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    Thumbs up Another Cool Lil Kabar (Similar to BK13)

    Im sure some if not most know about the Adventure Piggyback by Kabar...for those that dont here is a pic. Pretty cool lookin lil knife. Priced right at around $12 most places...do your shopping...im sure can be had for less.



    Very similar to the BK13 so im sure it would be a good one! Made in China (at the moment...i forsee a Made in the USA version coming out...just like the BK13)

    Features
    •Deep belly & short clip point designed specifically for field dressing game
    •High carbon stainless steel holds an edge and is corrosion resistant
    •Compact design carries anywhere
    •Fixed blade with skeleton handle for easy clean-up

    Specifications
    •Blade Length: 2-3/4"
    •Handle Length: 3-1/4"
    •Overall Length: 6"
    •0.165" 5Cr13 stainless steel
    •Hard Plastic Sheath
    •Made in China


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    are there any reviews out there

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    from knifecenter.com soooo

    Product Reviews for the KA-BAR Adventure Piggyback Fixed 2-3/4" Stainless Steel Blade, Steel Handle
    Avg. Rating: (Based on 6 reviews)
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    Review 1: Headline: Companion
    Pros: Blade Sharpness , Sheath/Scabbard , Handle Material , Blade Material , Materials , Weight , Overall Quality , Finish

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    by Cory From Nevada on 05/11/2010
    I got this with my Ka-Bar Potbelly. It's a nice little companion for it. Great for food prep, field dressing small game, or anything else you might need a smaller knife for.

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    Review 2: Headline: Great little fixed knife with a nice price.
    Pros: Finish , Blade Sharpness , Handle Material , Weight , Overall Quality ,

    Cons: Sheath/Scabbard

    by Sharptactics From Seattle, WA on 06/16/2010
    This is a very nice little piece that's a good companion to your EDC folding knife. Ka-Bar includes this knife with their Johnson Potbelly & Baconmaker knives, and I'm glad it's sold separately. No frills here, just a decent all steel knife in a plastic/zytel black sheath. It can be worn as a neck knife but larger standard ballchain may not fit through the sheath's hole. My Piggyback usually rides in my left front pocket, but it's easy to lash to a pack or daybag as well. I have found this little guy to be a great camp cook knife that is easy to clean with a rinse and a wipe down. I look forward to seeing how it does against trout bellies this summer. A good value and a useful tool.

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    Review 3: Headline: Quality at your hand
    Pros: Finish , Blade Sharpness , Overall Quality , Weight , Blade Material

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    by Pato S From Chile on 06/29/2010
    Excelent product. Very sharp knife and great quality for the price. Chinese product but looks an feels like American. Very light and handy.

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    Review 4: Headline: good pack knife
    Pros: Materials , Handle Material , Blade Material , Finish , Weight , Overall Quality , Blade Sharpness

    Cons: Sheath/Scabbard ,

    by billybonny From lawrenceville, ga. on 06/30/2010
    i keep this knife in my fishing pack. i would like the sheath to have a clip on it.

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    Review 5: Headline: Handy Little Knife
    Pros: Sheath/Scabbard , Materials , Overall Quality , Weight , Finish , Blade Material , Blade Sharpness

    Cons:

    by Leo From Austin, TX on 07/05/2010
    Small enough to carry in my pocket. I like to use it for praparing meat/fish when grilling. Very sharp and easy to clean.

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    Review 6: Headline: Just Right
    Pros: Finish , Overall Quality , Weight , Blade Material

    Cons: Sheath/Scabbard ,

    by Country From Pike County, Ga. on 07/07/2010
    Good size for carry or packing. Knife would meet the standards as a backup or if the task were not too great, a primary knife. Handle feels a little thin but all these type knives do. If I wanted it to feel good I would have bought a knife with a full size handle. For what I demand this knife fills my need. I'm not crazy about the sheath. It could have used a better locking device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anubis1335 View Post
    Review 3: Headline: Quality at your hand
    Pros: Finish , Blade Sharpness , Overall Quality , Weight , Blade Material

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    by Pato S From Chile on 06/29/2010
    Excelent product. Very sharp knife and great quality for the price. Chinese product but looks an feels like American. Very light and handy.
    hold up... Ka Bar knives are made in Olean, NY... right?

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    yes..but they do sometimes farm out. the bk13 that was the freebies in the bk7 and bk9 was originally MIC...then when they started making them for sale it went MIA. SOO...this one might do the same thing. i have the 13 that was made in china. I wouldnt say it is junk ever. YMMV.

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    Nice, sounds like a good knife. I have some decisions to make...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leaf and lightning View Post
    hold up... Ka Bar knives are made in Olean, NY... right?
    Yeah, I noticed that as well.

    I don't mind if the blade is actually good, but when I see that chinese stamp I always check as many reviews as I can find just to be safe. I normally the unlucky one that ends up with the lemon that slips through Q.C., lol.

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    well gents, i dont have the JAB Piggyback..but i have the MIC remora...and it is a good knife... where it originates from doesnt mean much to me if it does what i want. I would rather have one that supports the economy here in the good Ol USA, but, i got this one in trade and im NOT complainin...ya know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leaf and lightning View Post
    hold up... Ka Bar knives are made in Olean, NY... right?
    Not all. My folding Doziers are from Taiwan.

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    Just bought one at Cabela's.

    Still made in CHINA.

    Neck-knife carry sheath changed somewhat but still does not held securely enough in this example to wear as neck knife. Won't shake loose, but comes out with very light pull.

    Medium carbon stainless steel used for this knife is not great shakes for edge holding .5% carbon compared to .95% for 1095..

    Ka-Bar site says its flat ground, but this example is high hollow ground with pronounced secondary bevel..

    Spine on this example not sharp enough to scrape sparks from ferro rod.

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