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United Cutlery's classic USMC combat fighter knife features a rock solid 420 stainless steel fixed blade with a heat treated black finish. The 7" clip point blade is razor sharp and includes a heavy blood groove. The genuine leather handle is stacked just like the classic knives traditionally carried by Marines, complete with a protective hand guard and cast pommel. This top quality fixed blade knife comes to you with a handsome embossed leather sheath.
Packaging & Presentation Good Fit & Polish Good Knife is very light weight. It concerns me for the overall strength and flexibility to put this knife into any circumstance including holding my body weight. I would only recommend this type of usage for the Genuine K-Bar. For all other tasks this knife is a great light weight work horse!
It's a really great knife, pretty thick too. It came pretty sharp, and relatively weighty. For the price you will not find a better blade!
Let me start by saying I served on active duty in the Marine Corps and was issued a genuine KBar. I also own a KBar Marine Corps fighting knife. While the Kbar is a superior knife, it is also about 4 times as expensive. That having been said, this is about as fine a replica as your going to find, especially at the price.I call it a replica because fake would not give this knife it's due respect.Looks wise it's almost identical. The handle is a bit thicker but the handle is leather and the color matches the original. I do not know if it has a full tang, but it appears to be very sturdy.The finish on the blade looks like the original although it is stainless steel not carbon as the original. All in all this is a nice looking and feeling knife and is a good replica of the KBar. I would reccomend this knife at the price, very pleased.
I bought 2 of these multiple years apart. The first one years ago it was the first thing I bought from BUDK. The clip was hard to clip around the knife but it did and eventually stretched, The Sheath had good stitching and there was a Marine emblem and USMC Embossed on it. The belt loop only went half way up the blade making it look to small for the knife. The Blade had USMC on one side an "item #, engineering , authorized by, etc." on the other side small print near the handle and the black cap at the top of the handle was loose and the retaining pin fell out. I had an issue trying to get it exchanged at the time and didn't purchase anything from BUDK for a long time until a friend showed me some things he purchased and they all seemed to be good quality. I purchased a number of other knives and they all were of good quality so I purchased the second one of these and The sheath was of better quality. It had "KA-BAR" "the Marine emblem" and "USMC" embossed on the sheath. The embossing was much finer quality, The sheath not only had quality stitching but is also riveted in 8 places and the belt loop goes all the way to the top of the knife. BTW the clasp worked perfectly. The Blade has USMC engraved on one side with KA-BAR OLEAN, NY near the handle on the other side. The knife was a much better quality with nothing loose and it looked and felt like the one I had when I was in Marines. I've been more than happy with this one. I don't know if there are different manufacturers or different knives but make sure you getting the one that has KA-BAR on the knife. Call and ask them if there are different ones if you have too but the last one I got was an excellent knife.
I got my first Kabar in 1973 at Camp Lejeune, and still have it. My son David also was a Marine, and I got him one of these Kabar knives with his name engraved on it. The quality is excellent, it is strong and not a flimsy replica. The sheath comes with the USMC EGA on it. Any Marine would love one of these, and if you can't go wrong gifting a Marine with it. I wanted to get my son his own Kabar for years, but the normal price of $80-100 was too much. Very happy I was able to get him this one. I carried mine in many countries of the world during my USMC career, and if I had to do it again, I would take one of these as well as my original issued one.
I read the purchase reviews before deciding to find out for myself. Received mine today, 4.17.2020, and am absolutely satisfied!! Mine does have the Marine Corps logo embossed into the sheath (I am a Marine Veteran). The blade itself is engraved with US Marine Corps as well. The sheath is thick leather and contrary to other's reviews, it does snap together. Overall, for the price and quality, very satisfied. The only thing I noticed is that entire blade is not razor sharp but I corrected that with a little sharpening. Presently have on my mantle.
Excellent knife. How could anyone give a bad review. Very good reproduction in every way as a real KA-BAR but not $100. Extremely sharp and great leather stacked handle.. Stainless steel and not carbon but good knife for the money all around. One more thing. Was not expecting, and blown away by the thick heavy leather sheath.
iI cannot believe that this K-Bar was $20 - must have a Old Corps Smith on the payroll to be able to pull this off. Outstanding!! Have loved these knives since I was issued my first in 1966. I must have had at least 8 K-Bars while I was in Nam '67-'68 3rd Mar Div, course now not having people trying to kill me and humping I won't loose this one.
