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A remake of the ever-popular and sought-after knife issued to the Department of the Navy during WWII, the Mark I features a non-reflective black blade that is epoxy powder-coated. Tests prove the finish is more durable than ever. The classic oval shape of the original KA-BAR remains and has been modernized with a material nearly impervious to sweat, chemicals, water and wear - Kraton G®. Tang stamped USN. MOLLE compatible hard plastic sheath included.
Made in the USA.
|Weight||0.50 lb||Steel||1095 Cro-Van|
|Blade Type||Fixed Blade||Lock Style||N/A|
|Measurements||Blade length 5.125"; Overall length 9.1875"||Grind||Flat|
|Edge Angles||20 Degrees||Handle Material||Kraton G®|
|Stamp||USN||Butt Cap/Guard||Powdered Metal|
|Pocket Clip||N||Made in||Knife Made in USA, Sheath Made in Taiwan|
Just purchased and received this knife. It's a sturdy, well balanced, well made knife. My only complaint is the handle. It's short. I have large hands (wear a large size glove) and it's a cramped uncomfortable fit. My hand is digging into the guard and pommel. Large handed buyers beware.
I have the old school leather handled version. Love it! Smaller and more discrete than its larger 7" brother, but better than any folder & thicker handled than the 'small' KB. Very nice when in areas (i.e. public campgrounds) where a larger knife may freak some folks out. Also gets a lot of use around the house for all kinds of tasks. My dad liked mine so much he bought a clone of it for the same aforementioned reasons.
The blade thickness is very nice, but it is also thin enough at the blade edge for skinning squirrels. I've used this knife for everything from splitting logs to dressing rabbits, and it has performed flawlessly. It also feels great in the hand. I am a small guy though, so some of you gigantic folk out there may have some handle length issues. My only complaint is that I had to buy a new sharpening set because the steel is so hard, but there are worse problems to be had.
I have had this knife for just under a year and it is fantastic. Very good all around knife. Today i had the tang break on the inside of the handle and i will surely be getting another one.
I recently acquired one of these with the plain edge. It is impressive. Feels very good in the hand with the majority of weight in the handle, making it feel more secure in your hand, and the blade is a good utility size. My only complaint is that it seems to dull faster than I am used to with my other knives, and I haven't even put it to hard use outdoors yet. It is not enough of a big deal that I won't carry/use it, just an observation. I would recommend it to anyone who is on the fence about getting one.
We ship all orders via UPS Ground. Orders Placed Monday - Friday will ship within 48 hours when possible. Allow up to two weeks for regular delivery. Deliveries to P.O. boxes, FPO or APO addresses, will be sent via USPS; there is no tracking for these orders.
Should you want to return your item, please ship to the following address with a note explaining the reason for return.
KA-BAR Knives, Inc.
200 Homer Street
Olean, NY 14760
Include your name, address, phone number and email so we can promptly return your product. Be sure to cover the entire blade and tip of the knife with original protective cardboard sheaths and do not ship knives in envelopes. KA-BAR is not responsible for lost or stolen items. After your KA-BAR item is received in Olean, please allow 2 to 3 weeks for the processing and return of your products.
$82.19 (with Kraton® Handled Mark I)
Sheath made in Taiwan