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|Weight||0.70 lb||Steel||1095 Cro-Van|
|Blade Type||Fixed Blade||Lock Style||N/A|
|Measurements||Blade length 7"; Overall length 11.875"||Grind||Flat|
|Edge Angles||20 Degrees||Handle Material||Leather|
|Stamp||USMC||Butt Cap/Guard||12GA Commercial Grd Carbon Steel|
|Pocket Clip||N||Made in||Knife Made in USA, Sheath Made in Mexico|
|NSN||1095-01-581-9100 KNIFE-COMBAT||Blade Thickness||0.165|
It doesn't get more classic than this! For the most part, this is the knife by which all other tactical and military knives were derived from, and the design is still strong. The construction on this knife is as solid as it gets. The leather is well sealed and holds up very well to use. The 1095 blade is thick and very agile in the hand. I have both the plastic and leather sheath, and both are great. If you had to grab one knife and go, you can do a lot worse than the classic, full-size USMC KA-BAR. No collection should be without one.
this knife is my go to knife for pretty much anything, i've beaten on it with my hammer, yes that is right, a hammer, never has it broken, it does dull though yet its a very nice knife for widdling i recommend everyone buys one
First of all... I have been called a knife expert. I know what steel makes a good blade, I know good durability and I have friends that recommend good knives to me. This one in particular was recommended by many of my friends, so I bought it. And I must say this is a very good quality knife. This knife is not excellent at one particular thing. It is good at everything it is designed to be and even beyond those specs. My opinion to everyone that thinks about getting one of these knives... YES, You would be a "fool" not to own this Knife!!! The only downside to this knife is that the powder coating comes off relatively easy...
I bought this knife a year ago, and I have brought it through hell and back,and it is stillin perfect condition and held the razor edge. All that is left to say is that this is the AK-47 bof knives because it is versitile and tough as nails. I highly recomend this knife
Well I'm 25 now, I got this knife when I was 16 years old before I joined the USMC. Besides boot camp and School of Infantry I took this with me most of the time in the USMC, two Iraq deployments and now I'm in the Army National Guard and I still use it. It can cut through a 1 to 2 inch tree in one chop. It's very durable. I also would say from all the knives I've paid a couple hundred dollars or more for, the USMC KA-BAR is definitely one of the best bangs for your buck!!!!
I just received my first KA-BAR as a present from my wife and I must say that I am excited just to own something so well crafted and stout I can hardly contain myself. I live high in the Sierra Nevada mountains and am an avid Outdoorsman. Believe me this knife will be put through the ringer. Being as I am around mountain lions and bears all the time I feel totally comfortable with this knife at my side.Perfect weight ,nice feel in the hand ,so when I am 30 miles into the back country and this knife is at my side I will hike with complete confidence. Yea Buddy!!!!!!
Ive had the same Ka-Bar that my grandfather used in WW2, passed to my dad when he went to Vietnam and then on to me. It is unreal how long this knife has been in use and its just as strong and dependable today as it was then. When I'm done with it it will go to my son, but he wont be getting it anytime soon. Ive still got plenty of camping to do :)
I HAVE JUST PURCHASED THIS KNIFE, AND I AM EXTREAMLY SATISFIED. IT IS RAZOR SHARP, AND FEELS GOOD IN MY HAND. I INTEND TO USE THIS KNIFE FOR HUNTING, CAMPING, WHEN I JOIN THE MILITARY, AND WHEN THE TIME COMES, SURVIVAL. THIS IS MY FIRST KABAR, AND IT WILL NOT BE MY LAST. WONDERFUL PEICE OF AMERICAN MADE HARDWARE. HOORAH MARINES!!
i wanted to torture test my ka bar so i ran it over with my dads truck and it was fine, truly quality made
pecfect! I just like it!
i just bought this knife and its the best knife i have ever owned leatherman was my favorite knife but ka-bar will be in mt life for a long time
Still have my grandfather's, still sharp, deadly, and while retired, I know I could still count on it. I carry the tanto made by your company, and while I do not like the added safety straps, with the sheath one quick motion brings it out. I wish it was as simple as the sheath for my grandfather's, but worthy of the legacy it carries. The original, well, it is simply beautiful functionallity at its finest. Saved my life, and will do so again. Rarely if ever carried, but worthy of the respect it is given. Thank you.
