KA-BAR Short Fighting Knife, 5.25" Black 1095 Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather Sheath - 1256

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KA-BAR Short Fighting Knife, 5.25" Black 1095 Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather Sheath - 1256
KA-BAR Short Fighting Knife, 5.25" Black 1095 Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather Sheath - 1256
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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 leather sheath.

Model Number: 2-1256-7
Catalog Number: 15712
Blade Length 5.25 inches
Blade Material Carbon Steel (1095)
Sheath Material Leather
Blade Edge Plain
Point Clip Point
Handle Material Kraton
Total Length 9.25 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included Yes
Pocket Clip Included No
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 0.40 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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Customer Reviews

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By Paul G. from Iowa
November 27, 2008

This KA-BAR is what I expected, very well made, quality piece, and your website prices are very competitive. The product was received within a week of ordering.

By Rick B. from Winter Haven Fla.
February 22, 2007

I like the knife for its size and use in the field. What I found was that it did not have the blade on the top of the knife sharp. I use it as much as the main blade camping and cleaning fish, small things around camp.

By Jay L. from Norwood, PA
November 1, 2006

This is an exceptional knife. I am very pleased with this purchase. It's a KA-BAR. Enough said!

By Travis S. from Effingham Il
January 21, 2009

This is a very nice knife! I would recommend this knife for anyone. The only thing I wish it had was a thicker handle. I have big hands and the small handle is a bit harder to grab.

By Jimmy R. from Toney, AL
January 16, 2009

This is a good product but not as good as I had thought it would be. It seemed to be smaller than I had though also.

By John L. from Rhode Island
May 1, 2014

Not impress with the black slippery handle, should have bought the leather handles.

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