Ka-bar Knives Coppersmith - Wharncliffe Barlow

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KA-BAR has been fairly low-key about their Dog's Head series of traditional folders and fixed blades over the years. Then they re-tooled the whole series with copper bolsters and shields. Needless to say, there is nothing low-key about these beauties!

Ka-Bar Knives offers this Dog's Head series of knives produced the "old way." They are meticulously handcrafted in the USA with all American materials. The patterns are traditional classics and the workmanship is outstanding. The finest natural materials are used to handle these traditional beauties. Uniquely jigged bone have been buffed smooth and shiny for handles that feel as good as they look. Copper Dog's Head shields and bolsters will only grow more beautiful as they age over time.

Brand: Ka-bar Knives
Catalog Number: 491225
Specifications
Assisted Open No
Blade Color Silver/Gray
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 2.50
Blade Material 14-4 CrMo
Closed Length 3.25
Handle Color Brown/Tan
Handle Material Bone
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 3.1
Lock Type Slip Joint
Number of Knives/Tools 2
Pocket Clip Included No
Point Clip, pen
Sheath Included No
Total Length 5.75

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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