Ka-Bar US Military Fighting/Utility Knife Straight Edge, USMC Description:
The original version of the All American legend. Ka-Bar US Military Fighting/Utility Knife Straight Edge, USMC, probably the most widely carried and used knife of it’s kind around. Marines depended on this legendary knife in World War II. Production of this famous knife continues, hence, designed and manufactured as first issued by Ka-Bar in 1941.
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 well recognized for their quality and abundance 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/Utility Knife Straight Edge, USMC Specifications:
-Blade length 7″, overall length 11 7/8″
Item Weight: 1.26 pounds.