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EK Commando EK 44 Model 4

by EK Knives

SKU 1019234

Date Added 10/14/2020

# Available 1

Price $125.00

Overview

After acquiring the rights to the John Ek Commando knives, KA-BAR's first offering is the Ek Model 4. This updated version of the old jungle fighting knife is made from 1095 Cro-Van and features a parkerized double-edged blade, textured glass-filled nylon handles and traditional X-head fasteners. A US-made Celcon® sheath with retaining strap, self-locking function and multiple tie-down points is also included. Made in the USA. Comes with original box, sheath and papers. The very tip is gone and there is some wear on the blade edge, otherwise good condition. Could be cleaned up pretty easy.

Product Details

Blade Length 6.25

Overall Length 12.375

Weight (oz) 10.3

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Full Tang, Has Sheath

Blade Material 1095

Blade Details Dagger

Handle Material Metallic, Plastic

About the Maker

EK Knives
EK Knives

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. 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, Afghanistan, Iraq, 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.

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