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Old 08-30-2009, 01:09 AM   #1
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Question What's THE best survival knife?

I'm interested in a fixed blade, in a sheath by the belt.

(Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere .. just lead me to it)
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:18 AM   #2
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Ka-bar

No fluff. Does the business.

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Old 08-30-2009, 05:46 AM   #3
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I don't like the idea of a fixed blade on my belt while on a Bike. I carry an Emerson CQC7 Tanto in my pocket and a Gerber Multi Plier in my tankbag.
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:48 AM   #4
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I use the Ka-Bar Kukri when camping:

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Old 08-30-2009, 05:52 AM   #5
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I use the Ka-Bar Kukri when camping:

quite useful
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:00 AM   #6
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The thread title reminded me of the $14 Rambo Knife from the '80s with the compass in the butt and the fishing kit and Band-Aid (first aid kit) in the handle.

I have several, and they all work good. The key is to have a sharp one...so a sharpener is as important as the knife. I keep a carbide sharpener (the size of a ball-point pen) in my pack. The carbide sharpener is the best combination of speed and edge repeatability I have been able to find.
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:34 PM   #7
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I use the Ka-Bar Kukri when camping:

Me too. I carry this most times when I'm trail riding. It comes in very handy for clearing brush or fallen trees from the trail if necessary, and functions well as an axe or machete, but can also be used for smaller tasks.

Of course, I always have a smaller (3" blade) decent folding knife in my pocket, so that takes care of the more delicate chores. To be honest, I don't know how some people get through the day without needing a pocketknife.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:25 AM   #8
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If you want the best, bar none, there is no comparison, Buck 184. Big heavy, holds an edge, can take down trees.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:43 PM   #9
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No fluff. Does the business.

Yeah, I have the small version. Split plenty of kindling wood and seperated joint bones with it. Along with it and my folding benchmade, I've never been in need of a knife.
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:30 PM   #10
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Ka-Bar No fluff. Does the business.

Funny I was just looking at the old knife that I use for riding,camping..whatever...and lo and behold guess what it is.



and my daily user pocket knife spring assist opening Buck. I love that buck.

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Old 09-10-2009, 08:32 PM   #11
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:36 PM   #12
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so bring back the dead thread.

was looking at one of these today mmmmmmm.
RAT 7

RAT-7

NSN: 1095-01-523-1972

* 1095 Carbon Steel Blade
* Zinc Phosphate Finish
* 12" overall length
* 6.5" cutting edge length
* Blade .1875" thick
* Thumb grooves in spine
* Green Canvas Micarta Handle
* Cordura® Sheath with gear pocket and Kydex® blade liner

I was looking at one of these too



Just want something big for camp chores but small enough to fit in the jesse bag lid.

also working on a possible secret project
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:30 PM   #13
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:34 PM   #14
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No fluff. Does the business.

yup, not something ya wanna wear but a great saddle bag/camp knife.
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:09 PM   #15
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No fluff. Does the business.

Had an old Bar since 1952, and carried it the Nam, Hard to find one now with USMC on the blade, have a couple of newer models, but for sure don't hold the edge like the old one.
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