The KA-BAR 2217 Big Brother is literally the big brother of the famous KA-BAR USMC. The knife is big and feels very strong. The handle is enhanced with a knife guard to make sure you will never end up on the razor-sharp edge during heavy-duty use. The blade is made from 1095-carbon steel. This type of steel is not stainless. Fortunately the blade is enhanced with a black coating to make sure maintenance is a lot easier. The handle is made from stacked leather rings. Comfortable for your hands, even when it is freezing out. The main difference with the USMC 1217, except from its size, is that the spine of the blade is enhanced with serrations.
KA-BAR: living legend
In the 70 years that KA-BAR USMC exists it became a real living legend. This knife is copied often and many renowned manufacturers produced a version of this model. As such KA-BAR almost became a generic name for this amazing knife. However, never forget there is only one original: The KA-BAR 1217, made by KA-BAR in New York.
The KA-BAR 2217 comes with a leather sheath in order to easily carry it with you.