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KaBar Gunny Knife

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Item #: KA5300


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The Gunny Knife was the last project "The Gunny" worked on before his passing in 2018. R. Lee Ermey had a long career in films and television after medically retiring from the Marines. Most notably as the iconic Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the movie Full Metal Jacket. Ermey was in over one hundred productions, including Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Mail Call and countless others. Ermey was active in supporting the US Military his entire life, visiting deployed soldiers and Marines deployed as well as around the United States.

Designed by R. Lee, the Gunny Knife was created to be used in any and all terrains and situations. A portion of sales of the Gunny Knife will be donated to the Fisher House Foundation, an organization that was near and dear to R. Lee Ermey.

The Gunny Knife is made in the USA. The 9-3/4" spear point blade is has a black powder coating. The blade steel is 1095 Cro-Van with a hardness of 56-58 Rc. Handle is made of webb wood, a dyed hardwood laminate. Measures 15-1/4" overall. Black leather sheath included. Weighs 15.4 oz. Suggested retail $292.73.

  • Type
  • Blade
    Spear Point
  • Blade Length
  • Finish
    Black Coated
  • Blade Steel
    1095 Cro-Van
  • Rockwell
  • Handle
    Webb Wood
  • Tang
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    15.4 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.

$ 199.95