Finally!

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  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I have always wanted to get a Kabar USMC fighting knife. and today i finally did. I chose the 5 incher and I just finished a 2 hour job of putting an edge on it. Cant wait to go cut something with it!

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  2. garydude

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    Sweet Josh! Very nice. Where did you pick it up at?
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    Nice!

    I have 4 of them. One is the orignal one I carried in the Marine Corps and it's put up in a case. Two I have bought from Ontario Knive Co. during the years, and finally I was given one made made by Case when I retired. On the blade is engraved with my name, and the phrase "For 38 years of service", then the companies name. It's pretty cool.

    All of mine are the original size tho. Think I'll get one of those 5" ones tho. It will no doubt get well used.

    Enjoy the day.
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  4. gunguy25

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    Thats a beauty for sure congrats.
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    rcairflr Active Member

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    Congrats, very nice looking piece of steel.
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Cabelas.

    Im kickin myself for not buying one 10 years ago when i first started wanting one. they were 40 bucks back then. Theyve jumped to 70 now. But they are incredibly well made and the steel is second to none.
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    Great knife JLA.
  8. Dennis C

    Dennis C New Member

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    looks like a great knife!
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    That's a nice looki'n knife Josh!
    For the quality you've described, 70 bucks aint bad, IMO!
  10. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    No its not at all. but i coulda had one 10 years ago for 40.. ;)
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    JLA, you know what I think about quality knives. That's a beauty and I can't wait until you go cut something. It looks like I'm going to have to go check Cabellas out this next weekend.:)
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    ...yeap and 10yrs ago, I could have probably gotten a 586 for $100 less.. ;)
    if one would'a only have known.
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    Like Zane sez, don't kick yourself for what you coud've paid 10 years ago... I collect 19th Century sword bayonets; and I started in 1974. Oh, what I coulda bought back then! But I didn't have the money or the knowledge... you've got it now, and 10 years from now you can look at the price you paid and smile!
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    nice Josh
  15. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    :thumbsup: Love it!
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    Dang'it Josh, after seeing the picture of yours, I might be out an unexpected $70!:eek:hmygosh:
  17. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I used it as a steak knife sunday night. :)
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    ..there ya go, heck yeah!
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    ..the handle Josh, is it real leather wrap?
  20. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    yes. feels great too.
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