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    ka bar fighter 1271


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    does anybody have one of these are they any good

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    I have owned 1 for just over 2 years now. I love this knife. I did some modifications to it to make it more practical for my use, and if I can ever figure out how to post pictures then i will. Im a frikken caveman when it comes to technology. I've done some very heavy chopping with it, as well as carving and food prep. Aside from the sheath i would fully recommend this knife.

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    Please upload pics.

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    i'm a little late to the party... i've owned one for about a year and a half, and it'll do work. i use it in a machete capacity a lot, i chop/baton with it, i cut, whittle, i guess i use it as a jack of all trades really.
    it is more robust than other ka-bars in the line (and the same as the tanto 1245) in that it has a genuine full tang, not just full length. the measurements of the tangs on black fighter 1271 and tanto 1245 are ".725 compared to ".531 for the rest of the line. their 1095 cro van seems to resist rust exceptionally well as i've chipped away a lot of the coating and it has never developed any rust spots. i need to make an in depth review of it here, because it seems like nobody knows it has a larger tang than the others, and not many people seem to have it. anyway, pictures as requested...




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    Thank you so much!

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    I was going to make a thread about these, until i saw this one, will just copy it over here

    It seems to have a 1 inch longer blade, partially serrated(i could take that or leave it), different, wider blade shape(purty) and a thicker tang as mentioned above but other than that I really havent been able to find much info or opinions on these. Anyone have any personal experience with them, good or bad?

    I would expect these to be a bit tougher than your standard usmc kabar, that and the aesthetic is making me very interested.

    It doesnt seem to have much in the way of sheathe options, just the leather/cordura sheathe. Many people seem to like it, but I do like the idea of the kydex/polymer/etc hard sheathes with positive retention that kabar offers for the standard USMC knives. does anyone make good sheathes for these?

    Also, anyone with both, a good side by side comparison pic with the standard USMC knife would be awesome, I will be ordering this unseen

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    Here Yah go

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