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6 7/8" Gun blue blade with deep blood groovePolished leather handleSteel hammer butt capPackaged in issue box Includes genuine leather sheath with USMC logoSheath has extra heavy stitching and metal staple side reinforcements11 7/8" overall length
NO CHEAP IMITATION! This knife is an exact replica of knives carried by Marines in WWII. Made by KA-BAR in Olean, NY for the US Marine Corps and first introduced in WWII.
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I bought 3 of the BUDK Chinese USMC knives about 2 years ago. Despite the knock-off recent price increase to about $23 each the Chinese "ka-bar" is a good blade but quality control is hit or miss. The two knives I gave to my sons have been fine. But the knife I kept did not have the butt cap properly installed. Te cap just fell off. Used some epoxy and reinstalled the butt cap.
The blade seems fine, it is blackened stainless steel. The leather stacked handle seems great.
But I also bought a USA made Marine Ka-Bar which is 1095 carbon steel is a better knife but is 4 times the price.
Don't settle for a K-bar imitation. The true K-bar knives are built to last and with strength to spare.
I cannot any difference between this and the one I used to carry. Got another for my stepson for Christmas. He is a Marine also.
Awsome knife I would Definately recommend buying this knife it is very well made I also have a k a-Bar boot knife I think they discontinued it years ago I can't find it anywhere I bought it twenty-five yrs ago also an Awsome knife la-Bar is Definately a quality knife maker everyone should own one
My grandson joined the U.S.M.C and I bought this knife for him , I figure every marine needs a damm good knife and he got one .
Awesome blade. Sharp right out of the box. This Marine is wearing his KA-BAR right now.
My friend give it to me like 2 years ago and its freaking alsome love it still sharp and i use it alot :)
Bought one of these last year, holds a great edge, is tough great for making spears.
I have bought 3 of these knives and they all came as pictured. One I sharpened and use on hunting trips, one I put up, and one I gave to a friend that was in Nam. He said it was just like the one he had over there. I was in Central America and the knife is the same but the sheath I had down there had a sharpening stone attached. The are really great knives.
The Ka-Bar knife is, in my opinion, one of the greatest knives in the world. For under $100, you get a knife that will go through anything. The handle is comfortable and provides a good grip and the leather sheath is good quality. The blade has a good looking finish on it and it doesn't wear much with use. This knife can be used for slicing, stabbing, batoning, digging, prying, and anything else you can think of. Buy at least one of these because it will last a lifetime.