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Short Black KA-BAR, Serrated Edge (KA-BAR - 1257)
Short Black KA-BAR, Serrated Edge

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Short Black KA-BAR, Serrated Edge with Leather Sheath -  KA-Bar Knives

Karton G Handled Fighting/Utility Knives

"Three quarter the size of the Black KA-BAR"

Partially serrated version of the Black KA-BAR is three-quarter the size of the original.

Available with a partially serrated edge makes cutting looped and synthetic material a breeze. This knife is sold with a leather sheath. Blades measure 5 1/4. Overall length is 9-1/4.

The Blade

The blade on the Short Black Ka-Bar is made from 1095 cro-van steel which is easy to sharpen and is one of the most popular steels used in KA-BAR knives. The clip point blade on this Short Ka-Bar is partially serrated, and is flat ground. The Rockwell Hardness of the blade is 56-58 and the edge angle is 20 degrees.

Kraton G Thermoplastic Elastomer

Referred to simply as Kraton, is a man made material resembling rubber that can be molded into knife handles. Provides a non-slip grip.

Leather Sheath

The black leather sheath which comes with the Short Black KA-BAR is stamped with "KA-BAR USA"


  • Shorty Version - 3/4 the Size of the Original
  • Partilly Serrated Blade
  • Kraton G Thermoplastic Elastomer Handle
  • 1095 Cro-Van Steel Blades (HRC 56-58)
  • Blades Sharpened To 20 Degrees / 20 Degrees
  • Black Leather Sheath
  • Sheath Fits Standard Web Belts
  • Blade Length 5 1/4"
  • Overall Length 9 1/4"
  • Made in the United States (Sheath made in Mexico)


Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
Model: #1257 Short Black KA-BAR
Type: Kraton G Handled Fighting/Utility Knife
Overall: 9 1/4"
Blade Length: 5 1/4"
Blade Width: N/A
Weight: 0.38 lbs
Edge: Partially Serrated Edge
Material: 1095 Cro-Van Steel
Finish: Powdered Metal
Shape: Clip
Edge Angle: 20 Degrees
HRC: 56-58 CR
Grind: Flat
Other: N/A
Material: Kraton G Thermoplastic Elastomer
Colour: Black
Other: N/A
Sheath / Scabbard
Material: Leather
Colour: Black
Other: Stamped with "KA-BAR USA"

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