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KA-BAR 1278 Heavy Duty Warthog 6-3/4" Plain Blade, Zytel Handles, Leather/Cordura Sheath - 2-1278-9

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Part Number: KA1278
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA1278: KA-BAR Heavy Duty Warthog 6-3/4" Plain Blade, Zytel Handles, Leather/Cordura Sheath
KA-BAR Heavy Duty Warthog 6-3/4" Plain Blade, Zytel Handles, Leather/Cordura Sheath

With five blade styles to choose from, finding the right tool for chopping down weeds, clearing a camp site and cutting small tree limbs and branches is just a matter of personal preference.
  • Blade Length: 6-34"
  • Overall Length: 12-1/4"
  • Blade Stamp: KA-BAR/ZK
  • Steel: 1085 Carbon
  • Grind: Hollow
  • HRC: 52-54
  • Handle: Black Kraton G
  • Sheath: Leather/Cordura
  • Weight: 1.05 pounds
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 617717212789

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
4.714 (7 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Salvatore Criv
Poway, Ca
Jan 06, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
My First KA-BAR!!
This is my first KA-BAR, and it's a monster, heavy, thick, and built to work. Also, the the blade was razor sharp out of the box and it just looks cool and impressive. I highly recommend this knife for your collection.
4 out of 5
Aug 09, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, None
tough steel
awesome knife. put it through all the normal camp knife tasks, it excelled. nearly a quarter inch thick is more than fat enough for batoning through small poles. i cut down six inch thick maple just to see if i could. only reason i didn't give it 5 stars is because i don't much care for the handle. i'd prefer it have the stacked leather instead.
5 out of 5
Mark L
New Jersey
Apr 07, 2012
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
A Knife made for a Marine.
My brother a Sgt. in the marine corp swears by this knife as being unbreakable, it was said to be able to dig, pry, throw and pierce through tough protective material and not show an wear or tear. I had the pleasure of handling this knife from KA-BAR and it is great in feel and weight balance. i sharpened it for my brother and told him this knife sharps very quickly and he said it holds a sharp edge for a long time through mush abuse. The blade is also nice and thick and run all the way down the handle. Also the hand grip is so nice and comfortable to help in wielding this enemy silencer. If you have to go to Combat areas you would be wise to have this KA-BAR by your side or better yet in your hand. Great knife worth every penny. So you are aware there are different versions of the handle on the warthog, in the picture the handle rounds and curves, my brother warthog same knife by KA-BAR has that World War 2 Cammillus stacked leather look withe round flat bottom with the handle end tail visible at the bottom of the round flat bottom of the handle and his handle is the same color as the picture shown it just resembles the cammillus or old KA-BAR World War 2 stacked leather trench knife. Also my brother sheath is awesome grade durable plastic I grad and thick with a safety release, not sure if this is exclusive for military only, but it is so much better made and looking then the ugly one presented with this warthog, don't no why they would op for this crappy sheath it's a shame it does not come with the durable plastic safety release version my brother in the Marine Corp has. But all KA-BAR knives are great and it's the warthog Blade that is the same and is great the way it is. You will love this knife, you will sleep with it by your side no matter where you are. GOD BLESS the AMERICAN WARRIORS fighting for our FREEDOM!!!!!
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