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KA-BAR #1213 Black Straight Edge Knife / Hard Sheath

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  • Blade Detail: Plain Edge; Blade Length (inches): 7.00; Blade Material: Carbon Steel, Black;
  • Carry System: Kydex Sheath; Handle Material: Kraton; Overall Length (inches): 11.75;
  • Special Features: N/A;
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Product Description

ATTRIBUTES Blade Detail: Plain Blade Length (inches): 7.00 Blade Material: High Carbon Black Carry System: Kydex Sheath Handle Material: Kraton Overall Length (inches): 11.75 Packaging: Box

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 3.1 x 2.2 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B001AIAIP8
  • Item model number: 1213
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,128 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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The edge was quite sharp -- enough that it easily shaved some hair from my arm right out of the box.
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Please do not be fooled by those videos,.this is a very well made knife and i would suggest you buy one if you are a true outdoorsman.
Robert B. King
Has a great feel to it: handle is comfortable, blade is heavy but well balanced, overall weight is perfect.
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89 of 102 people found the following review helpful By Robert B. King on April 15, 2010
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I would like to start off by saying,..... if you have watched the videos on you tube with the destruction of these knives,........you are not understanding exactly what these knives are for in the first place.YES these knives can hold up to alot but when will you ever see someone trying to survive by chopping a concrete block in the wild?Exactly.........these knives are for survival but there are lengths that these knives will hold up too.You can dig holes,sharpen wood,cut your game kill,rope,and,many other uses.Please do not be fooled by those videos,.this is a very well made knife and i would suggest you buy one if you are a true outdoorsman.I am an ex military soldier and would not rely on anything else.A great price for this knife,maintain it well and,it will save your life.
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65 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Dugger on January 20, 2011
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First things first, this knife is absolutely amazing. However I did have a few questions about this knife before I ordered it! and those questions are....

The Handle - I was concerned about the Kraton handle before I ordered. I went to Bass Pro Shops and touched, felt, handled all the Ka-Bars I could find. I liked the leather handles on the Marine and Army commemorative knives, however I don't like how leather wears over time. My dad has knives that are over 30 yrs old and the handles no longer exist, and I don't know about you but I want to buy a knife once. I was also concerned about the grip, I wanted something that had a solid feel and wouldn't slip. I was surprised when felt the Kraton handle for the first time. It had a better grip compared to the leather. Very slip resistant. The butt of the knife was very solid as well, can be used as a hammer. I cant say much about the weathering issue because I haven't had the thing for 30 years, but I will update when the time comes.

The Blade - Well what can I say, the blade is 1095 carbon steel, very hard. I find it a little difficult to sharpen but that is to be expected from a knife like this. I prefer no serrations as well (even harder to sharpen). I dont like the look of serrations and have never honestly used them, so whats the point. The blade looks mean as well, very intimidating. Its impossible to not be satisfied with the blade.

The Sheath - This is by far the best feature of this knife. The sheath is a hard plastic, very tough. I LOVE the no slip feature of the case!!! When the knife is secure in the case its very hard to get out unless you firmly grasp the handle. In other words, it wont fall out of the case. This feature is important if you do a lot of hiking deep in the woods.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful By David Anderson on September 14, 2009
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I gave this knife to two of my best friends. It is excellently engineered, solid through and trough, with a sharp blade, and perfect balance. The Kydex Sheath is very nice, as it is light weight and has a built in locking mechanism. Overall I am very pleased with this knife, and I believe my friends are even more so.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By TheArtist0213 on May 24, 2014
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This knife is perfect and I only paid $56.00 here on amazon. I share the sentiments of the other positive reviews, but I have to say it did rust immediately after sharpening. I know 1095 is not a stainless and has to be oiled, but I sharpened this as it came extremely dull and within a couple of hours it started rusting. I live in a dry area at that. Luckily I wasn’t completely done and I got rid of the rust. The good news is that I got it MURRAY CARTER sharp. You can get a really clean shave with it, but it still holds the edge. I highly recommend this but just remember to keep it slightly oiled at all times.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By CastIronSmurf on September 24, 2012
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I bought this knife back in August to use while hunting, fishing, adventuring etc. The knife is very well balanced, and the rubber handle is large and comfortable. The sheath is fantastic, and is probably the best knife sheath that I own. The knife didn't come too sharp, and I've had trouble sharpening it with the small Arkansas stone that I have. I think the grind is steeper than it should be, which I'm going to try and change with a coarse sharpener when I get a chance. The major problem I have with the knife is that while carving or debarking wood, the section of the hand guard on the backside of the knife digs into the area of my hand between the bases of my thumb and first finger. It gets very uncomfortable to use after a short amount of time because of this.

You CAN probably baton with this knife, but I've never tried it since when I'm out in the woods I use a machete for that kind of thing. I don't carve wood with my rifle, I don't take game with my machete, and I don't chop or baton wood with my knife.

Overall, I think the knife is fantastic, and I consider it a great piece to my collection and would never think of selling or trading it, but I don't think it's perfect for what I'm trying to use it for. It's built to be an excellent combat knife, but a combat knife is not what I need out in the woods. I'm probably going to order a BK7 to replace it because of the lack of a hand guard, more handle options, and larger blade.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Gajibr on May 6, 2013
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I bought the leather handle/sheath version and was so impressed I just had to get the kraton handle/kydex option. Let me start by saying that this knife feels great in hand, the balance is good and the weight is surprisingly light for a knife this size, also it came very sharp, not razor like a spyderco folder, but then again I did not expect or need that kind of sharpness on my heavier duty fixed blades, still very sharp for a fixed blade of this type. I haven't had the time to test it out but I'm pretty confined that its on par with the quality of the stacked leather version. Part of the reason I wanted this second one was to use as a beater and leave the more classic looking version as more of a collection piece although I still might take it out for some camping/hiking fun now and then just `cause I like using my knives to see how they do in the field. The kydex sheath is a step up form the leather one no doubt about it, since it has more options for carry it is the more versatile of the two as well as the advantage of not worrying if it gets wet or muddy, still the leather sheath has its classic feel and charm. The only difference apart form the obvious kraton material is that the handle feels somewhat smaller that the leather one, could be just me I don't know, I haven't had a chance to compare them side by side yet but that the feel I get, if someone can confirm this feel free to leave a comment, its no big deal the handle is still large enough to be comfortable. Anyway if you have a chance I highly recommend buying both, one for the historic and classic feel it offers and the other for the modern improvements while still retaining the look and quality of the original KA-BAR Fighting Utility Knife. Ahh I still need 20 words lets see if this does it, lol.

UPDATE: Yes the handle for the classic leather stack version is longer and thinner than the black kraton version which is smaller and slightly thicker.
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