Ka-Bar Re-Introduces EK Knives

The Rebirth of Ek Knives

KA-BAR is proud to be the living link between the tradition of John Ek and the Ek Commando Knife Co.

Ek Commando Knife Co. was born during the Second World War and has become a staple of the US military ever since.

KA-BAR Ek Commando Knives are made in the USA.

I have been waiting for these to come out ever since Ka-Bar announced they bought the company early last year.

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Ka-Bar Collector’s Club Knives

In 1975 As part of its efforts to revive the company, Ka-Bar establishes a special Collector’s Division. Its purpose is to produce significant and commemorative knives, to recreate famous antique Ka-Bar knives and actively support the development and enjoyment of knife collecting in genereal.

The first knife is produced by the newly formed Collectors Club was a full dress version of the USMC Fighting/Utility knife, produced in limited number in 1976.

All the Collector’s Club knives were produced here in the U.S. even though many of Ka-Bar’s production had moved overseas since the early 70’s.

The company is currently not offering any traditional pocket knives and the Ka-Bar Collector’s Club became inactive in 2006.

The following knives are available for purchase on our website here:

Dog Head Trapper

Dog Head Trapper

Gun Stock Trapper

Gun Stock Trapper

Coke Bottle Jack

Coke Bottle Jack

Large Stag Dog Head Trapper

Large Stag Dog Head Trapper

Large MoP Swell Center Jack

Large MoP Swell Center Jack

Large Genuine Ivory Swell Center Jack

Large Genuine Ivory Swell Center Jack

Triplets

Triplets

Ka-Bar TDI Law Enforcement Knife

KA-BAR Knives, had made a strong entry into the Law Enforcement market with the new KA-BAR/TDI Law Enforcement Knife.

 

 

   

TDI Law Enforcement Knife

TDI Law Enforcement Knife

 

Designed by an officer with officers in mind, the TDI Knife is meant to be worn as at the off hand and draws like a pistol. In extreme close quarters where a suspect is attempting to take an officer’s handgun, the TDI knife is available as a last defense option. Coupled with a friction sheath, the unit is easily mounted on an officer’s pant belt and concealed behind the various gear worn on his duty belt.

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Head2Toe; Neck & Boot Knife Sale

S&W Boot Knife

S&W Boot Knife

Becker Necker
Becker Necker

 

 

Arm yourself from Head2Toe with our month long Boot and Neck Knife sale, only at http://SonoranDesertKnives.com

 

(Click on the photos to take you to the sales!)

235th Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

In celebration of the 235th birthday of the USMC, I have put up the beautiful Kabar Marine Corps Presintation Knife

on sale $125.00 until the end of November

Honoring Veteran’s Day

President Obama may not honor our Veteran’s, but as a former Cold War Vet, I will with a sale!

All Kabar Military Commemertive Knives $10 off our all ready low price, now until Sunday.

Hoo Rah!

What’s in a Name? The Story of Ka-Bar

A group of 38 men in Titidoute, Pennsylvania decided in 1898 to start a company for the production and sale of knives. When the Titidoute Cutlery Company ran into financial troubles in 1900 and was disbanded, the estate was bought by Wallace R Brown who started a new factory called the Union Razor Company. As emphasis shifted increasingly from razors to pocket and hunting knives, the factory name was changed again in 1909 to the Union Cutlery Company. In 1910 the company moved to Olean, New York, encouraged by the city council of this area to do so.

The name Ka-Bar was the result of a letter received from a trapper written in the 1920’s. While he had been out hunting  he was attacked by a rushing bear. His rifle failed, but he managed to kill the bear with his Union hunting knife. In the hardly legible letter, he thanked the company as his knife ‘k a bar.’ which was derived from ‘killed a bear.’ The company owners saw the opportunity for promotion and changed its name to Ka-Bar.

The Ka-Bar got such a good reputation during World War Two that the owner Danforth Brown decided to incorporate in 1952. In 1961 the family company was sold to a few local businessmen who drove it into bankruptcy shortly thereafter. The company changed hands several times until Atlas Corporation of Olean, New York took it over in 1996 and moved Ka-Bar back to the town it had started.

Taken from The Complete Encyclopedia of Knives by A.E. Hartink

Ka-Bar Knives is known for issuing special commemorative knives based upon its famous USMC combat knife first commissioned in 1945 along with its US Army and US Navy versions.

The first Commemorative was brought out in 1998 in honor of the 100-year existence of Ka-Bar. In 2002, Ka-Bar brought out the Pearl Harbor Commemorative. The blade of 1095 carbon steel has a black epoxy protective layer in which the following text is etched: A Date Which Will Live in Infamy. The second knife from 2002 commemorated the war in Korea with ‘Lest we forget’ on the blade. The third knife, introduced in 2004, is in the commemoration of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The fifth knife in the luxurious version of the USMC. All have blades of 6.89 inches and are 11.89 inches in total length. The handles are made of impregnated leather.

Visit http://SonoranDesertKnives.com for a complete list of all the Ka-Bar knives that we carry