The KA-BAR 1212 is a cool version of the legendary 1217, but enhanced with a handle made from kraton. Kraton feels like rubber and offers enough grip. Comfortable for your hands, even when it is freezing out.
In 1942 the 1217 was used by the United States Marine Corps as a standard fighting knife for the marines. Ever since this knife is a part of the standard equipment of many soldiers. The knife is big and feels very strong. The handle is enhanced with a knife guard to make sure you will never end up on the razor-sharp edge during heavy-duty use. The blade is made from 1095-carbon steel. This steel, however, is not corrosion-resistant. Fortunately the blade is enhanced with a black coating to make sure maintenance is a lot easier.
KA-BAR 1217: living legend
In the more than 70 years that the KA-BAR 1217 exists it really turned into a living legend. This knife is copied often and many renowned manufacturers produced a version of this model. As such KA-BAR almost became a generic name for this amazing knife. However, never forget there is only one original: The KA-BAR, made by KA-BAR in New York.
The KA-BAR 1212 comes with a leather sheath in order to easily carry it with you.