Featuring KA-BAR'S famous oval shaped leather handles, the Short KA-BAR Knife version of the traditional KA-BAR is made just as well as the original. This partially serrated version of the traditional USMC KA-BAR is three-quarter the size of the original KA-BAR USMC Knife. The short KABAR Knife is constructed identical to the full size, yet smaller and lighter for those that desire a smaller, yet equally quality knife. This is a very popular KABAR Knife.
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 USMC Fighting Knife 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.
A quality knife is a must for any survival kit, or those that wish to prepare for any survival situation.