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The answer to your requests for a heavy duty folding knife, the sturdy construction and pure heft of this folder allow it to hold up under even the most severe conditions.
|Weight||0.45 lb.||Steel||AUS 8A Stainless Steel|
|Blade Type||Folder||Lock Style||Lockback|
|Measurements||Blade length 3-7/8"; Open length 9-1/8"||Grind||Hollow|
|Edge Angles||15 Degrees||Handle Material||Zytel ®|
|Pocket Clip||Y||Made in||Knife Made in Taiwan, Sheath Made in China|
This is a great all purpose knife..Used it for years in the military as a utility knife and back-up weapon...It has a heft and feel to it that I have not felt in many other folders...I have put this knife through many trials and tribulations, and it has never let me down....pick one up and you will see what I mean by the heft of it....the clip is also set up so that you can put it on either side or take it off all together..Above all else, the price of this knife is awesome, compared to the total value.....If you are looking for a knife that is great in any situation and has some weight to it in your hand, then this is definitely the knife for you..
Just received my Ka-bar Mule yesterday, was excited all week and couldn't wait to get it! Though I had many doubts on quality and size it turned out to be more than my expectations! The pictures do not do this knife any justice. I expected to get a small and mediocre quality knife but it turned out to be a good size and seems very durable. I am a truck driver and we depend on knives for all sorts of tasks and I believe I can accomplish anything I need to with this knife! I can't wait to take it on the road! Thank You Breanna at Ka-bar customer service for all your help!!!
Great knife, I made the right choice! I was looking for a durable and practical affordable folding knife, and after going through pretty much all the big name knife makers I decided upon the Mule largely because of the AUS8 blade, Zytel handle, ideal length (just below the legal limit in CA), and the effective handle ergonomics. Indeed it did not disappoint! I have not put it through hell and high water yet, but it is my EDC and has performed flawlessly. The blade is razor sharp, so much that you can actually shave with it; the knife feels very secure in your hand and won't slip at all even under high G swings; the gimping is effective and does its job; thumb stud is positioned so that you can flick the knife open in one go; blade is thick but not excessive; it may be heavy but looking at it I get the impression the weight is being put to good use; the lockback mechanism is based off a massive chunk of steel and looks like it will never fail. Now, there are some negatives however: the paint on the blade and clip chips off easily; dirt can get into the pivoting mechanism/lock rather effortlessly and causes a nasty grinding feel (but I got it VERY dirt by the time it did that); the rubber inserts don't do as much as you would think they'd do (its a hard rubber); and the thumb studs appear to be brass....this may cause galvanic corrosion in time between it and the blade, though I'm not entirely sure. Overall, between CS, Bench, Spy and the other guys, I think this is the best pick in the price range for a no-nonsense work folder.
Love this knife, had the tanto mule for years as my go to in vehicle knife. The weight and feel of this knife is unparalleled, you feel like what you're holding is built well, strong, and to last which my tanto definitely has! I ordered the serrated and it came today feels just as good and is my new EDC knife. The blade is high quality and razor sharp, literally shaved with it to prove a point to a cold steel fanboy. One of the downsides albeit minor , the paint on the blade does flake off after a good amount of use but other then that bombproof.
I was hesitant to spend $65-$70 for a Taiwan made regular lock blade, but it has proven to be a good knife. it fits really good in the hand, It stays sharp, nothing has gone loose, and good fold/unfold action. It comes with a clip, which is too tight at first. Just carefully pull it out a little and it's perfect. I don't really care for the sideways belt (heavy duty nylon) sheath because it would take too long to pull it out to defend myself. It is good quality however. Very good value in my opinion.
By far the best folder I own, and I have one of just about every major brand. This knife is well made, has just the right amount of heft to it, sharp as a razor. It's my new EDC from now on! My backup is a KA-BAR Gila, which is also awesome! KA-BAR is the only brand I will buy from now on!
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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.
$72.06 (with MULE Folder, Serrated)
Sheath made in China