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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
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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 (it will rust) and 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.
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Charlie S.
Jul 22, 2016
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Finish
I bought this knife for camping duty, general use, processing wood for fires, that sort of thing. In all fairness, I chose the wrong knife. From the reviews, I thought this was a tough well made knife. The edge was sharp enough to cut, but not very well executed. I was expecting better. It isn't a smooth cutter/carver out of the box. I need to put a good edge on it, but I don't know if this knife is worth the work. While batoning some firewood at night, the next morning I noticed the handle was badly bent where it met the blade. The tang just couldn't handle the task. The coating on the blade came right off. It's really a poor coating. This is a very fragile knife. Batoning voids Kabar's warranty. I easily bent the tang back straight again. It really didn't take much force to straighten it. That scares me. This knife now needs to be disassembled, the blade stripped, and then it needs the edge to be profiled and sharpened. I'm not sure the knife is worth the work. Like I said, I picked the wrong knife for the task at hand.
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.
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