While KA-BAR was made famous in 1941 by its Fighting Utility Knives, which were carried by Allied armed forces in WWII, it has actually been making edged tools for over a century. Common Machine takes a brief, albeit insightful, look at the history and production techniques of America's most famed knife maker. [Gear…
There have been plenty of Swiss Army Knife-style eating utensils before, sure. But few have ever looked as handsome as the KA-BAR 3-in-1 Utensil, which looks back to the hobo culture of the Great Depression for its inspiration.
Honestly, I was expecting a blade marketed for use in zombie killing—seriously, that's what the ZK stands for—to be just a flimsy toy built more for show than for actual work. Boy, was I wrong.
Obviously, close quarters combat is not the method of choice when dealing with the walking dead. But if you gotta cut their heads off, you'll want one of these Ka-Bar ZKs in your hand while you do it.