Ka-Bar Space-Bar Fighter
Item #: KA1313SF
In a post on April Fool's Day 2019, KA-Bar announced that they had signed on to produce the "Official Knife of Space Force". The post went viral. The United States Space Force is now an official branch of the U. S. Military. While the name has not been to liscensed to any company, KA-Bar has successfully registered the trademark "USSF" for use on knives. They have just introduced three Ka-Bar knives with that mark.
One, of course, is the knife everyone knows as a "Ka-Bar": the Ka-Bar Fighting/Utility Knife. They have changed the handle to a bright blue Kraton G. The 7" Bowie style blade is 1095 carbon steel at 56-58 Rc. with a grey corrosion-resistant powder coat surface. The steel butt and guard are powder coated to match the blade. The hard plastic sheath is also grey. Measures 11-7/8" from blade tip to butt. Weighs about 10.4 oz. The knife is made in the U.S.A. Suggested retail is $111.53.
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.