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Ka-Bar Becker Combat Utility

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Item #: KABK-7


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When Ethan Becker was asked to come up with a modern version of the Marine Combat fighting knife, he designed the Combat Utility. It is large and will take a beating, but is comfortable in the hand, well balanced and easy to use. Ethan founded Becker Knife and Tool in the early 1980s, focusing on the large tactical and survival knives he had always wanted for himself. Ka-Bar began to introduce some of Ethan's more popular designs into their lineup in late 2008.

The Combat Utility has a black powder coated, 7-1/8", full tang, flat ground, clip point blade of 3/16" thick 1095 Cro-Van steel at 56-58 Rc. Measures 12-3/4" overall. Black Ultramid® handle. The heavy-duty nylon sheath is MOLLE compatible. Weighs 1 lb. 2.3 oz. with sheath. The knife is made in the U.S.A. and the sheath offshore. Suggested retail is $171.27.

  • Type
  • Blade
    Modified Clip Point
  • Blade Length
  • Finish
    Black Powder Coated
  • Blade Steel
    1095 Cro-Van
  • Rockwell
  • Handle
  • Tang
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    13.0 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.

$ 121.95

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