The KA-BAR Heavy-Duty Warthog is a beast of a knife with a wide black-coated blade and durable handle.
The blade itself is uniquely shaped. It's been described as a 6.75-inch meat cleaver with a more piercing point. This allows the user to go from task to task outdoors without thinking twice. It uses SK-5 steel, which is essentially the Japanese version of the American-made 1080 steel. The alloy is known for its strength and durability.
The Warthog boasts a well-designed handle that makes wielding it easy and comfortable. The Kraton material keeps its shape in harsh weather conditions while the ringed cutouts in the shapely grip keep it firmly in the handle.
An included leather and Cordura sheath make carrying the Warthog on all your outdoor adventures a cinch.
|Blade Hardness (HRC)||52-54|
|Country of Origin||Taiwan|
|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.