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Originally posted by semperfortis
As for a K-Bar, Marine knife
I love them being a Marine and all but find they are somewhat limited in a survival situation as a larger knife gives you more control and many more options
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Consider what you'll be doing with the knife in a camp/survival situation.
Bigger isnt always better and in my experience bigger has been quite detrimental.
If you're stuck on the kabar brand I'd go with the Becker D'Eskabar.
If you're not stuck on the brand give ESEE a look. Izulas or their 3 or 4 inch bladed knives are bombproof, easy to maintain, tested and guaranteed for life. Abuse it however you want and if somehow you manage to damage it send it back and you'll get a new one no questions asked.
A traditional Kabar like the ones you're looking at are fine solid knives but their blade shape and size may leave you wanting for something else.
Of course threads like these always devolve into fantasy and fanboyism anyway so whatever