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Posted: 1/4/2012 5:13:54 PM EDT
I don't know a lot about knives, I got a KA Bar US Army version for Christmas.
Playing with this, it seems tough as nails, I'm deeply impressed. Made in Orleans NY.

Do troops today still carry this knife?

Is it as tough as it looks?
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:21:46 PM EDT
I think most use the M9 or other bayonet types.

The K-bar is a good knife. Keep it sharp and handy.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:21:47 PM EDT
It's a good knife and will do most anything, but it's not a bushcraft knife. The blade tang is very narrow under the handle and can snap from repeated strikes.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:23:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rightwing87:
It's a good knife and will do most anything, but it's not a bushcraft knife. The blade tang is very narrow under the handle and can snap from repeated strikes.


The M9 tang is worse.

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:25:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CLICKBANGBANG:
Originally Posted By rightwing87:
It's a good knife and will do most anything, but it's not a bushcraft knife. The blade tang is very narrow under the handle and can snap from repeated strikes.


The M9 tang is worse.

http://oi51.tinypic.com/vepvtw.jpg

Is that an Ontario knife?
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:28:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:29:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DoberDude:

Originally Posted By CLICKBANGBANG:
Originally Posted By rightwing87:
It's a good knife and will do most anything, but it's not a bushcraft knife. The blade tang is very narrow under the handle and can snap from repeated strikes.


The M9 tang is worse.

http://oi51.tinypic.com/vepvtw.jpg

Is that an Ontario knife?


Yes. All of the mil spec M9s look like this.
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