U.S.M.C. COMBAT KNIFE - NSN: 1095-00-392-4102
Adopted by the United States Marine Corps as its general purpose combat knife, the 498 features a flat grind with clip point. The 1095 carbon steel blade is 7" long with a black non-reflective Zinc finish. It is .165 thick, is easy to sharpen and has a decent edge retention. The Weatherproof black leather grooved handle with steel cross guard and steel butt cap allows military personnel to perform daily tasks such as pounding tent stakes, driving nails, opening ration cans and digging foxholes, not to mention defending lives. Sheath is black leather with belt loop and snap closure. Measures overall 12". Weighs .62 lbs.