Ka-bar Knives Short Ka-Bar Black, Kydex Sheath, 5.25 in., ComboEdge

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The Ka-Bar Black from Ka-Bar Knives is the tool of a true wild wanderer, for those that are the masters of their domains, who require a do-anything go-anywhere solution for all the odd jobs that may crop up when surveying on a farm, or in the back-country, or even just your backyard! Its combination edge is strong enough to cut down a small tree, and its 5.25" 1095 carbon steel blade will withstand sustained heavy use for years and years. Its handle is designed with special non-slip Kraton G Elastomer, and it includes its own black Kydex sheath for convenient and comfortable housing and transportation.

Catalog Number: 15714
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Partially Serrated/ComboEdge
Blade Length 5.25
Blade Material Carbon Steel (1095)
Handle Color Black
Handle Material Kraton
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 6.08
Pocket Clip Included No
Point Clip Point
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Kydex
Total Length 9.25

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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