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KA-BAR 5601 The Adventure Baconmaker Fixed 6-5/8" Carbon Steel Blade, Adventuregrip Handles - 2-5601-1

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Part Number: KA5601
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA5601: The Adventure Baconmaker
KA-BAR Knives

The Baconmaker -- the more aggressive Adventure blade -- is the ideal knife for hog hunting. Crafted from 1095 cro-van, this beast is built to withstand any abuse and never fail. The hollow ground blade maintains razor sharpness while the knife's overall geometry provides optimum thrusting power, perfect for sticking hogs. The glass-filled nylon handle gives you unmatched control, thanks to an ergonomic multi-position handle that's been finished with our proprietary Adventuregrip texture.

The sheath is specially designed to offer multiple carry options, including MOLLE< and its roomy stuff sack is perfect for hunting necessities like rubber gloves, sharpening utensils, Adventurecord or anything else you need to Own the adventure!

The Piggyback -- the smallest Adventure blade -- cuts like a knife twice its size. It takes no more room than a medium-sized folding knife, and its deep belly shape and short clip point are designed for "unzipping" game. Grip points on the spine allow for even the most delicate work and the knife's simple design makes cleanup a snap.

The Piggyback comes standard with the Potbelly and the Baconmaker.

Johnson Adventure Blades

Steve Johnson was born on the edge and jumped as soon as he figured out how to walk.

His life is a constant pursuit of adventure - from drag racing, scuba diving and competitive shooting, to hunting big game wherever it is in season, often in rugged terrain and extreme temperatures.

Steve lives for adventure and thrives on adversity. He is an adrenaline junkie to the core and those personality traits come through in his knife designs.

  • The Adventure Baconmaker #5601
    • Hollow ground 0.188" thick 1095 cro-van steel, Rockwell C 56-58
    • Powder-coated for corrosion resistance
    • Ergonomic, glass-filled nylon handle with Adventuregrip texturing
    • Multiple grip positions for maximum versatility
    • Sheath with stuff sack and multiple carry options
    • 8' of Adventurecord
  • The Adventure Piggyback #5599
    • Deep belly & short clip point designed specifically for field dressing game
    • High carbon stainless steel holds an edge and is corrosion resistant
    • Compact design carries anywhere
    • Fixed blade with skeleton handle for easy clean-up
  • The Adventure Baconmaker #5601
    • Blade Length: 6-5/8"
    • Handle Length: 5-1/2"
    • Overall Length: 13"
    • Weight: 13.4 oz.
    • Full Tang
    • Made in USA
  • The Adventure Piggyback #5599
    • Blade Length: 2-3/4"
    • Handle Length: 3-1/4"
    • Overall Length: 6"
    • Made in China
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for it's extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Alberta Boy
Feb 21, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Awesome Stabber !!
This knife's feel is incredible. Huge handle. Scary blade shape! You can't use a flat stone for sharpening. Awesome sheath design again. Easy to sharpen as all Kabar's. Great Value!
5 out of 5
May 06, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material
Great Blade
Top quality and presentation. It´s mean for people with big hands... Great asset!
5 out of 5
Michael E.
Apr 29, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Very good, very weel made knife.
Right out of the box, it's very sharp, especially the tip. A beautiful design overall, and the handle feels really comfortable to me. Although it's not meant for it, I have used it for throwing in the woods for fun and a slight amount of chopping and it held up well. The only challenge with it is sharpening the knife, with its odd shape, but this is to be expected with the non-conventional blade shape. And the small little knife that comes with it is cheap, but works well. Definitely a keeper that can be used for lots of utility. I would like for a sheath to be available that fit just the Baconmaker itself, because the sheath it comes with, although nice, is a bit big to carry around.
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