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The Tanto blade shape, of Asian influence, has a thick pointed blade that's good for penetration. Coupled with a glass-filled nylon sheath this knife is designed for the toughest of tasks.
Made in the USA.
Note, this item is also available for special government NSN orders. Includes MOLLE attachment loks. Please call KA-BAR customer service and reference NSN: 1095-01-587-8654 KNIFE-COMBAT (KA-BAR #1245SG)
|Weight||0.75 lb.||Steel||1095 Cro-Van|
|Blade Type||Fixed Blade||Lock Style||N/A|
|Measurements||Blade length 8"; Overall length 12-7/8"||Grind||Hollow|
|Edge Angles||20 Degrees||Handle Material||Kraton G®|
|Stamp||KA-BAR||Butt Cap/Guard||Powdered Metal|
|Pocket Clip||N||Made in||Knife Made in USA, Sheath Made in Taiwan|
|NSN||1095-01-587-8654 KNIFE-COMBAT||Blade Thickness||0.165|
This is the knife you want to have. Razor sharp straight from the box, very durable and sturdy. Plus, it looks pretty sweet, it made my neighbor (career USMC) jealous.
I've had all kind of knives through out my life, KA-BAR;s as well, six years in USMC. Ordered this for myself for Xmas. Best present I've gotten in years. Like the first reviewer says razor sharp outta the box. Pure quality. Tanto blade that is a full 11 7/8", bigger than I expected in real life. Pure Awesome. Got it for a utility knife for my job box, I like it too much for that, this goes into my camping gear. Oorah
I love this knife! I got it as a present from a friend who has the smaller tanto. The blade is huge and is a great design. I would like it to come a little sharper but I can sharpen one to be almost razor like so I don't mind and when sharpened it holds an edge like no other knife I've ever had.
I recieved my KA-BAR today. I loved the look and feel of the knife itself and the sheath it comes with is outstanding! It would be perfect if it wasnt for one thing that was frustrating. Out of the box I sent about an hour trying to make it sharp. I expect a KA-BAR to be sharp at anytime. That was frustrating and disappointing. Other than that its fantastic!
LOVE IT!!!! Bought it for hog hunting and it does a great job. Couldn't ask for a better knife. The sheath is great also makes for a comfortable day in the woods. I will definitely recommend this knife to anyone.
I wish there was a 2.5 rating, as I would give it that. The knife was perfect. Out of the box, this thing could stab through concrete. However I am very picky when it comes with sheathes. The sheathe is just as important as the knife to me. I spend 85% of my time outdoors in the wilderness of northern Vermont. Apart from the 4 firearms I carry when I hike, I carry 4 knives as well. One in my boot, one on my belt, one on my breast and one on my thigh. I wanted a main defense knife that I could deploy quickly. I use my 7" regular Ka Bar for that, and it came with a leather sheathe that has one button strap across the handle to hold it in place. I can deploy that in less than a second. The sheathe the Ka Bar Tanto came with is ridiculous. There are three (3) secure spots that I have to undo before I can deploy it. One across the bottom of the handle like the leather sheathe, one going across the part that separates the blade from the handle, and a final secure "latch" that you have to bend back in order to get the knife out. I was exremely disappointed with the sheathe, and wish they made a simple leather one like the regular Ka Bar. I am a huge Ka Bar fan, and have over 20 products of theirs, 3 that I use regularly (Cutlass Machete, 7" Ka Bar that I have had since Desert Storm and a 5" Regular Ka Bar that I keep on the right side of my ankle) but this Tanto blade will be sold to the local pawn shop.
Great buy...love it so much! Mine came with a quality sheath. 5 stars all the way and it's MADE IN THE U.S.A.
My Grandfather was in the Army Air Corp during WW2. He always swore by KA-BAR, and carried one for many years. I enlisted in the Army and was surprised to encounter KA-BAR knives in training, I found them to be reliable, sharp, and deadly. I have had many blades, still do in fact, my KA-BARs are a notch above almost all of the reliable blades I have. My KA-BAR Tanto is my standby. I carry my .45 caliber pistol, and my KA-BAR. I have one other KA-BAR, but while I doubtlessly could carry it, I do not, it sits in a place of honor, its well worn blade still razor sharp, still solid and still deadly. It is the one that belonged to my grandfather, he got it from his brother who was a Marine and who gave it to him as a gift. I know it is one of the few things the old Soldier never kept very far from reach, and I know why, it was his Fighting Knife, his KA-BAR. Thank you for continuing to make weapons that can be counted on, in this day and age of cheap steel and fancy yet useless blades. As long as you make them as you do now, men like myself and my grandfather will continue to buy and carry them proudly. I wish you had more stars available to rate, five is far too few.
I'm a huge fan of KA-BARs and I've had my eyes on this one for a while. It's sleek, it's gorgeous, I feel spectacular when it's in my presence and it's pretty reliable for all I use it for. Granted, it could be easier to remove it from its sheath, but that really doesn't take away from the quality of the knife itself. When it's properly maintained (oiled, sharpened and things of the like) it is absolutely reliable. Once it's sharpened, it stays sharpened even when put through some rough usage. I recommend it to knife lovers, hunters, hikers and as a self defense tool.
Ferociously sharp and extremely rugged. I use this knife for every big-blade job... it's great for hacking brush, punching holes in sheet metal, digging, chopping, and cracking pelvis and breastbones on medium game. I've had mine almost ten years now. It's extremely easy to sharpen and holds an edge nicely, but it's quite big and scary-looking to the unitiated. A lot of knife for the reasonable price.
I bought the "7 version of this knife off of amazon and it is by far the best knife I've ever owned! Very sturdy, very sharp, has a good weight to it. I just loved it to death! Felt right at home in my hands. It cuts through saplings up to 2" thick if used right! Damn i miss this knife... My little brother lost it, If i had the expendable income I'd buy it again. Although I do recommend that anyone making this wonderful knife make it just about 1.7" shorter.
We ship all orders via UPS Ground. Orders Placed Monday - Friday will ship within 48 hours when possible. Allow up to two weeks for regular delivery. Deliveries to P.O. boxes, FPO or APO addresses, will be sent via USPS; there is no tracking for these orders.
Should you want to return your item, please ship to the following address with a note explaining the reason for return.
KA-BAR Knives, Inc.
200 Homer Street
Olean, NY 14760
Include your name, address, phone number and email so we can promptly return your product. Be sure to cover the entire blade and tip of the knife with original protective cardboard sheaths and do not ship knives in envelopes. KA-BAR is not responsible for lost or stolen items. After your KA-BAR item is received in Olean, please allow 2 to 3 weeks for the processing and return of your products.
$106.90 (with Black KA-BAR Tanto)
Sheath made in Taiwan