Weight: 0.70 pounds
Blade length: 7 inches
Overall length: 11 7/8 inches
Edge angle: 20 degrees
Steel: 1095 Cro-Van
Handle material: Leather
How KA-BAR Knives Are Made Making a quality KA-BAR product requires the talent
of experienced craftspeople performing dozens of processes with precision and
Each knife undergoes specific manufacturing processes to ensure corrosion resistance, strength, edge-holding ability, and an out-of-the-box, razor-sharp cutting edge. Some of these manufacturing processes are highlighted below.
Blanking: Using a 100-ton blanking press, KA-BAR can blank out nearly 9,000
blades in one full day of operation.
Tang Stamping: Tang stamping is often used to identify a product's manufacturer, the country in which the product was made, and an item number.
Heat Treating: To begin the three-step heat-treat process of stainless-steel blades, KA-BAR first runs the blades through a 70-foot conveyor oven that takes approximately one hour to cycle.
Cryogenic Quenching: The second step in a three-phrase heat-treat process, KA-BAR cryogenically freezes its stainless-steel blades to -120 degrees F to optimize blade performance.
Tempering: Tempering stainless-steel blades for approximately seven hours in a walk-in oven enhances steel toughness. KA-BAR is well known for its three-phase heat-treat process in which tempering is the last step.
Grinding: KA-BAR knives feature flat- or hollow-ground blades. Flat grinds are best for jobs in which there will be great lateral stress. Hollow grinds provide a fine, extremely sharp edge that is perfect for more delicate tasks.
Leather Handle Compression: KA-BAR's famous oval-shaped leather handle construction is accomplished by compressing leather washers onto the tang, shaping and coloring them, and then fastening them on with a pinned-on butt cap.
Cap/Pin Assembly: The butt cap or pommel is attached to the handle of a knife with a steel pin. The pin is inserted into the butt cap, driven part way through the tang, then ground off and painted.
Inspection: Each KA-BAR knife is subject to a multiple-step inspection process before being released for shipping.
The most famous fixed blade knife design in the world
1095 Cro-van steel
Leather Handle, USMC Fightning Knife
7" Straight Edge Blade
Knife Made in USA, Leather Sheath made in Mexico
I ship to the lower 48 states only.I can not combine shipping and there is no local pick up.I can not ship to P O Boxes or APO's