Pack It: KA-Bar

Source: Nowhere Magazine

Photo from Cackalacky.

One day in the early 1900s, a fur trapper was attacked by a wounded bear while out trapping. The trapper’s gun jammed as the bear approached, leaving him with only his knife to defend himself. The knife, made by the Union Cutlery Company, proved up to the task, and the trapper wrote to the company to thank them for making such a worthy knife. In his letter he expressed that the knife enabled him to kill a bear, but all that could be read was “K a bar.” The Union Cutlery Company took on “KA-BAR” as one ...

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