KA-BAR Short Fighting Knife, 5.25" Serrated Tanto Blade, Kraton Handle, Sheath - 1255
The Tanto blade shape, of Asian influence, has a thick pointed blade that's rugged enough for the most difficult tasks. A partially serrated edge makes cutting looped and synthetic materials a breeze. Leather sheath included. Please note a rolling change has been made to the markings on our Black Kraton G Fighting/Utlity Knives. The "USA" marking has been removed and you may receive a knife without this marking. Only the marking has changed; this is not a change to where or how these products are made.
- Carry system: Leather sheath
- Blade Detail: Serrated Edge, Tanto, Black
- Blade Length (inches): 5.25
- Blade Material: Carbon Steel, Black
- Carry System: Leather Sheath
- Handle Material: Thermoplastic, Kraton G
- Overall Length (inches): 9.25
- Blade length: 5.25"
- Overall length: 9.25"
- Blade detail: Serrated, black tanto
- Blade material: 1095 high carbon steel
- Handle material: Thermoplastic, kraton G
|Blade Edge||Partially Serrated/ComboEdge|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
Making a quality KA-BAR product requires the talent of experienced craftspeople performing dozens of processes with precision and skill. Each knife undergoes specific manufacturing processes to ensure corrosion resistance, strength, edge holding ability, and an out-of-the-box razor sharp cutting edge.
Soon after its introduction in the mid-1920's, the KA-BAR trademark became widely known and respected. There have been many versions of how the KA-BAR name came to be, but all evidence points to a letter received from a fur trapper. This particular fur trapper's testimonial turned out to be the most significant ever received by the company.
He wrote, in very rough English, that his gun had jammed and that he had therefore relied on his knife to kill a wounded bear that was attacking him. In thanking the company for their quality product the trapper described using his knife to kill the bear. All that was legible of his scrawled writing was "k a bar". The company was so honored by this testimonial that they adopted this phrase and used it as their trademark, KA-BAR.