Best all around fixed blade knife i have ever owned. I've had mine for over 3 years, and used it for every heavy tasked camp chore. Every time i go in the woods, this wonderful blade goes with me.
I bought mine 27 years ago. I have taken it all over the world during my military career and now every time I go into the woods. Best knife I have ever owned.
I grew up in Alaska and heard stories from my father of the best knife he had in the jungles of Vietnam with the USMC. In my early 20's I saw one for the first time and bought it on the spot for my father. To his surprise and bug-eyes he was grateful for the gift. I couldn't take it anymore and bought myself one that same day. It's traveled across the U.S. and back again fishing and big game hunting. It is MY ONLY survival knife I will ever carry! Thank you for your attention to detail!
I got my first KaBar when I was 18. It was given to me by my recruiter when I joined the Marines. Ever since then, that knife had been with me almost everywhere, including my deployment to Iraq. The knife is durable and really stands up for its reputation. When I left the Marine Corps, i passed it on to one of my guys. Since then, I've owned many different knives that are popular in the market, but i feel like nothing can compare to this classic. After much consideration, I've decided purchase another one.
I am a knifemaker for a living. I love metallurgy, and as such my FAVORITE steel is anything high carbon with a touch of chromium for wear resistance. Aside from the vanadium, this steel is very close to the 5160 spring steel i use for my knives. It cost me $130 to make a blade that equaled this blades performance with a hardwood handle. This Ka-Bar dug a hole like a champ, chopped through kindling like nothing, and built a shelter. All i need to survive the harsh wilderness now is this knife, and a flintstrike. This knife will go from building my shelter, to splitting my wood, to digging a hole, then on to gutting, skinning and prepping game, this knife is all i need to sustain a good healthy knife. Tanto's, zombie choppers, and the fancy blades are nice, but you'll never beat the tried and true shape of a ka-bar or bowie in this call back to a more powerful age. This is american engineering-industry at its finest, and i even turn clients to ka-bar if my $150-175 aren't in their range, because honestly, they perform just as well as this kabar that is offered for under $100. Thank you for bringing me an amazing blade that far outperforms its price. And out of ALL their blades, this one is my absolute favorite! God bless ka-bar, god bless America!
My original issue WWII Kabar was stolen from me in the mid-seventies. A number of years later, my brother gifted me at Christmas with a new one. Thank-you Brother! This is my "if I could have one tool/weapon for survivlal" knife. It is always with me. Best damn knife ever made, bar none! Nice work, Kabar. Don't change a thing with it!
I just joined the Marine Corps and i'm shipping off to basic in a few weeks. The day I signed, my dad surprised me with this bad boy. Needless to say, i'm in love. Comes out of the box crazy sharp, and I love the stacked leather washer handle. I have nothing bad to say about the knife itself, but the leather sheath gets scraped when you insert the knife in it. Isn't that bad if you don't care about keeping everything pristine, but thats how I am. When I deploy I will be carrying this KA-BAR with me with pride. Thanks for such a solid knife with a lot of history!
My first Ka Bar came to me in Viet Nam as a FNG grunt Marine. It served me well and I never forgot it. Years later, I was a Private Contractor, training Iraqi Police....OJT style with Army MPs on the streets and in the villages of Iraq. Again I chose what proved itself to me so well decades before. I carried this one for 24 months in Iraq.
I carried, and extensively used, my KABAR in Iraq and then used it to cut my wedding cake. Thank you for the great product and legacy of the knife!!!
This is the best knife ever, this a epic knife!!!!
I've had my KA-BAR for 21 years now and it has never let me down.....
This knife is OUTSTANDING! It's great, sharp, and strong. Great build and the leather sheath is much better than expected. It comes razor sharp and it's also much bigger than I thought. Over all I highly recommend this wonderful knife.
This is the best knife I have ever owned. I got it for my birthday, and the moment I took it out of the box, I fell in love with it. I have found it to be very useful and durable throughout the years. I now take it hunting, fishing, or any other outdoor adventure I go on.
I got my KA-BAR on my on my 18th birthday just before moving out on my own. Since then it has been used to do everything from intimidating would-be attackers to ensuring my survival in the wildnerness to cutting up meat and vegetables for a nice dinner and picking my teath after that meal. The clip point also makes an excellent back scratcher. I have been an avid knife collector for most of my life but after I got my KA-BAR, I haven't bought another fixed blade knife because I wouldn't be using it. It would just collect dust while the KA-BAR serves me better than any Chinese peice of garbage ever could.
