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KA-BAR 1216 Replacement Sheath (Kydex), 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.

Made in USA.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
4.871 (31 reviews)
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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.
5 out of 5
Fremont, CA
Nov 04, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Durability, Carry Position
Cons: None
Best blade protection.
I've had bad experiences with leather sheaths promoting rust on the blades of knives I own, so I was happy to find this great replacement sheath . There is no better protection for the blade.
5 out of 5
Hardyville,, Va
Sep 15, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Durability, Carry Position
Cons: None
Kydex Sheath
Great sheath. Wore out the original leather and replaced it with this Kydex model. This one should last forever.
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