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KA-BAR 5706 ZK (Zombie Killer) Knives Swabbie Scimitar Machete 12-1/2" Black Plain Blade, Interchangeable Handles - 2-5706-3

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Part Number: KA5706
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA5706: KA-BAR ZK "Swabbie" Scimitar Machete
In an ever-changing world, the need for preparedness has never been greater. Without notice the game can change and the rules no longer apply.

Questioning your gear at a crucial moment is not an option. Whether setting up camp or securing your perimeter, the Original Zombie® knives are designed to perform under the most rigorous, unexpected and apocalyptic situations. Made in the USA!
  • Knife comes mounted with toxic green handles. Extra set of black scales and "Acheron" skeleton knife included.
  • Comes with a Zombie Patch mounted on the sheath.
  • Blade Length: 12-1/2"
  • Blade Steel: 1095 Cro-Van, 56-58HRC
  • Thickness: 1/4"
  • Overall Length: 18"
  • Blade Stamp: KA-BAR/ZK
  • Handle: GFN-PA66 Zytel
  • Sheath: Nylon
  • Weight: 1.6 Lbs.
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 617717257063

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.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
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.
4.400 (10 reviews)
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Southern Camp
May 26, 2016
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material
I gave it a four star because the package did not contain the skeleton knife and the uncomfortable handle. The handle is a bit slippery and small for this big heavy blade. Definitely need a lanyard on this Swabbie. I will wrap the handle with some grip tape. Otherwise, I like the design, balance and the quality steel of this Swabbie. Also, I do not see any rust on the sharpened edge. The edge is sharp enough but not razor sharp.
5 out of 5
Mid America
Aug 14, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
When I first saw a photo of this knife I was unsure if I liked it or not. Once I had it in my hand and felt the balance and the reach that it has, I was sold. The Knife Center has such GREAT prices on the KA-BAR ZK line that I purchased several more Swabbies. I have stashed them away as home defense weapons. This is a short sword.Great knives from a great company.
4 out of 5
Alberta Boy
Jun 26, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Materials, Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Weight, None
Awesome Chopper!
What a great knife! The little "hook" on the end of the handle is a great and necessary feature. Because this knife is HEAVY! Thats the only reason I give it a 4 out of 5. The long sweeping blade is actually fairly easy to sharpen due to the perfectly uniform curve of the edge. And having properly heat treated steel at the perfect hardness as all Kabars have, it takes a very good edge fairly quick. When sharpening a blade this long, it helps to have the longest sharpener possible. I use a Accu-Sharp diamond steel that has a 14" rod. And a 11 1/2" diamond bench "stone". Both do a great job very quickly.The sheath is absolutely massive! The pocket on its front could probably hold a full size water bottle! Definitely big enough for a good set of survival gear and a First Aid kit.And as with all Kabar's Zombie Killin knive's, it comes with a set of black handle slabs too and a little skeleton knife in its own little sleeve behind the front pocket. And also a length of Zombie Toxic Nuclear green cord for a leg tie and some extra too. This is a great package and always gets a huge reaction when it gets pulled from the sheath. Everyone is very impressed! It even gives a measure of "faith" when trekking thru bear country! With its phenomenally long sweeping edge and it's serious weight, it can deliver a devastating blow from a powerful chop!
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