Ka-Bar. Too Big For EDC?

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    Ka-Bar. Too Big For EDC?

    I was just wondering what everyone thought about a Ka-Bar with a 5-1/4" fixed blade for EDC? Would it be to big?

    https://www.kabar.com/product/produc...urpose/Utility
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    People on this forum are knowledgeable, but when it comes to legal matters, I would contact an official from your state.

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    Pretty bulky for an EDC knife.OMO
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    If you can carry it legally, and comfortably, then no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caubry89 View Post
    I was just wondering what everyone thought about a Ka-Bar with a 5-1/4" fixed blade for EDC? Would it be to big?

    https://www.kabar.com/product/produc...urpose/Utility
    Probably too big...but not if you're a serial killer.
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    If it's legal and suits your needs, then carry it. You decide what your EDC requirements and limitations are, not some random(s) on the interwebz.

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    I have one of the all black short KaBars I got it I though it would be ok to carry. But I find its abit bulky. I do take it with me when ever I know Ill be in the woods alot or fishing. Then I found out about Esee RC-3 thats what I carry now.
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    I'm not sure what's legal in Ohio, but carrying a large fixed-blade would be an attention-getter here in NoVA except in the field hunting or camping. In the field, I carry a Gerber LMF II in black. However, for EDC, I carry a Spyderco Endura 4 Black Blade with a combination edge in VA or a Delica 4 w/a combination edge if I'm crossing the river to DC or MD. They are high quality folders that aren't that expensive, and they cut like crazy.
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    It can work. So says the guy who has carried a full-sized Fairbairn-Sykes. It's all about how much discomfort/misery/wardrobe changes you're willing to put up with.

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    The knife you mentioned in your post is really small as compared to the one in this video. haha......he said just kids having fun!! Enjoy!

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    Illegal for civilian concealed carry in my state except on my own property, for use in hunting on authorized land, or for military field training on base. In VA, it is also considered a hunting/bowie knife, making it illegal to carry in public. Blade length also makes it illegal for public carry too, which is way over the 4.5 " blade length minimum for the state. If no such laws exist, I'd have no problem carrying it since it's a fine combat knife proven on the battlefields over the years by the USMC and some other units from other branches of the military.

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    A serial killer....or gecko45.
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    For me personally, a 5.25 inch fixed blade is just too cumbersome an item for me to carry on a daily basis. I barely carry something that large when hunting. My EDC gear is usually 2 guns, a folding knife, spare reloads, a flashlight long enough to work as an impact tool and often times a pocket OC spray. No need or place for a 5 plus inch fixed blade in my daily ensemble. So for me, it would be too big.

    For other people, including yourself, you may find something like that works out okay. However, a lot of jurisdictions make carrying concealed fixed blades illegal, so you should check your state knife laws.

    I have considered a Ka Bar mini TDI knife, as an additional tool but so far I have not seen a real benefit with everything else I lug around.
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    You could do it...barring any legal issues.

    I just got a Cold Steel Peace Keeper II. 5.5 blade / 9.75 overall / 5.6oz (7.6oz with sheath).

    I will conceal carry on my belt horizontally at the small of my back or strapped to my boot.

    I purposely chose that knife because of it low weight. At 7.6oz with sheath, it's a walk in the park to carry.

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    I carried one in the Marine Corp for years but for EDC I would have to say NO.
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