Just received a KA-BAR USMC Fighting Knife

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by SanLuisObispo, Dec 12, 2020.

  1. SanLuisObispo

    SanLuisObispo

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    Nov 14, 2020
    I just received a KA-BAR USMC Fighting Knife. While it's a simple enough knife, it really is a beautiful. Very clean/sharp forging. Great finish. Nice leather handle.

    Hard to beat for just under seventy bucks. Well done, KA-BAR.

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  2. Chui

    Chui Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    - congratulations..!

    But these kind of announcements go hand in hand with photos........... :confused:

    :D
     
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  3. SanLuisObispo

    SanLuisObispo

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    Nov 14, 2020
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  4. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    I have the tanto, great camp knife
     
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  5. marcinek

    marcinek

    Jan 9, 2007
    You can post them on a photo hosting site and link to them.
     
  6. Arathol

    Arathol Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    Sure you are. If you can post here you add pictures to those posts. As long as you have a means of photographing the knife in a digital format its easy and anybody can do it.
    Read here and follow the instruction....
    https://bladeforums.com/threads/uploading-images.1702962/#post-19462925
     
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  7. abcdef

    abcdef

    Oct 28, 2005
    Don't sweat the pic, we know how it looks. Congrats.
     
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  8. SanLuisObispo

    SanLuisObispo

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    Nov 14, 2020
    Seems I'm not able to delete this posting.
     
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  9. Arathol

    Arathol Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    Google is not so great for posting pics here as it doesn't seem to play well with the forum software. Imgur and other simple free host sites seem more compatible.
     
  10. glocktenman

    glocktenman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    They’re are good field knives. Congratulations. Semper Fidelis!
     
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  11. desmobob

    desmobob

    May 5, 2003
    Is the top of the clip portion of the blade sharpened? I bought one several years ago to take on a moose hunting trip in Canada where my buddy and I would be pretty far from civilization. It came with the top of the tip sharpened. I left it that way but was worried I'd forget and end up cutting myself somehow.

    When I was a teenager, I cut myself badly with a kitchen "freezer knife" that had a smooth edge on one side of the blade and a serrated edge on the other side. That made me leery of double-edged blades.

    Is the sharpened clip intended for offensive/defensive use, or does it have other more practical uses?

    I now have other knives that can better serve as a big back country knife, so the Olean-made KA-BAR sits in the knife drawer. It sure is an impressive knife for the money and I'm sure it made a heck of a "plan B" weapon for the combat soldier who carried one.
     
  12. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    The top swedge is not sharpened. They are indeed a high value, high quality knife.
     
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  13. desmobob

    desmobob

    May 5, 2003
    BTW - I purchased mine in the fall of 1999. It is possible the swedge had a semi-sharpened edge and I improved it... I'm not sure; that was more than 21 years ago.
     
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  14. wickettedge

    wickettedge Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Any one getting the Space Force variant?

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  15. SanLuisObispo

    SanLuisObispo

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    Nov 14, 2020
    Seems I'm not able to delete this posting.
     
  16. SanLuisObispo

    SanLuisObispo

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    Nov 14, 2020
    Dang, that is just plain sweet. Congratulations.
     
  17. ed_is_dead

    ed_is_dead Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 2, 2010
    For those hand to hand space fights accept nothing less! :rolleyes::)
     
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  18. wickettedge

    wickettedge Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    For when the Russians get sideways on the space station...
     
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  19. ed_is_dead

    ed_is_dead Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 2, 2010
    Make love in space not war!
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