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Here's the Ka-Bar.. now to find some good prices..

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by Skyhook, Apr 25, 2010.


  1. Skyhook

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    This place is hard to beat on price and I've seen quite few folks post on Bladeforums about ordering from them with no issues.

    http://tomarskabars.com/
     
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    Buy a Kershaw Outcast instead. It will take reprofiling to optimize it, as the factory edge is disgusting. Once you have a long tapered convex edge on it, the utility and value double.

    The two blades aren't on the same shelf. You can get an Outcast new in the 60-65$ range, and to the best of my knowledge it's the best deal anywhere on a 10" D2 steel blade.

    I'm not a cold steel hater and own 3 Outcasts, a Smatchett, a Case XX Bowie, a Becker Patrol Machete and a dozen 10-12" cutlery knives.

    Big blades aren't unknown to me. If you really need a utility machete, not a knife, buy a Gerber Gator, 25$. The saw teeth actually work on that model. If you want maximum chop per stroke, get a Junglee short sword (14.5" blade, AUS 8, 100$ +/-

    If all you want is a big cheap blade, I've got a 30$ Schrade giant bowie. approx 14" blade & home made antler handle, sick of looking at it.

    Or, save your money for a real hand made HI kukhri.. not wrong. CS is.
     
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  6. Skyhook

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    Guys, thanks.
    Since I posted this just a while ago, a friend dropped by and told me he got one from Amazon for $47 and change. I went there and ordered one.

    Amazing how stuff falls together.

    Spl thanks to Richard Simmonds for this: "This place is hard to beat on price and I've seen quite few folks post on Bladeforums about ordering from them with no issues.

    http://tomarskabars.com/ "....and had I not already signed on for one (don't need two) I would definitely have contacted those fine folks.

    ALSO: mitch, that Gerber suggestion is a good one and I am going to look into it.

    Thanks again.
     
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    1. Have done biz with Tomar. Great experience.

    2. Mitch - convex???? CONVEX???? First - wow. For a stone-guy, I'm surprised. Second - how the heck do you convex a D2 knife???? That's gotta take a while.
     
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