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KA-BAR 1213 Full Size Fighting Knife 7" Black Plain Blade, Kraton G Handle, Kydex Sheath - 2-1213-0

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Part Number: KA1213
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
Retail Price: $113.40
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KA1213: Full Size Black
KA-BAR Knives

New and Traditional Patterns Combined with High Quality Material.

A combination of new and traditional designs made with high quality materials make these knives that perform as well as they look. Designed to be appealing to the eye and hard working all Black KA-BARS feature attractive black blades and black, non-slip handles. Kydex sheaths available for traditional and new patterns.

Modeled after the legendary U.S.M.C. Knife. This knife was designed to perform like the famous U.S.M.C. KA-BAR. The knife has a Polymer thermo elastic handle that provides a comfortable grip under stress. This highly dependable knife comes with a Kydex sheath and is tang stamped USA.
  • Oval shaped Polymer handles
  • High carbon steel blades (1095)
  • Powdered metal butt caps, carbon steel guards, both powder coated
  • Blade Length: 7"
  • Overall Length: 11 3/4"
  • Shape: Clip
  • Edge Angle: 20 degrees
  • Steel: 1095 Cro-Van
  • Grind: Flat
  • Handle Material: Kraton
  • Kydex Sheath
  • Knife made in USA; Sheath made in Mexico

UPC Code: 617717212130

1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
4.750 (16 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Jul 21, 2015
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Finish, Sheath/Scabbard
I used this knife for clearing brush and splitting wood. It kept its edge after much use. However, some to the black finish is coming off from splitting wood. The sheath that it comes with is alright but I upgraded to a better one. I would recommend this knife to anyone looking for a quality knife.
5 out of 5
Paul B
Glastonbury, Ct
Jul 29, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Outstanding history of Quality
I have received my KA-BAR knife in perfect condition. I have not had the chance to use it at this time, however, I,m sure it is everything that every one boasts about. If its the #1 knife for the Marines, it's good enough for me.
5 out of 5
Chris P
Dunedin, New Zealand
Feb 23, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Finish
Exceptional knife for this price.
This knife surpasses every knife I have ever had the opportunity to abuse for the price. I have used this for stabbing, prying, chopping, batoning, etc, and everytime I just love to use this knife. It is amazingly sturdy for how light weight it is and is balanced just before the hand guard where my finger sits. The coating on the blade, as i expected, starts to peel with use but that is understandable considering what it is. The edge isn't very sharp (which I don't have a problem with because most knives I buy don't) or flat but I don't particularly find that a problem because it only takes a little while to get a polished sharp edge on it, in the process getting rid of the slightly vertical wave. I have very large hands which when holding the handle spread from pommel to the hand guard (very usable though) and is still incredibly comfortable to hold. the biggest surprise to me was the fact that the steel doesn't rust nearly as fast as the regular 1095 steel on my Ontario 12" machete and that is without oil (which solved my machete problems). Perfect length and width blade and very pleasing product, should market knives like this down in New Zealand.
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