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KA-BAR 1283 D2 Extreme Fighting Knife 7" Combo Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather Sheath - 2-1283-3

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Part Number: KA1283
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
Retail Price: $192.42
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KA1283: 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: Leather
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 617717212833

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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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.
4.750 (12 reviews)
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4 out of 5
Graham, Texas
May 05, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
KABAR D2 Bad Mofo
Great knife! I have had a 5" KaBar since my Vietnam Nam days and this D2 will replace my old, reliable veteran as a general purpose outdoor/camping knife. Very sharp out of the box. I like the way it looks and feels in the hand. The leather sheath is somewhat cheesy for a knife meant for hard use and that is why a 4 instead of a 5 rating.
5 out of 5
Joshua K
Tokyo, Japan
Aug 22, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
The Masterpiece of KA-BAR!
The one I'm holding in my hand may seem to be the ONLY KA-BAR D2 available here in Japan. I've tried to purchase one thru various sellers but no one has it in stock unless, I order from the sellers in the U.S.(But the the price is ridiculously costly). Fortunately enough, I happened to have found one and without hesitation or second thoughts, I made a buy. Finally in my hand, I absolutely love and adore this knife. In terms of the outer appearance of the knife that is very tactical as well as intimidating, durability, versatility and maneuvability, I have nothing to complain about and I know this baby will do what she is supposed to when tough times come. As many have said already, the blade is deadly sharp, the handle is of synthetic material and over all, well-balanced in weight. This is THE Masterpiece of all KA-BAR knives!
4 out of 5
Jul 14, 2015
Pros: Weight, Handle Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
K-bar D2 steel
Nice knife for the price. The steel is not the usual one which makes it be above the rest. Coating is always an issue but is does not do that bad. In general a good one.
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