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Old 10-22-2011, 08:44 PM   #2866
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I've carried dozens of different pocket knives--Old Timers, Case, Benchmade, Spyderco, some custom jobs, automatics, etc. Since I write adventure novels I can chalk it all up to research.
Lately, I really like my ZT (Zero Tolerance) folder for daily carry. Beefy, but not too big. It's not an auto but a Ken Onion design one-handed assist. Very fast...in case I need to open an MRE in a hurry... Like I said, it's research.
Northern Knives in Anchorage did some custom grinding on mine to make a false edge along the top of the blade. The last half inch or so is sharp top and bottom but that part is hidden between the scales when the blade is closed. I like the small area of serration on the belly for cutting rope and such.
The knife I find myself using most often is the Hocho by AG Russell. It's a folding chef's knife. Very sharp with a slight rocker to the blade. The blade is strong but is thin enough to make slicing onions, potatoes, etc, in camp much easier than with a thick-bladed Rambo-esque survival type knife. I got it after cutting up a bunch of potatoes in camp with a SOG Seal Pup that belonged to my son. It was like cutting with a splitting maul. The Hocho is much, much better.
My wife calls most of my knives "man jewelry" but likes the Hocho so much she wants one of her own for Christmas.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:33 AM   #2867
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For 15 years this innocent looking green folder has been in my pocket and gone round the world with me more than once. I thought it was lost a few times and was crushed each time only to be elated when I found it later.

Microtech is a good company - the reground the point when I had an issue and IMO have the largest blade in the smallest lightest package out there. In 15 years I have not seen anything better.

The watch is newer - I like em both.



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Old 10-29-2011, 04:30 PM   #2868
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Anyone on here do custom kydex?
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:18 PM   #2869
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Dunno if anyone here is familiar with Tom Mayo but he makes some great knives. I have one of his skinners.

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Old 10-29-2011, 06:28 PM   #2870
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I know I'm talking to EG, but if you can be trusted around various standard wood shop tools, you have an oven, and learn some basic techniques, it's not hard to do.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:32 PM   #2871
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I know I'm talking to EG, but if you can be trusted around various standard wood shop tools, you have an oven, and learn some basic techniques, it's not hard to do.
Thanks for the confidence.

But I'm looking for someone else who's lookin for pro.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:08 PM   #2872
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Dunno if anyone here is familiar with Tom Mayo but he makes some great knives. I have one of his skinners.

There's just something about stag handled knives that gets my attention. Very nice!!
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:06 PM   #2873
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Plus, being a bow hunter and past competition shooter, I can say those would be hard pressed to penetrate very well not being sharpened on the blade edge. Sure they might work in a pinch...which is what you would be in in spades if they were needed. Like Rambo pinch territory.
Agreed! I'm a retired bow hunter. I started out back in the late 60's when all we had were cedar arrows and cemented on tri-tips with recurved bows. Mine was a Wing Thunderbird 55# that stacked up like crazy, but it threw a cedar about as fast as any. Still have that bow! More often than not, the critter would break the arrow off during his "death dash". I rarely got a "through and through", like I'd get with my Hoyt X-Tec and Gold Tip Ultra Light carbon fiber arrows. Big difference in velocity!

I'd rather make a "go" of it around a lake, stream, river or creek, for sure. A good survival kit contains fish hooks first and foremost. You can find fish bait, carve bobbers, shape fishing poles, etc. easily enough, and manage to catch something, no matter how small it might be. Paracord, fish hooks and a good knife or two are the basics. The ability/knowledge/tools of how to start a fire are key, too. If you've got the minimum of gear, big game would be a challenge (not impossible), but small game would be more "doable" with the appropriate knowledge of constructing snares, drop traps, dead falls and the like. I'm a big believer in packing a large plastic garbage bag wrapped around a compact survival kit, but I've already gone too far off topic....sorry!
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:54 AM   #2874
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Agreed! I'm a retired bow hunter. I started out back in the late 60's when all we had were cedar arrows and cemented on tri-tips with recurved bows. Mine was a Wing Thunderbird 55# that stacked up like crazy, but it threw a cedar about as fast as any. Still have that bow! More often than not, the critter would break the arrow off during his "death dash". I rarely got a "through and through", like I'd get with my Hoyt X-Tec and Gold Tip Ultra Light carbon fiber arrows. Big difference in velocity!

I'd rather make a "go" of it around a lake, stream, river or creek, for sure. A good survival kit contains fish hooks first and foremost. You can find fish bait, carve bobbers, shape fishing poles, etc. easily enough, and manage to catch something, no matter how small it might be. Paracord, fish hooks and a good knife or two are the basics. The ability/knowledge/tools of how to start a fire are key, too. If you've got the minimum of gear, big game would be a challenge (not impossible), but small game would be more "doable" with the appropriate knowledge of constructing snares, drop traps, dead falls and the like. I'm a big believer in packing a large plastic garbage bag wrapped around a compact survival kit, but I've already gone too far off topic....sorry!

What this place needs is a good Bushcraft thread.

Manufactured fish hooks sure do help, but I've carved a few gore hooks that employed correctly, are every bit as effective. Good hardwood, or bone, works great.

Point is, a good knife alone will maximize your odds in the woods, if you know how to use it.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:26 AM   #2875
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What this place needs is a good Bushcraft thread.

Manufactured fish hooks sure do help, but I've carved a few gore hooks that employed correctly, are every bit as effective. Good hardwood, or bone, works great.

Point is, a good knife alone will maximize your odds in the woods, if you know how to use it.
+1. You ain't gonna make it long without a good blade. If I could only have one thing with me when going outdoors, it would be a fixed blade knife. That is the first thing I grab when going hunting, hiking, camping, & fishing.

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Old 10-30-2011, 03:13 PM   #2876
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guys...i'm ticking in get to benchmade knifes, the MPR 755 and the 940 osborne, but the prices are a little bit out of my capacities...anyone knows where can i get this knifes for a good price?
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:35 PM   #2877
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guys...i'm ticking in get to benchmade knifes, the MPR 755 and the 940 osborne, but the prices are a little bit out of my capacities...anyone knows where can i get this knifes for a good price?
I have used this dealer with success in the past:

http://webpages.charter.net/bladesan...Benchmade.html
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:41 PM   #2878
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I have used this dealer with success in the past:

http://webpages.charter.net/bladesan...Benchmade.html

No prices on the page?
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:55 PM   #2879
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No prices on the page?
email her.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:58 PM   #2880
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email her.
got it...thanks...i already do it..lets see if they have bether prices....thanks for that...

EDIT: they already respond...they don't have benchmade anymore...only one model..:S more sugestions guys....

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