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NO CHEAP IMITATION! This knife is an exact replica of knives carried by Marines in WWII. Made by KA-BAR in Olean, NY for the US Marine Corps and first introduced in WWII.
My Son has followed in my steps and I'm so very proud of him. I bought him this Ka-Bar for his birthday to have a authentic piece of Marine Corps history. It is strong, sharp and beautifully crafted!
The piece itself is pristine, does carry out the job effectively. Will be getting a second soon !!
I have bought several of these, the first to replace the one I got stolen. Ever since all my hunting buddies have wanted one. Don't settle for the cheap look-a-likes, they cannot handle what a Ka-Bar can. One thing I tell everyone. DO NOT machine sharpen a Ka-Bar. I learned that in the Corp.
I bought 3 of the BUDK Chinese USMC knives about 2 years ago. Despite the knock-off recent price increase to about $23 each the Chinese "ka-bar" is a good blade but quality control is hit or miss. The two knives I gave to my sons have been fine. But the knife I kept did not have the butt cap properly installed. Te cap just fell off. Used some epoxy and reinstalled the butt cap. The blade seems fine, it is blackened stainless steel. The leather stacked handle seems great. But I also bought a USA made Marine Ka-Bar which is 1095 carbon steel is a better knife but is 4 times the price.
Don't settle for a K-bar imitation. The true K-bar knives are built to last and with strength to spare.
Awsome knife I would Definately recommend buying this knife it is very well made I also have a k a-Bar boot knife I think they discontinued it years ago I can't find it anywhere I bought it twenty-five yrs ago also an Awsome knife la-Bar is Definately a quality knife maker everyone should own one
My grandson joined the U.S.M.C and I bought this knife for him , I figure every marine needs a damm good knife and he got one .
Awesome blade. Sharp right out of the box. This Marine is wearing his KA-BAR right now.
My friend give it to me like 2 years ago and its freaking alsome love it still sharp and i use it alot :)
I have bought 3 of these knives and they all came as pictured. One I sharpened and use on hunting trips, one I put up, and one I gave to a friend that was in Nam. He said it was just like the one he had over there. I was in Central America and the knife is the same but the sheath I had down there had a sharpening stone attached. The are really great knives.
The Ka-Bar knife is, in my opinion, one of the greatest knives in the world. For under $100, you get a knife that will go through anything. The handle is comfortable and provides a good grip and the leather sheath is good quality. The blade has a good looking finish on it and it doesn't wear much with use. This knife can be used for slicing, stabbing, batoning, digging, prying, and anything else you can think of. Buy at least one of these because it will last a lifetime.
nice big combat knife.a little big for daily carry,perfect for zombies,etc nice and sharp.base delivery took about a week.Awesome us mc Bowie overall.
I love this KA-BAR USMC knife! I also own the black KA-BAR 1213 knife with Glass Filled Nylon sheath. Both knives are great.
If your like me and your friend don't shut up about knifes this will help. This is the best knife i'v ever had
This is probably the most well made knife I own. Good for whatever you throw at it, although as you can imagine, being a Ka-Bar it's more of a utility knife. I haven't tried batoning it because I actually haven't needed to: put in a few minutes and you can cut down 2 and a half inch diameter saplings. Don't worry about scuffing it up either, the scratches and nicks and bits of discoloration that the leather and wood get just make it look that much more authentic and amazing. As I once read, 'You'll probably open more cans of K rations with it than you will Japanese',but this knife is well worth the cash many times over: I'd trust my life to it.
Great Knife,both looks and function. The best in my collection. Doesn't what the box looks like. The quality of the knife is great
Its an excellent k-bar. I say so because I brought my original k-bar back from Vietnam and except for a few minor issues, not worth mentioning its perfect. It brings back memories and just wanted a new k-Bar to display in my office next to the K-Bar I used in Vietnam. I should add that I had more than 1 K-Bar in Vietnam do to extenuating circumstances.Great knife and would recommend it to whom ever wants a sturdy well built knife. just keep the blade SHARP. Well worth the money.
Great knife I'm thinkging about getting another. When I first got it it didn't come in the box shown it came in a black box. I love the sheath and the knife I cut myself shaving the hair on my arm with it. Great knife. Thanks
Love the knife! As a retailer though, I wish the knife came in the white box pictured instead of the plain black box I received. Maybe Budk should change the picture.
Loving this knife.<br /><br />TrueSwords: Excellent service they provide, all the time! I'll never doubt them and never will.<br /><br />Ka-Bar: It's a great combat knife, and that's what it is meant for, combat. You see people on YouTube prying, batoning and chopping with this knife, sure, it is able to do that, but it's not meant for that. Meant for combat. The knife's handle is made from stacked leather (leather). The Steel is 1095 Cro-Van, Cro-van (to my knowledge, not an expert) is chromium and vanadium, meaning when you see something like 1095 Cro-Van, basically means it has more chromium and vanadium into it, which will help with corrosion resistance (Big plus since this is a carbon steel), and increases strength and toughness (Also a big plus, being that this is a fighting knife).<br /><br />I'm no expert, but to what I know, this is a really good knife.
amazing!<br />Ka-bar never fails to impress with this classic knife!<br />this knife comes so sharp that it slices with such ease.<br />the sheath is made out of sturdy leather.<br />the black coating is on there so well you can cut so much and it will not rub off.<br />the handle is also made out of such strong wood that it doesn't seem it won't be rotting or cracking at all. i also love the packet that comes with it that tells you how to care for your knife properly.
