Instead of writing a review im just gonna give my oppinions. After all google will provide you with hundreads of consitant reliable reviews.
For a large quality fighting knife this has to be the best knifes for your buck, I have never read a bad review for this knife being what it is, a fighting knife. Where I have read mixed reviews is this knfe as a survival knife. I have decided its because we have so many diffrent types of preppers that all have personal prefrence. You got some tht thing anything millitary is the best, some that that think like all products some military is good some is crap, and ones that just have to have what everyone else has, , and ones that just want what will work best. I have heard complaint about the leather griip rotting away but i personally cant find picture proof on somthing less then 40 years old, naturaly it wil eventually but any prepper worth there stockpile will not only know how to work with and care for leather they will have the supplies needed.
So you just have to ask yourself how good are you with a knife. This knife is big, thick and heavy and unless your are very profficent with a knife this one will hinder you. I pretty much only use hunting knifes, I dont actually own any kitchen knifes and my buck or sog folder have become my main knives around the house i use them for cutting my dinner, eating apples, opening mail, etc. As a survival knife this is a good knife as a bug out knife you better have practice. If your looking for a good knife for your bugout bag i would not reccomend it sinceit is just going to go into your bugout bag and stay there you will not get alot of practice with it and removing it from your bug out bag ang ou risk leaving it begind.
Plain and simple although this is one of the best knives out there, for the average person this knife is just to big, heavy, and cumbersom for a bug out knife. Now what kind of post would this be if i didnt give my 2 cents on what good alternatives would be. Well two i can think of of the top of my head ((both f which are in my bob) the les stroud knife which is attatched to the shoulder strap on my bob and the buck special which is on the day pack section of my bob (this part is also my hunting bag). If you trulky want a ka bar and no one will blame you aftert all its quality is amazing i would recomend the short one same material, same great quality, just a couple inches shorter and lighter. You will be able to manouver it better, raw less attention with it, be more proficiant with it, and ultimatly survive better with it.
When it comes to your survival never over estimate your abilities, once you have done that you have already doomed yourself.
Personally, my kabar will relace my bowie as my bov/base camp knife. As for my carry knife its still gonna be buck, though i do have the itch to pick up the short kabar, after all i love everything else about this knife.