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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.
|Weight||0.70 lb.||Steel||1095 Cro-Van|
|Blade Type||Fixed Blade||Lock Style||N/A|
|Measurements||Blade length 8"; Overall length 12-13/16"||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.
Interesting Knife, but sometimes is can't be useful.
This knife is great, Through 2 tours in Afghanistan and carrying it I would say 80% of the time it did any and all tasks admirably. However It had dulled extremely and the CutCo warranty does not cover this. I just wish that it was slightly smaller and the sheath that comes with it was easier to integrate into the mollie 2 system. As a knife used to cut apart a few goats and stab some things, It was and is the best knife i have ever had. I will most likely Purchase another in a few years.
Great knife but the sheath scratches the blade where the snap protrudes into the sheath. Repeated use will wear away the anti-rust coating, scratch the blade and makes the whole knife look tacky. The knife came fairly sharp and in flawless condition, that is of course until I used the sheath.
Got this in the mail today and i freakin love it! Its more beautiful than i could imagine, and it came out of the box with a very sharp edge. I am very proud to have such a magnificent blade in my collection and look forward to many adventures with this knife by my side. This knife is a must-buy.
I own many knifes and have always wanted a Ka-Bar! I got mine "barely used" from a friend and it was FREE!! Next to my Cold Steel, this is by far the best knife I own! I am a LARGE frame man and this knife fits my huge paws beautifully!!
this is a really cool knife i bought it off of amazon.com and i live in jamestown ny so it is nice to have a locally mad e knife instead of a chinese pewace of crap
I live off grid in the interior of Alaska, and this is the knife I carry every day whether at work or play. I carry the 8" tanto and it does everything from chipping ice, cutting throats of beasts, cutting through brush, rope, paracord and so on. The pommel makes an excellent hammer in a pinch. The sheath is it's BEST function. In order to use a knife effectively, you must first draw it from its sheath. I have altered the sheath from its original form, in that I cut ALL the braided nylon "snap" restraints, and ONLY use the integral HI-Back restraint that only need be bent back a couple of degrees to release the knife. I can draw my knife from any position faster than any of my peers,...consequentially, every trapper and miner I know has bought, or is planning to buy the KA-Bar 8" tanto. This knife was made for Alaskans!
I was looking for a good field knife and discovered this beauty! The Ka-Bar Tanto is well-crafted, well-balanced, has an all-business look to it, and is American made. I didn't buy it, as it is more of a combat design, and prefer the model 1212 or 1214 Ka-Bar for general purpose. Later, my commanding officer presented one to me as a farewell gift, engraved with the unit name and logo. Talk about an awesome gift!
Bought one new in 2005 in Ft. Hood, TX. Carried it every day on every rotten patrol. 99.99% of the time used for mundane, boring things. Opening MREs, opening boxes, throwing at stuff out of boredom. Holds a mean edge and field sharpens easy. Great knife, would and did bet my life on it. When my boy's old enough, he'll likely be getting one as well. Thank you, Ka-Bar for making such an awesome knife.
Perfect knife. Saved my life in Iraq in 2003.
I have had this knife for years and it is solid! This knife is extremely sharp and holds an edge very well! If you are in the market for a Ka-Bar, I would not hesitate to recommend this one!
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