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    Ka Bar USMC vs SOG Seal Pup


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    I'm looking for a new knife and both the Ka bar USMC and the SOG Seal Pup are at my hunting store. I'm looking for a survival knife that will be strong, functional, and hold a good edge. From your experience, which would you choose and why? Or is there a better knife you've used around the same price range?

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    I think the Kabar might be a bit tougher but the SOG has better corrosion resistance. They're pretty even though IMHO
    Gerber LMFII ASEK is a great choice too:
    http://www.lapolicegear.com/lmfiiasek.html

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    I'm old school.

    Kabar

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    They're both good choices but there's a pretty good size difference if I'm not mistaken

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    Whichever one sets your soul on fire the most. I'd say they're close enough that you just go with the one that feels the best to ya.

    Gibby

    Beware - Even though you only asked about these two specifically, I bet someone chimes in with some different brand.

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    Ka-Bar, especially at half the price.

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    I like the Becker BK 7 or BK9, but, of the 2 you mentioned, I'd go with the Ka-Bar.

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    oh the two, definitely a 1095 kabar. no comparison

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    have em both, kabar all the way, no contest. SEAL pup (like most SOGs IMHO) are pleasing to the eyes, dont perform as well as comptetitors.
    i would prefer RAT RC6

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    While the Kabar is an excellent knife, the SOG Seal Pup ain't no slouch either. It has a full tang while the Kabar has a rat-tail tang

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    Kabar Kabar KABAR, sorry ......... Kabar.

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    The Ka-Bar. Definitely. The battle is won in the numbers. 1095 beats 440 every time.

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    KA BAR. Hands down. AUS6 in a survival knife makes no sense to me.

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    I'd agree with the Ka Bar as well. Most of them are coated so other than the edge, you won't have to worry about rust too much. Just throw some oil on it from time to time.

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    I have no experence with SOG knives. I will say that when I was in, Marines (in general) were hard on gear. We had a saying "Nothing made by man is Marine Proof." However, the KA-BAR is pretty damn close.

    STICF

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    Quote Originally Posted by walleyeguy7 View Post
    oh the two, definitely a 1095 kabar. no comparison

    agreed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Bauer View Post
    AUS6 in a survival knife makes no sense to me.
    It was chosen because of its corrosion resistance (Seal Pup was designed to be used around water) and toughness.

    Destruction test of Seal 2000 (bigger version) http://knifetests.com/SOGSEAL2000und...ctionTest.html

    There's also a destruction test of the Kabar on the site if anyone is interested

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    Ka-Bar, baby...

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    Not bad choices either way you go, but the Ka-bar has the edge on this one... 1095 carbon steel is better or similar in every category excepting corrosion resistance.

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    I would go with the Ka-bar. another one you might want to check out is the Buck Night Hawk.

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