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KA-BAR 1250 USMC Short Fighting Knife 5-1/4" Plain Blade, Leather Handles, Leather Sheath - 2-1250-5

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Part Number: KA1250
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA1250: Short KA-BAR USMC
KA-BAR Knives

The American Legend, now in a Shorter, smaller knife. The perfectly sized fixed blade knife, the short KA-BAR performs as well as the larger original (KA1217) but is a more practical size for camping, carrying and general utility.
  • Blade Length: 5-1/4"
  • Overall Length: 9-1/4"
  • Blade Shape: Clip
  • Stamp: USMC
  • Edge Angle: 20°
  • Steel: 1095 Cro-Van
  • Grind: Flat
  • Handle Material: Leather
  • Sheath: Leather
  • Weight: 6.3 oz.
  • Sheath Made in Mexico
  • Knife Made in USA

UPC Code: 617717212505

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.
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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Steven Barrac
St Leonards-On-Sea, Other
Apr 15, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Materials, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Short KA-BAR
I really like the short version of this knife. The knife is made with the standard of workmanship you would expect from this company. It comes shaving sharp and well packed and presented in a well designed box with the US Marine Core Logo. I really like the short version of this knife as it, for me, is a handier size and weight for most routine work around a camp site. I have not had it long enough to extensively field test it but am sure that it will meet my needs and doubt it will be subjected to the same rigorous working envirement it meets when carried by the Marines.
5 out of 5
Louisa, VA
Oct 18, 2012
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Doesn't get any better!!
I was surprised when I opened up the box, perfect fit to handle, good finish, great sheath. Hard to find anything negative to say about it, nothing works like a leather handle & sheath! I bought the Cold Steel SRK at the same time, great knife too, nothing like the classics!! It just feels better in your hand, better balance. Only complaint is it wasn't as sharp as I'd like...but a little work on a stone and it's plenty sharp! This one is the perfect size with great balance and strong good I'm thinking about buying the same knife in the combo blade!!
5 out of 5
Sam Of Finland
Western Canada
May 05, 2011
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Materials, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Finish
Top quality materials & workmanship
The first thing that struck me when I opened the box was the aroma of saddle leather from the sheath; it has a wonderful rubbed oil look and feel. The knife has a surprisingly solid, heavy feel in the hand for it`s size. Blade is about 5/32, almost 3/16" thick. Point of balance is just back of the crossguard. Not so intimidating to wear on the belt at work or out and about as the full size model. One negative: the sharp edges on the metal washer just back of the crossguard immediately scratched up the sheath when I slid the knife in for the first time.
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