What's THE best survival knife?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Shmerel, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. boother

    boother Been here awhile

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    Here is a survival knife...at least good enough to cut off your arm if your get stuck..

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  2. Zippydapanhead

    Zippydapanhead Damn kids, get away!

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    No sheath to lose. Small and light. Got it in the firewood box in the back of the Element. Kewl, retro, Upper Michigan woodsy flava!
    You gotta know dat be-sh... Lizzie Borden... is hawt on diz dood's jock right now... for real, too! She give me 40 wax!
  3. Ownitbaby

    Ownitbaby Adventurer

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    usually carry a small SAK or leatherman as well as an ESEE 6 for camping...

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  4. Jedi5150

    Jedi5150 Road Warrior

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    That's a pretty opinionated statement. Not to be argumentative, because we all have our likes and dislikes, but can you name a single thing a Cold Steel knife can do that a Busse can't do better? (aside from costing less) I'd say with their Infi, Busse is the North American company to beat... I'm not saying you have to use your knife as a prybar to see if it's decent, but torture tests are pretty confidence inspiring when you're discussing survival. You've said how pleased the guys in the sandbox are with their SOGs. Do you know one of them who wouldn't trade it for a Busse if given the chance?:

    http://knifetests.com/
  5. airheadbruce

    airheadbruce Uncle Dumbshit

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  6. Trailrider200

    Trailrider200 Been here awhile

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    your knife tests site is a little misleading. I'm no knife/blade/steel expert far from it. However the test of the coldsteel tanto hammered into a piece of angle iron, which broke the blade, this test was not done to the busse. looks like the knifetest site is a busse ad site.
  7. stilldointime

    stilldointime Fast and Loose

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    This is pretty much the best there is. I carry mine in a ankle sheath.

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  8. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    It's not because you don't see something that it doesn't exist. :wink:

    I saw a lot of videos showing a Busse cutting through steel on this site. Here're some.


    http://knifetests.com/BussefFFBMtestpage2.html

    Part 9 and 10.

    OK, it's not angle iron but I think that this guy uses what's available around.
  9. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    That's what I carry whenever I'm "out" camping, hiking, hunting etc. I fucking LOVE that knife. Well made, simple, ergonomic, useful, and beautiful to boot! It's definitely my #1 knife out of the many I've owned.
  10. RustyStuff

    RustyStuff Been here awhile

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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.
  11. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    The best survival knife is the one you have with you when you need it.

    So just carry a decent pocket knife.

    Same for pistols. The latest, greatest Gigando Max Magnum won't do you a bit of good if it spends it's time in a drawer 'cause it weighs 5 lbs. and it's too big to conceal.

    A small pocket pistol may not be your first choice, but it sure beats not having anything at all.
  12. Tonopah

    Tonopah Been here awhile

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    Speedo66 has a good point. Spyderco Endura and a Kahr P9. Works for me.
  13. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    This thread is almost dead.
    bill
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    There, Now it's dead. :D
  15. monkeydad

    monkeydad Been here awhile

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    Estwing 12" hatchet

    I'd really like to try a khurkuri from India but I have a had time trusting my money going there and getting a good product. Quality control is very hit and miss.
  16. Mr. J

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    you can't just say it's dead and have it be dead. not how it works.

    and these guys look honest enough: http://www.khukuriblades.com/

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  17. Trailrider200

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    coldsteel sells a khurkuri, their design and one that is certified by a khurkri assoc.
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  19. ozart

    ozart Just ride

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    At your age, so are you.
    This thread will be alive as long as you are.
    Hope it has a continued life.
    :rofl
  20. Zippydapanhead

    Zippydapanhead Damn kids, get away!

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    Crapski...

    Da wind comin offa da big lake der was over tixty mile an hour, der. Kripes, I toveled dat thit fer da whole dey, hey. Da only ting dat helped me tervive was da beirs and da shcnapes, hey.

    Donchano.


    A cow ain't dead til it is dead.