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KA-BAR 2-1249-9 Kukri

Review Last Updated: March 20, 2020


Today we'll be reviewing the KA-BAR 2-1249-9 Kukri.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!


  • High in Carbon Steel
  • Manageable size (10inch blade)
  • Full Tang
  • Features impressive sheath


  • Some materials used lack in quality
  • Not water-resistant

KA-BAR 2-1249-9 Kukri Product Review

The KA-Bar Kukri has a blade made from 1095 carbon steel, which is an excellent steel choice as it is the most durable out of the three options.

Where it has impressive durability, it misses the mark by not being water-resistant and will eventually cause your knife to rust. Meaning your kukri will need to be maintained, by polishing the blade with oil, regularly to improve its performance and lifespan.

The handle, made of Black Kraton rubber, is full tang, which benefits the efficiency and your overall control of the swing. The handle’s thickness and lightly textured Kraton makes for a sturdy grip.

This means it performs well with wet or dry hands, although to avoid any slips, we advise taking advantage of the large lanyard hole included to prevent losing your knife, and therefore protection.

Included is a sturdy sheath made from a combination of black leather and Cordura.

It offers a belt loop or a smaller D ring to attach to your legs. This useful feature provides choice and comfort for how you carry the knife with you – which all goes down to preference.

If you want to add a capable chopper to your survival kit, with a moderate price attached to it, then I can safely recommend this one.

The knife itself is constructed with high-quality material, and, for the money, the sheath does an excellent job.

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