I got my Ka-bar while stationed in Quantico while Active in the Marines, in 1971..During my 8 years in the Corps, it almost never left my side. It was used for everything and then some. I even openned cans with it when I could not find my P-38. Always stayed sharp and never lost its edge..other than a few light swipes on a stone and back in business. After my Discharge, I became a Police Officer and my Ka-bar served me during all my years as a cop. Today I'm retired and that knife is still razor sharp and ready to go....it is on display on a special Ka-bar knife stand near my Shadow Box. I know I will be giving it to my Step son someday...BTW...I still carry a Ka-bar folding warthog 3072 all the time in my pocket....[rule # 9....Never leave home without your knife]. Semper Fi
I'm an avid knife collector, and I just bought this a little over a month ago and WOW! Fell in love with this knife right out of the box. It feels great in my hand, the leather smells nice and is of good quality and the blade is very sharp. I carry this knife every where I go and does the jobs I need it to. Despite it being a fighting knife, this thing serves many other purposes and I can't get enough it. It looks great on my hip and have lots of compliments on it as well. The only down side to this, which doesn't even really matter is the black coating comes off real easy. This is still by far my favorite knife in my collection.
An amazing, iconic blade. Recommended. Thanks, Ka-Bar, for an awesome knife!
hellow all i just seen this knife at the pawn shop its not new but great shape i also bought a 1800's Bowie knife great shape there both going in my man cave on the wall
My first fixed blade knife was a USMC KaBar. I was 11. I was obsessed with WW2 and my dad bought me one from the military surplus store. It was my go-to camping knife. I loved it. Sometime while I was in college it got misplaced and I bought a brand new one about 3 years ago. It's just as awesome as my old one. I've owned three knives by this company. 2 USMCs and a BK2. All three were absolutely great. I use the BK2 as my go-to hiking and camping tool now, and my 12 old son carries my USMC just as I did so long ago. It's become a family tradition and I hope my son passes this knife to his kid some day. Keep up the great work and keep this classic alive!
Awesome knife!!! I couldn't be happier
I have just received my Dads KA-BAR from when he was in the US Army that he got in 1969. Its still sharp and sturdy. I remember going deer hunting with him in the 70's and he used this same knife. I had one while I was in the Marines that was stolen, and now I intend to purchase another one of my own. That way I will one to pass on to both of daughter's.
This is the best knife I have ever owned. I have had this knife for 33 years and I have beaten the s--t out of it. I have cut down small trees, hammered in tent stakes, practiced knife throwing, used it to chop wood with a hammer, used it as a fire poker, and even shaved with it. The sheath is still rock solid and I have an old one with staples not rivets. This is the most amazing knife ever! Thank you Ka-Bar!!!
I bought my first Kabar in 1983 at the local mall for about $20. Six years later I joined the Marines and it went with me to Desert Storm. It has been a constant companion in many dangerous places and on many a relaxed hunting or fishing trip. I have other knives, including some high dollar handmade Damascus. But the Kabar is the fall back knife and I will never part with it until I pass it on to my son.
Like others have said my Dad a retired Marine got me one for my birthday. 15+ years and untold amounts of abuse later, it still holds a razor sharp edge and is more reliable than a hammer!
My Godfather gave me his KA-BAR when he returned from duty in Korea in '53. I was only ten at the time but I used it until '86 when I split from my ex. Somehow it got left behind and I never saw it again. I just bought another and other than the finish being a black no shine and the slightly different leather sheath it is the same knife. High quality throughout and it came with razor sharpness. I expect it to last until I pass on. In the meantime it makes a great letter opener and general use utility knife only as my fighting days are long over. If someone wants to fight me I will just shoot them because old men who can't fight do that.
I purchased and carried this knife on every single foot patrol when we were kicking down doors in Sadr City Iraq. This is by far the best fighting knife in the world. I had no doubt in my mind that this knife could save my life if necessary.
One day I was messing with my knife, doing some wood carving and accidentally dropped this knife with a point down straight to stone floor. I thought "Aw man, this knife going to be wrecked". After further inspection, no damage was done to the knife but there was a dent left on the stone floor.
