Considering a Ka-Bar

Discussion in 'Knives, Tactical Gear, and Survival' started by BRD@66, May 12, 2018.

  1. BRD@66

    BRD@66 TGT Addict

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    Never had one. Still don't need one but... Always wanted one.

    https://www.amazon.com/Ka-Bar-Strai..._UL160_SR160,160_&refRID=19CQDC7630XNQCZEVNV7
    I'm thinking a shorty w a 5.25" blade because a 7" blade just seems too big. The extra $16 is ok. Am I thinkin' wrong? Is this Amazon link a real deal Ka-Bar? Nylon handle?School me.
     


  2. Ole Cowboy

    Ole Cowboy TGT Addict

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    It says "imported", that said a lot of knife makers hare importing them from China or other countries. Reviews are favorable with 131 and 4 ½ stars. The seller says its the real deal Ka Bar.

    The design is a tried and proven, are their better designs out there, sure, but you cannot go wrong with this knife for all around use. If you have a specific requirement you might want to look at others, but day in day out, it old school but that ain't bad!
     
  3. toddnjoyce

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    jrbfishn TGT Addict

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    From what I have seen, the imported ones are not too bad. If you want one you can hand down, get a USA made Kbar. They last. Either shorty or full size.

    My Pop had one He carried in Nam. Got it from a Korea vet. He got it from a WWII vet. My son , who is named after Pop and his best friend, now has it. Properly sharpend, it will take a hand off.

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  5. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Gobs of originals on Flea-bay.
     
  6. vmax

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    They offer a kydex sheath
    Well worth it
    You can strap it to your vest or just about anywhere
    I've got 2 of those knives
    Darn good for the money
     
  7. craigntx

    craigntx Daca is caca

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    I have an ontario same grip. Kydex digicam sheath.
    I think i paid $50
    Good knife
     
  8. Big Green

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    I have two full size, one is a Jeep knife the other is from my last active duty squadron, it stays on my desk. Both are leather handles.

    Been eyeing then shorter one with kydex sheath and black handle, just haven't bought one.

    I highly recommend the U.S. made ones.
     
  9. rman

    rman Well-Known

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    coming from CA, I'm a huge SOA fan, which makes me want to carry a ka bar. I just don't think I have the balls to do it...

    Sent from my SIG Sauer
     
  10. TheDan

    TheDan DEPLORABLE TGT Supporter

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    The nylon handles are more practical, but the leather ones are too good looking to pass up...
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