KA-BAR Kukri Machete

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Whether you're battling through the jungles of Sri Lanka or cutting off branches in your backyard, the KA-BAR Kukri Machete is an all-purpose tool that excels at any outdoor job you can think of.

Measuring a solid 17 inches overall, the kukri machete boasts an 11.5-inch 1085 carbon steel blade. The design of the blade, which is modeled after the legendary kukri weapons of Nepal, features an inward curve that offers a versatility that a straight-edged machete cannot.

The sleek cohesive look of the machete extends down into the ergonomic Kraton G handle that's designed for a maximum grip. A protrusion on the pommel adds an extra sense of security when wielding this large tool.

It also includes a compact sheath made of Cordura and leather.

Brand: Ka-bar Knives
Catalog Number: 15708
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 11.5
Blade Material Carbon Steel (1085)
Handle Color Black
Handle Material Kraton
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 20.16
Machete Type Kukri
Pocket Clip Included No
Point Clip Point
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Cordura and Leather
Total Length 17.0

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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