Knife has been professionally restored, polished and sharpened it is RAZOR SHARP. It may have some nicks and scars from use.
Long before Ka-Bar started making the iconic USMC military knife they made kitchen knives. This is a 1930-1940s era round tipped slicing knife with a chromium coated high carbon steel blade. Chromium has a lot of scratches (someone took a tool to it) in it which have penetrated through to the steel underneath making it far less of a pretty blade than some of the Case, and other Ka-bar knives with the coating intact. Half tang, double riveted. Good price for a good knife.
Marked: “Carbon Ka-Bar Chrome”
$28 shipped. (buy this knife with Ka-Bar item # 1042 and get a $10 rebate on the pair)
*High carbon steel knives are highly sought after knives loved by professional and home cooks alike due to the quality of the steel, the edge it maintains and the hardness that is not matched by other knives. If you don’t believe me, take a look the opinions of Alton Brown. Please note these are NOT stainless steel knives, they do require a little bit of care (prompt washing and drying after use, occasional sharpening, etc), but hey, if you can maintain a cast iron pan you’ll find this a piece of cake. Over time they will develop a patina, and even stain. But they are probably the best quality steel knives you’ll ever use.