Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Timeless Ka-Bar Utility, Looks, & Quality
This is my 6th or 7th Ka-Bar knife in the same size as their Navy, Marine, and Army models with the noted difference being the pommel. It is a heavy slab of steel at the bottom of the blade, but doesn't affect how the blade handles compared to other Ka-Bars. Ka-Bar has definitely stepped up their quality control game and I say with confidence that their fit and finish is on par with the likes of Buck, ESEE, and Tops. The leather on both the handle and sheath smells terrific. The edge comes hair shaving sharp from the factory. If you're curious about why this particular piece has lasted virtually untouched in design since WWII, look no further than the Ka-Bar Dog's Head ! Same great steel, ergonomics, materials, and quality that have kept Ka-Bar on the map for over half a century. The butt-cap is literally the only difference between the Dog's Head and regular, military edition models. A quality addition to any knife collection.