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Ka-Bar Becker Combat Bowie

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Item #: KABK-9


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As an avid outdoorsman and hunter, Ethan Becker is certainly capable of designing a knife for those activities. He personally tests and approves, or not, the prototypes of the knives he designs. The Combat Bowie is a mixture of his trademark ergonomic handle design and a traditionally profiled American Bowie style blade. It is proven to perform well during extended periods of use with less user fatigue than most other knives in its class and is a useful performer in a variety of combat and fieldcraft chores.

The 9-1/4" blade is 1095 Cro-Van high carbon non-stainless at 56-58 Rc, with a black powder coat to prevent rust. It measure 5⁄32" thick and 2-1⁄16" wide. The edge angle (20 degrees each side) is designed for the uses you would expect for this type of knife.

The handle scales are injection molded Ultramid®, a material known for its high mechanical strength, stiffness and thermal stability. They are contoured and smooth to ensure there aren't any rub spots when the work day is long.

The tang flares, creating a guard to ensure your hand never travels onto the blade. Measures 14-3/4" overall. Weighs 16.7 oz. Includes a MOLLE compatible Cordura® sheath with hard insert. The knife is made in the U.S.A. The sheath offshore. Suggested retail is $187.53.

  • Type
  • Blade
  • Blade Length
  • Finish
    Black Powder Coated
  • Blade Steel
    1095 Cro-Van
  • Rockwell
  • Handle
  • Tang
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    1 lb 0.8 oz
  • Sheath
  • Origin


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.

$ 132.95

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