Ka-Bar Short Tanto Fighting/Utility Knife w/ Leather Sheath (5.25" Plain) 1254

MSRP: $86.95
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  • Overall Length:9.375"
  • Blade Length:5.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.17"
  • Blade Material:1095 Cro-Van
  • Hardness:56-58 RC
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.91"
  • Handle Material:Kraton
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:6.20 oz.
  • Sheath:Leather
  • Knife Type:Fixed Blade
  • Brand:Ka-Bar
  • Model:Tanto
  • Model Number:1254
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


The Short Tanto KA-BAR is based on the most famous knife in the world! It features Ka-Bar's famous oval shaped handles with grippy Kraton G instead of stacked leather. This knife features a black powder coated 1095 Cro-Van steel with a plain edge. This knife comes with a leather sheath.


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Urban Carry Ka-Bar
Robert P.
I've been looking for a knife that will carry well in the SOB (small of the back) position and as a boot knife. I have to make some different sheaths for this to work as the sheath provided by the manufacturer is only useful for standard open belt carry. The knife itself is well made and is perfectly sized for my intended use. The edge was adequate though the front chisel edge needs to be re-profiled. All in all, I love the knife.