The KA-BAR BK18 Harpoon was one of Becker's freshest fixed blade designs in years. It's an excellent all-around outdoor knife for camping, hunting, and hiking. Unfortunately, not everyone loved the all-tan coloring of the knife. That's why KA-BAR created an all-black version of the Harpoon to match the rest of the Becker line.
The BK18BK has the same harpoon-style blade profile but with a black finish on the 1095 Cro-Van steel. Its comfortable yet durable Ultramid scales are also swapped for all-black versions.
Finally, an American-made black Celcon sheath makes it easy to carry wherever you go.
|Blade Material||1095 cro-van|
|Country of Origin||Usa|
|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.