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2017 New Product

The KA-BAR Jarosz Choppa is made in the USA with 1095 Cro-Van steel.

The Choppa measures 15” overall and is a full tang knife with a blade length of 9.875” flat ground to a 20 degree angle providing an excellent cutting edge with a thickness of 0.187".

The scales are constructed of Ultramid leaving way for a lanyard cord.

A polyester MOLLE compatible sheath comes with the Choppa and allows for the smaller KA-BAR Jarosz Globetrotter 7502 to attach to the front of the sheath creating a handy camping double team.

The Choppa is made exclusively in Olean, New York and proudly etched with the both the KA-BAR and Jarosz brand.

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JULY 2017

WWII Pacific Theater KA-BAR Knives

During WWII, before knives had the sealed leather handles, the heat and humidity would make the leather fall apart, leaving the issued knife unusable. Soldiers would rebuild the handles using whatever material they could find that would not be affected by the extreme environment. Handles were often constructed of plastics, woods, or metals, leaving the knife in a colorful display.

KA-BAR custom shop, in collaboration with H.L. Dalis, has now created a special limited edition of the Pacific Theater knife in two versions. Only 100 pieces of each version were made, and each knife is numbered on the butt cap.

No two knives are exactly alike, making them unique. The handles are constructed in colored G-10 and compressed leather discs. The knives are made of 1095 Cro-Van steel and offered in either gun-blued blades or natural steel blades. They come with a stitched and stapled leather sheath, just as they were issued back in WWII.

These knives are an exclusive and only offered through special dealerships as single knives or as sets of two with matched numbering.

These knives are a collector’s dream and a real tribute to the innovative soldiers of the Pacific Theater: first time made, never to be produced again.

Original Pacific Theatre Knives are becoming increasingly rare and are regarded as true military folk art.

Once they are gone, they are gone.

To view all of the Pacific Theater knives click here.

January 2018

KA-BAR 120th Commemorative Anniversary Knives

OLEAN, NY – KA-BAR Knives is proud to mark 120 years in business in 2018. The iconic KA-BAR Fighting/Utility Knife is now available engraved with the 120th KA-BAR Commemorative logo.

The KA-BAR 120th Anniversary Commemorative Fighting/Utility Knife is available in U.S. ARMY, USMC, and USN models. The knives have a 7” blade and measure 11.875” overall. The Commemorative Knives are made in the USA.

The engraved logo features the historical “The Union” logo from the early 1900s, a bear, and the years marking 120 years – 1898 and 2018.

The significance of the bear is in the KA-BAR name itself. An Alaskan hunter was attacked by a Kodiak bear, but successfully defended himself using his Union Cutlery knife. The hunter was so thankful that he sent a letter describing the ordeal with “K a Bar” (Kill a Bear) as well as sending in the bear fur. The officers of Union Cutlery decided to adopt KA-BAR as a trademark in 1924.

April 2018-Just Released

DOG'S HEAD FIXED BLADE 120TH ANNIVESARY COMMORATIVE FIGHTING UTILITY KNIFE

KA-BAR Knives is proud to mark 120 years in business in 2018. The iconic KA-BAR Fighting/Utility Knife is now available engraved with the 120th KA-BAR Commemorative logo.

The KA-BAR 120th Anniversary Commemorative Fighting/Utility Knife is now available in U.S. ARMY, USMC, USN models as well as the new edition Dog's Head 120th Commemorative knife. The knives have a 7” blade and measure 11.875” overall. The Commemorative Knives are made in the USA.

The engraved logo features the historical “The Union” logo from the early 1900s, a bear, and the years marking 120 years – 1898 and 2018.

The significance of the bear is in the KA-BAR name itself. An Alaskan hunter was attacked by a Kodiak bear, but successfully defended himself using his Union Cutlery knife. The hunter was so thankful that he sent a letter describing the ordeal with “K a Bar” (Kill a Bear) as well as sending in the bear fur. The officers of Union Cutlery decided to adopt KA-BAR as a trademark in 1924.