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Questions about this KA-BAR.
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My friends birthday is coming up and he has a thing for knifes, he loves them. I was thinking a real KA-BAR would make an awesome gift so I took to the internet searching. I found one on Amazon for $53: KA-BAR Full Size US Marine Corp Fighting Knife, Straight

I just wanted to make sure the description is right. I want confirmation that this is an American made KA-BAR and not some cheap foreign rip-off. My other question is the legality of this knife. He lives in New York City and I don't want to cross over with something that's illegal. Kinda ironic considering the knife is manufactured in New York but it's the city after all.... Dodgy
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LifeInPa;28059 Wrote:My friends birthday is coming up and he has a thing for knifes, he loves them. I was thinking a real KA-BAR would make an awesome gift so I took to the internet searching. I found one on Amazon for $53: KA-BAR Full Size US Marine Corp Fighting Knife, Straight

I just wanted to make sure the description is right. I want confirmation that this is an American made KA-BAR and not some cheap foreign rip-off. My other question is the legality of this knife. He lives in New York City and I don't want to cross over with something that's illegal. Kinda ironic considering the knife is manufactured in New York but it's the city after all.... Dodgy

To own that knife in NYC is probably legal (think of all of the kitchens, restaurants, etc. in NYC and imagine all of the cutting instruments they have), but where you might have a problem the legality of carrying the knife. If you leave it in its container/packaging or keep it in a suitcase until you get to NYC, then you should be fine. As for the accuracy of the description of the knife, I can't tell if it is an actual kabar brand knife (I don't know if the term kabar is copyrighted), but it looks like the knife is made in USA and the sheath is made in Mexico.

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Philadelphia Patriot;28177 Wrote:
LifeInPa;28059 Wrote:My friends birthday is coming up and he has a thing for knifes, he loves them. I was thinking a real KA-BAR would make an awesome gift so I took to the internet searching. I found one on Amazon for $53: KA-BAR Full Size US Marine Corp Fighting Knife, Straight

I just wanted to make sure the description is right. I want confirmation that this is an American made KA-BAR and not some cheap foreign rip-off. My other question is the legality of this knife. He lives in New York City and I don't want to cross over with something that's illegal. Kinda ironic considering the knife is manufactured in New York but it's the city after all.... Dodgy

To own that knife in NYC is probably legal (think of all of the kitchens, restaurants, etc. in NYC and imagine all of theory cutting instruments they have), but where you might have a problem the legality of carrying the knife. If you leave it in its container/packaging or keep it in a suitcase until you get to NYC, then you should be fine. As for the accuracy of the description of the knife, I can't tell if it is an actual kabar brand knife (I don't know if the term kabar is copyrighted), but it looks like the knife is made in USA and the sheath is made in Mexico.

IANAL

Thanks, yeah it's going to be wrapped and he typically only carries his knifes when fishing up here. The reviews seem to indicate that it's the real deal. I called up KA-BAR shortly after making this post and they told me all KA-BAR utility knifes are made in America. I couldn't confirm what I heard about the 1095 steel. I just wanted to make sure since last time I bought something off the internet like this the website said it was American made original but it wasn't. I only lost $15 dollars on that but still...
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The KaBar I bought off Amazon was the real deal. Amazon isn't like other sights, if a seller isn't being truthful the get the boot. And Amazon will work to make things right if something is wrong, as they have for my girlfriend. And even better yet that one in the link is sold and shipped by amazon not a 3rd party(which was the cause of my girlfriend's problem).

If the made in Mexico sheath is what's making you concerned look on KaBar's website. They don't make any of their sheathes anymore, one of the big reasons they get bashed as being a bad company(of course most of the bashing is from Internet fanboys). 1095 Cro-Van is their proprietary, if that's what you wanna call it, steel. Again that's right on their website.

As for the NYC laws, I cannot comment or speculate as per I don't know.
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spartakis252;28540 Wrote:The KaBar I bought off Amazon was the real deal. Amazon isn't like other sights, if a seller isn't being truthful the get the boot. And Amazon will work to make things right if something is wrong, as they have for my girlfriend. And even better yet that one in the link is sold and shipped by amazon not a 3rd party(which was the cause of my girlfriend's problem).

