Ka-bar Knives USMC - Straight Edge - Hard Plastic Sheath

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The most famous fixed blade knife in the World - "the KA-BAR" - was designed to serve our troops during World War II and is still doing its job, with honors, more than 50 years later.


  • Grind: Flat
  • Stamp: USMC
  • HRC: 56-58
  • Edge Angle: 20 Degrees
  • Butt Cap /Guard: Powdered Metal/1095 Carbon
Brand: Ka-bar Knives
Catalog Number: 449943
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 7.0
Blade Material Carbon Steel (1095)
Handle Color Black, brown/tan
Handle Material Leather
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 0.68
Point Clip Point
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Plastic
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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