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Ka-Bar U. S. Navy Fighting Utility Knife - Plain Edge - Leather Sheath

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Item #: KA1225


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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. The quality materials used and their classic construction - stacked leather handles, double guards, and pinned on butt caps - are what make these the best all-purpose knives manufactured today.

This full sized knife has a 7" clip point blade of 1095 stainless steel at 56-58 Rc. Overall length is 11-7/8". Knife weighs 6.8 oz. Comes with a traditional Ka-Bar style leather sheath stamped U.S. Navy. All knives made in Olean, NY and proudly stamped KA-BAR. Suggested retail $134.96.

  • Type
  • Blade
    Clip Point
  • Blade Length
  • Finish
    Black Epoxy
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Hilt Guard
    Powdered Metal
  • Butt Cap
    Powdered Metal
  • Handle
    Stacked Leather
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    10.8 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.

$ 95.95

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