Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
I needed to replace the KA-BAR I had in my collection after giving that one as a gift. As usual, the honest simplicity and quality of this knife was apparent. The only thing I would do differently is the sheath. My last KA-BAR shipped with a "historically correct" leather sheath made in Mexico, which I was fine with. I guess I'm old school in that I prefer leather for both knives and handguns. Kydex just doesn't do it for me. Focusing on the "meat", I assume these are still made of high carbon tool steel, which is arguably the best there is for taking and holding an edge. Keeping a drop or two of oil rubbed onto the blade edge is a small price to pay for an awesome knife. While I have knives in my collection that cost many times more, you can't beat the value or the American history in one of these KA-BAR combat knives.