The KA-BAR USMC Presentation Grade Knife 1215 is a stunning presentation version of the legendary fixed knife: the 1217. The 1215 has fancy brass accents that go perfectly with the brown colour of the handle and the black blade.
In 1942 the 1217 was used by the United States Marine Corps as a standard fighting knife for the marines. Ever since this knife is a part of the standard equipment of many soldiers. The knife is big and feels very strong. The handle is enhanced with a knife guard to make sure you will never end up on the razor-sharp edge during heavy-duty use. The blade is made from 1095-carbon steel. This steel, however, is not corrosion-resistant. Fortunately the blade is enhanced with a black coating to make sure maintenance is a lot easier. The handle is made from stacked leather rings. Comfortable for your hands, even in the freezing cold.
KA-BAR: living legend
In the 70 years that KA-BAR USMC exists it became a real living legend. This knife is copied often and many renowned manufacturers produced a version of this model. As such KA-BAR almost became a generic name for this amazing knife. However, never forget there is only one original: The KA-BAR 1217, made by KA-BAR in New York.
You can carry the KA-BAR 1215 with you in the included leather sheath with the USMC logo.