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Old 09-08-2012, 04:24 PM   #11
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If you are implying you did indeed knife fight, you are legally required to tell the story
That's a story I don't tell but yeah, it happened. And it was a KA-BAR.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:46 PM   #12
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That's a story I don't tell but yeah, it happened. And it was a KA-BAR.
well since you are here not telling the story
i assume it went well
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:56 AM   #13
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Hello all. I know I'm the new guy here, but as a long time user of kabars I wanted to ask if this faulty kabar was an actual blade made by kabar or one of the many copies out there? I have come across several kabar style knives and advertised as such, but turned out to be made by a different manufacturer. Could this possibly be such the case here? If not I would contact Ka-bar and ask for a replacement. Regardless of where you got it Ka-bar stands behind their products, or so they claim.

Just my two cents

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Old 09-09-2012, 01:21 AM   #14
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Depending on the model, alot of Ka Bars are now made in China.

I picked up a smaller utility, it was crap.

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Old 09-09-2012, 01:28 AM   #15
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That explains a lot mine has been great but I got it pre sharpened at a gun store for 110 dollars with sheath

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I had my MARK II K-BAR stolen from my truck at a carwash!! This knife traveled the lengths of S.E. ASIA and served me well I went back and reamed the mgr for not searching the punk thugs that work for him. That knife serves so many functions in the field. The pure design with blood trench &bone guard ,topside blade ,,If you can find an old one at a surplus store use ultra fine steel wool & 3&1 oil and bring it to life! Good luck!

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Old 09-09-2012, 10:22 AM   #17
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It is / was an Official Kabar, as you can see by the Amazon Link.

Says it was made in New Jersey or so. Came with a Leather Sheath, though I got a replacement.

I don't know, the thing just felt flimsy overall, regardless of the chipping. I'm no Knife Expert though.

Said USMC on it as well, which to be honest, I wish it didn't, cause I feel like a pretender / fake with that.

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Yeah I think Ka-Bar makes two WWII Marine Corps replicas and are stamped on both the knife and the sheath. They do make similar knives that don't have the stamp at about the same price.

http://www.midwayusa.com/find?dimensionids=4294846099&statuses=Available&st atuses=In+Stock&statuses=Backorder+OK&statuses=Spe cial+Order&statuses=Not+Available&statuses=No+Back order&statuses=Coming+Soon&statuses=Other&minPrice =&maxPrice=&sortBy=1&itemsPerPage=20&promotionId=& userSearchQuery=&cm_mmc=ps_google-_-BetaKnivesTools-_-ka-bar+knives-_-1t1&gclid=CJ_d4LC9qLICFcldTAod0hUARA

Midway will give you a list of quite a few of their knives, although the price is higher there than at Amazon.

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Are you sure that your Ka-Bar was not a knock-off? Is you Amazon seller still selling these? Did you get a large discount on it? If you still had it, you could return it to Ka-Bar and I would bet they would have made it good.

The Chinese aren't the least bit shy about stealing logos and reproducing cheap crap with "designer" labels. My daughter was pointing out the differences to me in a Chinese knock-off on a "Coach" purse she bought for $25.00, and an original she bought for over $300.00. The knock-off would have fooled me. (but not her)

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Are you sure that your Ka-Bar was not a knock-off? Is you Amazon seller still selling these? Did you get a large discount on it? If you still had it, you could return it to Ka-Bar and I would bet they would have made it good.

The Chinese aren't the least bit shy about stealing logos and reproducing cheap crap with "designer" labels. My daughter was pointing out the differences to me in a Chinese knock-off on a "Coach" purse she bought for $25.00, and an original she bought for over $300.00. The knock-off would have fooled me. (but not her)
Thats exactly right, that chinese knock off crap is out there everywhere posing to be the "real deal". Benchmade is the same way, the way that you can normally tell a fake benchmade is that a real one had USA under the butterfly, the knock offs do not
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