A few years back, the zombie craze took the knife world by storm. No company upped the zombie killer game better than KA-BAR.

Although the fad has mostly died out, one knife from the KA-BAR Zombie Killer collection remains a fan favorite — the KA-BAR Swabbie.

The Swabbie is a long fixed blade that’s based off the curved short sword known as the scimitar. The blade stretches 12.5 inches and is made of 1095 Cro-Van steel, a popular steel among KA-BAR fixed blades. The scimitar blade shape is surprisingly versatile with a deep slicing belly and a piercing point.

While zombie knives are known as gimmicks, the Swabbie is a highly functional tool you wouldn’t be ashamed to use in the fields.

The ergonomic handle scales are made from durable GFN. The pre-mounted zombie green scales increase the visibility of the tool, but the Swabbie also includes black GRN scales if you want to tone down the zombieness.

It also comes with a MOLLE compatible sheath, a zombie patch, and a small Acheron Skeleton knife.

Made right here in the United States, the KA-BAR Swabbie is more than a gimmick that can find a place in any tool collection.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at Tim@knife-depot.com.
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