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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: $186.82
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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.
4.800 (10 reviews)
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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.
5 out of 5
Alberta Boy
Jan 19, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: None
Review correction:
Knife Center staff: please make a change in my review from days ago. Please change my error from "tungsten" to "nickel". Thank you.
5 out of 5
Alberta Boy
Jan 17, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Weight, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
The Next Level Kabar
With harder, more wear resistant steel, and a pommel that gives stronger retention, this Kabar gives the legendary knife a modern boost in performance and capability. For those who say plain "old" 1095 wears too easily, D2 is a welcome option. With the addition of tungsten to the iron mix, incredible toughness is achieved. But note D2 does not fall into the "stainless" category. So keep the edged oiled with a good sticky product like Dura-lube etc. The rubber handle has a different feel than the leather for sure. The black blade coating is smoother and tougher than the coating on the 1095 blades.The best Kabar yet !!
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