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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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.
The pics do not do it justice, this is a solid, well made piece of gear that you need to experience first hand.
It was a replacement sheath for my Dad's WWII KBar knife he used in the Navy. It looks very similar and is of very nice quality. I am very pleased.
Fit my 40 year old KA-BAR perfectly except the snap closure is a little too big for the top of handle. But it's good to go.
I purchased this knife for a friend who one day had mentioned he wished he could have a KA-BAR ! I think it's a really good knife and the price was the lowest out of several places I had searched, my friend was totally surprised and he loves his knife.
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.