The Ka-Bar Black from Ka-Bar Knives is the tool of a true outdoor explorer, for those who are the masters of their turf, who need a do-anything go-anywhere tool for all the odd jobs that may crop up when surveying a field, or out on the mountain, or even just in your backyard! Its solid edge is strong enough to sever the toughest fiber, and its 7" carbon steel epoxy-coated blade will withstand sustained heavy use for years and years. Its handle is designed with a special non-slip Kraton G Elastomer, and the knife includes its own black leather sheath for convenient and comfortable housing and transportation.
- Blade Detail: Plain Edge
- Blade Length (inches): 7.00
- Blade Material: Carbon Steel, Black
- Carry System: Leather Sheath
- Handle Material: Kraton
- Overall Length (inches): 11.75
|Blade Material||Carbon Steel (1095)|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Pocket Clip Included||No|
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.