KABAR

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On December 9, 1942, after the start of World War II, KA-BAR submitted a knife to the United States Marine Corps in hopes that it would become general issue to that branch of the military. Working with the Marine Quartermaster Department the original design was revised and production began of an improved fighting and utility knife for the Marines.
As the War escalated, the USMC KA-BAR knives became so well recognized for their quality and so abundant in number that "Kabar" became the name by which many referred to this knife pattern, regardless of whether the knife was manufactured at the actual KA-BAR facility.
The USMC 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 and Utility Knife remains the first choice for many men and women of service who carry it as their personal knife option. It is also a favorite of adventurers, survivalists, outdoor sportsmen and, of course, knife collectors who know that this knife deserves a place in their collection.

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    Quality time on the porch this Friday evening. Have a great night wherever you may be.
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    Any info you have on this knife?
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    A TDI Tanto Tuesday. The KA-BAR 1485 Large TDI Tanto Serrated fixed blade comes with a hard plastic sheath and nylon webbing straps for use with MOLLE
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    I just bought my first KA-BAR, the USMC version. I bought it as a "user," a super-utility knife. So, it is likely to gain some "character" over years of opening packages, breaking down corrugated boxes for recycling, hacking weeds, etc. Any tips for the care of a working KA-BAR knife? Also, is it safe for cutting food -- from a sanitary perspective?I just bought my first KA-BAR, the USMC version. I bought it as a "user," a super-utility knife. So, it is likely to gain some "character" over years of opening packages, breaking down corrugated boxes for recycling, hacking weeds, etc. Any tips for the care of a working KA-BAR knife? Also, is it...See more
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    Thanks for the add. I love KA-BAR knives.
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    Thanks for the add. I love KA-BAR knives.
    May 19
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    Hello. Can you suggest me with the most efective detailed sharpening way for my knives?
    May 19
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    A special Knife made for Stormin’ Norman. Only 10 of these knives were made with most going to General Norman Schwarzkopf. A handful of these reside in the KA-BAR archives
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    I liked the pommel on the Dog Head better than the military issue ones. This is not my first Ka-bar but it is my first of this military copy model. I really, really, like this knife. I don't know what kind of bushcraft knife it will be because of the rat tail tang. I know 25 or so years ago I broke 2 Vietnam Era military issue surplus Ka-bar knives, I think I was batoning them to split some fire wood. I have other knives I can do that with now though. I might decide to buy the short one just to add to my collection and find some uses for both of them.I liked the pommel on the Dog Head better than the military issue ones. This is not my first Ka-bar but it is my first of this military copy model. I really, really, like this knife. I don't know what kind of bushcraft knife it will be because of the rat tail tang. I know 25 or so years ago I broke ...See more
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