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KA-BAR 1256 Short Fighting Knife 5-1/4" Plain Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather Sheath - 2-1256-7

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Part Number: KA1256
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
Retail Price: $83.49
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KA-1256 Kabar Short Black Knife with black thermoplastic elastomer handle
with Leather sheath and plain edge
These practically sized fixed blade knives are the perfect size for camping, carrying and general utility
All Short KA-BARS feature 5 1/4" blades. Overall length, 9 1/4".
* Oval shaped handles for comfort
* Powder coated, high carbon steel blades
* Powdered metal butt caps, carbon steel guards, both powder coated
Leather sheath
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, 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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Akron, Oh
Jan 07, 2014
Although I have lately got uncompromising bushcraft knives but wanted a smaller kabar due to Kabar's outstanding reputation. The weight was not posed in Knifecenter's review but it is lighter than the uncompromising bushcraft knives I got, which has pro's and con's. I do not want to repeat what has been said countless times. It is a classic design for a reason - it has proven itself in the test of time. Everyone ought to have one.
5 out of 5
Houston, Tx
Jul 26, 2011
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Materials, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Finish, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
solid for the money.
nice and solid, well made, all usa parts and steels, however the kraton G ruberized handle is not comfortable when humid, and when sharpening the swedge some of the paint chipped off, but overall, great knife.
5 out of 5
Oakland, Me
Jun 29, 2011
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
I will be using this knife in my primitive skills/survival training, and have already taken it hiking and camping. It preformed well opening cans, digging, cutting nets, wire, plastic buckets and trimming some light brush. As a woman who works as a wildlife researcher, working weeks at a time in remote locations, sometimes with alone with strange men it is a little bit comforting to know I have this little fang by my pillow. I purchased the replacement kydex sheath for water resistance, considering how much time I spend in the rain or in waters sampling fish streams and it works well. Over all this is a well sized knife for me and she get's the job done.
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