Ka-Bar Knives ZK Pestilence Chopper Knife
SKU #: KB-5702
KA-BAR ZK "Pestilence Chopper" straight edge fixed blade knife is constructed with a SK5 steel blade measuring a full 10-1/4" and has an overall length of 15-3/4". The Pestilence features a large straight edge blade and textured GFN-PA66 handle.
Includes an extra set of black handles and a Nylon sheath with front stuff sack and draw cord.
Includes the ZK Acheron Knife for additional backup.
What is SK-5 High Carbon Steel?
SK-5 is the Japanese equivalent of American 1080, a high carbon steel with carbon between 0.75%-0.85% and 0.60%-0.90% manganese. As quenched, it has a hardness near Rc 65 and produces a mixture of carbon rich martensite with some small un-dissolved carbides. The excess carbide increases abrasion resistance and allows the steel to achieve an ideal balance of very good blade toughness with superior edge holding ability. Due to these characteristics, this grade of steel has been used traditionally for making a variety of hand tools, including chisels and woodcutting saws, and has stood the test of time and use over many years in many countries.
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