The Ka-Bar is the contemporary popular name for the combat knife first adopted by the United States Marine Corps in November 1942 as the 1219C2 combat knife and subsequently adopted by the United States Navy as the U.S. Navy utility knife, Mark 2. This vintage replica blade is a model of the original Ka-Bar [aka Kbar] blade used in WWII Battle of Normandy France. High-quality and built for function, like our entire line.
11 ¾” OAL 6 ½” blade
Steel: 3/16” 52100
Handle: leather stack
Sheath: tension fit Kydex in black with custom OD green handle wrap with button snap, a replica of the original Ka-Bar or aka [Kbar] blade used in WWII Battle of Normandy France
This item can be made to order. Please allow 5 – 15 business days for delivery within the U.S. International orders may take longer to ship depending on location.
NEVER put a custom knife in a dishwasher. You will be horribly disappointed with the result
- S35vn and AEB-L are both high carbon stainless steels. As such both perform well as stainless, but any steel will rust or stain without proper care
- Hand-wash and dry after use, if storing for a long period, lubricate using anything food-safe if it’s a kitchen or food knife, or any oil if not used on food
1095/ 52100/ 5160/ 4140
- OR any other high carbon non-stainless steel. Care for it as you would a firearm and you’ll likely never have an issue. High-acidity foods will stain these steels to varying degrees, this is normal, doesn’t present health issues and doesn’t harm the blade. The patina they develop is similar to well-aged cast iron, enjoy the process.
- I will sharpen or refurbish any blade I make for the cost of shipping both ways. Simply email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping address and timeframe to get started.