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Need me a good knife around the farm, how about this Ka-Bar?

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Are these legit Ka-Bars on Amazon?

I don't need a Rambo knife, just something heavy duty and durable.
But this price worries me????
Seems pretty cheap to me to be a decent HD knife in my thinking.
Anyone ever bought one of these?
Can you recommend something similar and better?
Even an old used classic similar knife will do me fine.
I just don't want a piece of junk.

ETA: I mentioned Ka-Bar because it was the only name I knew.
I had an excellent general use knife for years, was issued to my dad in the navy, it was a small fixed blade, leather handle, with a Camillus blade with blood grove. I always thought it was a small Ka-Bar but it looked different than the big knife carried by Marines. I think it was issued for general duties on board or something. A real shame I lost it. Maybe I can find one on eBay and get a picture to help me hunt one down?
I'll be back!
ETA AGAIN: I did not see any knives the same, some similar, but not same. Mine did not have any military markings, only "Camillus" on the blade.
It looked similar to this knife on eBay but where you see the markings below mine only had "Camillus."
My knife had a heavy blade with blood groove also. I'm sure it came from the navy, dad was not the type to spend money on a knife.
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That's a good price for a KABAR. Last one I bought was 65$ at the Marine Corps PX.
you think it's the real deal? Not a cheap you know what copy?
look up " MOD survival knife "
ive carried one when outdoors for years has never failed me at any task ive thrown at it.
nowadays i only take it out when hiking or camping.
Thanks! I'm always needing a knife, nothing big, for when I've got only one hand free and can't get to my pocket knife.
Even in the description; it says it is IMPORTED !!!!!
I saw that!
I'd get a real one off eBay if I could be sure it was authentic genuine USGI.
I don't think much of Glock pistols, but I picked up this Glock knife 35 years ago while serving in Rangers (we could only parachute with plastic sheaths).

It's been sharpened several times and is no stranger to bluing paste, but I still swear by it on hiking and camping trips. Best $20 I ever spent that wasn't on women or liquor.

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This will do for now, less than $40.00! I ordered this:
Amazon.com : Glock KB17281 81 Field Knife : Hunting Knives : Sports & Outdoors
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I find this one to be well balanced for me and comfortable in my hand. Says USA right on it.
Sharpens well and holds an edge as good as anything in this price range.

If i didn't already have what I like, I would be seriously considering this one.
Ordered this too:
Ontario SP1
Combat Knife
I found the knife I had!
Took a lot of searching.
It is a military knife . . . it's on this farm somewhere in the woods.
It never had a correct scabbard, I made a makeshift one from a different knife, that's why it fell out and got lost.

"Desirable—ID’d—US WW2 Camillus Mark 1 Fighting Knife/Military Collection -Mk1"

" U.S. World War 2 Camillus Mark 1 fighting knife. This U.S. World War II Mark 1 combat knife is ID'd. This fighting knife would make an important addition to any collection."
"This knife is marked on the blade 'CAMILLUS CUTLERY CO. CAMILLUS, N.Y.'. The Mark 1 scabbard is stitched and riveted. The scabbard is marked 'QUIGLEY O-795825'. This knife measures 9 1/8" overall. The blade itself measures 5"."
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Yes, that is, well . . . was my knife.
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