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: $106.95
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Description
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 U.S.A.

Features
  • Oval shaped Polymer handles
  • High carbon steel blades (1095)
  • Powdered metal butt caps, carbon steel guards, both powder coated
Specifications
  • 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

Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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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.
5 out of 5
Sgt. Boyscout
Brookings, SD
Oct 19, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Quite sufficient. Buy one and don't regret it.
When I read a review I often wonder, what makes the person in question an authority on the subject? Well to give some background, I am an Eagle Scout who joined the Army a month after I turned 17. And that was about 8 years ago now. So I have experience with survival training as well as combat training. I bought one of these as a 15 year old boy scout and that single knife survived many survival trips as well as a deployment to Afghanistan four years later. I wont go on record as saying that it is bar none the best combat knife on the planet. I have peers who swear by their ESEE brand knives and next to one this is not as much of a tank. However marketed as a "Fighting Knife" it is in my opinion "Quite Sufficient". I can buy three of these for close to the price of one ESEE-5. (the current fad it seems in my platoon) Not saying don't buy ESEE, they are awsome well built knives, but an Sgt/E-5 has better things to spend money on. If I'm past using my carbine and sidearm, I will be quite motivated and very pissed off, and this knife will do the job, light but sturdy, and able to take a razor edge, it will kill somebody with little effort, if that is your need. For you survival types it is quite useful. Yes you can baton with it, but why need to? Buy a Gerber brand hatchet, that is what they are for, splitting wood and building shelter, save your edge for your bunny stew or whatever. Would I recommend it to you? Oh yes, very much so. Would I get one tattooed on my leg? Already did. My 25th Birthday is coming up, gonna buy another one, not that there is anything wrong with the one I already have, between the two I'll probably be good for life. $75.55 Shipped? Do it.
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