The 9926 KA-BAR Sharpener is a portable sharpening tool that is small enough to carry in your pocket. Made in the USA with Creamid® and carbide inserts, the Sharpener has an overall length of 6.375" and a weight of 2.4 oz. Sharpens knives at an angle of 22.5 degrees per side, 45 degrees inclusive. Ideal for straight edge knives of almost any make or manufacturer, the 9926 Sharpener only requires a flat surface to rest on and a dull knife. Made in the U.S.A. Suggested retail $27.92.
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.