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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Recent Reviews - Ka-Bar Knives
Super sharp blade right out of the box and well balanced. The handle material could be less slick, but otherwise an excellent camp knife and would do well as a culinary knife too! I would recommend this blade, but I would also say get some after market micarta or G10 handles.
Great knife! Premium steel takes and holds a good edge. Very nice sheath.
Excellent product. Well made and finished. For the knife it was intended for it is perfect. If you try to fit another knive to it as I did things can get difficult. Trying to get your particular knife to fit level becomes the problem. I tried fitting a Randall #1 - 8" to it and the handle bottomed on the base before the magnet could attract the blade to hold the knife forcing a friction fit on the guard in order to get the knife near level. I would still buy this product as mounting problems always occur when adapting and it looks great.
I have 300 knives is all varieties, but wanted absolute and simple reliability for my AR-15 carry bags. These were perfect.
Bought two, one for my son one for me, I gave it to him for Christmas he was very happy with it, as I was with mine. Price was good, shipping was fast.
I started collecting them a few years back I have several I bought 4 and picked some up at farm sales love them wouldn't go with out one best knife ever.
Great looking Knife. It was a gift for my son.
Found an original in Okinawa back in the 70's during a rat inspection . I've used it a lot camping over the years. My son whom now is in the service bought a new one and wants to trade me. Lol, no way. I'll will it to him. It's always on my side weather camping, hiking or out and about on the farm.
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.