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KaBar Becker BK19 Nessmuk

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Item #: KABK-19


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In the early 1980's, Ethan Becker, an avid outdoorsman, founded Becker Knife and Tool, focusing on the large tactical and survival knives he had always wanted for himself. In late 2008, Ka-Bar began introducing some of some of the more popular designs. The Nessmuk shares several attributes with the popular BK18 Harpoon, the Celcon® sheath, handle scales and burnt bronze color. The Nessmuk blade shape is one that has been a fan favorite with the bushcrafting community for years.

The BK19 features a 4-1/4" flat ground nessmuk style blade of 3/16" 1095 Cro-Van steel at 56-58 Rc., brown coated.  Measures 9-1/8" overall.  Brown Ultramid handle.  Comes complete with a heavy-duty Celcon hard plastic sheath that is MOLLE compatible. Weighs 6.2 oz.  Made in the U.S.A. Suggested retail $157.50.

  • Type
  • Blade
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
    1095 Cro-Van
  • Rockwell
  • Handle
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    6.2 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.

$ 118.95