KA-BAR Kukri Machete with Leather & Cordura Sheath

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Whether you're battling through the jungles of Sri Lanka or cutting off branches in your backyard, the KA-BAR kukri machete is an all-purpose tool that excels at any outdoor job you can think of.

Measuring a solid 17 inches overall, the kukri machete boasts an 11.5-inch 1085 carbon steel blade. The design of the blade, which is modeled after the legendary kukri weapons of Nepal, features an inward curve that offers a versatility that a straight-edged machete cannot.

The sleek cohesive look of the machete extends down into the ergonomic Kraton G handle that's designed for a maximum grip. A protrusion on the pommel adds an extra sense of security when wielding this large tool.

It also includes a compact sheath made of Cordura and leather.

Model Number: 2-1249-9
Catalog Number: 15708
Blade Length 11.5 inches
Blade Material Carbon Steel (1085)
Sheath Material Cordura and Leather
Blade Edge Plain
Point Clip Point
Handle Material Kraton
Total Length 17.0 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included Yes
Pocket Clip Included No
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 20.16 ounces
Handle Color Black
Country of Origin Taiwan
Machete Type Kukri
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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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Customer Reviews

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By Nima D. from Vermont
June 26, 2017

I Love the Khukuri Knife.It is from KA-BAR and Unique Style that been used by British Gorkha Army since 1940 Ist World War.

By Marjolaine M. from Nature Coast Florida
August 22, 2014

It does everything i wanted it to gardening branch trimming stubborn plants. I'm an 81 y/o lady living in Florida and have woods all around my house and do my own gardening and seldom use pruning shears anymore.

By Robert G. from Virginia
January 20, 2014

Outstanding. I Love the quality.

By Colin B. from Columbus, OH
January 27, 2013

This a great kukri. Best machete I've ever owned. Although I'm a little disappointed that this blade was made in Taiwan. I was hoping it be made in the USA.

By Don V. from Nanaimo British Columbia,Canada
October 19, 2011

I order this knife because of different comments from guys I know and they were all saying the same thing I noticed,it fits nice, good weight,sharp edge and looks great.

By James C. from Houston County, GA
May 21, 2009

My kukri machete is a great size, convenient to carry and the quality exceeded my expectations. The sheath looks great! My machete will go on every camping trip I take.

By Tony D. from Tucson, AZ
July 29, 2008

I give this item a five star rating. The Kukri is a tough and very durable machete. The sharpness of the blade has held up under more than normal use. I would recommend this machete to all my friends.

By Doc D. from Florida
May 15, 2008

The blade and handle is suitable for heaviest use and the handle allows sure grip throughout the project. K-Bar name carries it's reputation well with this instrument.

By Donna L. from Colorado
February 14, 2008

This is a high quality knife! Weight, balance and form are perfect! You can tell it's a KA-BAR.

By Edward E. from Albany, GA
February 9, 2008

Very sharp. Great handle and feel. Bought to cut down Banana trees and it works great. Very nice machete.

By Micah E. from Fort Campbell, KY
November 12, 2007

It is a great knife, strong and a great cutting edge.

By Rick J. from England
October 11, 2007

An excellent tool, can with practice, cut through a 2" branch with one slash. I managed to make a tree fall with approximately an 8" trunk in around 5 minutes. It keeps its edge very well.

By Ron C. from Boone, NC
August 30, 2007

I don't know how I ever lived without it now that I finally got it!

By Richard M. from Carson City, NV
July 16, 2007

I've used this knife in the field..its an awesome camping tool. I've used it to chop wood, clear brush, dig out splinters,etc. It is perfectly balanced and comfortable to hike with =)

By Justin L. from Maui, HI
October 29, 2006

This is great knife and another outstanding item from KA-BAR.

By Justin L. from Houston, TX
September 19, 2006

Ridiculously sharp! My roommate gave himself a nasty cut pretty quick. I have yet to field test it but the weight feels awesome and rugged. Plus its a KA-BAR!

By Chip T. from Houston, TX
July 30, 2006

Better than expected! KA-BAR is earning a new reputation for top quality products!

By Russell S. from Truro, MA
April 27, 2006

Though I have yet to use it, I like the feel of the machete. It's wieght is perfect for what I need to do. Thank you.

By Chase W. from Massachusetts
June 27, 2012

While the machete its self is a quality tool and blade, the "Ready to cut out of the box" is anything but. Maybe if you wanted to cut a carrot you could with a full swing. However besides the need for a sharpen, it is a very nice tool and I would recommend it.

By Craig M. from Oil City, PA
May 4, 2009

It appears to be a solid tool that will stand up to the work I have planed for it!

By Doug J. from Huntsville, AL
April 21, 2009

Good feel and weight. Have not had a chance to try it out. Great price and fast shipping.

By Dan B. from Baghdad, IQ
August 23, 2007

Kukri is awesome, good make and stability.

By Adnan M. from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
March 5, 2013

Very much regret to see the product is from Taiwan.

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