5300 Gunny Knife

Discussion in 'KA-BAR Knives' started by OFFICIAL_KA-BAR, Jan 28, 2020.


    OFFICIAL_KA-BAR Moderator Moderator

    Aug 3, 2011
    The KA-BAR 5300 Gunny Knife was the last project R. Lee Ermey, also known as "Gunny", worked on before he passed away in 2018. The knife is entirely his design. I believe his words were that he wanted something that could "skin a rhino and you could survive in the jungle with." Gunny very much loved knives - I once went to visit him and he had hundreds of knives laid out around his house. We spent several hours analyzing what he liked about each knife.

    A portion of the sales of the Gunny Knife will be donated to the Fisher House Foundation, a charity that was near and dear to R. Lee. The Gunny Knife is made in the USA with 1095 Cro-Van steel, American-made leather sheath, and Webb Wood handles and is currently available at KA-BAR.com and from KA-BAR dealers.

  2. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    This will be mine! :)
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  3. caine


    Nov 9, 2003
    Hoping micarta handles will be available a
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  4. LG&M


    Dec 19, 2005
    Semper Fi Gunny.
    I like.
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  5. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    It'd be cool to get a look at all his knives. Pics or video.
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  6. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker

    Jul 9, 2000
    That's neat!
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  7. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    On my list!
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  8. E.D.C.

    E.D.C. Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 7, 2016
    Man I'd love one of these. A bit steep in Canada right now ... But damn are these blades beautiful.
  9. Charlie_K


    Jul 16, 2012
    I miss R. Lee Ermey very much. To this day I can't look at a watermelon without thinking about him to some extent.

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