sheath.
5 out of 5
Pa Woodsman
Central Pennsylvania Mountains
Jan 01, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
I purchased this knife for use when hiking in our local State Forest. It is a most excellent companion for the woods. Today's KA-BAR is very well made. It is a most faithful copy of the famous WW2 knife. The knife came from the factory quite sharp, I did not have to do any touch-up with a stone.Being retired I spend several days each week in the woods and, the KA-BAR is with me every time.The leather handle is so well designed and, comfortable to use. The knife itself was well thought out by those who designed it.The leather sheath is well made. I replaced mine with another made by KA-BAR that has a plain front. Being that I was not in the USMC, I wouldn't feel right wearing a sheath honoring a most esteemed branch of our armed forces that I did not serve. The plain non-embossed brown sheath is the proper answer for me. I highly recommend this knife for use in the woods.
5 out of 5
Bahama, NC
Aug 03, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Absolute quality
I bought this knife on several friends recommendations. I received it today; 2 days after ordering. It is higher quality than the Buck and Gerber that I have used for many years. Although I have no intentions of abusing it or "fighting" with it, I am sure it will get a lot of use.
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