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KA-BAR: hardcore knives, hardcore lives

KA-BAR knives are designed to last a lifetime, or even longer. One by one they are extremely durable knives. Popular among military professionals in the US that have been using the rock-solid knives since 1942.

History of KA-BAR

The history of KA-BAR goes much further back than 1942. In 1897, 38 men formed the Tidioute Cutlery Company which is seen as the predecessor to KA-BAR. In 1923 the company, known now as Union Cutlery Co., received a letter from a hunter. He was attacked by a bear and when his rifle refused, the knife he had bought from Union Cutlery helped him to kill the bear. The letter itself was not totally legible anymore and the only letters that stood out from the line “killed a bear” were K A and B AR”. From then on the company decided to change their name to KA-BAR.