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Old 08-30-2009, 04:54 PM   #16
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gerber lmf, best bang for the buck
I have had a LMF since I was in the Marine Corps , great knife! I always said that it stood for "Land mine finder"
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:14 PM   #17
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The best survival knife is the one you have on you when the shit hits the fan.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:17 PM   #18
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I'd throw a vote for ka-bar if you can carry it. It will cut just about anything you'll need to cut. It even does a fine job spliting fire wood if needed. I'll take it anywhere. That said I carry a couple of knives of varying size as it never hurts to have extra or versatility.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:36 PM   #19
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:33 PM   #20
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I like SOG knives defiantly not a cheap knife. IMO.. Its one of the best knives I've ever used. They claim that SOG is a favorite among Navy Seals and elite forces.


They have a many different styles....check them out:


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http://sogknives.com/store/fixed.html

+1 on SOG knives.

Puma make great,although expensive knives. I have the Puma Trail Boss which has a folding 4.5" blade.
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:45 PM   #21
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The one you have with you.

That said, it depends on your use, but I like versatility:

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Old 08-30-2009, 07:47 PM   #22
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Another thing to think about . . . Kabars and similar large sheath knives are considered prohibited weapons in Texas and other states. A Kabar is a pretty crappy survival knife unless there is the possibility that part of the survival will include a knife fight.
I know this is OT, but I'm amazed that some types of cutlery are somehow banned in Texas. When you say "prohibited", what does that mean?
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:47 PM   #23
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:54 PM   #24
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I know this is OT, but I'm amazed that some types of cutlery are somehow banned in Texas. When you say "prohibited", what does that mean?
Prohibited weapons in Texas include such things as clubs, brass knuckles, numchucks and blackjacks. Also included are dirks, daggers (sharpened both sides), switchblades and bowie knives (more than 5 1/2 " blade, false edge).
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:55 PM   #25
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Fallkniven F1....

The Fallkniven knives are my favorites. I really like the F1. It's a smaller, real world size. Nicely shaped blade, sturdy enough for batoning, and it has a full tang so you can use the knife itself as a blunt instrument if needed. They're not sporting goods chain store cheap, but they are very reasonably priced for the quality. You can probably find one on ebay easy enough. Cold Steel has some good ones too at similar prices- they range from practical to ridiculously macho.

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Old 08-30-2009, 08:38 PM   #26
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Let me add rationale to why I carry the Kukri:

1. It is a fixed knife, so can take the beat of chopping thick wood and building a shelter (have done that before with the same knife when I was a Venture Scout in Lebanon...that thing ate through anything we threw it at)
2. It is nose heavy...after the 50th chop you will get tired and if you are "surviving", calories count...with that weight all you do is lift and that's that...
3. The manner the blade is done you actually get 3 blades in one...that is, there are 3 sections with 3 different sharpening levels...tip sharp enough to penetrate, belly enough to chop (least sharp) and the inside is the sharpest to slice/gut/etc...
4. It is large enough that you don't lose it
5. Although not great at it, you can flint off of it (if the stars are aligned and such...ya know...)

Hard to beat...the LMF rocks, the SOG are great...I've had a few/several...I even had Rambo's which I gave away to my younger cousin...all in all..."survival" means BEAT THE CRAP TO GET THROUGH and it'll stay with you...at least in my books
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:48 AM   #27
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The Fallkniven knives are my favorites. I really like the F1. It's a smaller, real world size. Nicely shaped blade, and it has a full tang so you can bang on it with a blunt instrument if needed. They're not sporting goods chain store cheap, but they are very reasonably priced for the quality. You can probably find one on ebay easy enough. Cold Steel has some good ones too at similar prices- they range from practical to ridiculously macho.
I believe the F1 was designed ground-up as a survival knife for the Swedish air force? I have one and it is really very good.



however...

they are convex ground so a bugger to sharpen in the field, I don't like the synthetic sheath, and depending on steel option F1s cost between the same as and double a Foxwell custom, where you get to specify handle material, sheath, blade grind etc.

Still, it's a far better option than the Klingon killing daggers that will inevitably get suggested.
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:59 AM   #28
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I love this one, although I like it in carbon, not stainless. Much easier to maintain and the carbon blade is actaully a sandwich blade. Very strong, very handy, easy to pack, and easy to sharpen.
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:29 AM   #29
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Good solid working knives made by Dewey.

http://www.deweyknives.com.au/hunters.html

Might not be the style you're after, but the steel is excellent.

Can't cut with a pretty knife that doesn't cut...
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:02 AM   #30
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Prohibited weapons in Texas include such things as clubs, brass knuckles, numchucks and blackjacks. Also included are dirks, daggers (sharpened both sides), switchblades and bowie knives (more than 5 1/2 " blade, false edge).
Thanks for the reply. So, mere possession is illegal, statewide. Those statutes must be interesting reading; how the language manages to disallow "clubs", while (presumably) allowing baseball bats; ban 6" camp tools while permitting 12" butcher knives. Pure genius! And all the while the state endorses the idea that the 2nd Amendment means what it says and recognizes its citizens rights to holster a concealed 1911.

Sounds like the rational thinking citizenry lost a battle or two.
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