Ka Bar Foliage Green Plain 5011, military knife
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The USMC Ka Bar Knife is one of the most iconic combat knives. Supplied to the United States Army, this fixed blade knife has been used over the years by various special forces such as the Marine Corps. If you are looking for a military knife for your collection, the USMC knife cannot be missing.
The USMC Ka Bar knife line is one of the most popular military knife lines in the world today. The history of the USMC knife begins during the Second World War where this combat knife becomes part of the equipment of the US army engaged in the conflict. Today these knives are among the most requested objects by collectors. The Ka Bar brand in this sense, in addition to the classic version of the USMC, also produces commemorative versions of the same knife according to the different conflicts in which it took part. In this sense, it is also possible to purchase the various commemorative versions of the USMC knife dedicated to the conflict in IRAQ or the war in Vietnam or Afghanistan.
The USMC Ka-Bar was originally developed for the United States Marine Corps during World War II, following a Marine Corps request for a combat knife that was more reliable and rugged than earlier designs. The design of the knife was inspired by a knife used by the Marines during World War I, the Mark I.
The USMC knife was produced in large quantities during World War II and was used extensively by the Marines in many operations, including the Guadalcanal campaign and the battle of Iwo Jima. The knife has become an icon of the United States Marine Corps and has acquired a reputation for its toughness, reliability and ability to survive in extreme conditions.
The USMC Ka-Bar features a blade of approximately 18 centimeters, in carbon steel, and with a pronounced curve of the belly to facilitate cutting. Its handle was leather, with two metal discs at the ends for a firmer grip. The blade was reinforced with a metal guard to protect the user's hand.