Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
History Proven Classic
If you ever go outside, you'd be hard pressed to find a more proven blade. Most people are familiar with this design going back to WWII. This iteration is put together using more modern materials in both handle, and sheath material. There was a period a few years back where it seemed Ka Bars were being manufactured on antiquated equipment, lacked good quality control, and had terrible edge geometry. Not so with the latest batch ! The demo model was sharp, and when the retailer let me check my purchase before leaving the store, it too was nice and sharp fresh from the box/factory. I paid a little more going through the traditional brick-and-mortar store because knives are my weakness, and I suffer from "GOTTA-HAVE-IT-NOW" syndrome. But the value for the dollar is there regardless. The sheath carries nice and flat, adding to the overall value.