Ka-Bar U.S.M.C. Fixed Blade-Fighting Utility Knife
- Blade length 7", overall length 11 7/8"
- U.S.M.C. tang stamp, 2" serrated edge
- Oval handles constructed of compacted leather disks, smoothed and polished
- Epoxy powder coated, high carbon steel (1095) blades (HRC 56-58)
- Buff polished edges
- Powdered metal butt caps, carbon steel guards, both powder coated
- Comes with U.S.M.C. Eagle and Globe leather sheath
|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.