KA-BAR 5558 Fin Velocity

This week’s steal is an entirely unassuming folding knife from KA-BAR, the Fin Velocity. While it’s not going to win any beauty pageants, when KA-BAR placed this model in our hands we just had to buy up the close-out. This is a remarkably solid folder with a sharp, aggressive blade.

Handle is a lightly textured G10 with stainless steel bolsters and liners. The shape is pretty comfortable and the G10 makes the hold feel very secure. There’s also some pronounced jimping along the bottom of the handle, as well as up on the spine transitioning into the blade, which provides additional traction. The only minor downside I see is that you do feel the pocketclip in your palm a little bit when gripping this knife hard.

Blade is a 3.75″, modified reverse tanto with a plain edge, made from 3Cr13 stainless steel. Deployment isn’t fancy or slick, but thanks to the dual thumb-studs it’s solid and reliable. Blade is held firmly in place via a sturdy lock-back.

The attached pocketclip allows for a confident tip-up carry. It’s even reversible, allowing you to adapt it to your own personal carrying style.

The Fin Velocity by KA-BAR is the very definition of a workhorse knife: tough and capable without a lot of frills. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com

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Ryan