Is a KA-BAR practical? Which one, and for what situations?
I keep a Glock Fixed blade in my backpack this I carry this one daily on my left side, so I would say yes!
I love K bars and own several, they are a great all around sheath knife. That said yes I am a former Marine grunt but early in my career I went to a Randall #1 but I understand that most people don’t want to drop 4-600$ on a knife. As for situations to carry, I only use mine in the forest now and that’s a backup to my guns.
Because I carry a glock Gen 5 19x…
Nice blade sir! Being a blade collector and user my self I will check out the rest of the versions.
The short KA-BAR is a good all-around utility knife. The large KA-BAR is for SD and killing,
I had to finish off two White-tail deer and one still tried to kick the snot out of me.
No practical situations for me. I own a couple. I don’t do anything practical with them.
I ended up taking a Morakniv or a RAT ESEE when I was taking a fixed blade for something.
Though probably a kbar would have been okay
I am not much of a knife aficionado but do have a couple of moraknivs staged around the house for the rare occasions I might need a fixed blade knife for something. Pretty good quality for a very cheap price. I’ve also got some machetes that are useful for clearing brush and as possible improvised SD tools when a firearm isn’t an option.
I’ve decided to give knife throwing a try as a fun backyard activity with my son. But that is a whole other topic.
Yeah the larger ones look like straight combat knives for sure, the smaller one is the best all around in my experience. Mainly just purchased because they look nice though
I am a chef, I know knives. Different knives are for different jobs. A multi-use knife is always a good knife to have and that is what a K-bar is for. When I went through Mountain warfare survival training, I carried a Bowie knife. A mountain man would carry such a knife for bears and such so that is what I did carry. I also carried a pocketknife too; I always carry a pocketknife anyways. Gibbs rule #7.
Can’t go wrong with a pocket knife
My brother keeps taunting me with his Benchmades
I don’t see much change on the pocket knife front, the big three remain Spyderco, Benchmade, and Kershaw.
I pretty much 100% have either a Spyderco or Benchmade on me. For Benchmade the default is a griptillian or mini griptillian
Yup. I’m being talked into a BM Claymore
My EDC is a Benchmade Barrage
A Ka-Bar is History.
That alone should be reason enough to get one.
There are plenty of great fixed blade knives for a variety of uses.
If you don’t want to tie the $$ in a Ka-Bar (they ain’t cheap!) pick another reputable fixed blade and start making your own History with it.
The company expanded exponentially in the 1920s, and the blade decorations helped distinguish old models from new ones. Some of the branded jewelry was OLCUT, KEENWELL, and KA-BAR. (Ka-Bar has been trademarked with a capital letter, in case you’re wondering why we spelled it that way throughout the article.)
As with any fine head account, it’s difficult to disentangle fact from the truth, though it’s widely accepted that the title reached around when proprietor Wallace Brown received a letter of recommendation from a fur hunter.
The letter told how a trapper destroyed a damaged bear with a knife after his firearm jammed. Since the note was just somewhat legible, it was hard to decode its meaning. However, the word “ka bar” occurred in the note, which is a portion of the expression “kill the bear.”
Because the story was so compelling, the company began labeling “KA-BAR” (pronounced Kay-Bar) on the ricasso of its line of automatic switchblade pocket knives, which included the KA-BAR Grizzly, KA-BAR Baby Grizzly, and KA-BAR.
John 292. I love history!! And I carry my two KABARS USMC fighting knifes with me every day and every were aloud by law. And they are much quicker than most any gun . We one in each hand .!! I can run around a tree in my yard!!! And if it was a person!!! It’s all over . But the barbecue sauce GREAT FIGHTING KNIVES.HISTORY…