Ka-bar 1273 Bob Dozier (KBD1) Army Fighting Knife.
KA-BAR model #1273 KBD1, designed by custom knife maker Bob Dozier, offers a black oval shaped non-slip Kraton G thermoplastic elastomer handle providing excellent grip and control. An epoxy powder coated, high carbon steel (1095) blade with a hardness rating of [HRC 56-58]. The full 7" blade is sharpened to 20 / 20 degrees with buff polished edges. Knife has a uniquely shaped blade with a small belly on the cutting edge
- Weight: 11.7 oz.
- Overall length: 11 3/4"
- Blade Length: 7" Blade Shape: Spear point with 4 1/2 " unsharpened false edge on the spine.
- Steel: 1095 High Carbon Cro-Van.
- Butt Cap/Guard: Powdered
- HRC Rating: 56-58
- Handle: Kraton G.
- Made In the U.S.A.
Knife was discontinued back in 2008 and comes with original sheath, box, cardboard blade sleeve as pictured. Blade finish excellent, appears to have never been carried or sharpened. Judge from the photos for yourself.
“I saw these back in 2007 and loved the blade design and made a note to investigate them later. The spear point is perfect for penetration, but the blade can handle cutting tasks as well. By the time I got back to investigate them, Ka-Bar discontinued them.” "It is an impressive Bob Dozier design. The blade is a versatile design and sheath snaps the blade securely in place."