Dating marine corps ka bar

According to the official KA-BAR website, legend has it that the name “KA-BAR” originated from a letter to the Union Cutlery Company from a nameless fur trapper in the early 1920s.

In the letter, the fur trapper wrote (in almost illegible handwriting) that when his rifle jammed, he used his knife to kill the bear, though all that was legible of his writing was “ K A BAR”.

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KA-BAR knives were depended upon to perform daily tasks such as pounding tent stakes, driving nails, opening ration cans and digging foxholes, not to mention defending lives.

The KA-BAR USMC Fighting Knife was adopted by not only the Marines, but also the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Underwater Demolition Teams.

Featuring KA-BAR'S famous oval shaped leather handles, the Short KA-BAR Knife version of the traditional KA-BAR is made just as well as the original.

This partially serrated version of the traditional USMC KA-BAR is three-quarter the size of the original KA-BAR USMC Knife.

Marines of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, run in formation during their motivation run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, August 6, 2015.

After these Marines complete the run, they will spend the rest of their afternoon with their families, friends and loved ones during on-base liberty.

The knife company is said to have been so honored by this testimonial that they used the term “KA-BAR” as their official trademark.

The Marine Corps made its own mark on the now famous fighting blade in the 1940s.

Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi River are trained at MCRD San Diego.

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