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Ethan Becker founded Becker Knife & Tool in the early 1980's and set about designing, manufacturing and selling the industrial-strength tactical and survival knives that he had always wanted for himself. His products, the BK&T line, have gone a long way to making these now popular all-black knives in demand.


~ Blade Thickness: 0.188"

~ Blade Stamp: BK&T/KA-BAR

~ Grind: Flat

  • HRC: 56-58
Brand: Ka-bar Knives
Catalog Number: 449881
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 9.38
Blade Material Carbon Steel (1095)
Handle Color Black
Handle Material Grivory
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Point Drop Point
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Polyester
Total Length 14.69

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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