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Old 07-24-2019, 07:00 PM
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One of the young men from my church is selling cutco knives. I bought the Kabar explorer for hunting season. A bit pricey but they seem to be quality knives. Waiting for it to arrive UPS. Any comments on the quality ?
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Old 07-25-2019, 01:35 PM
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Many years ago (1960s-70s) Cutco knives were made in USA and were of very good quality and fairly priced.

I see from their website they are still made in USA!

https://www.cutco.com/products/knive...SAAEgIONfD_BwE
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My wife bought a set of Cutco steak knives to help out a neighbor's granddaughter. I was shocked when I found out how much she paid. It was over $400 for a set of 6 knives that I cannot sharpen because they have a special serrated edge. We have to send them back to Cutco when they need sharpening.

The knives are good quality, but grossly overpriced. I never use them because I prefer a straight edge that I can sharpen when needed.
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Many years ago (1960s-70s) Cutco knives were made in USA and were of very good quality and fairly priced.

I see from their website they are still made in USA!

https://www.cutco.com/products/knive...SAAEgIONfD_BwE
Yes they are. The plant is about an hour from me here in W PA ! Expensive but very high quality. Got my order yesterday in the mail. Kabar will be great for hunting and other outdoor stuff.
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Just curious did you get the Explorer or the outdoorsman? The outdoorsman looks suspiciously like a Becker right down to the handle material and blade shape. The Explorer looks enough like current production KaBar to pass as one. I don't know much about the properties of 440A stainless, although I am quite familiar with 1095 which is the steel used byKaBar and it IS good steel. If you were looking for a top tier KaBar then why not choose a KaBar D2 instead?
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Just curious did you get the Explorer or the outdoorsman? The outdoorsman looks suspiciously like a Becker right down to the handle material and blade shape. The Explorer looks enough like current production KaBar to pass as one. I don't know much about the properties of 440A stainless, although I am quite familiar with 1095 which is the steel used byKaBar and it IS good steel. If you were looking for a top tier KaBar then why not choose a KaBar D2 instead?
I got the explorer. Wasn't looking to get a kabar but I was helping out one of the young guys from my Church who was selling them. I wanted a good kitchen/chopping kitchen knife because we do a lot of cooking in our household
and then saw the kabar.
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I had one. Or rather have. The serrations sucked when I had to clean a buck. I pulled out my SAK to finish the job.
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I had one. Or rather have. The serrations sucked when I had to clean a buck. I pulled out my SAK to finish the job.
Did you try filleting fish with it ? I'm going catfish hunting this weekend and will give it a go on a nice channel cat.
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never tried it on fish
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