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Next Gen KA-BAR?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Sgt.Saputo, Sep 27, 2010.

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  1. Sgt.Saputo

    Sgt.Saputo Member

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    I got one last Christmas and keep it either on my nightstand or under my pillow. I got the "Classic" USMC one, but I'm considering buying the "Next Gen" when I get some extra money. Anyone have any thoughts on the Next Gen?



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    Feel free to post pics of your KA-BARs because we all know I love eye candy :D
     
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    The "Next Generation" Ka-Bars were based on design modifications to the basic Ka-Bar advocated by the late knife writer Chuck Karwan as far back as the late 1980's in the now-defunct magazine Fighting Knives. Karwan's modifications included cutting off the top part of the crossguard and re-shaping the leather handle and pommel to allow use of a lanyard. He also desired the handle to be made of a modern synthetic material such as micarta or kraton, and the blade to be made of stainless steel. Such modifications were sometimes called "Kar-Bars" in his honor and Ka-Bar incorporated Karwan's modifications into their Next Generation.

    They are a quality product, especially if you can find one in the less-common D2 steel (the A.G. Russell website might still have some) which is superior to the 440A that Ka-Bar used for most of the Next Generation knives.
     
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    Thank you! Very informative :)
     
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