KA-BAR 1258 Short Fighting Knife 5-1/4" Plain Blade, Kraton G Handle, Kydex Sheath


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Part #: KA1258 | KA-BAR Knives
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KA-1258 Kabar Short Black Knife with black thermoplastic elastomer handle
with Kydex 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
Kydex 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.
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5 out of 5
Austin, Texas
Mar 15, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Finish
Strong and compact
I've purchased this knife as an all around tool for camping and around the house. The thickness of the blade gives it substance and a great feel. It was not sharp out of the box, and the point as very dull. After filing down the top guard level with the blade, and giving it a few passes with a sharpeninig stone, it has turn out to be one of my best knife ever. My father had carried a KA-Bar during WWII and always had one around the house. Even if this knife had cost 3 times the amount, it is worth it. The Kydex sheath is very durable and light weight. It is a perfect fit to this knife. The only suggestion for this knife would be to have it sharper out of the box.
5 out of 5
Feb 20, 2013
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Overall great knife very happy with it
Overall a good knife was smaller then I expected with is fine because I still liked the quality and build came nice and sharp I am enjoying the knife and will for many more years
4 out of 5
dallas Tx
Feb 09, 2013
Pros: Finish, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Materials, Handle Material
KA-BAR short plain edge w/kydex sheath
I hunt,fish,camp,hike,climb, and consider myself to be an extreme outdoorsman that requires my equipment to handle extreme conditions(weather/utility),the only thing I downside attribute I say about this knife is the size of the handle, concerns about my hand slipping,compared my gerber Bg ultimate fixed blade approximately the same blade length and price,it makes the KA-BAR 1258 look like a toy,the size/width/ handle is a better fit than the 1258,though the overall quality and durability of the KA-BAR 1258 is fire superior,my Gerber has taken a lot of abuse,still performs fine, except for the piece of ***** sheath,I should have gone with the leather on the KA-BAR and found a new sheath for my Gerber. the only thing I would change is the length of the handle, other than that,its perfect for what i Need in knife THANKS, BRENT
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