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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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.
My son was in Afghanistan he came home we gave him this knife.He was in college his truck back pack was stolen fishing gear stolen. Had the lock cover on back.He love that knife.
I Love the Khukuri Knife.It is from KA-BAR and Unique Style that been used by British Gorkha Army since 1940 Ist World War.
Nice enough though a little on the expensive side
I was at first a little put off by the weight which is heavy for my pocket.But it is heavy in part because of the mass of the blade which is very impressive. A good piece of metal AUS8 makes this a tool you can put some mph behind without being shy about it.
I am a profesional visual artist and I have these in my studio for lunch and such. They do what is advetised, but kindda poorly. The shape of the spork is a fairly uncomfortable, but not painful, to shovel food into your face.
This knife is a tank, the single heavest knife I have ever handled. It is balanced to use in whatever way you need it to without any interference from the blade. My only complaint is the sheath. As a smaller guy(5'7"-145) it has been dificult to adjust the belt loop to rest on my hip without becoming a nuisance. Other than that, this fucker is a badass. Tien Bein!
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.