Discover the unparalleled appeal of the KA-BAR BK9 Becker Combat Bowie Knife.
Renowned for its popularity, this hefty knife combines impressive power and versatility without compromising agility or ease of use.
Crafted with Ethan Becker's signature ergonomic design, the handle is constructed from Grivory, a durable and comfortable material that minimizes fatigue during prolonged use of this 14.75-inch knife weighing just 1.05 pounds.
The true might of the Combat Bowie lies in its long 9-inch blade, meticulously forged from 1095 Cro-Van steel. This carbon steel is renowned for its exceptional toughness and ease of sharpening. The blade features a flat grind with a 20-degree angle and a swedge at the tip, resulting in a clip-point shape that provides enhanced control for deliberate cuts, while the blade's belly is optimally designed for efficient chopping.
Furthermore, the blade is coated with black epoxy powder, effectively reducing reflective properties and enhancing corrosion resistance. This practical addition ensures the knife remains discreet and maintains its durability even in challenging conditions.
Although bearing the name "Combat Bowie," this knife has transcended its military roots and earned recognition as an indispensable outdoor tool embraced by both military personnel and civilians alike.
For your convenience, this robust knife is accompanied by a black nylon sheath. This sheath has undergone extensive testing to ensure a secure and comfortable carry, mirroring the reliability and quality of the knife itself.
Whether you are venturing into the wild or navigating everyday tasks, the KA-BAR BK9 Becker Combat Bowie is the dependable companion that won't let you down.
|Model||Becker Combat Bowie|
|Blade Hardness (HRC)||56-58|
|Blade Material||1095 Cro-Van|
|Blade Type||Flat Grind|
|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.