A look at the KA-BAR Model 5011 Fighting/Utility Knife. This version of the classic KA-BAR knife has a 7 inch straight edge blade made from 1095 Cro-Van steel.
This is a modernised version so rather then the traditional leather handle material, Kraton G is used. Likewise the leather sheath has been replaced with a modern Glass Filled Nylon sheath which offers very good retention and is ambitdextrous. Both handle and sheath are Foliage Green in colour. Desert and Black are the other colours available in this line. You can also have a partially serrated edge on these blades.
KA-BAR produces these knives in a multitute of versions. There are the full size model such as this with the 7″ blade, the “Short KA-BAR” with a 5 1/4″ blade, plain edge and parrially serrated blades, GFN sheaths, leather sheaths, leather handles, and a range of commemorative models.
The KA-BAR is a true legend, I don’t think any collection is complete without at least one of these great knives. They are a well finished, quality product and have that indefinable sense of history built in. Value on these is amazing, they are a very affordable knife and are a great example of “high value.”
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