KA-BAR Desert MULE, 3.9" Serrated Blade, Desert Zytel Handles - 3053

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KA-BAR Desert MULE, 3.9" Serrated Blade, Desert Zytel Handles - 3053
KA-BAR Desert MULE, 3.9" Serrated Blade, Desert Zytel Handles - 3053
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This is the folding knife's answer to the fixed blade conflict/utility knife. Made famous by KA-BAR the mule is just as versatile, reliable, and rugged. Heavy-duty stainless steel liners provide lateral strength. Double thumb studs Assisted Opening in one hand opening for either right or left-hand users. Rubber inserts ensure a comfortable and slip resistant grip on the handle. Sold with a nylon sheath, fitted with Velcro and snap closures that can be mounted horizontally or vertically on a belt.

• Style: Folding Lockback

• Closed length: 5 1/4"

• Open length: 9 1/16"

• Shape: Clip

• Handle Material: desert Zytel

• Steel: AUS 8A Stainless Steel

• Made in Taiwan

• Weight: 0.5 lbs.

Model Number: 2-3053-0
Catalog Number: 45572
Closed Length 5.75 inches
Blade Length 3.81 inches
Blade Material Stainless Steel (AUS8A)
Sheath Material Nylon
Blade Edge Partially Serrated/ComboEdge
Point Clip Point
Lock Type Back Lock
Handle Material Zytel, rubber
Total Length 9.06 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included Yes
Pocket Clip Included yes
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 8 ounces
Handle Color Brown/Tan
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Customer Reviews

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By Arthur B. from Union City, CA
November 26, 2008

This is a high quality knife with good heft and balance! I recommend it highly! Although it said no clip included, mine came with a pocket clip attached!!!!

By Deyan V. from Jonesboro, AR
December 28, 2006

It is a very good knife!

By Arthur B. from Union City, CA
January 15, 2009

This knife is solid and versatile. It has good heft, sharpness and can handle whatever tasks you use it for. The knife comes with a clip which was not indicated in the knife description. The knife is of high quality that you would expect from KA-BAR. The price was also very attractive. You won't be disappointed with this knife!

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