$20 for this Kabar knife is a steal. Don’t try to steal it from me, though. I practiced my sharpening skills on the already-sharp blade, and I can shave hair with it. I even cut myself, by accident. ??
I have purchased several of these knives so they can be used for camping and such. The Kabar's I bought them can stay on the fireplace mantel
My wife has been interested in this knife for a long time. Little did I know it could be engraved and such, to enhance not only the knife, but to personalize it even more! She loves it. Therefor, it's all worth it! Thank you!
As a commemorative this knife is great . I had one engraved and it will make a perfect present for a Christmas vet . JA
The knife is very close to the actual Kabar at a great price. Great addition to collection.
Awesome quality. Knife falls in line with the ones that cost you a lot more money. I recommend it for any collection.
Love this knife,price is great, came very quickly, only a few days, always wanted a USMC fighting knife to go with the other collectables from WWII, and this fit the bill without braking the bank
I bought this for a good friend that was in the Marines and he loved it. I have bought severl knives from this site and they have all been quality products.
Good size knife with a sharp blade. My only complaint is that you cannot get the sheath's clasped to close. Maybe it's just me being dumb, but it does not want to work.
This is the 3rd year that we have purchased a custom engraved knife for our Grandson. His collection is growing beautifully because of the top quality knives we've purchased from BUDK. Your custom engraving allows us to give him top quality knives that couldn't be purchased anywhere else. Your product quality, accurate customization, timely shipping and very fair pricing is a home run to us Grandparents. We sincerely appreciate your selection and service. We have no need to shop elsewhere for our Grandson's gifts, or for other products we find regularly at BUDK. Thank you and Happy New Year!
My original USMC Kabar was stolen from my pickup and this is the closest one I have found to it. The knife and sheath are both excellent. I highly recommend it.
I bought three of these. Gave one to each of my sons. Before being used the pommel fell off my knife. The pin had not gone through the hole in the handle. I used some JB Weld epoxy and fixed that. More serious the steel 420 SS is NOT HARD. A 6" mill file cuts the steel easily. It is easy to sharpen but will hold an edge only a short while. A good value for a kids first knife since it is easy to sharpen and not a reason to worry about damaging a fine knife. I bought a real KA-BAR made in the USA from 1095 carbon steel. It is easy to sharpen but a file won't cut the steel and it will hold an edge. It is also 4-1/2 times more ewxpesive.
The handling on the sheath to game off in the first month of me owning this knife but other wise it's an ok knife
Very well made knife. Sharp enough, but could be sharper. Sturdy handle. Stacked leather is so solid it feels like wood. Sheath is premium. Very happy with this purchase.
It's nice, but when I was hacking at a tree trunk, the guard came loose and about 8 months later the leather handling came off. In conclusion, it's, okay but only buy it for cheap outdoor jobs, not heavy duty stuff.
This is an"okay"knife. As long as you're paying less than twenty dollars for it,you're getting a good deal. Doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement,well its not. I own a lot of knives and this one is just okay.
Just got it today for Christmas. It's full tang, has a great handle, and is larger than the pictures look. The sheath is great! This knife is really a steal!
My late father was in the Marines so I thought it might be a nice gift for his great grandsons. I bought six and had them engraved with each of their names. I also added the eagle. Got them today and I am thrilled as they will be on Christmas. Great quality, fast shipping and a great memento for the boys.
I bought two and discovered the pin problem imediately. I Make custom Leather Sheaths for all my BUDK products, so I used my Leather glue and placed a small amount on each layer of the leather handle making sure to place them in the same exact order as the were originally stacked. I then had to press down hard to replace the butt and inserted a drop of epoxy, then the a cut off Nail slightly larger than the pin provided and used a center punch to set the pin. Then another drop of epoxy and let it set overnight. I then dipped the butt only into Plasti-Dip. This fills the pin hole and the square hole on the end of the Butt. I then took it out and from 20 feet threw it an old log of wood "My personal Knife and Axe throwing target" and it held up perfectly. It only took about 30 minutes and made a huge difference. This allows me to keep the cost down for my customers and "My Customers absolutely love it". They can spend the extra bucks on a K-bar, but they don't need to with this quick fix. Good all around Utility Knife with good Balance and Grip for the Money. As for the guy that broke the tip... Any Knife will break (or bend) if not removed carefully.
