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Old 10-08-2014, 08:02 PM   #1
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The Survival Knife thread.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=5661

As requested - one Survival Knife thread.

Direct your Survival knife thread posts here.

Here is one I just got from Amazon for $36:



I played with it for about 10 minutes, managed to chip it several places by missing and hitting some rocks.

It did cut that maple sapling pretty readily. It worked on some brambles, but was a bit short and heavy for that job, a machete being faster and longer probably being better for that job. It might be a decent compromise knife for hacking through brambles while also chopping saplings and that kind if thing. I will have to carry it around and see.

Generally I don't carry knives for such tasks. I have a Gerber brush trimmer:



And I have a weed whacker thing:



But those are not knives and certainly not survival knives.

For $36 I thought I would give the Kabar kukri a try.

The handle is grippy enough - so far. We'll see.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:08 PM   #2
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My EDC:



Always clipped inside my jeans pocket.

Has a whistle, LED flashlight, a firesteel and a whistle.
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:14 AM   #3
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Depends a bit on what I'm doing.

Most of my time in the bush is doing fieldwork in truly isolated areas in Africa (I'm probably going to DRC in March for 9 months of surveys) where I can be confronted by everything from a broken trail camera to a lion.

My EDC is currently a SAK forester (bought for a couple of bucks 2nd hand), before that a SAK older dutch army model or spyderco Endura 4.

In European bush settings:
Enzo Trapper D2, full flat grind, firesteel in the sheath.
Leatherman charge Ti in my pack (with an additional firesteel in the sheath)
Maybe a small axe.

African bush:
My big blade choice depends a bit on what I expect to encounter:
-Lots of grass/thin stuff: slightly cut down tramontina cane knife
-Heavier chopping: Valiant survival golok M or martindale golok, sometimes a himpare (brushhook with long handle)
Always with a SAK in pocket and Leatherman in pack.

If I'm walking an established transect or for really quick sojourns, I might ditch the big blade and carry a locally made knife, about a 10" blade, still good enough for light chopping.
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:52 AM   #4
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Here ya go, you'll never get lost and as long as you never have to use it, it will do anything you need!

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Old 10-09-2014, 04:09 AM   #5
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Not my own, I have an older model (different hinge pin) but it's a great knife for the rougher work such as battoning. Sits in a nice nylon sheath on my belt whenever I go outdoors. Otherwise, I EDC an opinel #8.
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Old 10-09-2014, 04:27 AM   #6
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Shitty pictures don't do this justice.
Liontribe Designs Tigershark.
You could literally tear a car apart with this knife.


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Old 10-09-2014, 04:36 AM   #7
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Here ya go, you'll never get lost and as long as you never have to use it, it will do anything you need!

Had one of those years ago. It had fishing line and hooks and waterproof matches In the handle.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:27 AM   #8
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I've seen some of those that the rigidity of a stick of licorice.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:40 AM   #9
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Yay! Gun thread!
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I've seen some of those that the rigidity of a stick of licorice.
Some of those what?
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:13 AM   #11
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My EDC:



Always clipped inside my jeans pocket.

Has a whistle, LED flashlight, a firesteel and a whistle.

I have one of those. It stays clipped to my Ogio hydration pack, along with parcord and compass. Nice little unit.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:59 AM   #12
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Some of those what?
The inexpensive type of knife you have pictured. Separate blade and hollow handle fastened together, rather than 1 piece construction. I think Harbor Freight sells something similar.
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Yay! Gun thread!
Did you see the flashlight and whistle?
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The inexpensive type of knife you have pictured. Separate blade and hollow handle fastened together, rather than 1 piece construction. I think Harbor Freight sells something similar.
Yeah, I have one of those two piece hollow-handled knifes. Seems to hold up OK though.


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Old 10-09-2014, 09:11 AM   #15
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Had one of those years ago. It had fishing line and hooks and waterproof matches In the handle.
Me too. I bent it peeling an apple.
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