The KA-BAR Short Black Fixed Blade is a true classic. Built to withstand the rigors of military use, this knife is a reliable companion for all your outdoor adventures.
Crafted from high-quality 1095 carbon steel, the 5.25-inch blade boasts a clip point design with a stout blood groove. The blade is coated in black epoxy powder, offering enhanced corrosion resistance and a sleek finish. Whether you need to carve wood, cut rope, or prepare a meal, this blade is up for the challenge.
The handle of this knife is made from black Kraton G thermoplastic elastomer. Designed with deep grooves and an oval shape, it fits comfortably in your hand, providing a secure grip in any weather conditions. The powdered metal butt caps add strength and balance to the knife while preventing accidental slippage during use.
For added safety and convenience, the KA-BAR Short Black Fixed Blade comes with a Kydex sheath. This durable and lightweight sheath ensures that your knife is securely stored and ready for quick access when needed. Whether you're hiking, camping, or on a mission, this sheath keeps your knife protected and readily accessible.
With a total length of 9.25 inches, this knife strikes the perfect balance between size and functionality. Weighing just 14.6 ounces, it is lightweight and easy to carry, making it an ideal choice for everyday carry or extended excursions.
|Blade Hardness (HRC)||56-58|
|Blade Material||1095 Cro-Van|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
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.