I bought 2 of these replica knives for $9.99 each. The key word here is "replica". If you want or need such a knife for heavy-duty use, spend the money and buy a real Ka-Bar knife. They are OK for the price I paid. They look nice but don't buy them for anything other than display or light duty use. One of the knives I purchased has a loose guard and the butt cap fell off the other one. I re-attached the butt cap with epoxy glue so that should fix it. Also, don't use the butt cap as a hammer like the original combat knives were used. It definitely will break and fall apart!
I love this one it looks like my KA -Bar. My wife bought me this one along with 4 others and a sword cane from cold steel. Thanks budk another great one.
I got this knife because of the price and it turns out to be a pretty good knife. Not as good as the original Ka-Bar knife but does a decent job. Its lighter than a Ka-Bar and just a little longer. I do like the handle which is larger than Ka-Bar's. Has a good feel and grip. It will last a long time and is a good all-around knife. The leather sheath is good quality and very sturdy. Glad I got it!
A good knife for general utility. You will need to sharpen it as it comes with a dull edge. It sharpens easily. Regarding the pin that holds the pommel, I put a drop of epoxy glue in the cavity. This is a very good value for a nicely made knife.
This is a good LOOKING knife. It looks just like a Ka-Bar. That being said, looks aren't anything. If you want a Ka-Bar, buy a Ka-Bar. I needed this knife as a prop in a play and so it met my needs. I didn't want to use one of my Ka-Bars so I bought this knife. When I compared it to an actual Ka-Bar, here is what I found: 1. The sheath of the Ka-Bar far exceeds the sheath of this knife in quality and build. 2. This knife is much lighter than the Ka-Bar. Why? I couldn't really tell. The blade is a bit thinner, but not by a great deal. I can only assume it is the type of metal used. 3. The buttcap on the handle is not affixed as securely on this knife as it is on the Ka-Bar. 4. The blade is not sharp. I suppose I could cut myself with it, but United Cutlery knives are not known for being razor sharp upon arrival, are not known for being capable of being sharpened to a razor edge or even for edge retention. So, if you want a knife that LOOKS good, (perfect for a prop in a play), this is a good price for a prop. If you want a knife that is Ka-Bar quality, then buy a Ka-Bar. If you can't afford a Ka-Bar, then look at the Case Marine Corp knife. Case, Ka-Bar and Camillus all made knives used by Marines in WW2. Personally, I carry a Gerber LMF (2nd gen), and a Gerber Prodigy as my fixed blade knife. My wife and son carry the Ka-Bars.
Well it is a great knife for only $20. But the blade can easily break, but only if you abuse it. My suggestion to anyone buying this: DO NOT STICK THIS IN A TREE! That's what I did and the tip came right off
This knife is a great buy at 20 bucks, I'm very impressed. Pommel was a little loose, but was easily fixed. The only thing I didn't like was it was made in china.
I just opened this knife and it looks great! I didn't have any problems with the pin. I love the blade and the handle. No problems and I would recommend this knife to anyone. The sheath is real leather too.
This is the best $20.00 knife you will find. I believe the handle is stacked leather but the sheath may to be synthetic although I'm not sure about that, it sure looks like leather to me. The blade looks and feels good and would be able to stop any dog attack and give you a fighting chance against a black bear although my money would be on the bear in most cases. I had to redo the end cap because the pin securing it was loose. I just took a drill bit the same size as the existing hole in the cap and drilled the cap all the way through, then took a nail slight larger than the hole (dia.) and filed it to a tight fit and hammered it in, then cut it flush.
Purchased two of these knives and used one to field dress a deer. Knife stayed sharp even after cutting through the sternum of the deer. The only problem I had was with the pin holding on the end cap for the stacked leather, which was fixed with a tighter pin and a little super glue. For the price you couldn't get a better deal.
This knife is a pretty good utility tool. I like its light weight and sturdy construction. This is not the official original Ka-Bar version given to the military, but it is definately an affordable, durable, well made multi-purpose field knife. Great Job Utility Cultery!
It's more than I expected for the price. It looks like it's from 1942 with the stacked leather handle and it comes pretty sharp. Mine came with a small rectangle at the bottom of the pommel missing(supposed to be there?) so I could see that it was full tang up to there. If I look closely I can see a few small areas on the blade that are missing the coating(doesn't really matter). The sheath is extremely tough and looks great and the knife isn't very heavy to carry around. I'm glad that I bought it.
