Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Great Knife good value
I received a USGI issue Marine Corps Combat Knife some 43 years ago when I was in the military. Since it was my only fixed blade knife for many years, I used it for deer hunting, camping, building shelters, working in my garage, and hiking. I used it also for a one week survival training course in the military. I once built a 3 person shelter in the Upper Penn of MI with that knife (with some evergreen branches, 550 cord and HD garbage bags) which I used for deer hunting in the winter. The blade is made of carbon steel (parkerized) and it will take a nice edge. The blade can also be used with a flint or fire-starter rod to make decent sparks to start a survival fire. The 7" blade is a little long for general utility purposes. In the USMC we used it as a survival and utility knife. We were also trained to use it for close combat but fortunately I never had to use it for that purpose. Today I keep it in my Survival Bag (Emergency Bag). For the money, its a decent knife if you are looking for a longer blade. I think its a great military-type knife. The sheath is leather, and is the classic old-school style. They also make a newer Kydex type sheath for it.