State & Union, KA-BAR’s small batch custom shop, just put out its latest piece, the 6412 Straight Razor. The 6412 once again pays homage to KA-BAR’s roots, albeit in a modernized format with some pretty upscale materials.
KA-BAR is one of the oldest knife companies in the United States. Most of us associate the name with the USMC Fighter fixed blade, which became a staple carry for soldiers during World War II, but prior to this straight razors were the company’s bread and butter. Everyday carry as we know it today, let alone knife collecting/use as a hobby, did not exist, but people al lover the company needed shaving implements, and KA-BAR was there to fill that need – in fact, back in those early days, the company was called Union Razor Company.
Cool. I am looking forward to talking to Alex Caya at Blade show. Alex is the one who runs State and Union for KA-BAR.
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