KA-BAR Big Brother 2217 Fixed Blade Knife with Leather Sheath

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Cannot ship to California, and Massachusetts During WWII a legend was born, as several companies were asked by the U.S. Government to help supply troops with tactical/utility knives. The world's most famous fixed-blade knife is still doing its job, with honors, almost 70 years later. The Big Brother was designed for a lifetime of hardwork and constant use. Comes with a Leather sheath.

  • Type: Fixed
  • Blade Type: Top Serrated/Bottom Straight
  • Blade Length: 9 3/8"
  • Length: 14 3/8"
  • Handle Material: Leather
  • Sheath: Leather
  • Edge Type: Top Serrated/Bottom Straight
Brand: Ka-bar Knives
Catalog Number: 397360
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 9.38
Handle Color Brown/Tan
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Point Drop Point
Total Length 14.38

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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