Ka-Bar Becker BK21 Fixed 13.25 in Black Blade Zytel Hndl BK21
Ka-Bar Knife BK21 Becker/Reinhardt Kukri knife is a labor of love designed and perfected. Made from 0.2" thick 1095 Cro-Van steel the Kukris 13.25 epoxy powder coated blade is proudly embellished with Hank Reinhardts signature and coupled with Beckerts distinct handle shape with a practical polyester sheath. The Kukri knife is black with overall length of 18.75" and weighs 1.4 pounds and the handle is made of Hylon. The blade stamp is KA-BAR BK&T/Reinhardt. The grind is Flat the HRC is 56-58 and the angle is 20 degrees.
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.