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Short Black KA-BAR

Short Black KA-BAR

Item(s): 1256, 1258

$83.48 - $88.66

8 Reviews

Practically sized knife with 5-1/4" blade intended for all utilitarian uses.


Made in the USA.


Item 1256 knife with

Item 1258 knife with
Glass Filled Nylon

  • Weight 0.40 lb. Steel 1095 Cro-Van
    Blade Type Fixed Blade Lock Style N/A
    Measurements Blade length 5-1/4"; Overall length 9-1/4" Grind Flat
    Edge Angles 20 Degrees Handle Material Kraton G®
    Shape Clip HRC 56-58
    Stamp USA Butt Cap/Guard Powdered Metal
    Pocket Clip N Made in Made in USA, Sheaths As Noted
    NSN N/A Blade Thickness 0.165
  • Shipping & Returns

    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.

    Attn: Returns
    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.



Item 1256
$83.48 (with Short Black KA-BAR)

Sheath made in Mexico

Glass Filled Nylon

Item 1258
$88.66 (with Short Black KA-BAR)

Sheath made in Taiwan

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What Owners Say

Afghanistan, 12-13. US Army Field Artilleryman. I bought my short, all black serrated KA-BAR not too long before my deployment to Afghanistan. It stayed faithfully on my vest for several months, seeing general and daily use. Now that my tour is coming to an end, I couldn't recommend a better knife.