The KA-BAR Fighting/Utility Knife is the most widely recognized and popular combat knife to ever be produced in the United States. Introduced on November 24, 1942, the KA-BAR has performed with an unsurpassed lethal effectiveness on the battlefields of Europe, the South Pacific, Korea, Southeast Asia, Central America, and the Middle East. In 1995, the KA-BAR company decided to update this venerable combat weapon. KA-BAR: The Next Generation Of The Ultimate Fighting Knife is the detailed story of that project and provides the military buff with an insider view of the historic redesign process as it chronicles the exacting design criteria, cutting-edge materials, extensive factory tests, and exhaustive real-life field tests. KA-BAR is the definitive treatise on the world's most effective combat knife and its transformation to meet and excel in the battlefield conditions of the 21st century.