KA-BAR Knives Introduces New Products For 2012

posted on January 31, 2012

The Becker Machax makes its long awaited KA-BAR debut in 2012. Measuring 14 11/16" overall and featuring a 9 3/8" blade, the American-made Machax is fitted with a heavy duty polyester MOLLE sheath. The Machax will be available February 1, 2012 and has an MSRP of $135.67.

The Becker Short Trailing Point, Short Drop Point, and Short Clip Point also make their much anticipated arrival into the Becker line. The new Short Becker's come with a MOLLE compatible sheath and an extra set of brown Zytel handle scales. The American-made Short Becker's will be available April 1, 2012 and have an MSRP of $107.49.

The KA-BAR Zombie Knives line welcomes five new additions in 2012. The first is the Zombie Chop Stick Machete. The Chop Stick measures 14 5/8" overall and sports a 9" blade. The Chop Stick comes with a black nylon sheath and an extra set of black handle scales. The Chop Stick will be available for purchase January 23, 2012 and has an MSRP $79.41.

The Zombie™ line also features a KA-BAR tin sign. The sign, which displays the KA-BAR Zombie™ logo and the slogan "KA-BAR: The Original Zombie Knife", measures 11"x17" and has an MSRP of $12.99. The KA-BAR Zombie™ sign will be available for purchase on January 23, 2012.

Also new for 2012 is the Combat Kukri. Made in the USA, the Combat Kukri is 13 3/8" overall and has an 8 ½" blade. The Combat Kukri retails for $113.36 and will be available for purchase April 1, 2012.

Additionally, several former items have been added to the KA-BAR lineup with a new twist. The KA-BAR MULE folder is now also offered with a green handle in the Zombie line. Available in either a straight or serrated edge, the Zombie MULE Folder will be available for purchase March 1, 2012 and has an MSRP of 69.96. The former KA-BAR K2 lineup will be welcomed in 2012 after undergoing several upgrades. The Agama, Gila, Komodo, and Tegu folders feature G10 handles and a stainless steel blade. 

For additional information, please visit KA-BAR.com or call 800-282-0130


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