new knife

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by comeback_kid, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. comeback_kid

    comeback_kid New Member

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    Just thought I would see how well this phone app works and post some pics of what came in the mail today. This is my first "combat" knife. If you want a scientific, expert review then I am not that guy. I no longer have any hair on my arms because I shaved it all off with this sword. I am impressed with the quality and the sharpness right out of the box but I only have experience with low budget hunting knives so I don't know what the hell I am talking about; I don't have anything to compare it to.

    Anyways, if you got questions regarding details (make, model, price, material, etc...) I will do my best to pretend like I know what I'm talking about and answer them once I get on my computer.
     

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  2. Jkl-28

    Jkl-28 New Member

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    Looks like a KA-BAR to me
     

  3. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Thats cuz it is;)

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     
  4. 94browninghunt

    94browninghunt New Member

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    What model is it in the KaBar? i like it
     
  5. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Just a black kabar fighter. Other than that i cant tell you

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     
  6. RMP1394-RLTW

    RMP1394-RLTW New Member

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    I carried that same knife (with the kydex sheath) for 4 years at 3/75. I cannot tell you the abuse that knife took! By the time I ETS'd everyone that saw what that knife went through had bought one to replace their fancy big name knives.

    Great buy!

    RLTW!

    Ryan...RLTW!
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I keep one around myself

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  8. comeback_kid

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    It's a ka bar 1211 with a kraton handle and no serrations. I've had a lot of fun with it so far, the blade is still very sharp but lost its easy shaving ability. Some powdercoating has come off from batoning wood but I mean I expected that. I love it, its very handy. Just a great all around knife for what it is. Yeah there are smaller knives. Yea there are knives better for a more specific purpose. But this knife is awesome and it gets the job done. I couldn't be more pleased. As far as actual fighting goes... Well I couldnt tell you, but I would hate to be on the other end of it that's for sure. It has fine history behind it too. It's just great tool that is capable of providing excellent self defense if needed. I have no complaints so far
     
  9. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    I can tell you that in the hands of someone good w a blade they are very lethal

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     
  10. Firearms4ever

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  11. 1911_monster

    1911_monster New Member

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    Oh man that's a nice knife. The only knife you need a guy I know has one. It was used in Iraq.. its so sharp it'll shave the short hair off of a Short hair.
     
  12. gmaster456

    gmaster456 New Member

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    How would a Ka Bar be for say hunting? Something like the USMC model.
     
  13. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    It will work, but the blade shape may but be optimal for skinning.
    Then again, I imagine a piece if broken glass will do in a pinch.
     
  14. comeback_kid

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    I skinned 2 squirrels with it today and honestly I like it better than a smaller knife. It worked great. I have yet to clean a deer with it but I don't see why you couldn't.
     
  15. comeback_kid

    comeback_kid New Member

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    There are better hunting knives/skinning knives but the ka bar works and it works well
     
  16. comeback_kid

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    There are much better knives or hatchets for splitting wood but here ya go. Splits fist sized logs with ease. I've split some rather fat logs just for the hell of it and thought I might break it but nope.... Batoning in general or batoning with a fighting style KA-BAR might be sacrilegious to some people but hey, if you want to, the knife can handle it. I wouldn't force it though but anything 5 inches and under it can handle in ny experience. Still sharp, but not shaving sharp. It can shave the fur off of game but it won't shave my hair for some reason.
     

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