I recently found this website. This razor sharp USMC is well made prices very reasonable easy to handle nice leather grip handle..this knife is made to the exact specifications..I saved a lot of money by ordering from BuDK.thanks for several great deals.
My bro got this knife on a BOGO 2 for 1 sale and gave me one... We both immediately super-glued the pommel pin hole to assure the the retaining pin would not come out. No, it's not a KA-BAR but for the price it is a good deal. The blade looks like an original and is sharp, the pommel feels like plastic but is actually some type of cast metal and the sheath looks good but isn't real leather but will suffice.. Over all, the four star rating is because of everything combined but definitely it is worth the money understanding that this is a KA-BAR knock-off and not the real deal. Happy trails...
I bought this Knife and thought it would break the day I bought it, but did! And it comes with the united states marine corp on the leather sheath. But it has some downsides, the end cap will come off, the leather sheath ring is not very durable. but if you want to hang it up on you wall, desk. It will look good and beats the price of the actual one. Good job budk.
This knife is very sharp in performance and looks and the price is great too! BUT you also get what you pay for. The end cap came off and all of the leather rings followed after just 3 days.
I purchased 3 of these blade to put one in each of my GHB's. I really liked them. They are obviously not a Kbar but for an everyday use that you can abuse a little I think these will be great. 2 of the three bladed had the end cap come off before even using them. I still think the knife overall is good but you need to make up for the lack of manufacturing quality by epoxying the end cap and pin in place. For the price and a little effort to fix this issue its a decent blade.
this is the best knife to buy for a 72 hour kit or for family camping. buy more than one if you loose it you will have a spare.
I am really impressed with this knife. Out of the box it was amazingly sharp. I have used this knife for all my camping and backpacking trips. It cuts and splits wood with no problem. I haven't even had the need to sharpen it yet. I own two of these now, this one and the 1942. I sent one as a gift to my nephew. I really like this knife and would recommend it to anyone.
This knife is AMAZIIINGGG I bought one of these knife and I think I'm gonna buy another ! It's extremately sharp right out of the box. THANKS BUDK
bought 3 2 out of 3 fall apart loose, one pinned but head will loosen first time used.Loose head,full tang too shot to be truely pinned.looks good ,but will fall apart in no time.Head and leather looseness will be filled with an epoxy or liquid steel.then throw in tool box in truck for cutting rope,twine,etc.for under 10 bucks I didnt expect much anyway.I take good care of my good knifes Kbar,Bucks,Case etc,and leave these junk knifes for junk tasks.
This knife is a great value for an extra knife,or to be packed for emergencies. A backup knife is always advisable
I bought one just to see it and for 12.99 it's a good knife. At first glance it looks like a real marine corp issue knife but the optimum words are looks looks like. It does have a good feel and is well balanced but lacks the weight of the real thing. I'd never try to use the but end as a hammer, that is an area that one look shows it's weakness. The sheath while pretty well made looks cheap on closer inspection, the USMC,EGA logo appears like it's stamped into a cheap plastic veneer not leather, something which doesn't affect the knife just the appearance. It better than I expected for the price and until I decide to go all out and purchase a real Ka bar it's a nice addition to my collection. Would I recommend it to a friend yes, as long as they understand it is what it is and not a real Marine Corps issue fighting knife.
People are complaining that this is not as good as a KBAR. Well, it's not. But you have to understand that this is a $13 dollar knife. For $13 dollars this knife is awesome. Go buy a KBAR if you can but if you are looking for a cheap knife that will get the job done, then this is for you. Only problem I had was that a few of the rings on the handle came off because they were not secured properly, but this was easily fixed with a bit of krazy glue. Decently sharp out of the box, but with some TLC you can give it a really nice edge. After adding the krazy glue this knife feels really sturdy. It is full tang so no worries there. Again this is not as good as a KBAR, but for $13 dollars its definetly worth it
just wanted to give an honest review.first of all i own both the budk china made knife and also the u.s.of a real deal k-bar.The fighter knife pommel fell off in my hand.The true comparison is 420 stainless blade compared to a 1095 high carbon steel in the k-bar.fighter knife nice to look at.nothing like real deal.hoo ra!!
This knife is so great I would recommend it to anyone. For five minutes all I could say was wow,this knife is great. I love this knife.
