Ka-Bar Adventure Piggyback
Item #: KA5599BP
At the 2010 S.H.O.T. Show, Ka-Bar® introduced a line of knives aimed at extreme users such as hog hunters, adventure trekkers and anyone else looking for that over the top knife. These knives are based on designs by Steve Johnson, Field Editor for Boar Hunter Magazine and part-time knife designer.
The Piggyback is the smallest of the Adventure blades. Taking up no more room than a medium sized folding knife, it cuts like a knife twice its size. Grip points on the spine allow for delicate work, the deep belly shape and short clip point were designed for "unzipping” game. The knife’s simple design makes cleanup a snap. The Piggyback is all about toughness, simplicity and ease of use. Includes a black, hard plastic sheath.
The 2-5/8" blade is 5Cr13 stainless. Overall length of 5-7/8". Weighs 1.1 oz. Made in China. Suggested retail $11.59.
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.
KA-BAR is best known for their military production knives. They were chosen by the U.S. Marine Corp. as the primary knife producer for World War II. They also have traditional pocket knives, as well as many options for law enforcement.