- Feb 6, 2000
I'm interested in buying a new original Ka-Bar U.S.M.C. fighting knife, the one with the 1095 steel blade (12 inches overall). Is it a good knife for hunting and the woods? How about the steel, does the blade edge rust much, does it require frequent maintenance? Do you think I should get the NEW GENERATION one or the original (money not being an issue)? Thanks for any input on the subject!