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KA-BAR 1277 Large Heavy Bowie 9" Blade, Kraton G Handles, Leather / Cordura Sheath - 2-1277-2

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Part Number: KA1277
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA1277: 1277 Large Heavy Bowie
Extra-thick blade makes this knife almost as rugged as pry bars. The Large Heavy Bowie will perform well at chopping, digging, cutting, and in other tough applications.
  • Blade Length: 9"
  • Overall Length: 14-1/4"
  • Edge Angle: 20°
  • Blade Shape: Clip
  • Grind: Flat
  • Steel: 1085 Carbon Steel
  • HRC: 55-57
  • Grind: Flat
  • Handle Material: Black Kraton G
  • Sheath: Leather/Cordura
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 617717212772

Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
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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Dv Dad
Dfw, TX
Aug 17, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Great knife, sheath is just OK
TL:DR Sheath is frail, not belt worthy. Rear beak on grip is uncomfortable, handle full of bubbles & voids. After mods knife performed very well. I've had this knife for years. During that time it's been on numerous camping trips and army field problems. I have two complaints against this knife. The first is the sheath. The leather retention straps cracked early on, as did the plastic loop at the bottom of the sheath and the leather back of the nylon covered sheath. Over time all leather parts were reinforced or replaced with duct tape. Second is the handle. I found the sharp beak at the end of the grip uncomfortable in all grip positions but most especially in the forward grip blade up, spine to ground position. I eventually carved and sanded the beak off revealing many small bubbles and voids in the grip. After reinforcing the sheath removing the beak, and filing visible voids in the handle, the knife worked exactly as one would expect a large heavy Bowie knife to perform: awesome at heavy slashing, chopping, batonning; not so good for fine detail work.
5 out of 5
Justin Gonz
Littleton, CO
Sep 22, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
My favorite Bowie
I own 8 bowie knives and this one is my favorite it has the perfect weight and the right length and it fits great in my hand
4 out of 5
Jun 03, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
The knife it's self is a great knife. Heavy handles everthing i have done with it so far. Chopping , cutting. Edge was sharp when I received it. A little dressing up and it was ready for working. The rea son I rated it 4 is the sheath. Not how long it will hold what the use and abuse of camping a nd hiking.
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