The KA-BAR Short USMC is a smaller version of a legendary fixed knife: the KA-BAR 1217. In 1942 this knife was used by the United States Marine Corps as a standard fighting knife for the marines. Ever since this knife is a part of the standard equipment of many soldiers. 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 steel, however, is not corrosion-resistant. 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.
This 1250 Short USMC from KA-BAR is, in terms of model, similar to the 1217, but at 75% of the size.
KA-BAR 1217: 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 1217 comes with a leather sheath in order to easily carry it with you.
|Finish blade||dark coating|
|Blade shape||clip point|
|Type of edge||partially serrated|
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