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KA-BAR 1249 Kukri Machete 11-1/2" Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather / Cordura Sheath - 2-1249-9

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Part Number: KA1249
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA1249: Kukri Machete
KA-BAR Knives

Perfect for chopping down weeds, clearing a camp site or cutting small branches, the Black KA-BAR Machetes make great all-purpose utility knives.

  • Blade Length: 11-1/2"
  • Overall Length: 17"
  • Blade Shape: Kukri
  • Edge Angle: 20°
  • Steel: 1085 Carbon
  • Grind: Hollow
  • Weight: 1.7 lbs.
  • Sheath: Leather/Cordura
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 617717212499

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
Durham, NC
Oct 29, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
One of the last Great US Made products, no BS
Normally US made products are inferior to Japanese, German, and Swiss made products, but this Kukri is exceptional. I'm 5 10" 220 and in pretty good shape and with a fresh sharpened edge I can easily cut 2'' to 2 1/2" hardwood limbs with one strong chop. Once you grasp the concept that the Kukri has a sweet spot like a baseball bat, you can level everything in front of you. One of my hunting buddies has the more expensive Cold Steel Kukri which are also quality products, but my KA BAR cost 1/3 the price and the KABAR is heavy and cuts much deeper. The handle is also a strong, non fracturing rubber that gives you a great grip and doesn't waste away while you use it. Put in your hand and you immediately feel like Denzel Washington in the Book of Eli and for me in a self defense, Zombie Apocalypse scenario I can say I will be the last man standing. Buy, it, its $50 so if my review is trash its not like you spent $250 on some custom fade trash knife.
5 out of 5
Jerry Reic
Girdwood, Alaska
Dec 16, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Impressive looking, comfortable in hand
I particularly like the "parrot beak" at the end of the handle that provides comfort and adds to the chopping power of the knife.
5 out of 5
Hammond, LA
Feb 28, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
Machete is fantastic ($40 of price), sheath is passable ($2 of price). Be honest though - you are buying the machete, the sheath is just extra as far as I am concerned. The people complaining that the machete is great but the sheath sucks are the same people that would not buy this machete if ka-bar included a nice $25 leather sheath because then the price would be in the $65 range and you would still be getting a $40 machete. So look at it as getting the most bang for your buck.
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