Ka-Bar Bowie Big Brother Fixed Blade Knife Leather Serr Top (9.37" Black) 2217


  • Black clip point blade with serrated spine made from 1095 Cro-Van
  • Leather handle for grip.
  • Leather sheath for secure carry.


The Big Brother from Ka-Bar features their famous oval shaped leather handle. The fixed blade knife is black coated 1095 Cro-Van steel with a plain cutting edge and serrated upper edge. This knife comes with a leather sheath.

In addition to the Ka-Bar fixed blade, be sure to check out the folding knives that are sure to impress at Blade HQ!

Item #BHQ-9733
MSRP: $201.95
Our Price: $139.95
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  • Overall Length: 14.375
  • Blade Length: 9.375
  • Blade Thickness: 0.17
  • Blade Material: 1095
  • Hardness: 56-58 RC
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 5.00
  • Handle Material: Leather
  • Color: Brown
  • Weight: 14.40
  • Sheath: Leather
  • Knife Type: Fixed Blade
  • Brand: Ka-Bar
  • Model: Big Brother
  • Model Number: 2217
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Tactical
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Great Knife
Doug S. on Aug 7, 2020

Love the knife, I have a very old one from back in the day and wanted a companion knife to show the differences. Other than the size it matches and looks almost identical. A real talking point in the collection

Very Good Knife!
Lucas R. on Jul 24, 2019

Ordered this one with a few other fixed blade knives and this one is by far the best. Its got a very good weight to it and fits pretty well in my semi-large hands. Would gladly buy more of these in the future!

Excellent - while it worked
Sean N. on May 27, 2020

Previous to the Big Brother, I had a cheap Damascus Bowie from Amazon, which lasted me two years when the handle broke; however, when I got the KA-BAR, I had high hopes. A friend of mine had owned a Vietnam-era Full size and convinced me to buy from KA-BAR, and so I bought this knife. It shipped pretty fast, and when I opened the package, it was a beautiful blade. I had bought the knife as a trail knife, and it did great at first. The knife was heavy enough to knock good-sized trees over. After probably 6 weeks of use, the knife broke off at the handle. Once it did I could see why. The Tang connection had 1cm^2 of cross-sectional area to the blade. My buck bowie is much older and hasn't disappointed me yet. It's a shame they ask for so much for em now. I got mine for $55 only a few years back

Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet ([email protected])? We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ
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