KA-BAR D2 EXTREME has elite steel for superior cutting and edge retention.

Cutting tests prove that D2 is one of the toughest steels used in knife making.

Results show that the D2 Extreme Fighting / Utility knife cuts twice the amount of media as a standard carbon steel knife.

In the C.A.T.R.A. Cutting Test, the D2 scored 300.6 mm, far exceeding its closest competition of only 168.8 mm.

This knife features an epoxy powder coated full tang D2 steel blade with a HRC hardness rating of 59-60CR that has been flat ground for better edge retention.

The knife blade has a partially serrated cutting edge to provide easy cutting through tough materials such as braided nylon rope.

The Extreme has an overall length of 11 7/8" with a blade length of 7".

Knife is made exclusively in Olean, New York, U.S.A. and proudly bears the KA-BAR brand.

Knife comes with a Molle compatible KA-BAR / Extreme sheath featuring molded blade insert, ballistic nylon / Cordura construction, large front utility pouch, and riveted leg lanyard holes.

The D2 Extreme is offered with three sheath options, black plastic hard shell sheath, model (1282), black leather sheath, model (1283) and the new straight edge knife model (1292).

The D2 Extreme has grown to be one of our most popular fixed blade knives among our military, emergency professionals, sportsmen, and collectors alike.

One of a handful of machines like it in the world, the CATRA tester uses controlled pressure, stroke length, number of cycles and a certified sand-impregnated paper to determine the sharpness and edge-holding capabilities of a blade. 

* CATRA stands for Cutlery and Allied Trades Research Association.
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KA-BAR D2 Extreme Fighting Utility Knife with Extreme Sheath.