Bought the knife and around the 10th time taking it out of its sheath (haven't even gotten a chance to use it) the butt of the knife comes off. I was so surprised because it looked to be a decent knife but I guess you get what you pay for. There's only a bit of glue and a pin holding the butt of the knife to its cheap plastic handle. Very disappointed with my purchase but this deal was too good to be true. CHEAPLY MADE JUNK. Almost forgot, the sheath makes it almost impossible to take the blade out smoothly.
Looks like a Kbar, feels like a Kbar, not nearly as sharp as a Kbar. Haven't tried to sharpen it yet, so my opinion may change after that attempt.
If you don't have the cash to buy a real kbar and you just want this knife for looks than get the knife but this knife is not! Licened by the military in anyway. I don't know what kind of steel this is but it sucks! And it came with a bad edge. The only thing that I like is the sheath
This Knife was way more attractive than I expected. It's a steal for the price Budk is asking. The sheath feels very tough and the blade is sturdy and sharp. I recccomend this to anyone looking for a low price but high quality knife.
A lot of knife for the price. Better-looking than the marine issue Ontarios out of the box. That said, it's still a far cry from the quality of the superior Ka-Bar brand knives. Sheath is made of a stiff leather+wood and better than I expected. Handle is oval shaped and much thicker than usual which makes it comfortable in large hands like mine. The blade is made from very rust resistant (but cheap) 420a stainless. Due to their pick of steel, the whole knife is couple oz lighter than the real deal. Fortunately it retains its original balance, i.e. the center of gravity is an inch back from the pommel. Another deviation from the MK2 pattern is that the top wedge is thicker and not sharpenable. This is good if you want to baton with it. That said, I would NOT recommend this knife for such tasks due to its poorly constructed pommel. The pins are loose fitting and will fly out with heavy use. I bought two and had the pommel pop out on both knives on the first day. The flaw can be remedied by sanding the paint from the tang then filling all the crevices in the assembly with a good epoxy like JB Weld... but I wish I didn't have to do this. I suggest doing preventative maintenance on every new knife because it's easy to lose the pin when it flies out. Whack the end a few times with a rubber mallet and the pommel will pop right out. Awesome right? You get what you pay for but some TLC makes this knife a killer value.
I order 2 of the Ka-Bar look a likes and that will be the 5th oh Yeah they are not real Ka-Bar's They are look a like Ka-Bar's they weight the same they cut the same,but they don't cost the same O-YEAH I never spent $123.47 for a knife I have alway's had a Family to take care of O-Yeah Siempre-Fi M----F---- Oh yeah I was in the Corps too they are just what the Doctor Ordered UH-RAH Marine Siempre-Fi
I WENT TO THE K-BAR SITE AND LOOKED THIS KNIFE UP AND YOU WILL FIND THIS KNIFE IS THERE WITH THE SAME SHEATH
I don't think that anyone could possibly make a wiser choice,(price vs. product ratio) than this.... Trust me on this one... You will not be disappointed.
I ORDERED TWO OF THESE KNIVES AT $9.00 ea. ONE FOR MAMA AND ONE FOR ME. I AM VERY SATISFIED AFTER CHECKING THE QUALITY OF EACH. THIS KNIFE MAY NOT BE A K-BAR BUT AS FAR AS I'M CONSERNED .... BUDK ALL THE WAY. THIS KNIFE IS A KEEPER !
Ordered one for myself and one for my brother for christmas. First day out of the box I noticed there was a difference in one of the knives. The leather wasn't stained and it was easy to scuff up compared to the stained knive's leather. But I really didn't care that much about the leather. So since I just got this new knife for a pretty good deal, i decide to go out and test it(cutting rope, stabbing a tree stump etc.). Well guess what happened? The knife blade literally snapped in two pieces! I was by no circumstances being mean or overly aggressive to it, just doing simple tasks any knife should be able to easily do. The leather sheath that came with it is ripping as well where it rubs against the knife. Disappointed, im going to return it. Even though it says it's officially licensed or whatever, just know that there's no substitute for the real deal. But then again, maybe I just got a bad egg.
Awesome knife came sharp right out of the box and I like the stealth it will keep the knife in place for a long time
The knife is excellent except for the snap on the handle strap. I have arthritis in my hands and it is difficult for me to close. (my problem).The sheath is very good. Many people don't know that the Chinese are masters at sword and knife making, but they have been doing this for ages. For the price you can't find a better deal.
