Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
No wonder it's a classic
This is my first KA-BAR Fighting/Utility Knife. I have to say I'm impressed. Very positively surprised, in spite of my high expectations. It's a large, strong knife. The blade shape is "just right". The length, weight, balance and feel - I wouldn't change anything. For me the handle is a bit on the large side, but I think that could be an advantage in chopping and batoning work. In this model, the handle is Kraton rubber, which provides very good grip. I like the green color, which is somewhat less military-like, and more fit to camping/survival. It didn't come very sharp out of the box.