Space Force Kabar

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  1. swoter

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    Let me say this up front--I admit it--I want one. :D

    I just wish they had done something beyond the cosmetic to make it more "space-related". Maybe making it as light as possible--titanium pommel & guard, for example--or maybe make the blade out of some super-steel or special material.
     
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    I would buy one if they were made in outer space
     
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    Hmm, forge in contrasting steel to give an appearance of stars & galaxies . . . ?
     
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    Not impressed.
    I will keep using my issue leather washer one.
     
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    Ditto...

    edit: Though technically mine is a Camillus...
     
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  7. JCooperfan1911

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    The new Ka-Bars are junk anyway. Not impressed by this gimmick. I’ll be keeping my vintage model.
     
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  8. bannockburn

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    No thanks! Looks kind of like a kid's toy with that baby blue plastic grip. Will stick with my vintage Kabars:
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  9. Barry the Bear

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    I'd buy one just for the novelty, It would not see any use but might make an interesting wall hanger or if you collect the various kabars of the different branches it would complete your collection. After all when the space lasers run out of hydrogen fuel ammo you're down to this knife.
     
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    Having family involved in the space program, all those years ago.. .I'll be interested to see whatever the industry actually comes up with for a cutting tool in the future. Since they really do study every aspect up and down (and in and out) from tiny fasteners -all the way up to the glamour stuff that news media loves to talk about, whatever they come up is will not likely be something off the shelf...

    My first question would be about the metal itself in the hyper cold of space... would it actually be brittle for instance? I imagine that actual weight of any blade might be a very real consideration as well...
     
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    And, that's the trick of it. Not all of space is cold. Vacuum is a significant insulator. Which is why the ISS has heat dissipation panels almost as large was the solar arrays--heat does not like to communicate to vacuum.

    In Earth orbit, there's plenty of solar energy to make metals quite hot as well as cold. The Moon's surface has some absurd deltaT between light and shadow.

    Which might make a case that a proper vacuum knife might need to be damascus, but in a distinct pattern to alleviate stresses from one face to the other.
     
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    "Space, the final frontier...."

    That's the best they can do, put some cheesy blue plastic on it and call it special? Eh. What would James have said?

    Need something space age and cool. Like the ability to set it to stun.
     
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    I think a darker blue was in order. The Space Force utilizes dark blue for their uniform trimming and the light blue looks too much like a trainer knife. Overall a very poorly done design IMHO.
     
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    It's all just tongue in cheek to be the first company to make something related to the new branch of service.
     
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    Yep, I remember the Case white handled machete touted as their astronaut knife.
     
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    I will stick with the one that managed to leave the Corps with me. It is a great knife on earth, underwater, and in space.
     
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    "In space, no one can hear you scream."

    WTH color is that? And while we're at it... WTH is the Space Force doing issuing camouflage utilities to its personnel? It's kind of hypnotizing, though, the longer I gaze at that handle, the more I think I need one to put on the mantle next to my Captain Kirk bobblehead...

    No, no they're not. Certainly there are better current production big fixed blade knives out there, but the new Ka-Bars aren't "junk." I tend to buy a new one or two every year; give 'em away usually to buddies or family. Every American should own at least one Ka-Bar.
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    Q: So how many Jeff Cooper acolytes does it take to change a light bulb? A: 15. One to swap out the old one for the new one, and 14 to sit around and talk about how great the old classic light bulb was.
     

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    It's rude of you to insult me in such a manner. I would never insult you for being an acolyte of Barney Fife.
     
  19. swoter

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    And here’s a picture of the Kabar, and a pic of the Kabar along with a Case, and an old Camillus.

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    You'll be able to see that from any Hollywood basement!
     
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    Don't tempt me, because I might do it! lol
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    That is just fugly and wrong at the same time! How anyone could look at that and get all giddy about it is beyond me.:barf:
     
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  23. Valkman

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    I don't like it, much rather have a traditional one. Baby blue doesn't look right.
     
  24. Carl N. Brown

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    It's The Colour Out Of Space Force.
     
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    Ay yi yi... no insult intended. I can joke about Jeff Cooper all day long, as I am an unabashed Jeff Cooper fan going back to the days when I learned pistolcraft from a Marine gunny sergeant who learned from... Jeff Cooper. As a long-time instructor, I get made fun of on a regular basis and labeled as the last remaining advocate of the Weaver stance.

    But, speaking of knives, did no one get my "Alien" reference? Or my dig at "Space Force" uniforms?" And as @Kevin Keith notes, the SF Ka-Bar does seem to pair nicely with the 642...
     
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