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KaBar EK Model 5

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Item #: KAEK45

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KA-BAR's third introduction into the John Ek Commando Knife Co. product line is the highly anticipated Model 5. This updated version of the occupational fighting knife with hilt is made from 1095 Cro-Van and features a parkerized bowie blade, textured glass filled nylon handles and traditional X-head fasteners. A US-made Celcon® sheath with retaining strap, self-locking function and multiple tie-down points is also included. Made in the USA.

The 6-7/8" black coated clip point blade is made from 1095 Cro-Van at 56-58 Rc. and is available with a plain edge. Glass filled nylon handle, steel butt and guard and hard plastic sheath. Measures 12-5/8" overall and weighs 10.2 oz. Suggested retail $135.95.

  • Type
    Fixed
  • Blade
    Clip Point
  • Blade Length
    6-7/8"
  • Finish
    Black
  • Blade Steel
    1095
  • Rockwell
    56-58
  • Hilt Guard
    Black Steel
  • Handle
    GFN
  • Tang
    Full
  • Overall Length
    12-7/8"
  • Weight
    10.2 oz.
  • Sheath
    Celcon
  • Origin
    USA

KA-BAR

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.

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