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KA-BAR 1257 Short Fighting Knife 5-1/4" Combo Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather Sheath - 2-1257-4

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Part Number: KA1257
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
Retail Price: $83.49
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KA-1257 Kabar Fighting Knife with black thermoplastic elastomer handle
with Leather sheath and 1-1/4" Serrated section
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
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.
4.625 (8 reviews)
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Joanne S
Lakeside, Arizona
Jan 05, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
Knife and Customer Service were GREAT! Grandson happy with his gift!
The knife was a Christmas gift, requested by Grandson. Husband here thought it was very well made and would be a good tool. I am just the Grandma and don't know much about knives. Customer service, packing, delivery were all great though. We have many men in our family, so next time someone desires a knife, I'll be back!
5 out of 5
Craig M
Houston, Tx
Dec 25, 2013
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
I am using this knife as a utility and hunting tool. It is the perfect size for my needs. I was concerned that it was too small, but when received, it was exactly what I was imagining.
3 out of 5
Kelowna, Bc
Sep 25, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Weight, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality
Was not impressed.
Knife quality was okay but it was nothing special. If I were to do it again I wouldn't purchase this knife. The knife came so dull out of the box it was unable to cut. I'm planning on cutting my losses and giving this knife away.
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