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John Ek Commando Model 4

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John Ek Commando Model 4

John Ek Commando Model 4



KA-BAR introduces it's first and much anticipated John Ek Commando Knife Co. product, the Ek Model 4. This updated version of the old jungle knife is made from 1095 Cro-Van and features a parkerized double-edged blade, textured glass-filled nylon handles and traditional X-head fasteners. A US-made Celcon sheath with retaining strap, self-locking function and multiple tie-down points is also included. 

John Ek wanted to contribute to theAmerican 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. 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.


Code EK44
Limited Edition: No
Brand: John Ek
Blade Material: 1095 Cro-Van Steel
Blade Length (cm): 16.0
Blade Thickness (cm): 0.4
Overall Length (cm): 31.4
Blade Colour: Black
Handle Colour: Black
Handle Material: FRN
Blade Hardness (HRC): 56-58
Blade Shape: Spear Point
Blade Type: Plain
Sheath: Celcon
Product Weight (g): 405


  1. Disappointed Review by
    I spent a lot of time researching this knife, looking at pics, watching videos, reading reviews. In theory this should have been a knife I would fall in love with. In practice it wasn't.

    I love the overall shape of the knife, clean lines, nice length. The handle is surprisingly large, this might suit those with big hands or those who like to wear big gloves. The large handle makes it feel slightly cumbersome in the hand, it doesn't have the fine rapier like balance of an FS dagger for example.

    The sheath is very solid and the knife clicks snugly in to place, to draw the knife you need to move the handle away from you, which disengages the plastic ridge which it clicks in to (you don't have to file this) it then slides out silently.

    The let down with this knife was the fit and finish. Firstly there was what appeared to be black paint on one side of the guard but not the other. The coating of the blade seemed hit and miss and almost pitted, the blade grinds were terrible, uneven and didn't come to a point in line with the centre line of the blade.

    I appreciate the originals were probably worse, but when you pay £110 for a knife you expect a quality item, with reasonable quality control.

    It's fair to say if I could find a better finished example I might purchase another.

    Heinnies customer service was as always flawless in arranging the return and refund.
    (Posted on )
  2. Well done KaBarReview by
    Brilliant, best John Ek yet. Grind lines straight, unlike the originals, shaving sharp, unlike the black jack renditions, no gaps between guard and slabs, like the last rendition. It',s bigger than it looks mainly due to the large handle which provides excellent grip. The sheath is solid well made and well designed but the knife won't fit in it until you file a bit off the ramps that the guard rides up as you sheath it. Ka Bar must know about this and should have sorted it out, but I forgive them as everything else is so good. Balance point is around the first screw but don't expect delicate handling like a Applegate the simplistic grind puts paid to that, its just a flats bar with sharpened edges, and there lies it's charm. The original John Ek is a badly made thing designed to be turned out by unskilled workers Iv'e only handled one many years ago but it looked like something a rank amateur had made in his garden shed. Having said this they have accompanied many a man better than me some famous some not, so there is no doubt that they do the business. I think these will be a big hit with the military and collector alike and I hope they do a polished presentation version with wood grips. So grab one of the first models quick Heinnie were their usual brilliant selves. (Posted on )

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