KABAR kukri vs Miyabi 5000

  • Great for cutting through dense vegetation
  • Sharp right out of the box
  • Decent weight
  • Holds up well to heavy use
  • Sheath is better than the Ontario kukri
  • Great for the price
  • Beautiful knife
  • Functional and sharp
  • Balanced blade
  • Metal is not hard

Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Price/value Ratio

KABAR kukri
Looking for a BIFL Machete
It's a little more tactical and a little more expensive than you're looking for, but when I was doing forestry work I really liked my Kabar Kukri machete. That thing would cut through 4" grape vines if you swung hard enough.
PositivePositive
3
OhioJeeper
9 months ago
reddit.com/r/BuyItForLife
Read more
Miyabi 5000
We Review the Miyabi 5000MCD Chef's Knife
We’ve seriously analysed and tested this knife and emphatically give it the Luxeologist seal of approval. Head to Tavola UAE to pick up a Miyabi 5000MCD for yourself – it retails for 1,182dhs which is a total bargain – Tavola have thankfully priced it so you’re getting one of the best prices around the world for this knife – and you won’t have to worry about any of that pesky shipping (c’mon Dubaians, we know how hard it is to get stuff shipped here – plus VAT now).
PositivePositive
5 months ago
theluxeologist.com
Read more

Blade

KABAR kukri
Overall I gave the KA-Bar
Overall I gave the KA-Bar Kukri Machete a 5 star rating with no problems or regrets. After clearing a fairly large area of heavy grass and weeds around a brush pile in my backyard, I can say this machete performs flawlessly. Short enough to swing easily but heavy enough to get the job done. The blad...
5/5
Clint W.
1 year ago
smkw.com
Read more
Miyabi 5000
Just a beautiful, balanced
A piece of art. Just a beautiful, balanced, functional, very sharp knife. Diid I say sharp?
5/5
Amazon Customer
6 years ago
amazon.com
Read more

Durability

KABAR kukri
No nonsense blade meant to be used and abused
I bought this Ka-Bar 8 months ago and intended to use it as a camp/utility knife. I don't typically review items so let me just get right to it. Buy it it now. If you are interested enough in this blade to sift through the reviews then just buy it, you will not be disappointed. If you are still read...
5/5
SunnyBlocker
9 years ago
amazon.com
Read more
Miyabi 5000
We Review the Miyabi 5000MCD Chef's Knife
We’ve seriously analysed and tested this knife and emphatically give it the Luxeologist seal of approval. Head to Tavola UAE to pick up a Miyabi 5000MCD for yourself – it retails for 1,182dhs which is a total bargain – Tavola have thankfully priced it so you’re getting one of the best prices around the world for this knife – and you won’t have to worry about any of that pesky shipping (c’mon Dubaians, we know how hard it is to get stuff shipped here – plus VAT now).
PositivePositive
5 months ago
theluxeologist.com
Read more

Handle

KABAR kukri
Needs better handle grip
Not too bad. Comes with an OK edge and is OK for the price. Not the best metal, but good. I got it for camping and self defense. The handle is a bit slick and isn't really that great a grip considering how this is to be used...a hard slick handle on a blade that is being slung in a arc with some for...
4/5
Joseph M. Cone
5 years ago
amazon.com
Read more
Miyabi 5000
Magic!!!
Terrific handle and amazing performance! This knife has a smooth and sturdy cut for any kind of chef!
5/5
IdaCh
8 months ago
everythingkitchens.com
Read more

Material

KABAR kukri
Buyers Beware
I bought this blade in May and I've used it lightly since that time. I'm pretty disappointed in the quality of it. I had a Ka-Bar when I deployed in 2006, and loved it. It was durable and held an edge exceptionally well. When I was shopping for this machete, my experience with Ka-Bar quality was a m...
1/5
gov'na
3 years ago
amazon.com
Read more
Miyabi 5000
We Review the Miyabi 5000MCD Chef's Knife
We’ve seriously analysed and tested this knife and emphatically give it the Luxeologist seal of approval. Head to Tavola UAE to pick up a Miyabi 5000MCD for yourself – it retails for 1,182dhs which is a total bargain – Tavola have thankfully priced it so you’re getting one of the best prices around the world for this knife – and you won’t have to worry about any of that pesky shipping (c’mon Dubaians, we know how hard it is to get stuff shipped here – plus VAT now).
PositivePositive
5 months ago
theluxeologist.com
Read more

Weight

KABAR kukri
Still Hacking Away a Few Years Down the Road
The black finish is pretty pointless if you're going to actually use it and put it through its paces. The edge isn't impervious and will take the occasional chip. The curve and angle are not as intense as some other kukri blades. But it is a workhorse. I've had mine for nearly nine years now and it ...
4/5
Schlitty
3 years ago
amazon.com
Read more
Miyabi 5000
Great Knife
Has a great weight to it and cuts well. Blade stays sharp and has a good looking design on the handle.
5/5
Jt0125
9 months ago
everythingkitchens.com
Read more