This is the folding knife's answer to the fixed blade conflict/utility knife. Made famous by KA-BAR the mule is just as versatile, reliable, and rugged. Heavy-duty stainless steel liners provide lateral strength. Double thumb studs Assisted Opening in one hand opening for either right or left-hand users. Rubber inserts ensure a comfortable and slip resistant grip on the handle. Sold with a nylon sheath, fitted with Velcro and snap closures that can be mounted horizontally or vertically on a belt.
- Style: Folding Lockback
- Closed length: 5 1/4"
- Open length: 9 1/16"
- Shape: Clip
- Handle Material: desert Zytel
- Steel: AUS 8A Stainless Steel
- Made in Taiwan
- Weight: 0.5 lbs.
|Blade Edge||Partially serrated/comboedge|
|Blade Material||Stainless steel (aus8a)|
|Handle Material||Zytel, rubber|
|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.