For your consideration, we have a Steel Bowie Knife from Ek Commando Knife Co. It is of the paracord wrap design, and a part of the 1994 Blackout Series.
This knife had been manufactured as part of a limited run of 300 identical knives with no markings in 1994 by Ek Comando. It is known to be from the “Black Out Series”, and is extremely rare.
- Cleaned and sharpened, of solid design, heavy weight, composed of 1095 carbon steel.
- One mark out of the blade point on the side, but in good condition. See photos of the blade edge and point.
- In Ek Commando belt loop sheath suitable for up to 3-inch belt.
- Paracord wrapped handle.
- No markings.
- 6-5/8″ blade
- 6″ handle
- 13-1/2″ sheath.
John Ek wanted to contribute to the American war effort during World War II. From his shop in Hamden, Connecticut, Ek made custom knives specifically for soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. He also built a knife for the Commander-in-Chief, American President Franklin Roosevelt Mr. Ek. He would refer to these knives as “Ek Commando Knives” because they were purpose built for close quarter use that would become a hallmark of the US Marine Raiders, US Army Rangers, First Special Service Force, and Office of Strategic Services’ Operational Groups.
To purchase an Ek Commando Knife one would have to send in proof of military service. The knives have been numbered accordingly and a log had been kept to tie the number to the owner. Americans have carried Ek Commando Knives in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, and countless other locations in between. Additionally, John Ek’s knives still live on today through Ek Commando Knife as a testament to his ideas, skills, and unflinching patriotism altogether.