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

KA-BAR 1256 Short Fighting Knife 5-1/4" Plain Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather Sheathrated 4.667 stars out of 5 (6 reviews)
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KA-BAR 1256 Short Fighting Knife 5-1/4 inch Plain Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather Sheath

 

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KA-BAR 1256 Short Fighting Knife 5-1/4" Plain Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Phil
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.
KA-BAR 1256 Short Fighting Knife 5-1/4" Plain Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Voytek
texas
Aug 24, 2009
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None

Not too big and not too small, just perfect size

Perfect as a camping companion
KA-BAR 1256 Short Fighting Knife 5-1/4" Plain Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Cory Vanderhyde
Nevada
Sep 25, 2008
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None

Little Brother

This is the little brother of the full size Ka-Bar combat knife. I like it better than the full size one because I prefer smaller blades so their lighter and easier to do detail cutting.
KA-BAR 1256 Short Fighting Knife 5-1/4" Plain Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Rohbyn
Oakland, Me
Jun 29, 2011
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
I will be using this knife in my primitive skills/survival training, and have already taken it hiking and camping. It preformed well opening cans, digging, cutting nets, wire, plastic buckets and trimming some light brush. As a woman who works as a wildlife researcher, working weeks at a time in remote locations, sometimes with alone with strange men it is a little bit comforting to know I have this little fang by my pillow. I purchased the replacement kydex sheath for water resistance, considering how much time I spend in the rain or in waters sampling fish streams and it works well. Over all this is a well sized knife for me and she get's the job done.
KA-BAR 1256 Short Fighting Knife 5-1/4" Plain Blade, Kraton G Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Peter
Akron, Oh
Jan 07, 2014
Pros: None
Cons: None

Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y

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