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Ka-Bar 2-1249-9 Kukri
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Surviving the toughest field testing, the Ka-Bar Kukri boasts excellent test results in chopping and basic field use. Includes leather/cordura sheath. Kukri blade. Non-reflective black coated blade. Kraton G handle with grooves for a secure grip. Hollow grind for extreme sharpness.
Field-tested and -approved, the Ka-Bar Kukri machete is ideal for chopping down weeds, clearing a campsite, or cutting small branches. The machete is equipped with a 1085 Kukri-style carbon-steel blade that excels at chopping and basic field use, along with an ergonomically shaped Kraton G thermoplastic elastomer handle with a non-slip grip. The Kukri measures 17 inches overall with an 11-1/2-inch blade and comes with a black leather/Cordura combination sheath.
- Blade shape: Kukri
- Stamp: Taiwan
- Edge angle: 20 degrees
- Steel: 1085 carbon
- Pocket clip: N/A
- Lock style: N/A
- Grind: Hollow
- Handle: Kraton G
- Blade length: 11-1/2 inches
- Overall length: 17 inches
- Weight: 1.7 pounds
Top Customer Reviews
I'm mainly reviewing to offer up an alternative carrying position using the included sheath. You can run a belt through the D-loop and the front retention strap (backside of sheath) such that the knife sits horizontally across your lower back (scout style); blade edge towards the ground, handle pointing to your left-hand side. Unfortunately, using the D-loop doesn't allow you to mirror this arrangement and put the handle on your right side unless you're willing to flip the blade edge-up and rely solely on the front strap for blade retention. However, it isn't as much of a problem for a blade this size/style, as most people would be using it for longer tasks when it need not be manipulated into or out of the sheath as frequently.
I have cleared trails, campsites, split small 6-8 inch diameter logs into firewood after chopping the tree itself down and chopping 12 to 18 inch logs out of it. Then batoned smaller sticks into tender, even feather sticks, in one evening. She still wanted more!
The key to this great knife is putting a super sharp edge on it. It comes sharp enough to go to work, but I'm talking hair popping kinda sharp edge. The way I do it is the little Smith's sharpener. Turn blade up facing you and run the Smith's down it manually instead of pulling blade across it. Once that is done just try not hit a metal fence post or a rock as it will bend ur edge. If that happens take diamond rod on the Smith's and slowly and carefully push bend back straight as possible, then resharpen. I've even gotten to where I can throw this knife. Takes some form adjustment but can be done.
I look at these tools before purchasing them with the mindset of, "if my life depended on it and it was all I had, would it do every job I needed it to do at least fair?", and I have full confidence that this blade would exceed that by a mile.
The sheath has held up but is getn loose. Made a paracord shoulder sling so it hangs upside down on my back. The pulling has loosened her up a bit. Found a kydex sheath on Amazon I'm gonna by that for her, after all she deserves it!
It does have "Taiwan" written on the blade, kind of a bummer, so I just nicknamed her "Tay-Win".....helps with the hurt I experience inside!
My personal experience has been great with this blade. When I leave for a weekend expedition I carry 2 things.....my Leatherman and "Tay-Win". All a man needs to survive just about anything.
If you are still reading this instead of entering your Ship To information then you are one of those people that need a little more info, so read on.
First impression opening this Kukri is summed up most completely with "F-yeah." It looks awesome. This knife has the presence of a serious tool/weapon without sacrificing utility for that ninjas and zombies BS that will have you laughed out of camp. It has confidence inspiring heft but is not too heavy to wear on a belt all day. The blade is strait and sharp. The coating seems to be of high quality. The rubber of the handle is soft enough to provide excellent grip and still very firm and durable. You will not be able to wait to try it out. That says something about a tool.
First impression using this thing was "........." Speechless. I've used plenty more traditionally shaped machetes as well as all manners of axes and hatchets. This is a tool in a different class. There is a reason this blade is shaped this way, it just works. If you like and have time i'm sure you can find mounds of information on why the KuKri style blade increases the force of impact, I don't need to go into it. What I will say is that saplings or branches up to 2" take very little effort, it slices right through them, not breaking them, slicing them like a carrot. I reach for this over the tree saw for anything under 6". It does this while maintaining a relatively short blade and compact feel. I feel much less fatigue than other chopping tools. It's relatively compact size lends to ease of use and control as apposed to wild "hail Mary" swings of heavier or longer tools. Precision is safety right?
This one tool is about all you need in camp. Pair it will a good pocket knife and you are set. No need for a hatchet, it is awesome for kindling. No need for an ax as it can chop with the best of them. No need for a fire poker, no need for a spatula to flip steaks, no need for a bottle opener. The uses for this knife are only limited by your resourcefulness.
It is durable beyond belief. I have used it to split large rounds of fire wood by embedding it in the round then repeatedly slamming another round down on top of the blade, no joke. It worked and came out none the worse for ware.
The curve of the blade makes it a little tough to sharpen with a stone,but with some practice you will get it. If not clamp it in a table vise and use a file, or kitchen knife sharpener, whatever you want. It's not a picky blade when it comes to taking and edge on.
So to the nay-sayers giving poor reviews; Yes, this is a $45 Kukri made in Taiwan, not the USA. This doesn't matter in the least to me. If this matters to you, take your snobby self back to the beginning of the 20th century when this was actually relevant, the grownups are trying to talk. Also, in 8 months of ownership not one branch has refused to cleave, round refused to split, brush refused to yield or tree refused to fall because this blade didn't say "USA" on the side. Seriously in the 100's of swings and hacks I'v taken with this blade I don't think country of manufacture came up once.
This thing looks every bit as serious as it is. Its intimidating on the hip, and it damn well should be. If you are shy on the hiking trail or sensitive to offending day hiking granolas with the presents of such a formidable implement of man, then stick to your multi-tool in it's cute unassuming leather pouch. This thing hangs low in its sheath its large and black and has that unmistakable wicked curve of an ruthlessly efficient cutting tool. It is awesome.
It will outlive it's sheath. I fashioned a sheath out of kydex that is working beautifully. If you aren't handy in that way then pony up the cash and by one off ebay. I've seen a guy selling them out there and they look quite amazing.
In summary. If you want a no nonsense utilitarian tool that will look after you in the woods and never quit. Buy this, worth every penny.
If you are too xenophobic to carry a tool not made in your own back yard, then I feel bad for you, because this thing is executed perfectly and the price is right. You are missing out.