Have you seen the new KA-BAR BK18 Harpoon Blackout Edition? It’s a touch tactical and has a slightly wicked look we just love. This Smoky Mountain Knife Works exclusive is a sturdy fixed blade that’s made in the USA you can get for about $95.
Designed by knife legend Ethan Becker, the BK18 features a 4.56” 1095 CroVan carbon steel harpoon blade with a flat grind and a blade thickness of 0.165”. This SMKW SFO version has a black powder coated blade which significantly increases the corrosion resistance. It has an HRC of 56-58 and a full tang. There’s jimping along the spine for added slip resistance.
The rounded, contoured handles on this knife are just over 4-3/4” and have a fantastic feel in your hand. They’re sized right for the vast majority of grips. It also has an exposed pommel with a lanyard slot. It comes with a USA-made Celcon sheath that has a variety of attachment points for a lightweight and comfortable carry. It’s 9.38” overall and weighs 7.2 ounces.
- 1095 CroVan, Black Powder Coated
- 4.56” Harpoon
- 0.165” Blade Thickness
- Flat Grind
- 56-58 HRC
- Full Tang
- Ultramid Handles
- Exposed Pommel
- Lanyard Hole
- Celcon Sheath
- 7.2 Ounces
- 9.38” Overall
- Made in the USA
The KA-BAR BK18 Harpoon Blackout Edition is a great USA-made knife with a reasonable price. You can get one at Smoky Mountain Knife Works for about $95. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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