If the made in Mexico sheath is what's making you concerned look on KaBar's website. They don't make any of their sheathes anymore, one of the big reasons they get bashed as being a bad company(of course most of the bashing is from Internet fanboys). 1095 Cro-Van is their proprietary, if that's what you wanna call it, steel. Again that's right on their website.

As for the NYC laws, I cannot comment or speculate as per I don't know.

Thanks for replying. I heard even KA-BAR makes some of their knifes in Taiwan and I wanted to make sure that I am not getting one of those. The sheeth doesn't really concern me, American made would have been nice there but I can let that pass. Amazon has never done me wrong yet, my last experience was with a boonie hat off of a surplus military website.
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LifeInPa;28570 Wrote:
spartakis252;28540 Wrote:The KaBar I bought off Amazon was the real deal. Amazon isn't like other sights, if a seller isn't being truthful the get the boot. And Amazon will work to make things right if something is wrong, as they have for my girlfriend. And even better yet that one in the link is sold and shipped by amazon not a 3rd party(which was the cause of my girlfriend's problem).

If the made in Mexico sheath is what's making you concerned look on KaBar's website. They don't make any of their sheathes anymore, one of the big reasons they get bashed as being a bad company(of course most of the bashing is from Internet fanboys). 1095 Cro-Van is their proprietary, if that's what you wanna call it, steel. Again that's right on their website.

As for the NYC laws, I cannot comment or speculate as per I don't know.

Thanks for replying. I heard even KA-BAR makes some of their knifes in Taiwan and I wanted to make sure that I am not getting one of those. The sheeth doesn't really concern me, American made would have been nice there but I can let that pass. Amazon has never done me wrong yet, my last experience was with a boonie hat off of a surplus military website.

The made in Taiwan knives are their new line of folding knives. I'm not 100% but I think it's limited to only the folders. The "Fighting/Utility" knives and the Becker series are made in America but the sheaths are not.
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spartakis252;28575 Wrote:
LifeInPa;28570 Wrote:Thanks for replying. I heard even KA-BAR makes some of their knifes in Taiwan and I wanted to make sure that I am not getting one of those. The sheeth doesn't really concern me, American made would have been nice there but I can let that pass. Amazon has never done me wrong yet, my last experience was with a boonie hat off of a surplus military website.

The made in Taiwan knives are their new line of folding knives. I'm not 100% but I think it's limited to only the folders. The "Fighting/Utility" knives and the Becker series are made in America but the sheaths are not.

Excellent, I will place the order tonight.

I let you guys know how it went including pictures when I get it.
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KABar does make some of the fixed blades in China. I was looking into one a year or so ago. Just confirm that the one you are purchasing is made in the U.S. I started to get frustrated and bought an Ontario U.S. made. I think the KAbar is a little better though but Im not a knife expert.
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das;28678 Wrote:KABar does make some of the fixed blades in China. I was looking into one a year or so ago. Just confirm that the one you are purchasing is made in the U.S. I started to get frustrated and bought an Ontario U.S. made. I think the KAbar is a little better though but Im not a knife expert.

Thanks for the tip, the general consensus seems to be if it's a USMC Fighting/Utility knife it's American made. We will see. If it's nice enough I might buy one for myself as I wanted to compliment my firearms with some nice, quality made, American knifes.
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das;28678 Wrote:KABar does make some of the fixed blades in China. I was looking into one a year or so ago. Just confirm that the one you are purchasing is made in the U.S. I started to get frustrated and bought an Ontario U.S. made. I think the KAbar is a little better though but Im not a knife expert.

Please link from KaBar's website which fixed blade is made in china.
The only product I found made in china was their "hobo kit".
All the fixed blades are US or Taiwan.

I wouldn't necessarily call their Made in Taiwan knives inferior products by the way. Most are made with AUS8 steel which is better in most cases than the 440 stainless cheap knives. It's not the highest grade stuff of course, you get what you pay for, but its not junk.
If you want other examples of highly rated knives that come from Taiwan, look at SOG, Cold Steel, and CRKT, just to name a few.
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