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


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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.
  • 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

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4.688 (16 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Joel F
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!!!
5 out of 5
Columbus Ohio
May 31, 2014
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.
4 out of 5
Feb 18, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Good Multi-Purpose Machete
This is a good blade buy for general use. It can easily get through brush, it's lightweight and the handle material will not slip even when you hand is wet. The only reason i gave this blade a 4 and not a 5 rating was because of the blade sharpness. It really took me a while, using multiple techniques, to get the blade razor sharp.
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