Ka-bar Knives Black Tanto, Kydex Sheath, 8 in., ComboEdge

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Generations of military servicemen and women can testify to the power and reliability of this tanto blade from KA-BAR knives. This knife's 8 inches of 1095 stainless steel are made to cut deep, and can also be used for all kinds of day-to-day jobs, like slicing fishing line, rope, and cardboard. Its razor sharp blade is also coated with a corrosion-resistant Epoxy powder. On top of that, thanks to its oval-shaped Kraton G handle, this knife is at home in even the most extreme weather conditions, whether you're in Afghanistan or Antarctica. Includes a black Kydex sheath.

Model Number:
Catalog Number: 15705
Blade Length 8 inches
Blade Material Carbon Steel (1095)
Sheath Material Kydex
Blade Edge Partially Serrated/ComboEdge
Point Tanto
Handle Material Kraton
Total Length 12.88 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included Yes
Pocket Clip Included No
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 11.52 ounces
Handle Color Black
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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.

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Customer Reviews

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By Paul R. from Charlotte , NC
July 18, 2010

Ka Bar knives are by far the best when it comes to reliability and endurabilty. I have used them in the armed forces and still have my old one from the Gulf War. There is no substitute for these knives and I recommend them for any hunter, outdoorsman , hiking enthusiast or anyone who needs a reliable knife.

By Michal S. from Melbourne
July 13, 2008

This is a very good knife, which does the job. Remember that it rusts, so keep it oiled (I use weapon cleaning oil). It was delivered as ordered and very quickly.

By Steve T. from Spring, TX
June 18, 2008

This is a very nice knife! I really like the design of the blade. It came in sharp and is very easy to sharpen to a razor edge. It took a while to get used to the scabbard with it's safety release but I am fine with it now.

By James C. from Florida
February 25, 2008

This is the best knife I have ever owned.

By Steve P. from O'fallon, IL
February 21, 2007

This was purchased as a gift. The recipient was pleased. I was satisfied with the overall purchasing, buying, & simplicity of shipping of the whole transaction.

By James H. from Charlotte, NC
December 26, 2006

Ordering was easy, and shipment was fast... I highly recommend using this site to anyone.The The knife is great!

By Bernd S. from Li, NY
November 10, 2005

This is an excellent knife. It is well balanced and strong with a good, sharp edge.

By Jeremy D. from Altoona Pa
February 10, 2012

Quality, made in America knife.. Haven't used it in the field, but, wonder about the hammer strike ability of the haft.. No apparent faults..

By Joey H. from Severn, NC
December 24, 2007

Sturdy Knife for all outdoor possibilities. However, it may be a little too large for most people though.

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