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


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Part #: KA1251 | KA-BAR Knives
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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.
4.600 (10 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Jan 02, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Stout, Durable, and Strong little KA-BAR
This little 5" inch KA-BAR knife is so cool; for it's small compact size it is very solid just like the larger 7" inch blade model / style KA-BAR! This little 5" inch KA-BAR is my EDC fixed blade for choice. This little solid, strong, tough, durable KA-BAR will be a very wise choice for taking with you on hikes in the woods, or in the mountains; fishing, camping and other outdoor activities will be a great using this little 5" KA-BAR knife, and to have as a self defense weapon as well. This little 5" inch KA-BAR will definitely be solid enough to deal with any threat. Overall this is a well built, durable, solid little 5" inch KA-BAR knife that you will be pleased with! The blade will cut paper, rope, straps, or other things well and clean, but the blade could be sharpened sharper to the point where it is "touch your skin, and brush it, and you will be cut sharp." Speaking on the terms of this knife just coming out of the box sharp... it will cut well, but could it be sharper... yes! Out of the box though this knife will cut. A GREAT purchase for a great little 5" inch KA-BAR knife that will deliver the business. This knife is strong! I am very pleased and very satisfied and impressed when I grip this knife in my fist!
3 out of 5
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!!
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