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KaBar Straight Edge Fighter

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Item #: KA1269


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The "KA-BAR" was originally designed to serve our troops during World War II, and is still doing its job 80 years later. The same classic construction that was used then is still in use today. There have been some simple changes to that classic construction in this variation. The hollow ground straight edge blade is a completely new style blade and the black Kraton G handle has been shaped into an oval, instead of completely round, to allow easy orientation of the blade edge.

The black coated 8" plain edge blade is 1095 Cro-Van steel at 56-58 Rc. The black injection molded, glass filled nylon sheath resists cracking, warping or chipping, with multiple MOLLE compatible lashing and anchor points. All knives are made in Olean, NY, and stamped "Ka-Bar" on the front of the blade and "USA" on the back. Measures 12-3⁄4" tip to butt. Weighs 11.7 oz. Suggested retail is $128.82.

  • Type
  • Blade
    Straight Edge
  • Blade Length
  • Finish
    Black Coated
  • Blade Steel
    1095 Cro-Van
  • Rockwell
  • Hilt Guard
  • Butt Cap
  • Handle
  • Tang
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    11.7 oz.
  • Sheath
  • Origin


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.

KA-BAR is best known for their military production knives. They were chosen by the U.S. Marine Corp. as the primary knife producer for World War II. They also have traditional pocket knives, as well as many options for law enforcement.

$ 91.95