KA-BAR D2 EXTREME has elite steel for superior cutting and edge retention. Cutting tests prove that D2 is one of the toughest steels used in knife making.
Results show that the D2 Extreme Fighting / Utility knife cuts twice the amount of media as a standard carbon steel knife.
This knife features an epoxy powder coated full tang D2 steel blade with a HRC hardness rating of 59-60CR that has been flat ground for better edge retention.
The knife blade has a partially serrated cutting edge to provide easy cutting through tough materials such as braided nylon rope.
The Extreme has an overall length of 11 7/8" with a blade length of 7".
Knife is made exclusively in Olean, New York, U.S.A. and proudly bears the KA-BAR brand. The knife comes with a KA-BAR / black leather sheath embossed with the KA-BAR brand, stitched & riveted for extra strength & long lasting durability. The D2 Extreme is offered with three sheath options, the Ballistic Nylon / Cordura sheath with front storage pocket, model (1281) or with a black heavy-duty plastic sheath, model (1282)
The D2 Extreme has grown to be one of our most popular fixed blade knives among our military, emergency responders, sportsmen, and collectors alike.
One of a handful of machines like it in the world, the CATRA tester uses controlled pressure, stroke length, number of cycles and a certified sand-impregnated paper to determine the sharpness and edge-holding capabilities of a blade. * CATRA stands for Cutlery and Allied Trades Research Association. To View All Of The D2 Extreme Knife Models Click Here. Personalize This Knife with Custom Laser Engraving.