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Old 05-11-2012, 03:40 PM   #706
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this thread will be dead when they stop making and selling knifes
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:49 PM   #707
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Just picked up Ontario SP8 and SP2. Made in the USA, and good prices. Probably not family heirlooms, but I am betting they will be good knifes.

I liked that they had saws on the back.
The "saw" on the back of the SP8 is more for decoration than anything else. I certainly wouldn't want to attempt to use it as a saw. Do like the SP8 for general camp use. If you want to saw carry one of these next to your SP8: http://www.pocketchainsaw.com/ The one I have comes in a pouch (about 2" x 2") with paracord loops instead of T-handles. I think they called it the military version.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:34 AM   #708
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I use a marttiinihttp://www.ultimathule.fi/en/product_details.php?p=161 lynx carving knife with a carbon steel blade, nice weight and one very sharp edge.Bought in in Finland when I was riding through a few years ago and use it for most of my trips now and a large multi purpose swiss army knife which I never go anywhere without.I`ve had many of those over the years and they are for me an essential piece of kit.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:59 AM   #709
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I have a $15 Mora Knife. Absolutely Great. Blade holds and edge and is easy to sharpen, Only bad part is it rusts.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:19 PM   #710
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Survival

If you like knives, axes, and other survival gear. Have a look here.... http://www.workwearcanada.com/
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:54 AM   #711
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I've been drooling over a Cold Steel True Flight as a survival knife, but for less money you could get a much better sheath if you get a GI Tanto.

I'd just have to re-grind the ridiculous (and useless as a skinner) tanto edge down.

I googed the specs as I want a knife that will process (baton) camp/fire-wood too. The GI Tanto is only 1mm thinner than the True Flight.


Next $25 I got burning a hole in my pocket I'm gonna have one...


And I'm also planning on making knives. I burn wood all day and a knife tempered, treated and folded over like a Samurai Sword would actually be a byproduct of my wood stove...

Damn. Life can be cool when you can live it free.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:44 PM   #712
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Big fan of Bark River & this one looks expensive but sexy:

http://www.knivesshipfree.com/index.php?cPath=465_80

I splurged awhile back & got a Fallkniven A1, great knife. The blade is a bit long & thick for most camp use but it's bomber. If I had it to do over again, I'd have gotten the F1 or the Bark River Bravo-1.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:13 AM   #713
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Fyi

I dont have any pics.........but I am still carrying a Kabar that I carried in the Southeast Asia war games in 1971.
My point is ....get a good sturdy knife and take care of it and it will last you a lifetime.
Just sayin.........
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:10 AM   #714
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I dont have any pics.........but I am still carrying a Kabar that I carried in the Southeast Asia war games in 1971.
My point is ....get a good sturdy knife and take care of it and it will last you a lifetime.
Just sayin.........
This.

The best survival knife is the one you're carrying. I've done everything from overnight camping to 14-day extended survival training with a folding Benchmade pocket knife with a blade length around 3".

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Old 01-28-2013, 09:40 AM   #715
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This.

The best survival knife is the one you're carrying. I've done everything from overnight camping to 14-day extended survival training with a folding Benchmade pocket knife with a blade length around 3".

....and yet you've kept it spotless..... .
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:45 AM   #716
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There are a lot of fine knifes in this post, I am a knifeoholic and have many! Two things as ADV riders we need to consider, weight and propose. The Biggest Bang for the Buck is the Mora! It weighs nothing and is dirt cheap. They (mora) have a range of stainless knives as well as carbon, for those that are worried about rust. I carry these things in all my cars, motorcycles, tackle boxes ect. their biggest short coming is that they don't process wood very well. So if your looking to batton your knife find a full tang 5"-6" blade. Of course with that brings weight. I have chosen a Sven saw and a mora to pack in my Jesse's. Together they weigh very little and cost around $50. And if I lose them or break one they are easily replaced. Forget that Bussey and you will be backtracking looking for it!
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:05 PM   #717
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Two things as ADV riders we need to consider, weight and propose.
I agree, I'd never propose to a fat chick!
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:30 PM   #718
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....and yet you've kept it spotless..... .


I actually lost it about two years ago. That's a stock photo. Sorry if anyone believed the knife in the photo was actually used to kill grizzly bears, chop down redwoods, saw through steel cables, skin an elephant, and stab random hobos.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:42 PM   #719
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This.

The best survival knife is the one you're carrying. I've done everything from overnight camping to 14-day extended survival training with a folding Benchmade pocket knife with a blade length around 3".

Just curious which model that is?
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:50 PM   #720
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Just curious which model that is?
Griptilian I think.
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