Ka-Bar Jarosz Line: Affordable, Combat-Ready Knives — Blade Show 2016

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The Jaroza line of knives.

The Jarosz line of knives from Ka-Bar.

When I think of Ka-Bar, what immediately comes to mind is combat-ready knives at budget prices.  In terms of value, i.e., best bang for your buck, it’s tough to find a better deal than a Ka-Bar knife.

At Blade Show 2016, that tradition continues with the introduction of the Jarosz line of knives.  Named after the designer Jesse Jarosz, these are all-purpose knives that were made for the brave men and women serving overseas.  Of course, just because these knives were born and bred for the military doesn’t mean they’re not ideal for campers, hikers, hunters, and outdoorsman of all varieties.

Looking at the knives, the Turok is the biggest of the bunch. It is a rugged 11.5-inch, fixed-blade with a drop-point design that comes with a MOLLE-compatible Celcon sheath.  Next is the Globetrotter, which is basically a smaller version of the Turok.  It comes with a nylon sheath.  Bringing up the rear is a skeletonized neck knife known as the Rambler.   Specs and pricing are below.

Jarosz “Turok”

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The Turok. Feels great in the hand.  A fast but stout knife for sure.

Specs

  • Model: Turok
  • Weight: 0.80 lb
  • Steel: 1095 Cro-Van
  • Blade length: 6.25″
  • Overall length: 11.5″
  • Grind: Flat
  • Edge Angles: 20 Degrees
  • Handle Material: Ultramid®
  • Shape: Clip
  • HRC: 56-58
  • Stamp: KA-BAR/Jarosz Butt Cap
  • Made in USA
  • Blade Thickness: 0.188
  • MSRP: $117.90

Jarosz “Globetrotter”

GlobeTrotter

Globetrotter.  Love the name.  A nice option for backpacking and camping.

Specs:

  • Model: GlobeTrotter
  • Weight: 0.40 lb
  • Steel: 1095 Cro-Van
  • Blade length: 3.5″
  • Overall length: 7.5625″
  • Grind: Flat
  • Edge Angles: 20 Degrees
  • Handle Material: Ultramid®
  • Shape: Clip
  • HRC: 56-58
  • Stamp: KA-BAR/Jarosz Butt Cap
  • Made in USA
  • Blade Thickness: 0.165
  • MSRP: $97.98

Jarosz “Rambler” Skeleton

The Rambler Skeleton.

The Rambler, a skeletonized neck knife.  Talk about a budget blade.  You can pick one of these up for around $10.

 Specs

  • Model: “Rambler” Skeleton
  • Weight: 0.10 lb
  • Steel: 5Cr15 Stainless
  • Blade length: 2.5″
  • Overall length: 6″
  • Grind: Hollow
  • Handle Material: 5Cr15 Stainless
  • Shape: Clip
  • HRC: 57-59
  • Stamp: KA-BAR/Jarosz Butt Cap
  • Made in China
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125
  • MSRP: $11.59
Spine shot of the Rambler.

Spine shot of the Rambler.

Spine shot of the Turok.

Spine shot of the Turok.

Spine shot of the Globetrotter.

Spine shot of the Globetrotter.

Another quick glance at all three.

Another quick glance at all three.

All in all, pretty cool stuff.  I especially like the price point on that rambler.  For $12, it’s a must buy.  Right?

For more information, check out the Ka-Bar website.

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  • ProtoCulture June 16, 2016, 1:40 pm

    Gimping on the spine would have been nice and taken these knives to a new level

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