KA-BAR Johnson Adventure Blades Potbelly, Flat Dark Earth

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The Potbelly is a hard working knife that no camper or adventure trekker should be without. It has a 7-1/8" long, 0.25" thick, 1095 Cro-Van blade that is ground to a razor edge with a deep belly and weight forward balance that rivals hatchets in terms of chopping power. With some influence from the kukri and machete, the Potbelly is best described as what you get if you crossed a scalpel and a sledgehammer. The Potbelly is a controllable big knife. Its multi-position handle is textured with our proprietary Adventure grip™ so you can easily control it for tasks as delicate as field dressing if necessary. If you only have room for one knife in your pack and need one that will do it all, the Potbelly is your knife.


  • Overall Length: 12 5/8"
  • Blade Length: 7 1/8"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.250"
  • Weight: 1.10 lbs.
  • Steel: 1095 Cro-Van
  • Blade Type: Fixed Blade
  • Grind: Flat
  • Edge Angle: 20 Degrees
  • Handle Material: Zytel
  • Shape: Chopper
  • HRC: 56-58
  • Pocket Clip: No
Catalog Number: 484971
Blade Color Black
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 7.13
Blade Material 1095 Cro-Van
Handle Color Brown/Tan
Handle Material Zytel
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 1.10
Point Drop Point
Sheath Included No
Total Length 12.63

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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