Welcome Home....

Information

Ka-Bar Fan Club

The Big Boss of the large fixed blades with the bullet proof reputation to prove it

Location: Right here on iKC!
Members: 77
Latest Activity: 2 hours ago

Some KA-BAR history...

The Ka-Bar fighting knife was originally designed as a hunting knife in 1898, and would have been considered unremarkable at that time. In 1942, soon after the United States' entry into World War II, American troops experienced the problematic nature of the M1917/1918 and Mark I trench knives that they were issued initially and, realizing the need for knives suited to trench warfare, Ka-Bar's design was chosen from a catalog of hunting gear. The Marines bought many different knives and designs from a large number of suppliers during World War II, but it was the Ka-Bar fighting knife that was most common and popular. It was chosen for continued purchase and issue after the war was over. The final shape was decided upon by the Marine Corps. The changes included a slightly longer blade for combat use, introduction of a small fuller to make the blade lighter, and the pinned pommel and stacked leather handle as standard. In addition, the blade, guard, and pommel were all finished in a non-reflective matte black or gray phosphate finish instead of the brightly polished steel of the original.

Millions were made during World War II by Ka-Bar, Ontario Knife Company, Camillus Cutlery, Case Knives, and several other knife companies. The knife is inexpensive, easy to replace, and adequate for most tasks. It was also used as a diving knife in World War II, though the model in use at the time disintegrated rapidly in saltwater. The various forms of this knife are still very popular with hunters, fishermen, hikers, outdoors-men, and the U.S. military.

(sourse: wikipedia.com)

The Official iKC Ka-Bar Cutlery Chat link

Ka-Bar%20Cutlery.pdf

Discussion Forum

John Paul Jones /Arliegh Burck Gold Etch Kabars

Started by John w schmidt. Last reply by John w schmidt 2 hours ago. 7 Replies

KaBar Commemoratives

Started by Richard Barnitz. Last reply by John McCain on Friday. 3 Replies

Robinson Blade Marked Fighter

Started by John w schmidt. Last reply by John w schmidt on Friday. 8 Replies

Becker Knife & Tool: What are your thoughts?

Started by Todd Helmkamp. Last reply by Steve Hanner Oct 15. 7 Replies

What Types and or How Many Ka-Bar Knives Do You Have???

Started by J.T. [HELLZZARMY]. Last reply by Ken Spielvogel Apr 27. 47 Replies

Kabar vintage hunting knives for sale

Started by Ivars. Last reply by Steve Hanner Sep 3, 2013. 1 Reply

Pattern Numbers -- Rhyme and Reason??

Started by Jim Child. Last reply by Paul Tsujimoto Oct 19, 2012. 3 Replies

ka-bar ratings and recomendations and reveiws...

Started by Nick Arsenault. Last reply by Nick Arsenault Feb 20, 2010. 5 Replies

Comment Wall

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Ka-Bar Fan Club to add comments!

Comment by Bruce McLain on September 1, 2014 at 20:11

Small K-Bar I found at junk shop for $7.00 had aloose pommel and missing 3 washers,replaced washers and reset handle

The origanal sheath has a ladies name on it "Marina Kelly " I know nothing about her or the knife. It is a small very well made knife .Perfect for a lady

Comment by Jan Carter on August 27, 2014 at 20:45

Ka-Bar KBD Master Series introduced at The Shot Show

The KBD Master Series from Ka-Bar Knives is a set of cutters designed by custom knife-maker Mike Snody. Both the Snody Boss and Big Boss (pictured) are made with S35v stainless steel and come with high-grade, heavyweight JRE sheaths that feature grommet holes for lashing in any carry configuration. The Snody Boss has an overall length of 6 9/16 inches (blade is 3 ½ inches), while the Big Boss measures 9 inches (blade is 4 9/16 inches).

MSRP: Snoddy Boss - $157.99; Snoddy Big Boss - $217.54; ka-bar.com 

Comment by Steve Hanner on August 27, 2014 at 11:43

Some News Ka-Bar Fans: Ka-Bar is proud to offer Snody Knives designed by Custom Knifemaker  Mike Snody. Mike prides himself on producing high performance, heirloom grade custom knives. Mike 's life experiences, emotions and ambitions are permanently captured in titanium, steel and the most exotic handle materials avaliable anywhere on the planet.

Although Mike routinely creates works of art commanding World Class investment prices, he also produces user grade knives which are offered as part of the KBD Master Series.


Featured
Comment by Ken Spielvogel on April 26, 2014 at 8:56

Can anyone give a closer date on this knife - I get 1920-1952. Its Union Cut. Co. Olean NY


Featured
Comment by Ken Spielvogel on January 8, 2014 at 5:15

Comment by Steve Hanner on December 26, 2013 at 20:52

Breaking news from Ka Bar tomorrow!

Comment by Steve Hanner on December 26, 2013 at 18:59

Lets see some new ones!

Embedded image permalink

Comment by Steve Hanner on November 4, 2013 at 10:02

Fake Ka Bar and Wakizashi? The Truth about knives exposes:

http://www.thetruthaboutknives.com/2013/11/from-the-deepest-depths-...

Comment by Jim Johnson on October 28, 2013 at 13:24

Some great old KBs.I'd guess the yellow Canoe was about 1966


Featured
Comment by Ken Spielvogel on October 28, 2013 at 10:09

Dogs in a row

 
 
 

Franks Classic Knives

Latest Activity

Sue OldsWidow posted a status
"Knife chat is getting to where they are passing out Drooling towels...Look out Stanley...your gonna loose your towel....lol"
9 minutes ago
Steve Hanner commented on Jeremy B. Buchanan's photo
16 minutes ago
Steve Hanner commented on Jeremy B. Buchanan's photo
17 minutes ago
Michelle "Fingers" DellaPelle commented on Sue OldsWidow's blog post Knife web browsing
17 minutes ago
Michelle "Fingers" DellaPelle commented on Jeremy B. Buchanan's photo
24 minutes ago
Sue OldsWidow commented on Sue OldsWidow's blog post Knife web browsing
25 minutes ago
D ale replied to D ale's discussion Locking Mechanism's .. an inside view. in the group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
27 minutes ago
Jan Carter commented on Sue OldsWidow's blog post Knife web browsing
27 minutes ago
Sue OldsWidow commented on Sue OldsWidow's blog post Knife web browsing
28 minutes ago
J.J. Smith III commented on Sue OldsWidow's blog post Knife web browsing
32 minutes ago
Jan Carter replied to Jack Haskins, Jr.'s discussion Help request for my new knife (Case peanut with scissors) in the group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
32 minutes ago
Sue OldsWidow commented on Jan Carter's blog post Donnie & Jan will not be going to Ohio
40 minutes ago
Sue OldsWidow posted a blog post
43 minutes ago
D ale replied to Jack Haskins, Jr.'s discussion Help request for my new knife (Case peanut with scissors) in the group Knife Repair, Modification, Restoration & Improvement
47 minutes ago
Steve Hanner commented on John Kellogg's photo
49 minutes ago
Steve Hanner commented on John Kellogg's photo
51 minutes ago
Steve Hanner commented on Indian's photo
52 minutes ago
Steve Hanner commented on Jan Carter's photo
54 minutes ago
Indian commented on Jan Carter's photo
54 minutes ago
Indian posted a photo
57 minutes ago

Reed Cutlery Company

Visit Lee' s Cutlery

iKC discount code L47073BJSVWI

Cherokee Knife Supply

© 2014   Created by Jan Carter.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service