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KA-BAR 1280 Combat Kukri Fixed 8-1/2" Blade, Black Kraton G Handle, Polyester Sheath - 2-1280-2

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Part Number: KA1280
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA1280: 1280 Combat Kukri
KA-BAR Knives
This heavy-duty chopper gets its shape from its older sibling, the Kukri Machete. At about 80% the size of the larger version, the Combat Kukri performs just as well at clearing brush and small tree limbs, yet is a capable tactical knife. Its smaller profile makes it a little easier for toting around - at just shy of a pound, it's a more appropriately sized tool for combat carry as well.

It's tough to argue with the success of the world's most recognizable, time-tested, fixed-blade knife so KA-BAR did what any smart company would do, they didn't change the original design, they expanded upon it. The high-carbon, non-reflective black blade is epoxy powder-coated tests prove the finish is more durable than ever. The classic oval shape of the original KA-BAR remains and has been modernized with a material nearly impervious to sweat, chemicals, water and wear, Kraton G. The improved weight near the tip and kukri design shape lends the design to a much wider array of uses than the original fighting utility knife.
  • Model: 1280 Combat Kukri
  • Blade Length: 8-1/2"
  • Overall Length: 13-3/8"
  • Blade Stamp: USA
  • Steel: 1095 Cro-Van
  • Grind: Flat
  • HRC: 56-58
  • Handle: Black Kraton G
  • Sheath: Heavy-Duty Polyester
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 617717212802

1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its 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.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Colorado, USA
Sep 04, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
How can one go wrong with Ka-bar
Great hand feel. Overall quality made In USA. Haven't had an opportunity to put it to use but I love the way it feels in hand
5 out of 5
Covington Va.
Sep 27, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great knife
Works great as a large bushcraft knife. The guard will come loose with chopping but doesn't seem to be a danger to the user.
5 out of 5
Siskiyou mountains
Jul 30, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
I work in woodlands a lot doing lots of brush clearing. I have searched for a reasonable carry knife that performs like a machete but is not as big. Think I've finally found it. Plenty sharp out of the box, well balanced, not in the way when I'm bending forward or squatting.
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