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The Potbelly® is a hard working knife that no camper or adventure trekker should be without. It has a 7-1/8" long, 0.25" thick, 1095 Cro-Van blade that is ground to a razor edge with a deep belly and weight forward balance that rivals hatchets in terms of chopping power. With some influence from the kukri and machete, the Potbelly® is best described as what you get if you crossed a scalpel and a sledgehammer. The Potbelly® is a controllable big knife. Its multi-position handle is textured with our proprietary Adventuregrip™ so you can easily control it for tasks as delicate as field dressing if necessary. If you only have room for one knife in your pack and need one that will do it all, the Potbelly® is your knife.
Made in the USA.
|Weight||1.10 lbs.||Steel||1095 Cro-Van|
|Blade Type||Fixed Blade||Lock Style||N/A|
|Measurements||Blade length 7-1/8", Overall length 12-5/8"||Grind||Flat|
|Edge Angles||20 Degrees||Handle Material||Zytel ®|
|Stamp||KA-BAR JAB||Butt Cap/Guard|
|Pocket Clip||N||Made in||USA|
this knife is great for those of you who are like me, basically you like to beat the crap out of your knives and expect them not to break or dull... with this knife i have taken down 4-6 in diameter trees with basically no problems and it wont dull to much, the blade does need to be oiled after each use for it starts to get surface rust pretty easily other than that there are no problems with this knife
I think this is one of the best chopping blades out there. It has a design that really is functional and can be used in many outdoor applications. I wish there was an option to buy linen micarta handles though.
My school has been teaching wilderness survival and primitive living for 30 years . We test our gear in the most brutal and realistic ways imagineable . My Potbelly just came back from a trip in Alaska . It constructed shelters , quartered and skinned 2 large game animals , plus a very large pig . The handle is perfect for someone wearing gloves in cold weather . The geometry of the blade is perfect for quartering large game , such as elk and moose . In my opinion , this is one of my top 5 picks for a survival blade that has been THOROUGHLY tested by myself in many years .
JAB Review It's hard to explain how much this knife surprised me with its stellar performance. I always read reviews and it seems that everyone says the same thing about how their knife is the best and all. Ive bought knives based on those reviews and when i received them, they would typically be good and all but not great. The KaBar potbelly is truly great. The 1/4 spine, balance, belly on the blade, and hollow grind all come together to form an awesome piece of steel. A lot of people have doubts about putting a hollow grind on a chopper, but this heavy knife takes a BEATING like the best and bites deep every chop. This knife does it all, and does it very well. It slices like a kitchen knife, shaves like a razor, splits like an axe, stabs like a bowie and oh Lordy does this thing Chop! The Potbelly out chops bigger blades like my cold steel trailmaster, Ranger rd9, and RtakII which are all fine choppers. It does this while having a smaller overall length than any of the others. The balance point of the knife is at the top of the scales where your index finger would sit with the regular grip. However there is so much weight out at the ends of the knife that the moment you grip lower on the scales, the balance shifts dramatically forward and it takes on the feel of a kukri. The scales a great even if they are plastic, they are very well formed and comfortable to use. The sheath is great and very durable and useful. The front pouch is very large, with enough capacity to hold a soda can. This knife also comes with a necker knife that can be useful for smaller chores, from whittling to skinning. The back spine is also is great as a striker for your fire steel. Overall this knife is a tremendous value at any price point and works brilliantly at every level. My only complaint is similar to what others have expressed regarding an option to buy micarta scales. I think I'll just make my own.
so I just bought the potbelly with a gift card for Christmas at cabela's to start with I was a little disappointed with the sheath had to repair it before I even got to use belt loop came unstiched as for the knife it's self spend a lot of time in the woods bushcraft survival practice camping and was a boy scout love the woods this knife performed phenomenally very impressed with its chopping feathering sticks and limbing branches also battoned very nice I can tell already it's going to be a personal favorite
An industrial engineer by training, Steve Johnson developed an interest in metallurgy and knife-making as a young boy and began making hand-made pieces for friends. He teamed up with KA-BAR® a couple years backand today the Company offers five Johnson Adventure® Blades through its KA-BAR® Master Series.
We ship all orders via UPS Ground. Orders Placed Monday - Friday will ship within 48 hours when possible. Allow up to two weeks for regular delivery. Deliveries to P.O. boxes, FPO or APO addresses, will be sent via USPS; there is no tracking for these orders.
Should you want to return your item, please ship to the following address with a note explaining the reason for return.
KA-BAR Knives, Inc.
200 Homer Street
Olean, NY 14760
Include your name, address, phone number and email so we can promptly return your product. Be sure to cover the entire blade and tip of the knife with original protective cardboard sheaths and do not ship knives in envelopes. KA-BAR is not responsible for lost or stolen items. After your KA-BAR item is received in Olean, please allow 2 to 3 weeks for the processing and return of your products.
$155.64 (with Johnson Adventure® Potbelly®)
Sheath made in China