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Tactical hand grip for k-bar

In this instructable im going to show you how to make a tactical hand grip for your k-bar out of an old bike inner tube.

what youll need:
-bike inner tube

-k-bar knife

-sicors

 
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Step 4: Fourth step

Take the rolled up inner tube and slide it onto the knife so that the end of the inner tube sits even with the end of the knife handle. When you have that then unroll the inner tube up to the handle gard. 

Am I the only one to notice this isn't actually a Ka Bar?

I find that the grips on these knives are a bit to "round" for my hand to be comfortable. While you have the butt of the knife off, it would be a good time to sand down or cut down the sides of the handle, flattening down the sides.

Never thought about putting the grips like this though, nice touch.
The round handle was found to increase operator injury, and is not often found on modern fighting knives (such as the improved Marine bayonet). The Ka-Bar will always exist in its iconic form, but they do have synthetic and shaped grips in the lineup as well. Shaving the sides to an oval profile will give a more natural grip, and help index the edge to front
Another necessary modification for most knives in this range of quality is to put a proper grind and edge on them...the factory never will, they want them cheap and fast. There is nothing tactical about a chisel.
Tux0r3 years ago
Good idea, But its called a KA-BAR not a k-bar.
Splendid idea matey.
jc12welton (author) 3 years ago
thanks for that comment atombomb1945.
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