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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One of the best knives I own and has a purpose of its own. It usually sits opposite of my pistol on my left side when I might not be able to draw quickly, its an easy cross draw and slice if needed. I never even know its there. I carry a traditional flip knife on my pants pocket, but that would take a while to deploy, where this is ready to go. Its very sharp and durable.
The KA-BAR commerative Vietnam army knife is very fitting to show my participation in the Vietnam conflict. It is an appropiate size and form to remember my time in that conflict. It will be handed down in my family and displayed proudly for generations.
Man do I love this knife. Extremley sharp and feels good In the hand. It has a rock solid firm feel to it and has a good weight to it . It is not a light knife and on the other hand is not too heavy. I like big blade knives and this 4 inch folder is perfect for me. It has become my EDC . My 3 inch and 31/2 inch pocket knives are now in the drawer but not forgotten . They just don`t get carried as much as this K-bar G10 Mule ..
A great knife. Good pricing. I have 2 of them now. Well worth it. Fun with interchangeable handle scales.
Very nice works good in hand and very sharp right out of the box.
Got these grips for my hellfire and my BK-2. Not only do they look great, the fit is excellent. Installation was really smooth,no problems. The grip is just so much better for wet conditions especially. Would highly recommend to everybody. Only problem is I wish they came in more colors.
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.
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.