Ka-Bar Short Tanto Fighting/Utility Knife Leather Sheath (5.25" Black) 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


Since the 1940's, the Ka-Bar Short 5.75" Tanto Fighting/Utility knife has been a trusted companion for Soldiers, Marines and Seamen alike. Now with the tradition that more than half a century brings, combined with modern tooling and construction, the Ka-Bar Fighting/Utility knife is ready for the next 50 years of service with our armed forces personnel, first responders or outdoor enthusiasts.

Featuring an aggressive tanto blade, 1095 Cro-Van steel is painstakingly ground and heat treated to ensure each knife is tough and durable while remaining easy to sharpen to a hair popping edge. Black Kraton G handles are contoured into the familiar oval shape, comfortable in hand while providing excellent traction and control. Safely nestled between the finger guard and pommel, the Ka-Bar Fighting/Utility knife remains secure in hand whether you're in close quarters combat or blazing a trail through thick vegetation. The black leather sheath adds to the aesthetic appeal of the knife with secure belt carry.

  • Tough and durable 1095 Cro-Van Steel.
  • 5.75" non-serrated tanto point blade capable of any small or large task.
  • Black Kraton G handles handles comfortably fill the hand.
  • Black leather belt sheath for easy carry.

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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.