KA-BAR 1245 Tanto Fighting Knife 8" Combo Blade, Kraton G Handle, Glass Filled Nylon Sheath


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KA1245: 1245 Black KA-BAR Tanto
KA-BAR Knives
The Tanto blade shape, of Asian influence, has a thick pointed blade that's good for penetration. Coupled with a glass-filled nylon sheath this knife is designed for the toughest of tasks.
  • Blade Length: 8"
  • Overall Length: 12-13/16"
  • Blade Material: 1095 Cro-Van
  • Grind: Hollow
  • Edge Angles: 20 Degrees
  • Handle Material: Kraton G
  • Blade Shape: Tanto
  • Hardness: HRC 56-58
  • Stamp: KA-BAR Butt Cap/Guard Powdered Metal 
  • NSN: 1095-01-587-8654 
  • Weight: 11.7 oz.
  • Knife Made in USA, Sheath Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 617717212451

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 (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
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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5 out of 5
Jan 18, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
must have
it survived 2 deployments to the middle east, it go's throw soft body armor, and cute's vary well it is not for prying will brake and lose its edge if used for bush craft it is a fighting knife on a survival knife.
5 out of 5
South Florida
Dec 23, 2015
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Very sharp. Excellent balance. Mean looking!
Solid. Sharp. Great balance. It is a tad longer than I prefer but that could be an advantage if I ever had to use it for self defense. Bought it for carrying on a boar hunt for safety and a tool for whatever I may need it for. It is a perfect stabbing slicing machine. Sheath is very nice but an inch or so longer than it needs to be. Got nothing to complain about. Havn't used it much yet other than cutting veggies and meat on a cutting board to see how it cuts. Cuts nice.
5 out of 5
North Carolina
Dec 02, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
No regrets
Great balanced weight. Razor sharp out of the box. You feel the quality right a way and i'm so glad i got this over the veterans day sale. I have a lot of bushcraft knives and katana swords but i wanted a knife that was designed for fighting. This delivers! The sheath is amazing too and has a feature i have yet to see on any other knife. it has 2 little nodes where the blade enters and when the blade is all the way in the sheath they secure the blade at the handleguards. this prevents it from slipping out even if carried upside down.
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