This award winning lock back, designed by Bob Dozier, is an affordable, practical all-purpose knife appropriate for daily tasks. It features a quality black coated AUS 8A stainless steel drop point blade with a reversible thumb stud.
The handle is textured Zombie Green Zytel, known for its high strength and low weight properties. The locking mechanism is a strong and dependable lock-back design. The lanyard hole and reversible tip-up pocket clip make this a great knife for everyday carry.
|Blade Material||Stainless steel (aus8a)|
|Country of Origin||Taiwan|
|Lock Type||Back lock|
|Pocket Clip Include||True|
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.