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A Good Knife for Field Work and Self Defense

I know that some of you will disagree with me on this one.  For a good knife for field use that is adequate for self-defense, I like the USMC Mark 2 Combat Knife, commonly called the KaBar.  This was first adopted by the United States Marine Corps in November 1942.

Since the early 1960’s I have had several of these and they have all held up well.  They have a seven-inch blade which I have found adequate for chopping up wood for kindling, making snares and other uses around camp.  Just the other day I used one for cleaning and filleting salmon.…

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