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Fits and locks in most KA-BAR knives with 7" blades. Does not fit item 1271. Item 1317 fits but locks with retaining strap only.
Pictured with Black KA-BAR #1211, not included.
its the last sheath you will ever own!
Bought the Kabar 1213 knife that came with this nylon sheath. I liked the sheath so much, I purchased another for my older 1217 Kabar. Best thing about this sheath compared to the older version is the push in retention. You do not need to use the snap to hold the knife in the sheath. This makes it faster to withdraw the knife in an emergency confrontation! Of course you can use the handle snap to further keep the knife secure in the sheath. My model 1245 Tanto Kabar had the older nylon sheath with the dual snap and no push in retention. This is by far a better design and for twenty bucks, you can't go wrong. Great job Kabar!
I wish there was available a sheath for the 1271 that held the knife like a bayonet sheath. I would buy one in a heartbeat. Is there such a thing available?
A good sheath overall. Has a typical belt loop, can be also easily attached to PALS with a length of paracord. It's fully ambidextrous (the knife securing strap is rotating/reversible). Knife retention within the sheath is very positive, the use of the securing strap is optional, even in upside-down carry. It's less rigid than kydex, and does not dull the edge noticeably, but it will rattle a bit against the blade when put under tension. Would give it a 5/5 if not the rattle.
I have one of these sheaths for my particular K-Bar. It is a durable and reliable sheath that can be mounted on my tac vest by using 550 cord. It of course can be worn on my battle belt as well. An overall good sheath all the way round.
I fell while hiking and the sheath snapped off right at the top two rivets.
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.