KA-BAR 1249 Kukri Machete 11.5" Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather/Cordura Sheath

$59.95

MSRP* : $79.61 | You Save* : $19.66 (25%)

Description

KA1249: Kukri Machete

KA-BAR Knives

Surviving the toughest field testing, the Kukri boasts excellent results in chopping and basic field use. It is perfect for chopping down weeds, clearing a camp site or cutting small branches with minimal effort and the pronounced butt end keeps the design in your hand during vigorous use.

Specifications

  • Blade Length: 11.50"
  • Overall Length: 17.00"
  • Blade Shape: Kukri
  • Edge Angle: 20°
  • Steel: 1085 Carbon
  • Grind: Hollow
  • Weight: 1.70 lbs.
  • Sheath: Leather/Cordura
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 617717212499

Related Categories

KA-BAR Knives, KA-BAR Heavy Cutting Tools Series, 1085 Blade Steel, Synthetic Handle Material, Fixed Blade Knives,

KA-BAR 1249 Kukri Machete 11.5" Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather/Cordura Sheathrated 4.712 stars out of 5 (52 reviews)
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KA-BAR 1249 Kukri Machete 11.5" Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather/Cordura Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
David
WV
Jan 10, 2021
Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
A specialty tool
Bought the kukri for a general purpose belt tool. Cons: the kukri is heavy, axe-like. A splitter. Sheath is an afterthought and won't last long with hard use. The forward half of the spine has reduced thickness; it does not baton well. The kukri is slow on the draw and the point is far off the thrust line. Pros: An excellent digger. The parrot head adds stability to your grip. It is well made and a value for the money. Steel is good quality, sharpens easily, holds an edge. Tough steel. I have driven a few 12 penny nails with the flat of the blade without damaging it.I also have the Kabar Cutlass, a bit shorter and lighter. It is more practical and I carry it more often than the kukri. I don't regret buying the kukri but I find myself turning to the cutlass most of the time. The kukri is more of a stationary, camp tool.DavidWV
KA-BAR 1249 Kukri Machete 11.5" Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather/Cordura Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
David
WV
Nov 13, 2019
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Excellent for some tasks, not the best general bush knife
This tool fits my hand excellently. Great balance, but it comes up short in one critical task: cutting through brush. The belly is too far towards the rear, versus up front belly that you get with true machete designs. Swinging this kukri is more like swinging an axe. The better tool for this is the Kabar Cutlass, which I don't see on Knife Center's inventory.This kukri is best for static camp use in my world. It splits kindling better than any tool I've used for the purpose. Lay the rear rise of the belly on the edge of the kindling stick and baton the tip of the kukri. The blade shims straight down and through better than anything. This kukri is also an excellent digger, which should be considered when choosing a general bush tool.More axe-like than knife-like. A cleaver. Materials are excellent for the price. Very comfortable handle. Sheath is the usual nominal thing, nothing to fault Kabar for over any other company.
KA-BAR 1249 Kukri Machete 11.5" Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather/Cordura Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Mark D
Shreveport, LA
Sep 18, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material
I tourtured this thing
This blade has been great. I've been using it for over 10 years now and it has never let me down. Still looks and cuts great. I would recommend this item to a friend.
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