KA-BAR Short Fighting Knife, 5.25" Black 1095 Blade, Kraton G Handle, Kydex Sheath - 1258

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KA-BAR Short Fighting Knife, 5.25" Black 1095 Blade, Kraton G Handle, Kydex Sheath - 1258
KA-BAR Short Fighting Knife, 5.25" Black 1095 Blade, Kraton G Handle, Kydex Sheath - 1258
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Want to experience a legend? Pick up the KA-BAR Short Black Fixed Blade. This knife is modeled after the legendary KA-BAR USMC utility knife that's been used by military personnel since World War II. This all-black iteration of the knife comes in a compact version with a reasonable 5.25-inch blade made from 1095 carbon steel.

The clip point blade features a stout blood groove with black epoxy powder coating that matches the black Kraton G thermoplastic elastomer handle. Featuring deep grooves, the oval-shaped handle with powdered metal butt caps offers an exceptional grip while a guard keeps the hand from sliding onto the blade when piercing.

This version comes with a Kydex sheath.

Model Number: 2-1258-1
Catalog Number: 123196
Blade Length 5.25 inches
Blade Material Carbon Steel (1095)
Sheath Material Kydex
Blade Edge Plain
Point Drop Point
Handle Material Kraton
Total Length 9.25 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included Yes
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 14.6 ounces
Handle Color Black
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Making a quality KA-BAR product requires the talent of experienced craftspeople performing dozens of processes with precision and skill. Each knife undergoes specific manufacturing processes to ensure corrosion resistance, strength, edge holding ability, and an out-of-the-box razor sharp cutting edge.

Soon after its introduction in the mid-1920's, the KA-BAR trademark became widely known and respected. There have been many versions of how the KA-BAR name came to be, but all evidence points to a letter received from a fur trapper. This particular fur trapper's testimonial turned out to be the most significant ever received by the company.

He wrote, in very rough English, that his gun had jammed and that he had therefore relied on his knife to kill a wounded bear that was attacking him. In thanking the company for their quality product the trapper described using his knife to kill the bear. All that was legible of his scrawled writing was "k a bar". The company was so honored by this testimonial that they adopted this phrase and used it as their trademark, KA-BAR.

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Looking for a way to give your knife an extra dash of pizzazz? At Knife Depot, you can customize any of our 10,000 knives with an inscription or logo. The cost is $19.99 per knife for up to three knives with the same inscription. If you want four or more knives with the same inscription or logo, it costs $5.99 per knife. Click here for more information about our engraved knives.

Want to get your engraved knife even faster? Our Quick Ship personalized knives program features a selection of popular knives that are ready to be engraved and shipped right away for less.

Got questions about our knife personalization? Give us a ring at 1-800-248-1987 or email us.

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Customer Reviews

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By Tony A. from Cleveland OH
July 1, 2015

Extremely happy with this KABAR!! Will definitely be purchasing more knives made by KABAR. Also extremely happy with Knife Depot, all my knives will be bought from them here on out.

By Keith M. from Pennsylvania
January 14, 2013

My son is leaving for the Marines and it made a perfect gift for his personal tools. The service was great and the product is stellar.

By Wilam K. from Hamilton, OH
April 8, 2012

Everything I expected from KA-BAR. Excellent!!!

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