Ka-Bar made the FIN Folding Frame Lock Knife in both drop point and tanto blade styles and offered a choice of combo-serrated or plain edges on each version. This combo-serrated drop point FIN offers very little plain edge for fine cutting. Make sure it fits your purposes.
Open length of the knife is 6-7/8 inches, but only 2-3/4 inches of that is blade. The short but stout drop point blade of AUS-8 high carbon stainless steel is hollow ground and tempered to Rockwell 57-59. Edge bevel is a sharp 15 degrees made for slicing but not built to cut through nails. That actually makes this knife handy if you’re looking for a good utility blade. If you really want a knife to cut well, you’ll gradually hone a 20-degree bevel down a few degrees until it works. This one’s already there.
The FIN’s all-stainless-steel handle doesn’t look comfortable, but the arched back does fit the palm well, and the grip includes a shaped bolster for extra security. Notches on the spine of the blade allow safe thumb pressure. This tactical style knife offers features convenient for everyday use as well as emergency situations. The large thumb loop in the blade allows one-handed opening without an awkward thumb stud, and the blade locks solidly into open position with a sturdy frame lock. A stainless steel clip allows secure pocket carry.
If you need a good emergency knife for the car, this model offers the basics of a good harness cutting blade and a pommel stiff enough to bash windows. Backed by Ka-Bar’s excellent warranty, this tactical black folder is manufactured in Taiwan to meet Ka-Bar’s high standards.