OLEAN, NY – KA-BAR Knives is proud to introduce its new products and designers for 2014. The new products are all American-made and feature the finest components KA-BAR has used to date.
KA-BAR has collaborated with custom knife maker Mike Snody to introduce three knives in 2014: the Boss, Big Boss, and Snake Charmer. All three are made of S35VN steel, feature 8” of 550 cord and a custom pewter Snody-logoed bead, and are made in Olean, NY. The Snody Boss measures 6 9/16” overall and has a blade length of 3 ½”. The Boss comes with a set of deep purple handles as well as blue handles and a semi-custom leather sheath from JRE. The MSRP of the Boss is $157.99 and will be available for purchase on March 1.
The Snody Big Boss has an overall length of 9” and features a 4 9/16” blade. The Big Boss comes with a set of deep purple handles as well as blue handles and a semi-custom sheath from JRE. The MSRP of the Big Boss is $217.54 and will be available on March 1.
The Snody Snake Charmer is a bird and trout-style knife that has an overall length of 6 ½” and a blade length of 2 5/16”. The Snake Charmer has a hard plastic sheath. The Snake Charmer has an MSRP of $115.32 and will be available on March 1.
KA-BAR designer John Benner of Tactical Defense Institute (TDI) has teamed with custom knife maker Rick Hinderer to present two new knives in 2014. The TDI/Hinderer Hinderance and Hellfire are both made in the USA and feature 1095 Cro-Van steel as well as a locking sheath. Both measure 7 ¼” overall and feature 3 9/16” blades. The Hinderance has a wharncliffe blade style, while the Hellfire sports a modified hawk bill tanto. Both TDI/Hinderer’s will be available on March 1 and have an MSRP of $111.56.
Two new blades join the Johnson Adventure Blades line in 2014. The Parangatang and Wharnstalker are made in Olean, NY and will be available March 1. The Parangatang is a parang-style chopper that measures 19 5/8” overall and has a blade length of 14 1/8”. It is made from 1095 Cro-Van and features a tan cordura sheath. Eight feet of 550 cord is included. The MSRP is $155.63.
The Wharnstalker is made of 440A stainless steel and has a blade length of 4 3/32”. The overall length is 8”. The Wharnstalker features a brown nylon sheath that is MOLLE-compatible. Eight feet of 550 cord is included. The MSRP of the Wharnstalker is $75.33.
The KA-BAR Original Zombie® Knife line has a new member in the Zombro. Based off of the KA-BAR Big Brother, the Zombro features a 9 3/8” blade and measures 14 3/8” overall. The handle is zombie green Kraton G® and the steel is 1095 Cro-Van. The Zombro has an MSRP of $137.97 and is made in Olean, NY. The Zombro will be available on March 1.
KA-BAR is pleased to introduce the American-made KA-BAR Neck Knife. Featuring 1095 Cro-Van steel and a blade length of 3 7/8”, the skeletonized knife measures 7 7/8” overall. The KA-BAR Neck has an MSRP of $62.22 and is currently available for sale at KA-BAR.com and KA-BAR dealers and distributors.
Several products in the KA-BAR lineup have undergone redesigns in 2014. The MULE and Warthog folding knife lines have added titanium coated metal bolsters. The Traditional Knives line has added five American-made knives under the “Coppersmith” banner.
KA-BAR has also added American-made playing cards, bottle opener, and ice scraper to the lineup. All have an MSRP of $7.