The KA-BAR is one of the most iconic knives ever made. However, the blade on the original comes in at a large 7 inches.
For those who want something that's easier to carry and not as bulky, pick up the KA-BAR USMC Short Fighting Knife. This condensed version of the fixed blade squeezes the design of the original into a package 3/4 the size.
The partially serrated clip point blade is a more reasonable 5.25 inches and is made from durable 1095 Cro-Van steel. It features a black epoxy powder coating to increase corrosion resistance and hamper the reflective property of the steel.
Its handle is stacked leather that fits neatly in the hand without sacrificing leverage or comfort. This version comes with a brown leather sheath stamped with KA-BAR USMC.
|Blade Edge||Partially serrated/comboedge|
|Blade Material||1095 cro-van|
|Country of Origin||Usa|
|Knife Type||Fixed blade|
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.