Exquisite blade geometry defines the peerless engineering of the Ka-Bar USMC Tactical Knife. Touted by Ka-Bar as "the most famous knife in the world," this 7" partially-serrated 1095 carbon steel knife can handle the most resilient synthetic materials, as well as tricky knots and rough cuts! Its blade features a black oxide powder coating for corrosion-resistance, and its firm and stylish tan leather grip houses securely in its included black glass-filled nylon sheath. For a knife with the impact and power of a battering ram in the size of a versatile personal carry, the USMC Tactical Knife stands a cut above the rest!
|Blade Edge||Partially serrated/comboedge|
|Blade Material||Carbon steel (1095)|
|Knife Type||Fixed blade|
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.