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KA-BAR 1245 Tanto Fighting Knife 8" Combo Blade, Kraton G Handle, Glass Filled Nylon Sheath - 2-1245-1

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Part Number: KA1245
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA1245: 1245 Black KA-BAR Tanto
KA-BAR Knives
The Tanto blade shape, of Asian influence, has a thick pointed blade that's good for penetration. Coupled with a glass-filled nylon sheath this knife is designed for the toughest of tasks.
  • Blade Length: 8"
  • Overall Length: 12-13/16"
  • Blade Material: 1095 Cro-Van
  • Grind: Hollow
  • Edge Angles: 20 Degrees
  • Handle Material: Kraton G
  • Blade Shape: Tanto
  • Hardness: HRC 56-58
  • Stamp: KA-BAR Butt Cap/Guard Powdered Metal 
  • NSN: 1095-01-587-8654 
  • Weight: 11.7 oz.
  • Knife Made in USA, Sheath Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 617717212451

1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for it's extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
4.864 (22 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Nov 12, 2014
Pros: Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
the only knife you need
This knife is gonna be used as personal protection,i know overkill As former soldier,i know my knives, and this the best brand and this particular knife is one of the best designs. The only regret i have is that i did not buy it sooner. This store is totally legit,fast delivery and the pricing with shipping included is excellent.
5 out of 5
Duke Of Windsor
Jun 27, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Deserves praise but 2 questions...
Deserves every good word said by all other reviewers. I love this knife, but: the unique profile of the serrations could make sharpening them a challenge. Also, why is the open inner portion of the sheath a full 1" longer than the blade? Its a fine sheath by any measure but this knife is already frighteningly long; why make the sheath excessively long?
5 out of 5
Northern Virginia
Jul 18, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
I use this knife as a small machete all the way to cutting up fish for dinner!! I had totally forgotten I even ordered this monster as I already had the excellent short version then one day it showed up. Being used to the short version I wasnt expecting much more, then I opened the box! Holy cheese and crackers! This has got to be one of the best knives Kabar has ever made! I use it nearly every day and have put a razors edge on it. The long and short tanto Kabars are some of the best knife money I have ever spent! The sheath is fiberglass not Kydex btw but it matters not to me as they both rock anyways!
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