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John Ek Commando Model 3

by KA-BAR, EK Knives

SKU 1059595

Date Added 12/19/2022

# Available 1

Price $175.00

Overview

This Model 3 Dagger from Ka-Bar is a John Ek design, it features a black coated spear point blade with false top edge, .155" blade stock and 1.129" blade depth, full tang construction. The handle has a black coated stainless steel guard, plastic scales. Includes molded plastic sheath with belt loop and the original box.  Excellent Condition.  

Product Details

Blade Length 6.625

Overall Length 12.75

Weight (oz) 10.47

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Has Sheath

Blade Material 1095

Blade Details Dagger, Spear Point

Handle Material Metallic, Rubber

Other Details Tactical

About the Maker

KA-BAR
KA-BAR

You may know us from our high quality military, hunting, sporting, all-purpose utility, and outdoor survival knives. We offer hundreds of quality cutlery products and accessories sold through independent retailers, distributors, mail order catalogs and our online knife store. We've been making knives since 1898 and each knife undergoes our unique manufacturing processes and testing to ensure corrosion resistance, strength, edge holding ability, and an out-of-the-box razor sharp cutting edge. On December 9, 1942, after the start of World War II, KA-BAR submitted a knife to the United States Marine Corps in hopes that it would become general issue to that branch of the military. Working with the Marine Quartermaster Department the original design was revised and production began of an improved fighting and utility knife for the Marines. As the War escalated, the USMC KA-BAR knives became so well recognized for their quality and so abundant in number that "Kabar" became the name by which many referred to this knife pattern, regardless of whether the knife was manufactured at the actual KA-BAR facility. The USMC KA-BAR was adopted by not only the Marines, but also the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Underwater Demolition Teams.

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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