Ka-bar Knives Short Ka-Bar Black Tanto Knife, Serrated, Kydex Sheath

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This KABAR Knife is the KABAR Short Black Tanto Knife with a 5 1/4" part serrated tanto blade made of 1095 cro-van carbon steel. The blade of this KABAR knife has a non reflective black epoxy powder coat. The black oval Kraton G handle has a black metal butt cap and guard. A synthetic glass filled nylon sheath is included with this KABAR knife. The KABAR Short Black Tanto Knife has an overall length of 9 3/8", and weighs 0.4 pounds.

Brand: Ka-bar Knives
Catalog Number: 265698
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 6.4
Pocket Clip Included No
Point Tanto
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Nylon
Total Length 9.375

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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