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KAEK45: Ek Model 5 Bowie
John Ek Commando Knife Co.
 
KA-BAR is excited to introduce the much anticipated John Ek Commando Knife Co. product, the Ek Model 5. This updated version of the occupational fighting knife is made from 1095 Cro-Van steel and features a parkerized bowie blade measuring in at 6.875" in length. The textured glass-filled nylon handles are deeply milled for grip and are attached with traditional X-head fasteners and it has an S-shaped guard to prevent you from sliding forward onto the blade. The US-made Celcon sheath is a friction fit design with multiple tie-down points and a nylon retaining strap and belt loop. Every component of this knife is proudly made in the USA and this is both a great knife and a great value.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 6.875"
  • Cutting Edge: 6.25" 
  • Blade Thickness: 0.157"
  • Handle Length: 5.875"
  • Overall Length: 12.9375"
  • Blade Material: 1095 Cro-Van 
  • Blade Style: Bowie
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Black Parkerized
  • Handle Thickness: 0.87"
  • Handle Material: Glass-Filled Nylon
  • Sheath: Celcon with Nylon Retention Strap
  • Weight: 10.3 oz.
  • Weight with Sheath: 14.6 oz.
  • Made in the USA
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 (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
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.
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D Reuther
Cincinnati
Oct 30, 2015
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
New Kabar EK 5, Bowie
I was in the Marine Corps during the 80's. I liked the USMC Kabar but this new EK 5 model is better. If you get it wet you can remove the handle scales to oil it. The tip profile is more forward pointing yet it still has a little bit of belly. This design seems well planned out and I like it. I got one for myself and a couple more as gifts for Christmas. Seems like it would be a great field knife for general use. It also has potential as a fighter.
5 out of 5
Dave S
Leavenworth, Indiana
Oct 27, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
excellent knife for the price
Great knife! only one con, would have liked a leather sheath.
5 out of 5
Schotman
Southern Indiana
Oct 19, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
KA-BAR John Ek Commando Ek Model 5
I think this is a very good knife for the price. I liked it so much I bought another for a friend. I don't think you will be disappointed. I only wish it came with a nice leather sheath. I will have one made for mine. COOL KNIFE, GREAT PRICE!
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