New Release - 1119 Forged Wrench Knife

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    OFFICIAL_KA-BAR Moderator Moderator

    Aug 3, 2011
    Daylight Savings isn't all bad: today we release the long awaited KA-BAR 1119 Forged Wrench Knife. Made in the USA, each knife has its own unique look as a result of the forging process. Learn more and/or buy yours at

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  2. RevolverGuy


    Aug 19, 2015
    Very cool looking knife and I am going to probably get one, but I feel like Kabar missed an opportunity here. It's a "Wrench" knife. So why isn't there a wrench? The open ended hole on the end serves no purpose, except to hang it somewhere. Would have been so much cooler if it had a six or twelve point.
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  3. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    I will be very happy when these land at tomars.
    Been holding off on ordering a bk18 so I don't have to pay shipping twice. :)
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  4. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    You might not want a sharpened handle on a box wrench unless you use a light torque.
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  5. RevolverGuy


    Aug 19, 2015
    Yes I do get what you're saying, tiguy7. I suppose with the functioning wrench it does become more ornamental, a novelty knife perhaps. I still would have liked it though.

    Snap-On had done it with a set of steak knives some years ago...

    Pearce Knives has been doing these for a long while.

    And the tomahawk/wrench combo is another one that occasionally shows up.
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  6. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    image.jpeg AG Russell had a folding rigging knife with a shackle wrench under the spine of working blade. Every time I flipped the Hobie Cat, I had to undo a shackle to slack a side stay to step the mast to right the sucker. I shudder to think what could go wrong when I was wielding a razor wrench in heavy seas while up to my eyeballs in the water and trying to stay alive. PS we solved the problem and speeded the process by replacing the shackle screws with push pins. I still think that shackle wrenches belong on the handle or the Marlinspike. Not my picture.
  7. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
    way cool!
    any sheath with that?
    ka-bar is on to something here.
    don't stop with just a knife
    do a complete set ...
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  8. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    because it looks like a wrench in your pocket. Sticking out of a tool pouch. No one knows it is a knife.
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  9. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Got mine ordered
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  10. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
  11. Mass1632


    Dec 24, 2019
    Thanks for the size comparison. Its a sharp looking knife for sure.
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  12. Bastler


    Feb 9, 2020
    US made, reasonable price and the perfect discreet back-pocket knife. Suddenly I need another knife. Funny how that works.
  13. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Very Cool :thumbsup:
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  14. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    I like it so far. It'll take some getting used to how thin it is, but it feels solid in hand and cuts well.
    Like the sheath a lot, too.
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  15. Sid Post

    Sid Post

    Oct 14, 1998
    I get that it is a sort of a novelty knife but, I really like the looks of this one! Not sure when but, I see a new Ka-Bar in my future!
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  16. choombak

    choombak Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2009
    I dig the looks on this knife, and it has a nice long grip too! Me wants one!!
  17. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Mine came with a wire edge. Minor work with a crock stick and a strop and it's happy again.

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