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KA-BAR 1217 USMC Fighting Knife

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KA-BAR 1217 USMC Fighting Knife with Plain Edge & Brown Leather Belt Sheath

During the height of World War II, the U.S. Marines sought a fighting and utility knife that could meet the needs of the elite fighting force. That's where the legendary KA-BAR Fighting Utility Knife comes into the picture. With the quality that you can expect from a standard issue knife for the Marines, the KA-BAR has many of the features that made it a constant carry for numerous armed servicemen and women both at home and abroad. But before we jump into the admirable specs of the knife, to understand why the knife is truly formidable, we must first take a look at its rich history.

In response to a request for a modern fighting knife for the Marines, USMC Colonel John M. Davis and Major Howard E. America worked with what would become KA-Bar Knives to develop the knife we know today. The 7-inch carbon steel blade features a black, non-reflective epoxy coating and an edge that comes razor sharp right out of the box. Its stacked leather handle was designed to offer a better and more comfortable grip while the steel crossguard prevents the knife from slipping out of your hand in tough weather conditions. All of these unique features, coupled with the included leather sheath, add up to create a knife that is perfectly stealthy and suitable for jobs that require the utmost precision and efficiency.

Looking for this KA-BAR USMC Fighting Knife with a hard plastic MOLLE compatible sheath? Check out the KA-BAR 5018 serrated knife and KA-BAR 5017 plain edge knife.

  • Blade Length: 177.8mm
  • Blade Width: 30mm
  • Blade Thickness: 4mm
  • Overall Length: 301.6mm
  • Shape: Clip Point
  • Edge Angle: 20°
  • Hardness: 56-58 HRC
  • Blade Material: 1095 Cro-Van Carbon Steel
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Dark Coating
  • Blade Guard: 12GA Commercial Grd Carbon Steel
  • Handle Material/Colour: Brown Leather Stacked
  • Sheath Material/Colour: Brown Leather Belt Sheath
  • Weight: 317g
  • Knife made in USA; Sheath made in Mexico
  • Manufacturer Number: 1217
  • Lifetime Warranty

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12/5/2020 12:42 AM

Iconic knife

by Luke -

Great classic knife for the collection
<br>Razor sharp edge