Ka-bar Knives Short Black Tanto- Serrated

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Ka-bar Knives Short Black Tanto- Serrated
Ka-bar Knives Short Black Tanto- Serrated
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This KABAR knife is the KABAR Short Black tanto knife with a 5 1/4" part serrated tanto blade made of 1095 cro-van carbon steel. The blade of this KABAR knife has a non reflective black epoxy powder coat. The black oval Kraton G handle has a black metal butt cap and guard. A synthetic glass filled nylon sheath is included with this KABAR knife. The KABAR Short Black tanto knife has an overall length of 9 3/8", and weighs 0.4 pounds.

Model Number: 2-5055-2
Catalog Number: 265698
Blade Length 5.25 inches
Blade Material Carbon Steel (1095)
Sheath Material Nylon
Blade Edge Partially Serrated/ComboEdge
Point Tanto
Handle Material Kraton
Total Length 9.375 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included Yes
Pocket Clip Included No
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 6.4 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

Average Rating:
By Al W. from Brooklyn, MI
February 14, 2009

The KA-BAR knife is as advertised and arrived in a timely fashion. It's made in USA and the quality is as good as my first KA-BAR I currently own. I will order more in the future and in addition recommend them to my friends! As a tradesman, I use many tools and in my opinion, the KA-BAR series knives are absolutely the best buy for the dollar!

By Rob S. from Florida
August 7, 2007

This knife is exactly what I wanted. It is large enough for almost any task, yet small enough to comfortably carry. It offers very solid construction!

By Liza E. from Tucson, AZ
December 26, 2006

My husband loves it. I could not have asked for better service. Great job!

By Capt. Troy H. from Galveston, TX
September 13, 2006

Razor sharp and nice balance. Good with saltwater.

By Christian H. from Montpelier , IN
June 5, 2006


By Mike H. from Wasilla, AK
July 27, 2006

Very nice knife. Compact size but still big enough to use.

By Allan F. from Afghanistan
May 16, 2006

Love it. Not to big not to small, and has a great edge.

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