I bought this knife to compare it to my real deal KA-BAR, if you want a good, sharp, durable knife, don't buy this one, go out and buy a KA-BAR, it may be much more expensive, but it is so worth it.
bought two. The hilt was just a little loose on one. The screw in the thing at the end of the handle came out on one, so I put an 8-32 set screw in there. Had to tap the hole. The material is aluminum. I put locktite on it and it hasn't come loose. Put loctite on the other knife as a preventative measure. Great knives with a good leather grip and leather sheath, excellent for the price. The black will wear of after awhile, but still, very nice.
If you're looking for a smoking hotm deal for a knife that won't quit, look no further ... Just get the Officially Licensed U.S.M.C. Fixed Blade Clip Point Knife and you won't regret it. You can't beat the price and the quality is excellent! Get one and you'll see why it's "Officially Licensed." Semper Fi !
Ordered three of the Officially Licensed U.S.M.C. Fixed Blade Clip Point Knife With Leather Sheath, one for my 2 boys,and of course....one for Dad. My first order with BudK. Was very impressed with the catalog rcvd in the mail,how easy it was to order the knife using the item number in the catalog,how quick the order was processed,how well it was communicated. Also,you can't beat the price of this knife. And if you are wondering when you look at it online...YES....it is SHARP. So many times have ordered a knife through a catalog or online,only to get a dull blade. Not the case here. Order with confidence! Merry Christmas.
I am very pleased with the items I ordered from BUDK. The USMC Combat Fighting Knives are orginal The knives were on back order at the time I ordered, but they arrived in a very timely manner I am very pleased so much so I showed my son-in-law and another friend, ordered a couple for them selves.
I was skeptical about these, made in China and at that price, but thought, I can always return them... I own several originals, these are spot on, right down to the sheath and markings! I haven't used it enough to know the hardness of the steel, but visually thay are perfect, compared to the original.
Understood I was NOT getting a KBar but I am impressed with what I did get. I read the other reviews and NONE of that is happening with either knife I bought. I bought 2 as they are cheap and as I suspected made in China. So I feel I got a good deal and will raffle one of to my Masonic brothers.
Obviously instead of paying $80+ for an average looking K-Bar through one of my Miltary sites, I chose the great price and bought 2 and after receiving them, I was not at all dissapointed!
the handle feels good in the hand, the blade is remarkably well made, I make knives and it is a nice quality knife for the price.
I purchased 2 of these knives and donated 1 to my Marine Corps League Detachment, I was somewhat disappointed with the grip where the pin went through the rim and on the top of the grip, the holes were never filled in. It's a nice looking knife, but I felt like the product was unfinished.
The handle components came apart while sharpening,the description says "razor sharp" what a joke. Held together with a pin. Leather washers with black plastic spacers between. Tried to put pin back in, could not. Wish I had spent the money and gotten something else. I want to return them. Stupid me bought two.
Bought two on sale for ten bucks each as, just in case I forgot someone, Christmas gifts. Will use them for cheap throwers if I don't use them for that. Haven't tried the blades on anything, but the hilts and pommels are loose on both knives. the sheaths seem to be worth the money though.
Not bad at the price, but well short of being a proper K-Bar. As mentioned by others, blade is thinner metal than original, as is hand guard. Grip looks and feels good, but the blade is blacked rather than parkerized, and the upper, forward curve of the blade is not edged at all, as the originals are. As the original was a mass produced fighting knife, it was by no means a really quality item to begin with. Still and all, a serviceable knife at the price.
I understand what I ordered...a 12.00 knife but when I took it out of the box the handle segments fell ouf. A simple pin held it all together. The blade was probably fine and the sheath was decent but it needs a design change for the handle.
You get what you pay for. Pros: Good leather stacked handle and pommel cap. Almost identical to genuine ka-bar. Blade shape, length and finish are almost identical to genuine ka-bar Decent edge, could be sharpened a little, but not bad. Cons: Blade thickness is ta little hinner than real ka-bar ( which isn't that thick to start with ) The retaining pin for the pommel cap didn't pass all the way through. Summary: Not a bad blade for $12. Good leather oval shaped handle. Decent blade and sheath. I sincerely doubt that the USMC would licence this model however due to the fit of the pommel pin and gauge of the blade steel. Good camping blade or for hunting. Wouldn't trust my life on it as a combat blade though.
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