The legendary KA-BAR Fighting Utility Knife is a testament to its unrivaled performance and rich history. Designed during World War II to meet the rigorous demands of the elite U.S. Marines, this knife embodies the highest quality expected of a standard-issue blade.

The KA-BAR has earned its place as an essential tool for countless servicemen and women, whether deployed abroad or safeguarding the home front. Now, let's delve into the remarkable features that make this knife truly formidable.

Collaborating with USMC Colonel John M. Davis and Major Howard E. America, KA-BAR was born from a mission to create a modern fighting knife for the Marines. Their efforts yielded an extraordinary 7-inch carbon steel blade. Enhanced with a black, non-reflective epoxy coating and a razor-sharp partially serrated edge, this blade delivers exceptional cutting performance straight out of the box.

Crafted with a stacked leather handle, the KA-BAR ensures a secure and comfortable grip, enabling you to handle the toughest challenges with ease. Its robust steel crossguard guarantees a steadfast hold even in the harshest weather conditions.

The knife's distinctive features are complemented by an included leather sheath, adding to its stealthy and efficient nature. Whether you require precise and efficient results or demand the utmost precision in your tasks, the KA-BAR is the perfect companion.

This particular iteration proudly displays the stamp of the U.S. Army, symbolizing its dedication to exceptional quality and reliability. With the KA-BAR Fighting Utility Knife by your side, you possess a tool that embodies the spirit of excellence.

Brand: Ka-bar Knives
Catalog Number: 15702
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Material 1095
Country of Origin USA
Handle Color Brown/Tan
Handle Material Leather
Knife Weight 8.0
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Point Clip
Sheath Include Yes
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Leather
Total Length 11.88

Making a quality KA-BAR product requires the talent of experienced craftspeople performing dozens of processes with precision and skill. Each knife undergoes specific manufacturing processes to ensure corrosion resistance, strength, edge holding ability, and an out-of-the-box razor sharp cutting edge.

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.

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