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KA-BAR Desert Mule Folders

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Item #: KA3053


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KA-Bar, a company famous for its fighting/utility knives has a new folder, and the name says it all. The Mule is just as versatile, reliable and rugged as the KA-Bar knives more familiar to you.

The 4" clip point blade is made from AUS-8 stainless steel at 57-59 Rc., epoxy powder coated for no glare. Dual thumbstuds make it easy to open one-handed either right or left-handed. The desert tan Zytel® handles features black rubber inserts for sure grip even in extreme circumstances. Comes complete with a tan nylon sheath with Velcro® and snap closures that can be carried either horizontally or vertically on a belt. Closed length 5-3/8". Weighs 7.4 oz. Made in Taiwan. Suggested retail $73.48.

  • Type
  • Blade
    Clip Point
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Lock
  • Liners
  • Handle
  • Closed Length
  • Weight
    7.4 oz.


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.

$ 52.95