More and more of the production makers are beginning to emulate handmade knifemaker Bob Dozier in the use of D-2 high carbon, high-chrome tool steel. This outstanding knife steel is one of the few that is "tougher than a cob" at 60-61 Rc. D-2 does not have quite enough chrome to be designated "Stainless," but it is very close indeed. It holds an outstanding working edge better than other knife steels.
Fifty plus years after the "Ka-Bar" knife gained its reputation during WWII, the basic knife is still an issue item for our armed forces. Time, of course, goes marching on and even though 1095 at 57 Rc. still pleases the government, it is not enough in today's sophisticated knife world.
This updated version of the Ka-Bar U.S.M.C. has a Kraton® handle molded into the tried and true shape of the original. The hilt and butt are molded powder metal and the blade D-2 bar stock at 59-60 Rc. is the same 7" clip point with a modern epoxy powder coat to kill glare. This epoxy coating is just as important in preventing rust. The blade is fullered (blood grooved), as was the original. The overall length is 11-7/8", the same as the original. Made in the U. S. A.
Ka-Bar® D2 Combat Knife - Black Kydex Sheath
Suggested retail $181.39.
Ka-Bar® D2 Combat Knife - Black Leather Sheath
Suggested retail $186.83.
Ka-Bar® D2 Combat Knife - Black Nylon Sheath
This is the first Ka-Bar Combat knife shipped with the Ka-Bar/Eagle Military Style Sheath. Features include: a molded blade insert which is firm, flexible, and quiet; ballistic nylon webbing construction; large utility pouch; receiving ring for belt extender; 6 paracord tie down loops; 4 grommet holes, suspender strap opening, Velcro® backed leg strap loop, Velcro® lined belt loop with snap closure for attachment to web belt. Suggested retail $188.51.