I put together "breakdown kits" for both my and my Wifes' vehicles, including basic tools, flares, water bottles, MREs, fire-starting gear and on top of the kits is a 5" Ka-bar in Hers' and a 7" Ka-bar in mine, most important tool readily available no matter the situation encountered. It is very re-assuring to know that the Missus has a deadly weapon virtually at Her fingertips should the need arise. Thank you for making one of the greatest tools since the wheel!!!
výborná kvalita a klasika ako sa patrí....ďakujem som veľmi spokojný
During my time in the Marine Corps Infantry I carried a KA-BAR. When in the field the knife was always at my side and did everything an infantryman could possibly need it to. There is really nothing more to say. The KA-BAR's history speaks for itself. Fortunately, the KA-BAR appears to be built to those same high standards today. I just received one and it is perfect.
The knife that delivers! Proud owner!
When I was a boy growing up in Hawaii in the early 1950's my dad bought a used USMC KA-BAR with leather sheath. Both were pretty beat up but still solid and serviceable. You could tell it was well made. He bought it for yard work and other stuff around the house. I fell in love with that knife then.. As a young army paratroop in 1970 I carried one with me in Nam. Afterward as an active outdoors man, I always had a KA-BAR on my belt or in my pack every hunting season throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Alaska. It felt like part of me and like an old friend, it never let me down even in some hairy situations. I'm 63 now and I don't hunt much anymore or spend much time out in the field. But I just recently bought a new KA-BAR, the Full-Size Straight Edge USMC. This one goes in our earthquake emergency kit. When it comes to a knife that is trustworthy, strong and Made in America, one that I can depend on, this knife is IT! There are plenty of knives out there, good ones, but this is the only one for me. Thank you KA-BAR.
Since 1947 I have carried a K-Bar on the ranch, in the Marine Corps, in law enforcement and now in my old age. It is deceptively concealable and eminently useful. No tool or weapon I ever carried was as personal and comforting as my K-Bar.
Ho molti coltelli ma il mio Ka -bar è sicuramnte il migliore, solido come una roccia e affilato come un rasoio
my leather sheath only lasted 10 years, but the kryton sheath I bought from K-bar has lasted at least that long! Great Knife, my fav of all the knives I own. I should get another one... just, because...
The best knife I have ever owned. It cuts 4 inches ahead of the blade.
I've had several of these, unfortunately. I say unfortunately because I wish I'd never had to replace them! My first I found in an Army surplus store when I was 15 or so. It was new in box and very underpriced even in those days, so I snatched it up immediately for the $30 asking price. When I showed it to my grandfather who collected some militaria, he showed me one he'd gotten from a friend of his. The handle had somehow been broken off at the tang, so the previous owner welded on a custom handle with knuckles. Several years later, after carrying and using my Kabar almost daily, I was in a tight bind and had to sell it. The handle, a light blonde when I got it, and reddish brown sheath, were both solid black from use. I'd carried it hunting, camping, fishing, and in combat in Afghanistan. As soon as I was able, I got another one. But that wasn't until after my deployment to Iraq, where I carried a vintage Buck. Carried my new Kabar from 2006-2012. Meanwhile, I inherited my grandfather's in 2009. They were both stolen in a robbery in 2012. Have yet to replace it because that was also the year I got divorced and I haven't gotten back to a position where I can enjoy the outdoors activities that I used to. I will soon though! And you'd better believe I'll be getting a new Kabar before I get back into camping and fishing every weekend. It'll look good on my belt next to my .44 mag. My Buck simply isn't capable of taking the abuse a Kabar can and my machete is great for backpacking but a bit big for woods carry. Hands down, Kabar is the best knife I've ever owned, and I'm a collector. Get one, carry it, USE it, and yes, abuse the hell out of it. All other knives will always feel inadequate in comparison for the rest of your life, I guarantee it.
Real great piece of knife with so much history in it, I was very satisfied with my own 1217. First off, I just love the look of the box that contains the knife it has only a big knife blade printed on it, yet it's still a low-profile box. Moving on to the knife itself, I couldn't be happier when I saw and touched it with my eyes and hands, the stacked leather handle feels great yet grippy in my hands, 1095 cro van steel blade was well-tempered and has superior durability looks like it can for a life time, the Bowie (Clip Point) blade style makes it good at penetrating objects and the razor-sharp edge has a good retention, I just love them all awesome knife for the price!
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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.
$104.90 (with USMC KA-BAR®, Straight Edge)
Sheath made in Mexico