|Ka-Bar US Military Fighting/Knife Serrated Edge, USMC, an American Legend-the knife marines depended on during World War II.
On December 9, 1942, after the start of World War II, KA-BAR submitted a knife to the United States Marine Corps in hopes that it would become general issue to that branch of the military. Working with the Marine Quartermaster Department the original design was revised and production began of an improved fighting and utility knife for the Marines.
As the War escalated, the USMC KA-BAR knives became so well recognized for their quality and so abundant in number that “Kabar” became the name by which many referred to this knife pattern, regardless of whether the knife was manufactured at the actual KA-BAR facility.
Ka-Bar US Military Fighting/Knife Serrated Edge, USMC Specifications:
– Blade length 7″, overall length 11 7/8″
Item Weight: 1.26 pounds.