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KA-BAR 1216 Replacement Kydex Sheath, Fits Most KA-BAR 7" Blades - 2-1216-1

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Part Number: KA1216
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA1216: Replacement Kydex Sheath
KA-BAR Knives

Fits and locks in most KA-BAR knives with 7" blades. Does not fit item 1271 or 1273.

Custom molded of Kydex which is an acrylic thermoplastic with high impact and abrasion resistant qualities. It is impervious to most chemicals, solvents, petroleum based products and moisture, including salt water.

The permanent memory of Kydex assures that its custom molded shape will keep its form without shrinking or cracking, even under repeated extreme stress. The sheath is ambidextrous for right or left handers and the knife is securely held by specially created contours keeping it quickly accessible. An additional high security pommel snubber strap of molded Elastollan is also provided for extreme security even in the most demanding situations such as sky jumps, dense underbrush and underwater work.
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Royce R
Llano, Texas
Oct 27, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Durability, Carry Position
Cons: None
KA-BAR 1216 Kydex Sheath
I recently purchased the KA-BAR full size fighting knife and decided to also purchase the Kydex sheath to go with it. While the leather sheath serves it purpose I find that the Kydex sheath provides for much better knife retention and security while still allowing for easy removal. Due to the design, the Kydex sheath also allows for a variety of carry options.
5 out of 5
north york, ontario
Jul 23, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Durability, Carry Position
Cons: None
Kydex sheath for Ka-bar
I needed a replacement for the leather sheath that came with my ka-bar, and this fit it perfectly. Good product. Cheers
5 out of 5
May 07, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Durability, Carry Position
Cons: None
k-bar kydex knife sheath
USMC Kabar fighting knives have a long and storied history. The knife itself actually could be improved, as well as the sheath. Especially the leather sheaths coming with these American made knives are actually made in Mexico and are a bit flimsy compared to earlier leather versions when both the knife and the sheath were made in USA. I finally got fed up with my flimsy leather sheath and bought this replacement. It is safer than the factory sheath because the blade is sheathed in kydex increasing the containment of the blade, reducing the likelihood of the blade puncturing the sheath. Kydex is impervious to salt water, mold, etc. and stays rigid under all conditions. The multiple tie down points are a big plus for attaching to web gear, etc. Simply a better "mouse trap" when compared to leather.
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