KA-BAR 5103 KBD Master Series Snody "Snake Charmer" Neck Knife 2.25" S35VN Blade, Plastic Sheath


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KA5103: KBD Master Series Snody "Snake Charmer"
KA-BAR Knives
Mike Snody is the master when it comes to designing small but functional fixed blades. And by small we mean full size, not neck knives. His designs, coupled with KA-BAR’s ability to produce a great knife at a great price in the USA, makes for one fantastic line...plus it's got S35VN Steel!
KA-BAR is proud to offer Snody Knives designed by custom knife maker, Mike Snody. Mike prides himself on producing world-class, investment grade cutlery for the most extreme, discerning and demanding knife collectors and users on the planet. The Snody Boss and Big Boss knives are sold with high-grade, heavy-weight, semi-production JRE leather sheaths made in the US and featuring grommet holes for lashing in any carry configuration. The Snake Charmer neck knife comes with a hard plastic self-locking sheath.

This Snody knife comes with 8 feet of 550 paracord and an 8" pre-cut lanyard to affix the included custom designed pewter bead. This bead is made in the US by Schmuckatelli and features the stylized Snody "S" logo.
  • Blade Length: 2.25"
  • Overall Length: 6.5"
  • Handle Length: 4.25"
  • Blade Shape: Drop Point 
  • Edge Angle: 20 degrees
  • Blade Steel: S35VN Stainless Steel, 58-62HRC
  • Thickness: 0.125"
  • Grind: Hollow
  • Handle Material: S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Sheath Material: Hard Plastic
  • Weight: 1.7 oz. 
  • Made in the USA
S35VN A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability and look and feel great.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
KA-BAR 5103 KBD Master Series Snody "Snake Charmer" Neck Knife 2.25" S35VN Blade, Plastic Sheathrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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KA-BAR 5103 KBD Master Series Snody "Snake Charmer" Neck Knife 2.25" S35VN Blade, Plastic Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Kurt B.
Dec 19, 2016
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Definitely unobtrusive!
I had thought this would be the perfect neck knife for me when I ordered it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the knife and some probably love it. Awesome blade steel that should hold an edge. It's super slim and flat which would be great for carry but in real use, I just feel there are too many hot spots while gripping it. I also wasn't too crazy about the sheath but knew that going in- green just not my style. Had I kept the knife, I would have made my own black sheath. I returned it because of the grip, not because of the sheath.
KA-BAR 5103 KBD Master Series Snody "Snake Charmer" Neck Knife 2.25" S35VN Blade, Plastic Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Mike W
Mooresville, Nc
Dec 25, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Weight, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great neck knife - highly recommended !
This knife has a unique handle design, very comfortable. The S30V blade steel is super and heat treated well. The blade is hollow ground and is extremely sharp out of the box. When I look to purchase a knife, I check for blade steel, thin blade, and no choil. This knife does have a small choil, but after several sharpenings with my Lansky, I figure the choil will be gone. The knife is lightweight and very comfortable as a neck knife. I was a little surprised at the green plastic sheath, but was pleasantly surprised at how well it works.


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