I like my SOG Seal Pup Elite better.
(I no longer carry the Ka-Bar.)
Also,traded the Benchmade Osborne
for a Spyderco Manix 2.
Again, the Ka-Bar is a good knife.
But I still carry the SOG.
December 26, 2010, 02:04 AM
Ka-Bar (https://www.kabar.com/index.jsp) makes a lot of knives.
Did you get their version of the USN MkII the USMC model or the updated Fighting/Utility Knife or something else?
December 27, 2010, 10:13 AM
One of my favorites. I have my '60s USMC Ka-Bar along with my Ek edge & 1/2 now in a shadow box, they both served their time and nothing fancy but important to me.
December 27, 2010, 03:01 PM
KA-Bar makes a great working knife, one that the owner can count on for years of good service. Enjoy your.
December 27, 2010, 04:44 PM
Love those Ka-Bars ! My Uncle got his back in the 1950's and you can shave with it.
GENTLEMAN OF THE CHARCOAL
December 27, 2010, 06:50 PM
You done yourself proud getting a good Kabar..Enjoy and pass on to your children when your days are done....
December 27, 2010, 07:56 PM
I love mine. I wish I still had the one my dad brought back from WWII.
December 30, 2010, 06:07 PM
That looks like a short tanto.
I got the full on 8 in tanto for Christmas. I love it.
It is next to me at the computer desk.
I watch TV with it in my hands.
I love this knife.
December 30, 2010, 06:17 PM
I picked up the D2 Fighter/Utility a couple of years ago.
Its been a great knife. Enjoy yours.
January 1, 2011, 12:25 PM
I got the clip point 7" synthetic style BTW.
January 1, 2011, 12:30 PM
I like my Tanto version.
Sebastian the Ibis
January 1, 2011, 01:25 PM
I got one for Christmas a couple years ago. My pacifist uncle gave it to me as a joke.... I guess that backfired.
January 5, 2011, 04:27 PM
My first choice in Iraq was my Ka-Bar. Till they told me I wasn't allowed to carry it anymore because it was too intimidating. YES. I am 100% serious that I was told that and subsequently ordered not to carry any type of fixed blade knife.
Screw em. I did anyways (and bought bigger Ka-Bars). Everyone knew I was a knife nut and I use to sharpen my friends knives for favors...extra rations, soap, anything. Even sharpened the Battalion Commander and Command Sergeant Majors knives. So nobody said anything else :).
Pictured is some of my surplus web gear
No the battle cat is not standard issue. Get your own.
Oh that that is a series 70 colt in the holster if your wondering
January 5, 2011, 05:32 PM
You walk around with an M16 or M4 or whatever it is these days... and they are telling you that your KNIFE is too intimidating??? Wow...
It IS a nice looking knife though... :)
January 5, 2011, 07:49 PM
Yep. I carried an M-16 btw on my back, but main carry was a SAW with a spare barrel, 200rnd box and 2x spare 200rnd boxes. (nobody wanted to be my AG, so I said i'll carry it myself dangit). Thats + my M-16 and 7 full magazines.
January 5, 2011, 07:59 PM
I really want the Campanion.
January 6, 2011, 12:47 PM
Yeah, and how DARE you scare people with that.... that... KNIFE! HAHAHAHAHAAAA :)
Glad you made it back safely and thank you for all your service!
January 6, 2011, 05:25 PM
Thanks. My cat purrs in agreement.
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