Before he was the 16th president of the U.S., Abraham Lincoln gifted a pocketknife to "a homelier man than myself." Decades later, the knife found its way to an Illinois collector.
Each Tuesday in April, KA-BAR will release a video documenting a piece of its storied 120-year history. What, you thought it started with the USMC knife in the '40s? You'd be wrong.
It happened in the 1970s, which probably explains a lot. BLADE magazine was indeed traded in a deal that involved a racehorse, and knife history would never be the same.