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Ka Bar USMC vs SOG Seal Pup

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by AmericanPatriot, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. AmericanPatriot

    AmericanPatriot

    125
    Jan 27, 2009
    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?
     
  2. Hammer27

    Hammer27

    Sep 17, 2006
  3. PrimitiveMan

    PrimitiveMan

    916
    Dec 16, 2008
    I'm old school.

    Kabar
     
  4. johnu2

    johnu2

    942
    Jun 5, 2007
    They're both good choices but there's a pretty good size difference if I'm not mistaken
     
  5. gibbyx

    gibbyx

    554
    Jul 24, 2007
    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.
     
  6. Samael

    Samael

    Sep 30, 2007
    Ka-Bar, especially at half the price.
     
  7. fudo

    fudo

    Aug 27, 1999
    I like the Becker BK 7 or BK9, but, of the 2 you mentioned, I'd go with the Ka-Bar.
     
  8. walleyeguy7

    walleyeguy7

    716
    Feb 2, 2008
    oh the two, definitely a 1095 kabar. no comparison
     
  9. bradpierson26

    bradpierson26

    803
    Aug 7, 2008
    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
     
  10. johnu2

    johnu2

    942
    Jun 5, 2007
    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
     
  11. IRON HEAD

    IRON HEAD

    137
    Jan 28, 2007
    Kabar Kabar KABAR, sorry ......... Kabar.
     
  12. alaskanativeson

    alaskanativeson

    312
    May 2, 2007
    The Ka-Bar. Definitely. The battle is won in the numbers. 1095 beats 440 every time.
     
  13. Jake Bauer

    Jake Bauer

    Sep 19, 2007
    KA BAR. Hands down. AUS6 in a survival knife makes no sense to me.
     
  14. Garrett Schmidt

    Garrett Schmidt

    450
    May 17, 2006
    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.
     
  15. sticf

    sticf

    409
    Jan 21, 2009
    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
     
  16. vic2367

    vic2367

    Sep 15, 2006

    agreed :)
     
  17. johnu2

    johnu2

    942
    Jun 5, 2007
    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/SOGSEAL2000underwaterDestructionTest.html

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

    C. STORR

    Feb 6, 2006
    Ka-Bar, baby...:thumbup:
     
  19. TheFighter88

    TheFighter88

    142
    Aug 13, 2006
    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.
     
  20. Dave 12c8

    Dave 12c8

    44
    Nov 9, 2004
    I would go with the Ka-bar. another one you might want to check out is the Buck Night Hawk.
     

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