Ka-bar Knives Bob Dozier Thorn Folder, Black Handle/Blade, Plain

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D2 steel blade, black chromed, heat treated to HRC60-61. Handle made of 6063T cold forged aluminum handle with a black Aluminite coating. 4 in. closed length. 7.13 in. open length. One-handed side lock opening.

Brand: Ka-bar Knives
Catalog Number: 15728
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 3.13
Blade Material Stainless Steel (D2)
Closed Length 4
Handle Color Silver/Gray
Handle Material Aluminum
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 2.24
Lock Type Side lock
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Point Spear Point
Sheath Included No
Total Length 7.13

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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