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KA-BAR 5600 The Adventure Potbelly Fixed 6-5/8" 1095 Carbon Blade, Brown GFN Handles - 2-5600-4

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Part Number: KA5600
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KA5600: The Adventure Potbelly
KA-BAR Knives

The Potbelly -- the workhorse Adventure blade -- borrows its strength from legendary big blades like the kukri and the machete for amazing chopping power. This is a perfectly turned knife, with weight-forward balance for heavy cutting and multi-position handle that allows for delicate work. The handle is texture with our proprietary Adventuregrip so you're always in control, even when things get messy. The blade is precision crafted from 0.25" 1095 cro-van steel, hollow ground to a razor's edge and powder coasted for corrosion resistance.

The Potbelly sheath includes a uniquely-designed stuff sack for necessities like matches, fishing tackle, a compass or other survival items. With the included 8 feet of our Adventurecord, this knife can even be lashed to a stick and used as a spear if the situation demands. If you can have only one knife in your pack, choose the Potbelly.

The Piggyback -- the smallest Adventure blade -- cuts like a knife twice its size. It takes no more room than a medium-sized folding knife, and its deep belly shape and short clip point are designed for "unzipping" game. Grip points on the spine allow for even the most delicate work and the knife's simple design makes cleanup a snap.

The Piggyback comes standard with the Potbelly and the Baconmaker.

Johnson Adventure Blades

Steve Johnson was born on the edge and jumped as soon as he figured out how to walk.

His life is a constant pursuit of adventure - from drag racing, scuba diving and competitive shooting, to hunting big game wherever it is in season, often in rugged terrain and extreme temperatures.

Steve lives for adventure and thrives on adversity. He is an adrenaline junkie to the core and those personality traits come through in his knife designs.

  • The Adventure Potbelly #5600
    • Hollow ground, 0.25" thick 1095 cro-van blade, RC 56-58
    • Powder-coated for corrosion resistance
    • Multi-position handle with Adventuregrip
    • Sheath with stuff sack
    • 8' of Adventurecord
    • Full Tang
  • The Adventure Piggyback #5599
    • Deep belly & short clip point designed specifically for field dressing game
    • High carbon stainless steel holds an edge and is corrosion resistant
    • Compact design carries anywhere
    • Fixed blade with skeleton handle for easy clean-up
  • The Adventure Potbelly #5600
    • Blade Length: 6-5/8"
    • Handle Length: 5-1/2"
    • Overall Length: 12-1/2"
    • Blade Thickness: 0.25"
    • Handle Thickness: 1.05"
    • Blade Hardness: 56-58 RC
    • Blade Shape: Clip Point
    • Blade Grind: Flat
    • Weight: 17.6 oz.
    • Made in USA
  • The Adventure Piggyback #5599
    • Blade Length: 2-3/4"
    • Handle Length: 3-1/4"
    • Overall Length: 6"
    • Made in China
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
4.333 (9 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Oct 16, 2015
Pros: Materials, Finish, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Weight
If you are on the fence about this knife(like i was) because of the oddball design, just get it. You will not regret it. the potbelly has to be held to be appreaciated. Pictures really dont do it justice. Razor sharp, almost perfect grind angle, good weight ( slightly weight forward balance). Just a rugged bet your life on it type of weapon/tool. Slightly large handle for somone with smallish hands tho but overall very impressive.
4 out of 5
James M
Neptune, Nj
Apr 05, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Love it
great knife
5 out of 5
Doctor Mike
San Jose, CA
Apr 21, 2011
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Material
nice balance
Weight and feel are great, and the finish is excellent, The first time I used it was on 3/4 inch soft spruce branches. A semi-circular piece, 1/2 inch in diameter broke off the belly of the blade. Sent it back,and replacement is just fine.
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