KnifeNews: KA-BAR Releases First Brand New, Made in USA Folder in Fifty Years

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Big news from KA-BAR: the company, in conjunction with its State & Union shop arm, has released its first new, Made in the USA folding knife design in 50 years. It’s called the F01 and, fittingly, is an intriguing blend of old and new.

Item one in the “New” column is the blade. The shape here, which KA-BAR simply calls a drop point, in today’s parlance qualifies as a “modified drop point” or even a “modified wharncliffe” – according to our lights, at least. Word games to one side, it is a funky and fresh profile to see from KA-BAR, and at 3.25 inches it’s pure EDC all the way.

Opening is done with an unusual, oblong thumb stud, anodized one of several bright colors to match the rest of the accent hardware pieces. It’s hard to tell if these can be swapped to the opposite side but, if they can, it would mean that the F01 is fully accessible to lefties as well as righties.

This is one I am sorry to have missed by not going to SHOT. Looking forward to seeing this in June.

Read the whole thing at KnifeNews.com

KA-BAR Releases First Brand New, Made in USA Folder in Fifty Years

 

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