The KA-BAR BK18BK is a game-changer for outdoor enthusiasts. Its harpoon-style blade profile, made from 1095 Cro-Van steel, offers exceptional strength and durability. With a 4.5-inch black blade, this knife is ready to take on any challenge you throw at it.
But the BK18BK isn't just tough; it's also incredibly comfortable to use. The all-black Ultramid handle is not only sleek and stylish, but it also provides a secure grip, ensuring precise and controlled movements in any situation. Whether you're setting up camp, preparing food, or tackling tough tasks, this knife will be your perfect companion.
Transporting the BK18BK is a breeze, thanks to the included American-made black Celcon sheath. Not only does it securely hold the knife in place, but it also allows for easy and convenient carrying wherever your outdoor adventures take you.
With a weight of only 7.2 ounces, the BK18BK is lightweight and won't weigh you down during long hikes or extended camping trips. Its compact size makes it easy to pack and store, ensuring it's always within reach when you need it most.
|Blade Hardness (HRC)||56-58|
|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.