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KA-BAR 1271 Fighter Knife 8" Combo Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather / Cordura Sheath - 2-1271-0

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Part Number: KA1271
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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Description
KA1271: Black KA-BAR Fighter.
KA-BAR Knives

The Black KA-BAR Fighter, featuring an extra wide blade that measures 1 1/2”, is constructed with an epoxy powder coated, 1095 high carbon steel blade and powdered metal butt cap. Carbon steel guard and oval shaped Kraton G thermoplastic elastomer handle insure a non-slip grip. Fighter measures 12 7/8” overall, blade length is 8”. Offered with black leather and Cordura combination sheath.

Suitable for military, hunting and utility purposes, the Black KA-BAR Fighter is a great all-purpose knife.
Specifications
  • Weight: 0.8 lbs.
  • Blade Length: 8"
  • Overall Length: 12 7/8"
  • Stamp: USA
  • Edge Angle: 20 degrees
  • Steel: 1095 cro-van
  • Grind: Flat
  • Handle Material: Kraton G
  • HRC: 56-58
  • Butt Cap: Powdered Metal
  • Guard: 1095 Carbon
  • Sheath: Black Leather and Cordura Combination
  • Knife Made in USA; Sheath Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 617717212710

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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J. Joshua K
Tokyo, Japan
Oct 06, 2016
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
My Best Partner @ Krav Maga.
Just fell in love with this knife ever since I saw it on KA-BAR's website. She is wickedly sharp out of the box and mean in shape as a real combat knife is supposed to be. It is designed exclusively for military/tactical use. Few people own 1271 FIGHTER and very few people know that it has a slightly wider tang than the regular USMC Combat Knife and is thus a little bit more robust in construction. Along with a Cold Steel Leatherneck training knife, I brandish this battle-proven blade whenever I practice Krav Maga alone. HARDCORE KNIVES. HARDCORE LIVES.
5 out of 5
Matt I
Euharlee, GA
Apr 21, 2016
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material
Cons: None
This knife is a "Combat/Fighter" blade. It has a rather thin blade to slash and stab an oncoming threat. If you are wanting to chop firewood look elsewhere. It was a thin rat-tail tang to keep weight down. Most knives if this type have a thin tang. Even expensive combat Randal Made Knives have rat tails. Wanna chop? Get an axe. Wanna survival knife? Try a thick Esee or Becker. Want slice, slash, stab and cause bodily damage? Then this is your blade. Yes it can be used for utility tasks like cutting rope, hammering a tent stake, whittling, notching. But beating the thin spine for wood? Ridiculous.
5 out of 5
David
Iowa
Dec 08, 2014
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Ka-Bar 1271 Fighter Review
Great knife. Quality is evident in the construction, great grip, fit and finish and it came very sharp. Blade thickness is just right.I wish the sheath used a strap to secure the knife over the quillion or hand guard instead of the 2 straps that secure the grip. Overall a very good knife for the money.
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