KA-BAR Utility Knife, Vietnam Commemorative Edition, US Army

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KA-BAR Utility Knife, Vietnam Commemorative Edition, US Army
KA-BAR Utility Knife, Vietnam Commemorative Edition, US Army
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During the height of World War II, the U.S. Marines sought a fighting and utility knife that could meet the needs of the elite fighting force. That's where the legendary KA-BAR Fighting Knife comes into the picture.

With the quality that you can expect from a standard issue knife for the Marines, the KA-BAR has many of the features that made it a constant carry for numerous armed servicemen and women both at home and abroad.

But before we jump into the admirable specs of the knife, to understand why the knife is truly formidable, we must first take a look at its rich history.

In response to a request for a modern fighting knife for the Marines, USMC Colonel John M. Davis and Major Howard E. America worked with what would become KA-BAR knives to develop the knife we know today.

The 7-inch carbon steel blade features a black, non-reflective epoxy coating and a partially serrated edge that comes razor sharp right out of the box.

This U.S. Army iteration of the legendary knife commemorates the Vietnam War with gold print on the blade.

Its stacked leather handle was designed to offer a better and more comfortable grip while the steel crossguard prevents the knife from slipping out of your hand in tough weather conditions.

All of these unique features, coupled with the included leather sheath, add up to create a knife that is perfectly stealthy and suitable for jobs that require the utmost precision and efficiency.

Model Number: 9139
Catalog Number: 45576
Specifications
Blade Length 7 inches
Blade Material Carbon Steel (1095)
Sheath Material Leather
Blade Edge Plain
Point Clip Point
Handle Material Leather
Total Length 11.88 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included Yes
Pocket Clip Included No
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 10.88 ounces
Handle Color Brown/Tan
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Making a quality KA-BAR product requires the talent of experienced craftspeople performing dozens of processes with precision and skill. Each knife undergoes specific manufacturing processes to ensure corrosion resistance, strength, edge holding ability, and an out-of-the-box razor sharp cutting edge.

Soon after its introduction in the mid-1920's, the KA-BAR trademark became widely known and respected. There have been many versions of how the KA-BAR name came to be, but all evidence points to a letter received from a fur trapper. This particular fur trapper's testimonial turned out to be the most significant ever received by the company.

He wrote, in very rough English, that his gun had jammed and that he had therefore relied on his knife to kill a wounded bear that was attacking him. In thanking the company for their quality product the trapper described using his knife to kill the bear. All that was legible of his scrawled writing was "k a bar". The company was so honored by this testimonial that they adopted this phrase and used it as their trademark, KA-BAR.

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Customer Reviews

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By Joe K. from Coastal Maine
September 1, 2016

The KA-BAR commerative Vietnam army knife is very fitting to show my participation in the Vietnam conflict. It is an appropiate size and form to remember my time in that conflict. It will be handed down in my family and displayed proudly for generations.

By Chun Yan F. from Dublin, Ireland
May 19, 2009

It's a high quality product! Also it would be a great idea as a gift to friends.

By Joseph M. from Tampa, FL
January 23, 2007

This was a gift for my father-in-law who served in Vietnam. The gift was perfect. I recommend this commemorative knife for any Vietnam vet or collector.

By Sidney W. from Stillwater, OK
October 19, 2006

We gave it to a veteran for his birthday. He was overjoyed. I glad I did, he died of natural causes about three weeks later.

By Sidney W. from Stillwater, OK
October 1, 2006

The knife arrived in excellent condition. It was given to Vietnam Vet on his birthday.

By Zeyi L. from New York, NY
January 31, 2009

The Vietnam Commemorative will be one of my KA-BAR US Army collection. I like it so much!

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