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KA-BAR 1254 Short Tanto Fighting Knife 5-1/4" Plain Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather Sheath - 2-1254-3

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Part Number: KA1254
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
Retail Price: $85.98
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KA-1254 "Tanto Fighting Knife - Short Model" 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
* Sheaths 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.
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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Scott V
the South
Mar 26, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Don't leave home without it.
Great knife with a wonderful sheath. I wanted a good knife did plenty of research and I wanted a legal to carry knife. Where I live this fits the bill. This is what I came up with 5 1/4" mean I get asked a lot of questions but I don't go to jail. Didn't want a skinning knife just a good all-around rope cutting knife for work purposes. I'm an a.c. tech so there is a lot of rope, zip ties and packages. I didn't want a bowie knife like everyone else. I wanted something a little sexier and different. The pros are light weight, easy handling, great grip, one restraining strap unlike the plastic sheath (I can get the knife out when I need it not two mins later) and all-out quality. The only issues I have had are not even a real issue you just have to put some Remington oil on the blade about once a week for rust prevention. The sheath took a while to form to the knife but it formed so well it's ridiculous. I would buy this knife again. Thought about one for my bug out bag but I pretty sure this knife will out last me.
4 out of 5
Tony Bo
Cheshire UK
Jan 06, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish
Great service
I had great service from Knifecentre though as a UK resident I was not made aware that UPS would later bill me for import tax. The knife is excellent. Good working size, more manageable than the Ka Bar fighting knife . Came with a great edge which is stropping up nicely. Great product, good service.
5 out of 5
Ft. Worth, Texas
Apr 02, 2010
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Excellent utility knife
This is a very strong blade and is excellent for back country travel where a fixed blade is ideal and small enough that it fits nicely on a backback for easy access. A full size would be a better choice if you are wanting to fell small trees. This is an excellent quality knife for an excellent price.
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