This KA-BAR Fighting Knife/Sheath combination includes the authentic KA-BAR Knife. However, it replaces the Original Leather Sheath for a black, hard plastic, glass filled nylon sheath. Nylon ® is significantly strengthened by the addition of glass-fibers. The added glass provides stability & rigidity. Glass filled nylon has better strength, durability and rigidity than the original leather sheath.
Blade: 7", Overall: 11 7/8"
Weight: .68 lbs
Edge Angle: 20 Degrees
Steel: 1095 Carbon
Handle Material: Leather
Butt Cap: Powdered Metal
Finger Guard: 1095 Carbon
Knife: Made in USA
Glass Filled Nylon Sheath: Black
On December 9, 1942, after the start of World War II, KA-BAR submitted a fighting knife to the United States Marine Corps that would become USMC general issue. A design was devised and soon production was under way on a new and improved fighting / utility knife for the Marines Corps.
KA-BAR knives were depended upon to perform daily tasks such as pounding tent stakes, driving nails, opening ration cans and digging foxholes, not to mention defending lives.
The KA-BAR was adopted by not only the Marines, but also the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Underwater Demolition Teams. Years after World War II, many KA-BAR Knives were unofficially reactivated in the Korean, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom conflicts.
Today, the original USMC Fighting / Utility Knife remains the first choice for many Marines. The KA-BAR is also a favorite of adventurers, survivalists, and outdoorsmen.