Ka-Bar is known as a traditional knife maker. When my friends made Eagle Scout they were presented with a USMC Ka-Bar, a symbol of tradition and quality passed down from generation to generation. In what is probably the most distasteful displays of capitalism I’ve ever seen Ka-Bar has released a set of heavy duty knives with neon green handles and a biohazard trefoil on the blade with the slogan “The Original Zombie Knife,” the word Zombie being trademarked apparently, and the question “Are you prepared?”
The zombie craze in firearms and related accessories is probably good for a few extra sales over the existing baseline without tweaking the lineup too much, but I don’t see these items having any longevity. There are only so many people in the world that have the disposable income and the desire to own a specialized zombie tool, and I’m guessing the saturation point on that market is pretty low. At most you could expect these to sell as gifts for a while, but serious buyers will be scarce.
The lineup includes at least one knife that appears to be more suited for filleting zombies than slaying them and one machete-esque hacking implement. Knives come with a sheath decked out with neon green paracord.
I was expecting Ka-Bar to stay classier than this. Oh well.
RF: Glock 19