KA-BAR 1256 Short Fighting Knife 5-1/4" Plain Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather Sheath


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Part #: KA1256 | KA-BAR Knives
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KA-1256 Kabar Short Black Knife with black thermoplastic elastomer handle
with Leather sheath and plain edge
These practically sized fixed blade knives are the perfect size for camping, carrying and general utility
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
Leather sheath
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.
4.667 (6 reviews)
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4 out of 5
Mårten S
Kalix, Other
Dec 10, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Little poky
It is a ka-bar. What more do you want? Actually, i want a better edge from factory, the one i got was.... miserable, might be because of the thick geometry, easily fixed due to it being basic good old knife steel instead of some crazy hard carbide cement like D2 The top guard is even more annoying on the small version unfortunately, so i whacked it down.
4 out of 5
Akron, Oh
Jan 07, 2014
Pros: None
Cons: None
Although I have lately got uncompromising bushcraft knives but wanted a smaller kabar due to Kabar's outstanding reputation. The weight was not posed in Knifecenter's review but it is lighter than the uncompromising bushcraft knives I got, which has pro's and con's. I do not want to repeat what has been said countless times. It is a classic design for a reason - it has proven itself in the test of time. Everyone ought to have one.
5 out of 5
Houston, Tx
Jul 26, 2011
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Materials, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Finish, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
solid for the money.
nice and solid, well made, all usa parts and steels, however the kraton G ruberized handle is not comfortable when humid, and when sharpening the swedge some of the paint chipped off, but overall, great knife.
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