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ZT REXFORD 0801TI FLIPPER: $189 - THIS WEEKEND ONLY! Details

KA-BAR 1248 Cutlass Machete Fixed 11" Black Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather/Cordura Sheath

$57.95

MSRP* : $77.30 | You Save* : $19.35 (25%)
Part #: KA1248 | KA-BAR Knives
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Description
KA1248: 1248 Cutlass Machete
KA-BAR Knives
 
KA-BAR's Cutlass Machete is the perfect middle-ground between a large fixed-blade and a full-size machete, making it ideal for chopping, clearing, or even cutting small limbs and branches. Despite its size, this model is easy to carry with you thanks to the combination Cordura/leather sheath with articulating belt loop.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 11"
  • Overall Length: 16.5"
  • Blade Material: 1085 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 52-54
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Handle Thickness: 0.165"
  • Handle Material: Kraton G
  • Sheath: Cordura/Leather
  • Weight: 19.2 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 617717212482

KA-BAR 1248 Cutlass Machete Fixed 11" Black Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather/Cordura Sheath4.706 (17 reviews)
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KA-BAR 1248 Cutlass Machete Fixed 11" Black Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather/Cordura Sheath
5 out of 5
Southern AZ
Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
I wish I had more stuff to chop
I've had this knife for a few years now and it's awesome. I've used it on my property for general maintenance work and it has performed exceptionally, chopping up mesquites and willows and trimming branches of all kinds of trees. Comfortable to use for extended periods and the blade stays sharp for a long time and is easy to sharpen when needed. The coating has held up well and after seasons of use and the blade is still in excellent condition even with the hard use it gets. My only complaint is the factory sheath isn't that great and it isn't able to be set up for left hand carry, but I like this knife so much I had a custom kydex sheath made for it.
KA-BAR 1248 Cutlass Machete Fixed 11" Black Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather/Cordura Sheath
5 out of 5
Idaho
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Hunting Knife
I bought this knife for elk hunting. It may seem a bit much for a skinning knife but it actually is the best tool for the job! It has a well rounded section for skinning, plenty of weight and length for chopping bone in half, and would make an ideal self defense knife if a wolf attacked. Can't say enough about what an excellent elk hunting knife this is!!!
KA-BAR 1248 Cutlass Machete Fixed 11" Black Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather/Cordura Sheath
5 out of 5
Columbus Ohio
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Small machete, or big knife?
I bought the kabar cutless machete about two years ago and have used it for chopping down saplings and clearing away brush. It does a great job at both and the size makes it easy to pack in my gear. It came sharp out of the box, I enjoy slicing through bottles of water with it for fun lol. I imagine it would be a great weapon to defend yourself with as well, one good hack could possible take a limb off or at least come close to it. My favorite part about the cutlass machete (as with all kabars) is the traditional handle that so many kabars use, I don't know too many other things that fit into my hand with that same kind of comfort. As others have mentioned the sheath is pretty bad, I sliced mine down the seam on accident my first day of using it. It has two buttons but you only need to undo one to pull it out which makes me wonder what the purpose of the second one is. Considering that the shape of the blade can be tricky to make a sheath that fits well and the fact that the machete itself is so nice for the price, I think it still earns five stars.
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