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Knife: KA-BAR USMC #1217

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What could anyone say about this classic fighting knife?
I bought it in 2001 and it is still the best knife I have ever owned. So, with no further introduction here is the first photograph…

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Model: USMC #1217
Manufacturer: KA-BAR
Country Manufactured: USA
Type: Fighting Knife
Price: €70-100
Blade Length: 17.78cm (7 inches)
Total Length (open): 27.94cm (11 inches)
Total Length (closed): N/A
Blade Material: 1095 CroVan Steel
Handle Material: Leather
Lock: N/A
Weight: 314g (0.70 lbs)
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This is definitely the most famous fixed blade knife ever designed. Each little part of this knife is designed perfectly with high quality for amazingly heavy duty operations. Its blade is razor sharp and can easily stay this way with minor maintenance. Here is a photo from a different angle.



This knife comes in a lot of different models but the design remains the same. The only notable difference is on models that have a small serrated edge but the overall design it’s still exactly the same. Since you can find literally thousands of detailed reviews I’m not going to get into all the details of this knife. I’ll just challenge you to buy one and try it out yourselves. It’s a great knife.

Written by xorl

January 4, 2012 at 22:45

Posted in knives

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