M1217 U.S.M.C. Fighting Knife

Created on February 10th 2017

U.S.M.C. Fighting Knife – New manufacture – boxed by KA -BAR

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Re-manufactured in the 1970′s as a celebration of the legendary originals, by the same factory, on the same machinery.  Supplied in its box with correct, as original, leather scabbard.

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The knife is 12″ in overall length.  The black phosphate finished blade is 7″ long, with a bowie type shape to it.  Perfectly sharp and unused.  There maybe the smallest damage to the tip – almost a chip from dropping ?  The rest of the edges are devilishly sharp.  The handle is compressed leather with a full tang construction with a steel pommel.  Steel cross guard.  The ricasio is clearly marked “KA-BAR / OLEAN. N.Y.”  and on the obverse “U S M C”.  Blade is 5/16″ thick.

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Leather scabbard and belt loop: Unused. Stitching and steel staple construction.  Single leather retention strap with blackened fastener.  Leather leg tie at base.  All leather is supple and Smells Good !

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Included in box.  Printed leaflet “KA_BAR  WAS THERE!” with history and copy of blue-prints.  Brass combat belt hanger. The package in good condition.

£ 65.

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