KA-BAR Jarosz Turok, 6.2" 1095 Cro-Van Blade, Ultramid Handle, Sheath - 7503
The KA-BAR Jarosz Turok is a fixed blade you can bet your life on. Originally designed as a combat utility knife for a Marine, the Turok has evolved into a knife that can do pretty much any outdoor task you need.
The Turok features a 6.25-inch blade made from 1095 Cro-Van steel, which is a carbon steel that's tough as nails and takes an edge like few others. Black coating on the blade provides some extra rust resistance.
A false edge along the spine of the blade increases the knife's propensity for penetrating, which is why those hogs always turn and run when they see this fixed blade. The coating can also be easily removed from the spine, letting you make wood shavings or strike a ferro rod.
Its brown Ultramid handle scales are exceptionally durable and bear Jarosz's logo, which conveniently adds a little texture to your grip. The scales are affixed to the full tang by two Allen key bolts with a notch in the back for a lanyard. Its grip design lets you hold it comfortably and naturally in different positions.
Whereas other knives come with a basic sheath, Jarosz put a lot of thought into the makeup and construction of the Turok's sheath. Made from molded Celcon, the sheath has excellent retention with a thumb release for quick access.
The fact that the knife is made proudly in the United States is just icing on the cake.
|Blade Material||1095 Cro-Van|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
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.