The Ka-Bar 9193 120th Anniversary Dogs Head Commemorative Knife is a laser engraved commemorative knife that features the world famous brand name ?KA-BAR? a roaming bear and ?The Union? shield presented in a Victorian-era style logo. It offers an overall length of 12 inch blade length of 7.0 inch blade width of 1.188 inch and a weight of 0.70 lb. The handle is constructed of leather and the blade of 1095-Cro-Van.
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.