Reviews and Ratings for KA-BAR Jarosz 7507 Choppa Fixed 9.875" 1095 Carbon Blade, Brown Ultramid Handles, Nylon MOLLE Compatible Sheath

KA-BAR Jarosz 7507 Choppa Fixed 9.875" 1095 Carbon Blade, Brown Ultramid Handles, Nylon MOLLE Compatible Sheathrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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KA-BAR Jarosz 7507 Choppa Fixed 9.875 inch 1095 Carbon Blade, Brown Ultramid Handles, Nylon MOLLE Compatible Sheath

 

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KA-BAR Jarosz 7507 Choppa Fixed 9.875" 1095 Carbon Blade, Brown Ultramid Handles, Nylon MOLLE Compatible Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
David
Oxnard, Ca
Feb 10, 2018
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Jarosz
One of my new favorite knives based on limited testing chopping, batoning, and processing wood. It can be used to do fine work as well and seems rather comfortable. Coating has already started to strip off in places but was to be expected since I put my knives through a lot before I take them out in the woods. After not being gentle with my knife it was still sharp enough to slice paper the way it did when I first got it. Only draw back for me was the sharp edges at the end of the handle by the lanyard hole which is very minor. I ground them down and smoothed them out. Light weight chopper that really feels like a smaller knife. Can't wait to use it some more and highly recommended this knife.
KA-BAR Jarosz 7507 Choppa Fixed 9.875" 1095 Carbon Blade, Brown Ultramid Handles, Nylon MOLLE Compatible Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Tom H
Illinois
Dec 29, 2018
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, None
Came Up Slightly Short
KaBar run out of steel and plastic, or, something? What’s with the short handle on this big knife? Like a handgun, the handle/grip is one of the most important aspect/properties of a knife. It is your interface to the tool, and determines how you can control the tool to interface with your environment. The handle of a knife is one part you want to get right, or, it can rub blisters, be un-wielding/uncontrollable, slip from your grasps, creating loss of applied force/control. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Choppa is weight forward balanced, with fulcrum about 2” ahead of guard. Should be a good chopper, as the name implies. Arrived sharp, with nice compound saber grind. I question a 20 degree edge on a large chopper/camp knife, that I usually associate with a 25, or, > degree edge. The tough, 20 degree edge works fine on KaBar’s Zombie War Sword, made in USA, of SK5 steel (nice camp knife, available at Knifecenter.com). So, I’ll reserve my judgment on that, until I’ve tested this 1095 steel on some firewood. David, from Oxnard CA (below) liked it, and he’s never lied to me before. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> My only real gripe with this knife is the short handle. My palm, (ball @ base of thumb) hangs over the end of the handle (see David, Oxnard, Ca’s review below r/t sharp edges). I have big hands (size 10 gloves). This seems a size 8 handle, to me. I would definitely use a retention lanyard while swinging this knife, as the plastic scales are kinda slick. I hand out five star reviews, like a politician kissing babies; but my pet peeve is short handled knives, and I gotta deduct a star for this one. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Nice sheath, no rattling noted. I wish they had piggy-backed a skeleton survival knife onto the sheath, like KaBar included with their Zombie Series knives. A pouch on the front of the sheath, like the one on Zombie Knives, would’ve been nice, too. I will look around for a nice skeleton knife (maybe a pouch) to piggy-back on the front of the sheath. And, I wish I had a pony, and a unicorn, and a … Oh, never mind. Anyway, KaBar is miles ahead of OKC in way of sheaths. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This is a nice camp knife. I’m going to wait for some poor wayfaring pilgrim, with small hands, to come wandering by, in need of a good chopper/survival/camp knife, and I’ll gift it to him.