KA-BAR 2014 SHOT Show Recap

SHOT SHow 2014 was an overwhelming success for KA-BAR Knives.  We released new knives, all of which are made in the USA, and signed an outstanding new designer, Jesse Jarosz.  The foundation for plans and plots for 2015 and beyond were laid with great excitement.  And, as always, we got a chance to catch up with some of our great friends in the industry,  but I digress.  You are here for one thing: to check out the specs on our new products.  Without further delay, we present to you the rundown on KA-BAR’s new lineup for 2014.

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.

KA-BAR Snody Big Boss

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.

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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.

TDI/Hinderer Hinderence

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.

JAB Parangatang

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.

JAB Wharnstalker

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.

The Zombro
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.

KA-BAR Neck Knifer

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.

Coppersmith

KA-BAR has also added American-made playing cards, bottle opener, and ice scraper to the lineup. All have an MSRP of $7.

KA-BAR Playing Cards

KA-BAR is also proud to announce the signing of custom knife maker Jesse Jarosz. Jarosz was named Usual Suspect Network (USN) New Maker of the Year in 2012 and will bring his expertise and enthusiasm to KA-BAR. The first Jarosz-designed models will appear in the KA-BAR line in 2015.

New KA-BAR Designer Jesse Jarosz

Fore more information on KA-BAR Knives please visit KA-BAR.com.

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