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?
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This is the best knife to add to your collection. It has a super sharp edge and is my favorite knife.
It was just what I needed. I was more than satisfied with the product. Your service was great.
I love it.
The knife if great. Exactly what I expected. The sheath however is a cheesy knockoff of what a good sheath should be. Made in Mexico, stamped with KABAR and USMC....lame. The construction is probably adequate, but it looks and feels cheap. Actually I'd kind of be ashamed to be seen with it. I was hoping for a respectable, plain, solid, hardworking sheath which would complement the same qualities in the knife. So....the knife itself is great, but the sheath sucks.
This is the second BK&T knife I have owned. They are shaving sharp out of the box, and durable as can be. I have no hesitation in recommending this knife.
Bought as a present for my daughter an ex marine. She loves it! Great quality and fast shipping total thumbs up!
The item came at first with an engraving that did not match perfectly the expectation, but the customer service was extraordinary. Without discussion or argument, the error - which had to do with replacement and upgrade of an engraving machine (now new), the knives were instantly replaced and the new ones were perfect. I must say that the level of graciousness in a world with so little of that rare quality, the level of personal attention to "getting it right" and the speed of response were all top notch. I would order more again - and will - from this company, as they are determined to make and keep customers happy. I cannot say enough positive about how they managed an unexpected situation. They were great!
About 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.