I have a KA-BAR Night Ranger. Bastard cost me $55, and only that because I knew the guy who ran the Store. I always carried it on my LBV, since I was a 203 gunner, a bayonet was a little useless. It is a nice knife. I like it. But, I also have a little Gerber Backpax. It is a small hatchet. The handle on it is just big enough for a hand. It is the BEST THING by far to have in the field. Ever tried to cut yourself out of Thick brush that you walked into because damn PVS-7s dont have depth perception with a KA-BAR? Me neither, I didn't want to find out, so I used my hatchet.