The KA-BAR Mark I is a remake of the original Mark I knife that was supplied to the United States army during the Second World War. This knife has an impressive track record and this KA-BAR Mark I is so solid that it will last a lifetime.
Characterizing about the Mark I is that, at first glance, the handle looks perfectly round, but turns out to be oval upon further inspection. KA-BAR did the same to the blade. The blade is a combination between a clippoint and a droppoint. Like almost all KA-BAR knives this fixed knife is made from 1095 carbon steel. Not completely stainless, but easy to sharpen. In addition, the black coating prevents rust.
The handle is made from rubber-like Kraton. Soft in hand, strong and won't be affected by sweat, chemicals, moisture or other substances some plastics can't handle. You can carry the KA-BAR Mk. I in the the plastic sheath which is great for both left and right-handed use.
|Finish blade||unknown coating|
|Blade shape||drop point, clip point|
|Type of edge||plain edge|