Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Outdoor Gear > Blades
Ka-Bar short partially serrated pros and cons? >

Ka-Bar short partially serrated pros and cons?

Blades Cutting edge discussion for all things knife related.

Ka-Bar short partially serrated pros and cons?

Old 06-24-2012, 05:41 PM
  #1  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 6
Default Ka-Bar short partially serrated pros and cons?

I am planning to buy the Ka-bar short utility knife, ive heard great things about it so far just wanted some feedback for some pros and cons if there are any, Thanks
BassGrant94 is offline  
Old 06-24-2012, 10:04 PM
  #2  
Super Moderator
 
Bocajnala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Trumbull County, Ohio
Posts: 9,482
Default

I've got a regular Ka-Bar and I like it for what it is. It holds it's edge well and is built very well. Although I cannot get that "razor" sharp edge onto it like I can other blades. It's a novelty for me really. I use it to split deer often, and sometimes even carry it deer hunting just to do. I am not a fan of serrated blades unless you have a purpose to have one. I mostly do not. A sharp knife will do everything I need, and a serrated blade is harder to keep sharp, for me at least.
-Jake
Bocajnala is offline  
Old 06-24-2012, 10:28 PM
  #3  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 6
Default

Thanks for responding man i really appreciate the feedback, I just want to make sure i know im getting the quality i pay for...plus it looks pretty sick!
BassGrant94 is offline  
Old 06-25-2012, 04:04 PM
  #4  
Super Moderator
 
Bocajnala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Trumbull County, Ohio
Posts: 9,482
Default

As far as quality goes, yes it's great. Built solid. Like I said, I cannot get that razor sharp edge on it, but I can get it sufficiently sharp for everything I need. I've heard others say they couldn't get them super sharp either. But it holds its edge well and is built very well.
For me it's a novelty knife. I use it alot, and usually get some chuckles when I pull it out for small fish and small game.
-Jake
Attached Thumbnails Ka-Bar short partially serrated pros and cons?-kbar.jpg  
Bocajnala is offline  
Old 06-25-2012, 04:42 PM
  #5  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 6
Default

Haha cool, just got mine today and out of the box its sharp bu not razor sharp like some of my other knives, but its still awesome
BassGrant94 is offline  
Old 07-04-2012, 03:14 AM
  #6  
Typical Buck
 
Beard Buster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Pikeville, Tennessee
Posts: 592
Default

IMO, serration is not needed for almost all applications. I have a Gerber saw for anything requiring serration. I have the same KA-BAR as you, Boca, and it serves me very well. Keep it by my bed when I sleep, and on my side when I hunt. 7 inches of pure ferocity... haha
Beard Buster is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.