Great Christmas gift for a proud Marine.KA-BAR fighting knife made in Olean, NY Hi carbon steel hardened and tempered to resist breaking under severe pressure and to keep a sharp edge. Blades are stamped from cold steel sheet. The mark side tang is deeply stamped KA-BAR, ORLEAN, NY in capital block letters and the pile side tang with a bold USMC. Later in the war the KA-BAR fighting knife was also adpoted by other branches of the service and were stamped accordingly. Blade is 7" long and knife including handle is 12" long. The handle is wrapped with leather. Sheath is leather and stamped KA-BAR adn USMC with the USMC insignia. Very nice. Comes in original box with paperwork and story of this knife.