So, I Just Bought a KA-BAR Clone
Does that make me bad? I prefer the different hilt and grip contours on the Ontario Knives SP2 to KA-BAR's short fighting/utility knife. This will be my first fixed-blade knife and also my first knife with a 1095 steel blade. My other two knives are folders: a CRKT Wrangler with a 440C blade and a Spyderco Tasman Salt with an H1 blade (excellent corrosion resistance, it does harvesting duty in the garden).
I was shopping for a knife like this because Canada's gun laws are enforced such that owning a pistol means giving the police free license to charge you with illegal storage whenever they fucking feel like it. As such, I plan to sell my pistol (and all related supplies) prior to moving and use this knife in case of mortal danger. Should the move to Canada actually happen, I'll see about setting up some private grappling lessons utilizing a training knife.
I will update the thread after the knife has arrived and I've had some time to work with it a little. I opted for the shorter 5.5″ blade because I felt the 7″ blade on the SP1 might be too long for me to have decent leverage in some scenarios.
Oh yeah, here's the obligatory link (I bought it at the linked site, but this isn't meant to be an ad).