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Home Products Model 5 Commando Bowie

Model 5 Commando Bowie

by EK Knives

SKU 1053058

Date Added 08/31/2022

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $295.00

Overview

This Model 5 by EK Knives features a satin finish blade with false top edge and a full tang construction, .179" Blade Stock.  1.251" Blade Depth.  The handle has a brass guard and wood scales with brass pins. I believe the scales are not original. Comes with nylon sheath. Light sheathing marks are visible on the blade otherwise the knife is in excellent condition. 

Product Details

Blade Length 6.75

Overall Length 12.75

Weight (oz) 10.1

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Full Tang, Has Sheath

Blade Material Stainless Steel

Blade Details Clip Point

Handle Material Metallic, Wood

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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