Ka-bar Knives Operation Iraqi Freedom USMC
7 in. plain edged Clip point blade of 1095 carbon steel with black epoxy powder coating and gold print. Leather handle material. 11.88 in. overall. Includes a brown cowhide leather sheath with USMC printed on it.
- Blade Detail: Plain Edge
- Blade Length (inches): 7.00
- Blade Material: Carbon Steel, Black
- Carry System: Leather Sheath, USMC
- Handle Material: Stacked Leather
- Overall Length (inches): 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.