Ka-Bar 5601 Baconmaker- made in USA NOS
In 2010 Ka-Bar introduced 3 knives designed by Steve Johnson of Adventure Blades. The Baconmaker is the most aggressive knife in the line. The original was built for a friend in the Special Operations community and designed for sticking things, with no concern of it ever breaking. The spirit of that design comes through in the Baconmaker. With a 7-1/8" 1095 Cro-Van recurve blade, it has Persian influence and is built to provide a very ergonomically sound underhand thrust. The recurved blade also cuts exceptionally well in slashing situations. This knife goes through boar shields like the proverbial hot knife through butter; we tried it. The handle is large enough for the biggest hands but designed to fit smaller hands as well and gives the average hand multiple methods of manipulating the knife. The handle is textured with our new Adventuregrip.
Blade Edge: Plain edge
Blade Finish: Black
Weight: 1.1 lbs
Blade Length: 7.125"
Overall Length: 12.625"
Edge Angles: 20°
Blade Steel: 1095 Cro-Van stainless steel
Blade Grind: Flat
Handle Material: Zytel
Hardness: 56-58 HRC
Blade Thickness: 0.25"
Included Accessories: Heavy-duty polyester sheath
This knife is used, some paint is gone from the tip and someone tried a touch-up. The blade and the edge look good. Judge from the photos. The knife was made in the USA, the sheath in China. It is a powerful knife no longer being produced, perfect for clearing scrubs, building shelter and warding off dangerous animals.
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