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KA-BAR 1278 Heavy Duty Warthog 6-3/4" Plain Blade, Zytel Handles, Leather/Cordura Sheath - 2-1278-9

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Part Number: KA1278
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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KA1278: KA-BAR Heavy Duty Warthog 6-3/4" Plain Blade, Zytel Handles, Leather/Cordura Sheath
KA-BAR Heavy Duty Warthog 6-3/4" Plain Blade, Zytel Handles, Leather/Cordura Sheath

With five blade styles to choose from, finding the right tool for chopping down weeds, clearing a camp site and cutting small tree limbs and branches is just a matter of personal preference.
  • Blade Length: 6-34"
  • Overall Length: 12-1/4"
  • Blade Stamp: KA-BAR/ZK
  • Steel: 1085 Carbon
  • Grind: Hollow
  • HRC: 52-54
  • Handle: Black Kraton G
  • Sheath: Leather/Cordura
  • Weight: 1.05 pounds
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 617717212789

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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4 out of 5
Upstate NY
Dec 24, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Nice Blade
Had to have this knife. I needed an all around knife and the Warthog fit the bill. From fine cutting to chopping. Does it all. I'm a big guy so the size and weight of this knife did not frighten me in the least. It is just right. My only complaint is the sheath. A bit on the cheap side. Stitching is very weak. Would have been more comfortable with all leather or Kydex. I may end up making a replacement one myself. The knife itself is a winner... Good balance and tough as nails.
5 out of 5
Salvatore Criv
Poway, Ca
Jan 06, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
My First KA-BAR!!
This is my first KA-BAR, and it's a monster, heavy, thick, and built to work. Also, the the blade was razor sharp out of the box and it just looks cool and impressive. I highly recommend this knife for your collection.
4 out of 5
Aug 09, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, None
tough steel
awesome knife. put it through all the normal camp knife tasks, it excelled. nearly a quarter inch thick is more than fat enough for batoning through small poles. i cut down six inch thick maple just to see if i could. only reason i didn't give it 5 stars is because i don't much care for the handle. i'd prefer it have the stacked leather instead.
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