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KaBar D2 Extreme

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Item #: KA1292


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Designed to serve our troops during World War II, the Ka-Bar is still doing its job with honors, more than 50 years later. During World War II, combat knives were made by many American knife manufacturers, but Ka-Bar's reputation was so strong that this style knife became known as a "Ka-Bar" no matter who manufactured it.

The 7" clip style blade is D2 carbon steel at 59-60 Rc. with a epoxy powder coating for corrosion resistance and to cut the reflection. It features a gripy Kraton G handle and gray powdered metal butt and guard. Measures 12" from blade tip to butt and weighs about 12.1 oz. Includes a MOLLE compatible hard plastic sheath. Made in the U.S.A. Suggested retail $206.03.

  • Type
  • Blade
    Clip Point
  • Blade Length
  • Finish
    Black Powder Coat
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Hilt Guard
  • Butt Cap
  • Handle
    Kraton G
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    12.1 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.

$ 147.95