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Ka-bar Knives

Ka-Bar Knives

The legend of how Ka-Bar knives were named tells of a fur trapper who used his knife to kill a bear when his gun jammed. His handwriting was so horrible, all that could be deciphered was "k a bar," which later became the company's trademark. Whatever your purpose for buying a new Ka-Bar knife, you'll discover just what you're looking for among the huge selection at Knife Depot.

From pistol bayonets to military-spec tactical knives, they're all backed by our outstanding customer service and 60-day, money-back guarantee. And while we sincerely hope you never have to kill a bear with your Ka-Bar knife, isn't it nice to know you can?

Recent Reviews - Ka-Bar Knives

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Jim M. from Philadelphia, PA
John S from Roselle Il.... This is a duplicate of a Government issued Fighting Knife... If it doesn't do what you need maybe you should try a candy cane. KaBar should issue the hardness scale and the steel grade of this manufacture, otherwise great purchase.
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Allen F. from Suffolk, VA
I got this knife to replace the mini version which I considered too small. I got it in blaze orange to make it easy to find after setting it down. Like the mini, I consider the pocket clip too tight (I removed it), and found the blade retention spring too strong--it is difficult to open one-handed. It's a well made knife and seems to hold an edge.
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David M. from Holland, MA
Received the knife timely, and am very pleased with the size, weight, and quality. I would definitely recommend it as a pocket knife. I was not sure if it would be too big, but I think it is the perfect size. The only thing I noticed is there appears to be some "stuff" on the bone handle that does not clean off. So, it keeps it from being shiny, and looking extra clean.. BUT, it is a pocket knife. So, that is fine by me..
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Allen F. from Suffolk, VA
Craftsmanship is very good. I have fairly long fingers so opening the knife is a little difficult. The pocket clip is so tight that it would likely rip my pocket trying to use it (since this knife uses screws, not rivets, I removed it). I like the orange handle; it makes it easy to find. I would like the handle to be thicker.
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Larry S. from Lavalette WV
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Jake B. from Melbourne Vic
Amazing knife, you will not be disappointed
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Tom P. from Cleveland, Ohio
Knife sheath was fine, Okay
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Robert G. from Virginia
Outstanding. I Love the quality.

More Information About Ka-bar Knives

Ka-bar Knives
Making a quality KA-BAR product requires the talent of experienced craftspeople performing dozens of processes with precision and skill. Each knife undergoes specific manufacturing processes to ensure corrosion resistance, strength, edge holding ability, and an out-of-the-box razor sharp cutting edge.

Soon after its introduction in the mid-1920's, the KA-BAR trademark became widely known and respected. There have been many versions of how the KA-BAR name came to be, but all evidence points to a letter received from a fur trapper. This particular fur trapper's testimonial turned out to be the most significant ever received by the company.

He wrote, in very rough English, that his gun had jammed and that he had therefore relied on his knife to kill a wounded bear that was attacking him. In thanking the company for their quality product the trapper described using his knife to kill the bear. All that was legible of his scrawled writing was "k a bar". The company was so honored by this testimonial that they adopted this phrase and used it as their trademark, KA-BAR.