KA-BAR Fighting Knives are an American legend and used by US and Australian forces in every conflict. They've proven their battle readiness and are as solid as the countries they have defended!

First issued by Ka-Bar in 1941, this legendary blade was submitted to the United States Marine Corps, after the start of World War II, in hopes that it would become general issue to that branch of the military. After working closely with the Marine Quartermaster Department, revisions were made to the original design, and production began on this improved Ka-Bar knife for the Marines.

It was during the height of World War II that this legendary fighting knife became so widely recognized for its quality, and so abundant in number, that "Kabar" quickly became the accepted name by which many referred to this knife pattern, regardless of whether or not the knife was actually manufactured at the Ka-Bar facility.

The USMC Fighting Knife has since been adopted by not only the Marines, but also the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Underwater Demolition Teams. And today the original USMC fighting kniferemains the first choice in combat knives for our brave men and women of service, who carry it as their personal knife option,

With an overall length of 11 7/8" - 30.16 cm, this full tang military knife delivers an impressive 7", epoxy powder coated, high carbon steel blade featuring a U.S.M.C. tang stamp. Its oval handle is constructed from compacted leather discs that have been smoothed and polished for a comfortable grip. This blade also comes with it's own U.S.M.C Eagle & Globe leather sheath.

Thanks to its superior quality and time tested reliability, this knife is not only well regarded by our military personnel, but has also become a favorite to adventurers, survivalists and outdoor sportsmen alike. The USMC Fighting Knife is THE knife that collectors, world wide, recognize as deserving of a place in their collection.

The KA-BAR USMC Knife -
Ka-Bar's 1218 USMC knife is a fixed blade that is amazing for its piercing power. The Ka-Bar knife was designed to serve our troops in World War II and is still doing an excellent job today. The Ka-Bar knife gains its strength from the 1095 high carbon stainless steel blade. A black epoxy powder coat is used on the KA-BAR blade which is perfect for camouflage and stealth action. The stacked leather handle of the KA-BAR knife has a non slip grip that has amazing control in any weather.

Specifications and features

  • 7" - 17.78cm part serrated blade marked USMC
  • 11-7/8" - 30.16 cm overall length
  • Crafted in the USA
  • Stacked leather handle
  • Leather sheath embossed with eagle and globe
  • Epoxy powder coated high carbon steel blade

Weight: 1lb. - 453.592 g