Ka-Bar is a U.S. based knife manufacturer that has been making knives since 1898 out of Olean, New York. The company has a long and storied history, and is owned by Cutco Corporation today.
The company is best known for their USMC Ka-Bar, an iconic fixed blade issued to the United States Marine Corps during WW2. They have also teamed up with chef and outdoorsman Ethan Becker to bring his series of popular “BK” fixed blade knives to life.
What follows is my collection of Ka-Bar reviews.
Ka-Bar Knife Reviews:
- KA-BAR Dozier Folding Hunter Review
The KA-BAR website tends to be pretty laconic with its product descriptions in general, but the terse, colorless description they provide for the KA-BAR Dozier Folding Hunter would make the editor of technical manuals ... continue reading
- Ka-Bar Jarosz Folder Review
A couple things drew me to the Ka-Bar Jarosz Folder. First, Ka-Bar doesn't release a lot of folding knives. They are a knife company best known for their classic USMC combat knife, and have a reputation for being ... continue reading
- KA-BAR Fighting Utility / USMC Full-Size Fixed Blade Knife Review
Knife, Fighting Utility. That’s what the U.S. Marine Corps lists as the knife they adopted for issue in 1942 when soldiers demanded a replacement that would hold up to the rigors of more than just battle. The prev ... continue reading
- KA-BAR BK14 Becker Knife and Tool EsKabar Review
During the 2016 SHOT Show, I had the great opportunity to meet a man named Ethan. Ethan was working at the KA-BAR Knives display and approached me as I was viewing some of KA-BAR’s newest designs. We began talking ... continue reading
- Ka-Bar Becker BK-9 Review
With the weather turning cooler, it was high time to get outside and to start tearing into the yard. We had an especially hot and wet summer this year, and the back 40 was taking over the entire house. I wanted to try ... continue reading
- Ka-Bar Becker BK-2 Review
Down here in Florida we don't get a lot of seasonality. For example, I wore shorts and flip flops on Christmas. But when the air starts to turn cool I get a hankering for 2 things: cigars and fixed blade knives. I am ... continue reading
- Ka-Bar Kukri Machete Review
The Kukri is an ethnic design that has truly stood the test of time. Originally the kukri was meant to be a fighting knife. Members of the Nepalese military carried these blades, most notably their elite Gurkha regime ... continue reading