The KA-BAR Mule Folder is, like the KA-BAR 1217, a rock-solid knife. You could say that this is the folding knife version of that famous classic. When you use this knife the robust backlock stands out. When you open the knife you hear a hard click. This is the backlock that locks the blade when opened. With its 215 grams you cannot call this a light-weight knife. You quickly notice it due to the weight and solid lock: this knife is meant to be used.
The blade is made from AUS8 steel. A decent type of steel that retains its sharpness well. The edge is perfect for all cutting tasks. With this knife you can tackle cardboard, plastic, you name it. The Zytel handle feels great in hand and is enhanced with a finger groove for a comfortable grip.
The KA-BAR Mule Folder comes with a solid nylon sheath with MOLLE system. With it you can attach the knife to your gear to make sure you always have it close.