KA-BAR model 1245 Tactical Tanto knife offers an oval shaped non-slip Kraton G thermoplastic elastomer handle providing excellent control during use even in wet environments.
The Tanto has rugged cutting power combined with an outstanding penetration performance record and has proven itself as a very popular tactical knife with Law Enforcement agencies, Military units, and as a self-defense tool.
The epoxy powder coated, high carbon steel (1095) razor sharp blade has a [HRC 56-58] hardness rating.
The unique Tanto shaped full tang 8" blade is hollow ground and sharpened to a fine cutting edge with buff polished edges.
The metal butt cap & carbon steel guards are both powder coated for added corrosion prevention.
Knife is made exclusively in Olean, New York, U.S.A. and proudly bears the KA-BAR brand.
The Tanto comes in a non-reflective all black finish and has a partially serrated edge blade for easier cutting through braided rope or other tough cutting materials.
Knife comes with a KA-BAR sheath constructed of a tough Molle compatible hard shell black plastic which is resistant to salt water and provides a hard surface which protects during rough use. The sheath offers multiple lashing ports allowing for mounting in several positions including inverted. Sheath features a snap-in guard ridge and heavy duty handle snap closure for added security.
This knife style is also available in a smaller 3/4 tactical size, see models (1254) (1255) (5054) & (5055) To view our entire collection of all black tactical and fighting knives click here. Personalize This Knife with Custom Laser Engraving.