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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Great knife that can do anything. Extremely well built. One small problem is the sheath is a little difficult to pull the knife out from. Usage will take care of that. A hard knife for any outdoor need.
This is Sheraton little knife for most uses. I tend to be a little hard to to please looking for utility, fine work and "abuscability" in all my knives, but this is a knife that scores pretty high. The blade is thin at point, thick on spine, and of good quality steel. The scales are thick, to fill the palm during heavy use, and of tuff quality as well. The only draw back I could see is balance tends to be heavy toward the rear, and that being the only thing keeping it from being a five star rating. Thank you for a really good companion knife to add to my edc
I found an old KA-BAR knife while cleaning out my grand fathers work bench, however it did not have a sheath. Ordered one up from the Knife Depot and it worked perfectly. Oiled it up and it'll work perfectly. Look forward to using it in the field.
Well I ordered my son's this knife - had it engraved - no big deal - NO WAY - This is a very nice knife - hey you looking for a gift for someone this is it - have it engraved - get a glass display case - WOW THIS THING LOOKS GREAT - more than I could ever imagine - man birthdays - anniversary - gifts - the engraving they show you on their web site does not do the engraving justice - Mine to my son's - and yes it looks GREAT Love you with all my Heart Pop 12/25/17
Item was delivered on time and the quality of it was as advertised.
Here in Tokyo where I live, I've paid about USD$115.00 for this blade, but worth every Yen because of its quality and the name KA-BAR, a synonym for the best battle-proven combat/utility knives. I own 2 of these Fighters and brandish them every once in a while when I practice Krav Maga, a full contact fighting system invented by the Israelis, and one of them is always within my reach for any emergency. Like an M1911 .45ACP, these knives have a fine stopping power and with one stab or slash you can kill somebody. They are like twin daughters to me and I treasure them as bona fide tactical/fighting knives. Definitely the sharpest knives ever owned ! They slice papers like butter and the clip-point blade tip is like a needle so it penetrates very well. The enhanced knife tang of the Fighter is also thicker than the legendary USMC combat knife, thus more robust and resistant to abuse if necessary. It is a traditional military-issued knife made out of traditional carbon steel and is susceptible to corrosion, but a simple treatment with mineral oil on regular basis does the trick ! Literally, "you can buy any knife, or you can own a KA-BAR".
Thumb notch is a bit narrow. Using it deploys the blade about 90 degrees where there is slight binding so it's necessary to use the other hand to fully deploy and lock. That being said, I don't always use the thumb hole in that manner, when opening, anyway. I very much like the size and the light weight. Blade is sharp and holds a keen edge. It's a nice EDC and when taken out of my inside waistband, it doesn't look 'threatening'; more utilitarian in appearance, which is why I bought and carry it. Overall, a good knife for the price.
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.