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Old 03-18-2010, 11:44 PM
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The Famous KA-BAR! A great addition to your B.O.B. My latest knife review on this Classic tool for survival. Thanks for watching~

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Old 04-25-2010, 10:22 PM
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The Famous KA-BAR! A great addition to your B.O.B.
For a knife, truly hard to beat...and easy to beat/abuse/throw/drop....and it never stops, quick and easy resharp, etc.

Check out the kabar cutlass and review that also. That's the only thing that could (and has) made my leave my "kabar" at home.
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i have had one for years also.
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i have had one for years also.
They can be addicting...yet never need replacing. I guess after 50 years or so of abuse and resharpening, mebbe......so buy all you can now....just in case.
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They can be addicting...yet never need replacing. I guess after 50 years or so of abuse and resharpening, mebbe......so buy all you can now....just in case.
I always have two on my 782 gear.
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Fighting knife, I think not.

Too small, and heavy. You need a well balanced blade that cuts the air.

I use Bowie's first design, its amazing even before it cuts
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Fighting knife, I think not.

Too small, and heavy. You need a well balanced blade that cuts the air.

I use Bowie's first design, its amazing even before it cuts

Different strokes for different folks my friend.....i also train in Sayoc kali and carry several other blades.I just mentioned these.
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I always have two on my 782 gear.

Seriously, check out kabar's cutlass. Once you get that, i'd lay money you'll replace one of your kabars with this in your gear. This is from a certified Kabar-haulic.
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Fighting knife, I think not.

Too small, and heavy. You need a well balanced blade that cuts the air.
Like DD said, "different strokes for different folks".
I've liked smaller blades, drop point single sided because that's what my training and experience was on. Since then, I've moved up to larger, heavier blades with weight forward, going from "slice and dice" to "slash, gash and stick". Turned into brawler in my old age.....
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Different strokes for different folks my friend.....i also train in Sayoc kali and carry several other blades.I just mentioned these.
But! What if you can't cut air like that!?!?!?

The KABAR really becomes magical if you take the curvature of the clip and draw a straight line and lower the point a bit so it is more in line with the thrust. Where the curvature on the clip point starts, you draw a straight line so you will be grinding (slowly) or filing away the curvature so the clip becomes a straight line instead of concave, lowering the point by a goodly amount... You don't have to do that, but it becomes even more stabby if you choose to do it.

People who have been involved in the FMAs and Silat as well as hardcore WW2 Combatives guys, those are the only ones I listen to on these subjects, that's the only respect I have to offer because that's what I have been practicing for a long time now. The three groups of people I mentioned, sometimes we all disagree bitterly on certain things, but at least we know what the hell we're talking about to start with.
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Fighting knife, I think not.

Too small, and heavy. You need a well balanced blade that cuts the air.

I use Bowie's first design, its amazing even before it cuts
LD 50/50? (Mudvayne, not to original).....man where to start? So you got in alot of knife fights?

Also, man you thanked 0 people in all your posts? Great contributions.
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Also, man you thanked 0 people in all your posts? Great contributions.
Speaking for myself, I chose to not thank (or scold if that's an option here) anyone due to me seeing as it could be "political". I don't want to encourage some and/or discourage others (by not recognizing them). Wisest thing I've ever learned is to treat everyone equally.

Can't speak for anyone else tho and my POV may be all FUBAR'd. Won't be the first time....
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LD 50/50? (Mudvayne, not to original).....man where to start? So you got in alot of knife fights?

Also, man you thanked 0 people in all your posts? Great contributions.

If you look a little farther, it says: Thanked 528 Times in 249 Posts. In fact he was thanked twice in one of his last posts: http://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...45&postcount=2
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I have a compulsive thing for knives. The KA-BAR USMCs are one of my favorites. I also love Coldsteel's SRK's. Thanks for flairing my "need to buy a knife" itch. My wife's gonna love me spending more money on another knife.
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If you look a little farther, it says: Thanked 528 Times in 249 Posts. In fact he was thanked twice in one of his last posts:


He's thanked 0 people. I looked farther. Thanks.
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they have never failed me.........
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He's thanked 0 people. I looked farther. Thanks.
So you are needier than everyone else. No big deal. I'll give you a sympathy thanks.
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Sootch00, I like the way you think! The KA-BAR IS one of the best fighting knives ever made... Kinda the AK of knives if thats not too corny? Really though it is simple, stout, very well shaped, compact enough to be really portable yet large enough to be a serious weapon in a fight, and has stood the test of time!
I currently have something as Iconic in my BOB, The Buck special edition...

Very close and never leave home in an emergency without it
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