New KA-BAR Knives at SHOT Show 2019 (KnifeCenter Coverage)


hi I’m Joe Bradley from KA-BAR Knives
we’re here at Shot Show 2019 KnifeCenter of the Internet, and I’m here to discuss
some of our new products this year now we have five new products here at the
show throughout the year our goal is to have an additional 15 available ideally
two a month and a KnifeCenter will have those as well when those are
available so to kick things off this is something we’re pretty excited about
we’ve never done this before this is a competition-grade throwing knife this is
the ThunderHorse Thrower it is designed by KJ Jones who is a
member of the Knife Throwing Hall of Fame and this was made to these specs to
compete throwing knives a lot of people are used to seeing the smaller versions
the three packs this is not those this is this is an American-made solid piece
of steel lifetime warranty on this you got the holes here you could make your
own handles put a handle here you could sharpen the blade as well but a lot of
weight here really stick this into your target that you’re throwing at so again
KA-BAR has never done this before we’re very anxious to see how it does and what
the reception is to this second knife we have here by all appearances it looks
like a Fighting Utility Knife that KA-BAR has been doing since 1942 but for the
first time ever we have this blank space here this prime real estate that has
never been opened before there’s no marking on it like USMC US Army US Navy
as we’ve done in the past you could engrave this space here the sheath is
also blank available for engraving and we have a lot of people that say to us I
never served in the Marine Corps I never served in the Army I feel funny about
carrying a knife that’s stamped with that on it this is your answer to that
and again you do have some customization options as well our TDI line is
just grown in popularity over the last few years and it was lacking a folding
knife so this year we came out with the TDI flipper folder
this knife made in Taiwan AUS8A and all the stuff that’s available
immediately for sale from us from KnifeCenter as well as KA-BAR
dealers and this is our yearly Dozier Edition color change to the Dozier it is
similar in every way to the other Dozier folding hunters this knife just works
the price is right on at the full retails $28 there’s not a lot that can
go wrong with this knife and it’s just an outstanding knife and hopefully we
have the color for you I’m sure we’re gonna continue down this path with the
Dozier line last but certainly not least we have the BK-62 the Becker Kephart
and I want to throw this over to Ethan Becker to give you the full rundown on
this knife the process of how this was created and the full back story and
history of the Kephart Knife Hi, I’m Ethan Becker and I’m the president of Becker
Knife and Tool and we’ve kind of brought back to life one of the iconic knives
the actually the 19th, 20th, and now the 21st century Horace Kephart who was the
preeminent writer of the about the outdoors and and a guy who lived the
outdoors he spent 20 plus years hanging out in
the Smoky Mountains living frequently in tents and small cabins and wrote the the
best book on the outdoors I know of which is camping and wood crafts Horace
Kephart and in the 1890s he designed this knife to do everything that he
thought a knife ought to be able to do and I was managed to get a one of two
known examples of the knife and was so impressed with it that I
decided that we needed to make one and it’s a very interesting this is a very
simple knife when I first saw it I wasn’t particularly impressed and then I
picked it up when I was moderately impressed and then I used it and I was
very impressed so it’s a very simple spear point a very simple handle but
it’s flat and as a result of that it orient’s you always know where the edge
is because of the orientation of the knife it is sharp all the way back which
means that when you’re doing this and do a little work it works just fine and
it’s also big enough he used his to fillet fish skin do bushcrafty-stuff
sliced his onions and salami and bread with it and I’m just delighted with the
blade I mean this guy knew what he was doing and the blade itself the
recreation is in 1095 Cro-Van which is one of my it is my favorite steel with a
lovely walnut handles and it comes with a an excellent fairly close to the
original sheath and I have the original sheath and I think this one is better
one thing about a flat knife like this is when it’s on your side it doesn’t get
in the way it doesn’t if you’re if you’re going to rhododendron if you’re
trying to make your way through the woods as opposed to down the trail it
doesn’t catch on stuff and everything on it is rounded so
and for it to catch on vines and stuff it’s a beautifully thought out design
and KA-BAR did a lovely job with the recreation and I think everybody ought
own one it has a lot to teach us all

66 thoughts on “New KA-BAR Knives at SHOT Show 2019 (KnifeCenter Coverage)

  1. Ka Bar I think you could run with this as a "knives from US history" series. Not only does it fit with your iconic fighter but it would be AWESOME

  2. I’ve waited years for an unstamped KA-BAR fighting utility knife. My father left me his before he passed but I never earned the title of Marine like he did, so I always felt weird bringing it to camping trips.

  3. Why do they grind the blade of the knives? I hand hone all my knives and it really miffs me when some clown has previously taken them to a grinder. Ka-bar should know not to do this.

  4. So basically they have one new knife- the Becker Kephart- which is a good design but it has been done to death, come on Ka-Bar.

  5. The German Kriegsmarine knife still issued or it's Linder version is everything the kephart is with a superior handle and deep sheath.

  6. Condor knife and tool has been making this knife for years. So why is becker acting like he discovered a lost icon? KA Bar needs to stick to fixed blades I love my bk7 and bk11. But there gas station folders need to go, they are degrading the company's reputation

  7. Ka-Bar has turned into a pile of shit! I used to love them, but the last three knives I got are junk; Warthog, Pilots' survival, and bayonet. Not one of them will take a good edge!!!!! And it's not my sharpening technique since I have shaving-edges on ALL of my other knives. Screw Ka-Bar, I'll go Ontario.

  8. I like the looks of the bowie, I would like to see k-bar make a British para knife and please make them in the USA. I can get cheaply made Pakistani and tiawan junk at the local flee markets I sure wouldn't order one to pay shipping and handling even.

  9. Not the 1st or only ones to make the Kephart knife. There are probably a couple dozen knifemakers making it for the past 10-15 years.

  10. Hey you found my kitchen knife (BK)! I knew I dropped it somewhere. I am not sure anybody has ever designed a more lackluster, boring knife. I had to speed the guy up 1.5 x just to listen to it without falling asleep.

  11. 2:55 I get the history, but this just looks like the German sailor knife thats been available for years on the surplus market for like 40-50 bucks. Quality German made and NATO spec'd too, if anyone is looking for a cheaper alternative…

  12. This comment is way off topic, but I feel like I need to warn people… I recently paid a lot of money for an OTF knife at knifecenter.com. I received the knife, and I notice they charged me $38 in sales tax… The kicker is they don't tell you when you check out!! They charge you "after" you checkout, and there's nothing that says they charge sales tax! 😡

    Also I don't live in the same state as Knifecenter. And when I called to inquire about this shady "surprise tax", the woman at knifecenter was instantly rude 👎

  13. Hey, KA-BAR! It's the 21st century. If you can't figure out how to either A) make ambidextrous sheaths, or B) offer left-handed sheaths, then whoever is in charge of your design department needs to be shit-canned toot-sweet.

  14. Damn. Even after seeing it several times and continuing to be skeptical, that guy at the end strait sold me on that knife.

  15. I have two Ka-Bar tactical and survival knives and love them and that one Backer designed knife is nice looking too.

  16. Idiot buy knifes for $200 to keep on your desk. Buy a $30 and use it. All the time. Then buy 6 more. There you go, $200, spent.

  17. I really like that knife, and it does look like something my great grandad would have had in one of his many draws full of cool stuff.

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