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?
If you're interested in learning more about the history of the legendary knife or some of our recommendations, check out our ultimate guide to KA-BAR Knives.
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The knife is well constructed, it is a KABAR, the only issue I have is with the sheath. While it is a good construction and well design, there is a small pouch that is on the front of the sheath that could be used for something but that something is not clear.
Loved it so much going to order a few more!
Love this knife. Stays sharp and the sheepsfoot blade is awesome!!
I bought this for a female friend for self defense. The Karambit style is excellent for stealth defense and the handle size is excellent for the girl's hand.
GREAT KNIFE FOR SKINNING A DEER. MY SON KILLED A DOE AND DRESSED IT WITH MY KNIFE AND HE LOVED IT SO MUCH I HAD TO BUY ONE FOR HIM SO I COULD KEEP MINE.
WELL CONSTRUCTED, BALANCED HEAVY DUTY KNIFE THAT CAN BE USED FOR MOST ANYTHING FROM DRESSING DEER TO BACKPACKING IN THE WILD WITHOUT A CONCERN FOR FAILURE IN ANY EMERGENCY USE. AN INVALUABLE TOOL TO HAVE ANYTIME.
Sheaths were gifts. Everyone was very pleased with them.
This is a great knife, and a real piece of American history! Good quality and the steel is 1095
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.