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Ka-Bar U.S.M.C. Fighting / Utility Knife All Black

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Item #: KA1211


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Since "the KA-BAR" was designed to serve our troops during World War II, the name has become one of the most recognized in the industry today. The Ka-Bar reputation depended on the U.S.M.C. combat knives, which were made by many other companies during WWII. The Ka-Bar reputation was so strong that all knives of this type became referred to by the name of Ka-Bar. Suggested retail $128.82.

  • Type
  • Blade
    Clip Point
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
    1095 High Carbon
  • Rockwell
  • Hilt Guard
    Carbon Steel
  • Butt Cap
    Powdered Metal
  • Handle
    Kraton G
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    10.6 oz
  • Sheath
  • Origin


Soon after its introduction in the mid-1920's, the KA-BAR trademark became widely known and respected. There have been many versions of how the KA-BAR name came to be, but all evidence points to a letter received from a fur trapper. This particular fur trapper's testimonial turned out to be the most significant ever received by the company.

He wrote, in very rough English, that his gun had jammed and that he had therefore relied on his knife to kill a wounded bear that was attacking him. In thanking the company for their quality product the trapper described using his knife to kill the bear. All that was legible of his scrawled writing was "k a bar". The company was so honored by this testimonial that they adopted this phrase and used it as their trademark, KA-BAR.

KA-BAR is best known for their military production knives. They were chosen by the U.S. Marine Corp. as the primary knife producer for World War II. They also have traditional pocket knives, as well as many options for law enforcement.

$ 91.95

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