KA-BAR 5101 KBD Master Series Snody "Boss" Fixed 3.5" S35VN Blade, Zytel Handle, JRE Leather Sheath


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Part #: KA5101 | KA-BAR Knives
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KA5101: KBD Master Series Snody "Boss" with Chisel Ground Blade
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This knife has a chisel ground blade which means it is flat on one side and the other has a bevel. Mike Snody is the master when it comes to designing small but functional fixed blades. And by small we mean full size, not neck knives. His designs, coupled with KA-BAR’s ability to produce a great knife at a great price in the USA, makes for one fantastic it's got S35VN Steel!
KA-BAR is proud to offer Snody Knives designed by custom knife maker, Mike Snody. Mike prides himself on producing world-class, investment grade cutlery for the most extreme, discerning and demanding knife collectors and users on the planet. The Snody Boss and Big Boss knives are sold with high-grade, heavy-weight, semi-production JRE leather sheaths made in the US and featuring grommet holes for lashing in any carry configuration. The Snake Charmer neck knife comes with a hard plastic self-locking sheath.

This Snody knife comes with 8 feet of 550 paracord and an 8" pre-cut lanyard to affix the included custom designed pewter bead. This bead is made in the US by Schmuckatelli and features the stylized Snody "S" logo. Also comes with a bonus set of deep purple handles. The Boss and Big Boss models come mounted with the blue "Reptile" handles and include an extra set of interchangeable purple "Dolla Holla" handles.
  • Blade Length: 3.5"
  • Overall Length: 6.5"
  • Handle Length: 3"
  • Blade Shape: Drop Point 
  • Edge Angle: 20 degrees
  • Blade Steel: S35VN Stainless Steel, 58-62HRC
  • Thickness: 0.125"
  • Grind: Flat
  • Handle Material: Zytel
  • Sheath Material: JRE Leather
  • Weight: 2.7 oz. 
  • Made in the USA
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
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.
3.667 (3 reviews)
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J Hayden
Eastern Sierra
Jan 18, 2018
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material
Very high end Backpacking-Bushcraft knife
If you like to Backpack close to the land and be part of your terrain. This knife is perfect it allows you to prepare kindling , process fish and forage for wild eatables. The steel is probably the best steel period , light weight and great size for anything you may encounter.
2 out of 5
Sep 12, 2017
Snody Boss
Can't believe this knife is only ground on one side. Shame on me for not knowing before paying 100 bucks for it. I gifted it away.
4 out of 5
Jul 28, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Handle Material, Finish
The knife arrived as the sharpest one I've ever had from the factory. The sheath is very nice leather, well made, with lashing holes (however they are quite small and leave you with less options to what you can lash it with and to). The handle scales are slick and offer little abrasive grip. I replaced them with a gutted paracord wrap immediately and plan on making my own wood scales for it. I use this knife for every day life, cutting packages, food, and anything else really. The finish on the blade is kind of off. Not a nice mirror like I'd hoped to see. Oh well. It's not here for looks! Overall a great little knife that can really be customized to your liking easily.
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