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.
The knife comes with a Molle compatible KA-BAR / black hard shell plastic sheath constructed to be resistant to salt water and provides a hard surface which protects the knife during use in rough terrains.
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.