CRKT Minimalist cleaver vs Ka-Bar Short Fighting/Utility Knife Black Leather Sheath

  • Great for camping and survival
  • Sharp out of the box
  • Feels great in hand
  • Packaging is simple but satisfying to open
  • Design is killer
  • Great for cutting vines away from the fence
  • High quality leather with rivets and fits my
  • Item arrived well packaged and quicker than expected
  • Threw in a few extras like the decals
  • KaBar short sheath works great

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Blade

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
CRKT Minimalist Cleaver
The packaging was simple but very nice. It was a green CRKT small box that had the brand written in white. Sturdy cardboard and very satisfying to open. The unit inside was placed inside a plastic sleeve in it's plastic carry sheath. It came with a belt clip and lanyard and can only be mounted longw...
5/5
Ryan M.
1 year ago
smkw.com
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Ka-Bar Short Fighting/Utility Knife Black Leather Sheath
A Classic....
As a child of the 50's and 60's, camping was always an annual event for my Family....and my Father always packed his WW2 Era Military knife on those adventures....He was a Navy Veteran so I'm thinking it was the Navy version of the Army combat knife...in a leather sheath...just like this Ka-Bar shea...
5/5
M. Hamilton
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Handle

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Outer layer of handle wears thin.
The outer layer of the handle is so thin that it is worn through in multiple spots straight from the seller. It gives the handle of the knife a very shop-worn appearance right out of the box. It makes it look like someone has used the handle portion of the knife for a long time.
2/5
Amazon Customer
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Ka-Bar Short Fighting/Utility Knife Black Leather Sheath
Other people on here claimed to have soaked the strap in Neatsfoot oil and then easily stretched it
High-quality leather with rivets and fits my old hunting knife perfectly. The only reason I knocked it down a star (to 4) is the handle strap. I guess this should have somehow been made adjustable in the first place. Mine is now. Other people on here claimed to have soaked the strap in Neatsfoot oil...
4/5
Daniel Wade Rolston
6 years ago
amazon.com
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Price/value Ratio

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
CRKT Minimalist Cleaver
The packaging was simple but very nice. It was a green CRKT small box that had the brand written in white. Sturdy cardboard and very satisfying to open. The unit inside was placed inside a plastic sleeve in it's plastic carry sheath. It came with a belt clip and lanyard and can only be mounted longw...
5/5
Ryan M.
1 year ago
smkw.com
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Ka-Bar Short Fighting/Utility Knife Black Leather Sheath
great quality especially for the price
Got this because I had a garage sale knife that needed a sheath. I'd never heard of Ka-Bar so just gave it a try. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality given the affordable price. It's genuine leather, heavy, with good strong stitching and that real leather smell. Looks cool when worn on the bel...
5/5
jimmysc
7 years ago
amazon.com
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Material

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Good stuff, but room to improve
The design is killer. Potential to be one of the safest camping and survivalist knives one could get for its size. Two downsides I see: -Bead-blast finish is nice, but prevents the spline from being effectively used as a striker for ferrous rods. A quick run over the back with a sanding bit on my dr...
5/5
Rumble righteously
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Ka-Bar Short Fighting/Utility Knife Black Leather Sheath
Leather Ka-bar sheath
Quality leather sheath made for a 3/4 Ka-bar. Item is original equipment. Buy with confidence.
5/5
leatherneckcpl
6 years ago
amazon.com
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Sheath

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Great little knife. Would make a great gift.
Great little knife. Comes razor sharp. Sheath is secure but if I comes loose I will just heat the plastic and push together to make it tighter again. Highly recommended, especially for under $30. Also very small so keep that in mind.
5/5
Jovana Muñoz
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Ka-Bar Short Fighting/Utility Knife Black Leather Sheath
Other people on here claimed to have soaked the strap in Neatsfoot oil and then easily stretched it
High-quality leather with rivets and fits my old hunting knife perfectly. The only reason I knocked it down a star (to 4) is the handle strap. I guess this should have somehow been made adjustable in the first place. Mine is now. Other people on here claimed to have soaked the strap in Neatsfoot oil...
4/5
Daniel Wade Rolston
6 years ago
amazon.com
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Durability

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Great little knife. Would make a great gift.
Great little knife. Comes razor sharp. Sheath is secure but if I comes loose I will just heat the plastic and push together to make it tighter again. Highly recommended, especially for under $30. Also very small so keep that in mind.
5/5
Jovana Muñoz
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Ka-Bar Short Fighting/Utility Knife Black Leather Sheath
Sturdy and Good Looking
This is a very sturdy and handsome leather sheath. I liked it so much that I purchased a second one for my Son.
5/5
Coticon
5 years ago
amazon.com
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