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Please advise Great choice in a knife

Discussion in 'The US Marine Corps Forum' started by MTHall49, Jul 15, 2007.


  1. MTHall49

    MTHall49
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    I am looking for both myself and a friend, for a very sturdy,
    work horse, folding knife with a Tanto style blade.
    Any of you have one to recommend with around a 4 inch blade?

    For a fixed blade I was consider the Ka-Bar Tanto edge, with about 8 inch length. Is KaBar in general still popular with the Marines?

    I wanted to be one of you, but eyesight kept me out. Uncle, Cousin, and friends got in though.

    Semper Fi brothers.
     
  2. chadb1019

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    yeah the k-bar has a lot, LOT of history with the Marine Corps. It is an awsome fighting/untility knife. I think when I was getting out in 2005, they were actually changing to another type. Actually I think it may have been just the bayonet that is getting a change. I dunno.
     

  3. Marine8541

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    While KA-Bars aren't POS they are definately a knife for a budget. On the originals the wood handle was so weak that if you used the butt end as a hammer you'd risk breaking it and the finish wore off quickly. The new KA-Bars called the D2's and the next gens are better with a molded handle and a way better finish that resists wear and abuse better and hold an edge longer. If you get a K Bar get the new Kydex sheath for it will last way longer than leather.

    For the same money you can get a way better knife in the LMF II from gerber. http://www.onlygerberknives.com/Gerber-Knives-01.html