Everything about this knife is perfect, from the grip to the blade, holds and excellent edge, in which i have made sharp enough to shave with, i have taken it out many times, from the woods to shotgunning beers with, i stepped on it yesterday and the slice in my toe couldn't have been deeper and cleaner..in some way i was almost proud getting all the stitches because i can now see exactly the potential it has
This knife is the M1911 of military knives! I'm well-versed in the history of military cutlery of the past century to the present, and no knife has had such influence and has seen as much combat as the KA-BAR. It's still in use today, and the legendary USMC uses a bayonet based on the timeless design. But, even with the improved, modern versions being produced today, nothing can beat the feel of the original. Even the smell of the perfectly oiled leather is incredible! It's no wonder this knife has proven such an indispensable ally to our armed forces for 75 years!
It's a great knife - but they come in a plain black box now, not the one pictured.
The knife is GREAT - But it doesn't come in the box that's pictured. It's just a plain black box.
If you plan on carrying a must be reliable knife, then there is no other. I started with a Buck 119 and compared to my KABAR, Buck is junk! I started carrying my KABAR in the Corp in 79 and have never found another to even come close, you can chop wood with it, then give a decent shave, then later go snoop and poop and practically decapitate a sentry. I call my KABAR my b****, cause she just never lets the f*** up! Get this knife and you will need no other, except maybe the Machete. OOO-RAH! And yes it can be thrown with exceptional devastation and accurate.
Best knife ever made! Cuts through anything. I went to camp with it and forgot my ax and it cut right trough my maple for firewood. MUST GET IT!!
The finest piece I have bought from BudK. Well balanced, sharp out of the box. Nicely integrated with the sheath and comfortable in the hand. If I am ever in need of a knife for either survival or fighting, I hope to have this one around.
Holy Balls. When this thing arrived It was a lot bigger then i expected it to be. The box size gives away the magnitude of what you're about to experience. When you pick up this metal titan, you feel the weight, and with it you feel the power of this, like no other, piece. The handle is wooden, and the blade is, unlike on the picture, black not silver. Comes fully, and deadly sharp, ready for your most dangerous and demanding missions.
okay so im officially afraid of this knife. i have used it for several weeks, and not just used it, but savegely abused this knife. and the blade is still rediculacely sharp. I also own a vintage cutco hunting knife and this rivals it in every way accept for the handle (which on this ka-bar, the leather tends to pinch your hand when you stab, but im sure this will wear off as the leather breaks in.) and you can tell this is a fighting knife, intended to remove flesh from the body and stab indot the internal organs, the balance is near perfect ( just a few millemeters twoards the pommel from the guard) and it stabs like a bat out of hell.<br />Pros: quite sharp<br />well balanced<br />EXTREMELY HARD STEEL (this is also a con)<br /><br />Cons: Steel so hard its a real pain to sharpen<br />leather handle tends to pinch the hands when stabbing.<br />false edge is not sharp.<br /><br />Worth EVERY penny, thanks true swords!
this thing is amazing i cook with it some times and it slices straight through frozen solid meat which is impressive for any knife i've cut a 5inch thick tree in half in three swings, very sharp out of the box but i always sharpen my knifes,if any one is looking for a first knife to have i recommend this one because it will take the abuse of the years to come
Beautiful Knife. Strong, Excellent craftsmenship, everthing you'd expect froma Ka-Bar. Im a huge collector of over 45 knives and I would recommend this blade to anyone. One of my favorite pieces!
Perfect knife. incredibly sharp right out of the box, huge and intimidating, light as a feather. not a single bad thing to say about this, make sure you get one!
I very much liked this knife. Actually I found a way to throw this knife with good accuracy. I think this knife is very durable and i would recommend it. Editor's Note: Thank you for your comments. We have updated the review to reflect the appropriate spelling.
This product is great and looks very good. I bought it for my uncle who is currently serving in the U.S. marine corps. This product made a GREAT gift. Fast shipping. I will be a returning customer. NOTE: very sharp, when testing it gets pencil like scracthes easily, but not too noticeable.
this is a primarily good knife, a classic and it came sharp out of the box. It is every thing that i expected and it is well balanced and reliable it deserves 5/5 stars.
I have owned a USMC Ka-Bar since I was a kid. I have also owned many other knives also. The Ka Bar is the most versatile of all I have ever owned. Whether its skinning, cutting, or batoning through firewood it can take it. It will hold an edge longer than most others I have used. This was the best design ever put into production. I guess that why it is still in production today.
Sooooooo well made, razor sharp and REAL leather. Best knife ever made, it's worth more than 60 bucks, a must buy !!!!
Very well built knife. Great balance, great construction, good materials. I would reccomend this to anyone who collects or uses a knife for hunting camping ect.
I cannot any difference between this and the one I used to carry. Got another for my stepson for Christmas. He is a Marine also.
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