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 Sheathrated 4.722 stars out of 5 (18 reviews)
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KA-BAR 1248 Cutlass Machete Fixed 11" Black Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather/Cordura Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
David
WV
Nov 14, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great general purpose belt knife
I keep things simple, so I carry one knife. I pick one that comes closest to doing it all. This Kabar Cutlass is an excellent choice for the money. For under $60 it does everything a higher end knife will do. It is well balanced, with a belly-forward feel that you need to clear brush. It is long enough to serve as a short machete, but short enough for a powerful, accurate and quick thrust if you need to defend yourself. This is a good, tough tool. I have baton'd thousands of kindlings with this Cutlass and the handle is still tight, the steel spine has not suffered indentations. Easier to sharpen than a 1095 steel. Holds edge well. It also digs very well, important when you want to dig a quick cathole. The clods stay centered on the flat of the blade, you flip them away easily.You can't go wrong with this cutlass. I invested in a kydex sheath that cost more than the knife but this knife is worth it.
KA-BAR 1248 Cutlass Machete Fixed 11" Black Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather/Cordura Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
C.R.
Southern AZ
May 12, 2018
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
rated 5 stars out of 5
Joel F
Idaho
Jun 17, 2014
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!!!
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