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KA-BAR 1282 D2 Extreme Fighting Knife 7" Combo Blade, Kraton G Handle, Kydex Sheath

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Part Number: KA1282
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA1282: D2 Extreme Fighting / Utility Knife
KA-BAR Knives

The D2 Extreme Fighting / Utility knife is believed to be the first fixed blade production knife made from D2, a steel most commonly found in custom knives. Laser cut blades and a three phase heat treat process make these knives perfect for the most demanding tasks. Polymer handles ensure a non-slip grip.
  • Oval shaped Kraton G handles
  • Powder coated blades and powdered metal butt caps and guards
  • Blade length 7"
  • Overall length 11 7/8"
  • Grind: Flat
  • Shape: Clip
  • Handle Material: Kraton G
  • Stamp: USA
  • Weight: 0.78 lbs.
  • HRC: 9-60 CR
  • Edge Angle: 20 Degrees
  • Butt Cap /Guard: Powdered Metal/1095 Carbon
  • Steel: D2
  • Sheath: Kydex
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 617717212826

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
D2 Tool Steel
D2 Tool Steel
This is a high carbon steel that is appropriate for use in hostile environments and is known for edge retention.
4.571 (7 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Port angeles
Sep 15, 2013
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
One tough SOB
This K bar is an indestructible field knife plain and simple. Although it comes very sharp out of the box, it's designed for much more than shaving the hair off your arm. On a recent camping trip I literally beat the hell out of it and it still kept going. I hammered it through logs (with an actual metal hammer), cut tent stakes and pounded them in the ground with the butt, made fuzz sticks, and used it for cooking and all types of general chores. I field sharpened it to a utility edge it on a ceramic crock stick, and beat it some more. Although the finish wore in some places and the spine showed the hammer marks, the blade never had a ding. If you want a serious Field/combat knife get this puppy. If you want to shave go get a disposable razor!
5 out of 5
May 30, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
The KA-BAR to own
Very Sturdy, American Made Quality
5 out of 5
Pacific Rim
Mar 23, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Update: Earns its stars
I don't give five star ratings to knives unless they far exceed expectations and become all-around personal favorites in my collection. I gave this four stars a while back, but after a couple weeks outdoors with this knife on my belt, I am compelled to update my previous review and give it the maximum recommendation. Maximum is a good word for this knife; maximum strength, maximum power, maximum versatility, maximum comfort, maximum ease-of-use. Out in the tropical forest I was taking it easy on this knife at first, but after a couple days it was doing everything a knife can do, even so far as digging holes in hard ground and getting tied to a pole to make a spear. Unlike simple steels, the D2 withstands corrosion pretty well. Despite the damp environment, I was able to keep the blade rust free with a simple wipe-down after each use--whereas the 1095 trail knife I used to carry would have noticeably stained without regular oil or Tuff Cloth--and yet I still had a tool that worked like it was made of high-carbon steel. This model is the result of decades of tweaking and refinement, and it shows. Ka-bar has created a knife that can do just about any knife task well. Btw, the leather sheath is ok but the Kydex one is better and will last longer.
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