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Ka-Bar Becker Folder

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Item #: KABK-40


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The Becker Folder is the first folding knife in the popular Becker Knife & Tool line. In the early 1980's, founded Becker Knife and Tool, 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 line up in late 2008. The BK40 was designed to work for its user.

This folder has a 3-5/8" flat ground modified drop point blade made from 1/8" thick AUS-8A stainless steel with a hardness of 55-58 Rc.  Measures 4-7/8" closed. The handle is made from black GRN and has black coated stainless steel liners. The pocket clip is reversible for a tip-up or down right or left hand carry. Weighs 5.5 oz. Made in China. Suggested retail $59.19.

  • Type
  • Blade
    Drop Point
  • Blade Length
  • Finish
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Lock
  • Liners
  • Closed Length
  • Clip
    4 Position
  • Weight
    5.5 oz.
  • 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.

$ 44.95