Tactical Hand Grip for K-bar

Introduction: 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


Step 1: First Step

The first step is to remove the end cap.

Step 2: Second Step

Next you are goning to need to cut your peice of inner tube. Make sure the inner tube is a little longer than the knife handle.

Step 3: Third Step

Now your going to need to roll the inner tube. This makes the next step easyer.

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. 

Step 5: Final Step

Now screw the cap back on. There you have it! Hope you enjoyed my first instructable.

please let me know if theres anything i can inprove on thanks. 

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    6 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Good idea, But its called a KA-BAR not a k-bar.