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KA-BAR 1251 Short USA Fighting Knife 5-1/4" Plain Blade, Leather Handles, Leather Sheath - 2-1251-2

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Part Number: KA1251
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
Retail Price: $116.56
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KA-1251 "U.S. Fighting Knife - Short Model"
The American Legend, Now in a Shorter, Smaller Knife. The perfectly sized fixed blade knife, the Short KA-BAR performs as well as the larger original (KA1217) but is a more practical size for camping, carrying and general utility. Offered in the traditional leather combination (leather handle, leather sheath)
All Short KA-BARS feature 5 1/4" blades. Overall length, 9 1/4"
Oval shaped handles for comfort
Powder coated, high carbon steel blades
Powdered metal butt caps, carbon steel guards, both powder coated.
Sheath included
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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
4.556 (9 reviews)
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James E
Feb 02, 2016
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Finish, None
Not grind right from the factory
I just expected better
5 out of 5
Katy M
Jan 06, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
This was the perfect gift. My boyfriend loves it!
The knife is the perfect size and has a great appearance. I bought it for my boyfriend for Christmas and loves it. He actually wears it daily on his belt and has gotten a lot of positive feedback from others. It's mostly comments about how much they like it and wanting to know exactly where he got it from. Thanks guys!!
5 out of 5
D. Chavez
Rio Grande valley, TX
Aug 04, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Bare bones, but still the best.
What does one say about the classic KA-BAR, that hasn't already been said? It's cheap as far as fixed blades go, it has no frills or little aesthetic improvements. The blade steel is great, the handle is comfortable, it slices like a dream. These are all long understood attributes of a KA-BAR. I don't really have anything to add except that my first one came with a pitiful grind from the tip to about 3 cm down the blade. I sent it back and the new one is perfect. Buy this knife! At this price you cannot lose!
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