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Ka-Bar EK Commando Model 3 Knife - EK43

Ka-Bar EK Commando Model 3 Knife - EK43
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NZ $299.90 NZ $249.90 Save NZ $50.00 incl GST
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Model: EK43

Made in the USA

Famous since 1941! "BATTLE PROVEN IN SIX WARS"

Knife Description:

KA-BAR is excited to introduce it's first and much anticipated John Ek Commando Knife Co. product, the Ek Model 3.

This updated version of the old Jungle Fighting Knife is made from 1095 Cro-Van and features a parkerized single-edged 16.8 cm single-edged Spear-Point Blade, textured Glass-filled Nylon Handle with Cross-Guard traditional X-Head Fasteners and 12GA Commercial Grade Steel Butt Guard.

A US-made Celcon® Sheath with Retaining Strap, self-locking Function and multiple Tie-down Points is also included.

Every component of this knife is proudly made in the USA and this is both a great knife and a great value.  

Proudly Made in the USA by Ka-Bar.

It’s History:

John Ek wanted to contribute to the American war effort during World War II.  From his shop in Hamden, Connecticut, Ek built custom knives specifically for soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. He even built a knife for the Commander-in-Chief, American President Franklin Roosevelt.

Mr. Ek, who also employed disabled Americans, produced six models of knives beginning in 1941. He 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.

At that time 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.

In 2015, KA-BAR Knives, Inc. acquires John Ek Commando Knife Co. Production begins in Olean, New York.

Technical Specifications:

 
  • Blade Steel:  Cro Van 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Length: 168 mm
  • Blade Shape: Spear-Point Blade, Single Edge
  • Overall Length: 320 mm
  • Blade Finish: Parkerized Finish, Black
  • Blade Hardness: 56-58 HRC
  • Handle Material: Textured Glass-Filled Nylon, X-Head Fasteners, 12GA Commercial Grade Steel Butt Guard
  • Sheath: Celcon® Sheath with Self-Locking Function
  • Weight: 300 grams
  • Origin: USA

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