Ka-Bar EK44 Combat Knife w/Sheath
JOHN EK COMMANDO KNIFE CO.'s HISTORICAL TIMELINE
John Ek wanted to contribute to the American war effort during World War II and built custom knives specifically for soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. He even built a knife for the Commander-in-Chief, American President Franklin Roosevelt.
He produced six models of knives beginning in 1941 and referred to these knives as "Ek Commando Knives" as they were purpose built for close quarter use that would become a hallmark of the US Marine Raiders, US Army Rangers, First Special Service Force, and Office of Strategic Services' Operational Groups.
To purchase an Ek Commando Knife one had to send in proof of military service. The knives were numbered and a log was kept to tie the number to the owner.
Americans have carried Ek Commando Knives in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and countless other locations in between.
John Ek's knives live on today through Ek Commando Knife as a testament to his ideas, skills, and unflinching patriotism.
|Blade Steel||1095 Cro-Van|
|Handle||Textured Glass-Filled Nylon Handles|
|Blade Length||16.82 cm|
|Overall Length||32.00 cm|
Blade Shape: Double-Edged Blade Spear Point
Textured Glass-Filled Nylon Handles W/X-Head Fasteners
Weight: 0.70 lb.
Sheath: Celcon with retaining strap, self-locking function w/multiple tie-down points
Made in USA