Unleashing the spirit of true workmanship, KA-BAR has crafted the MULE, a knife that thrives under demanding conditions, setting it apart from those delicate counterparts concealed away in safes. This is a knife meant to be embraced, worked, and tested relentlessly.
A true representation of Military, Utility, and Law Enforcement, the MULE stands tall as the epitome of a workhorse knife. Its robust 3.875-inch black-coated blade, crafted from functional AUS 8A stainless steel, is a testament to its strength. Alongside a reliable lockback mechanism and an almost indestructible black Zytel handle, this knife is a force to be reckoned with.
KA-BAR proudly describes the MULE as the folding knife's answer to the revered KA-BAR fixed blade. While it may not claim the same storied history, the MULE has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to tackle any challenge thrown its way.
The blade, with its sturdy 0.125-inch thickness and versatile clip-point profile, effortlessly opens with the dual thumb stud mechanism. The handle, designed with simplicity yet tactful texture and shape, ensures a secure and comfortable grip during intense usage.
Emphasizing adaptability, the MULE features a backlock, dual thumb studs, and a reversible pocket clip, catering to both left and right-handed users.
For added convenience, a polyester sheath is included, allowing you to effortlessly attach the MULE to your belt or pack whenever you need it by your side.
When the going gets tough, rely on the KA-BAR MULE to be your steadfast companion, consistently proving its worth in the face of any challenge.
|Blade Hardness (HRC)||57-59|
|Country of Origin||Taiwan|
|Pocket Clip Include||Yes|
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.