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Discussion in 'Knives' started by Justin Rudi, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Justin Rudi

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    Hey Guys,
    What are the characteristics that any survival knife should have? (In your opinion)
     
  2. 01bugtruck

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    fixed blade for sure
     
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  3. Warrior's Meadow

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    Full tang


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  4. mauiblue

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    Easy to carry. So that means a good sheath. Good chopper. Easy to sharpen. Corrosion resistant. Comfortable handle.

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  5. captain69

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    It depends upon what you're trying to survive.
     
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  6. 9x19

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    Sturdy fixed blade, easy to sharpen in the field.
     
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  7. rat-7

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    My Sergeant in my survival course always told that if you needed more then a $12 Mora then a $500 custom made wouldn't make the difference. Most important survival tool?...... Training and knowledge.
     
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  8. Guerilla

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    My favorite “survival” knife is my Becker BK2. It is a great chopper, not too big and holds an edge well.

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    (Only pic I had on my phone so you get a Glock too)
     
  9. SerenityNZ

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    Ontario Knifeworks RTAK II
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  10. adnj

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    Exactly. Where you are will dictate length, profile, sheath type, material, and blade thickness.

    Other than that; fixed, full tang, reasonably easy to sharpen. A good 4 inch, 8 inch, 10 inch, 14 inch; pick two.

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  11. adnj

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    He must not have done the jungle survival course. That's where they replace "$12 Mora" with "$20 Tramontina." ;)

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  12. Moshe ben David

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    I'm surprised that none of y'all mentioned the spine of the knife being useful for throwing sparks with a flint etc... Seems to me I've seen quite a few reviews wherein the subject knife either was great at this or the spine was rounded and was not effective at throwing sparks. Together of course with what sort of steel... seems that many of the SS steels aren't so great at being able to throw sparks for starting a fire, if my memory is right. ;)

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    Lol not many jungles in Canada to hold courses in.


    Bringing a knife to a gun fight.
     
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  14. adnj

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    I really don't like relying on a knife to use with a fire steel. It's too easy to just use a two piece steel for me or a Bic but I do see your point.
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  15. adnj

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    There's always Toronto. ;)
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  16. MAGA

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    My vote is the ESEE 6 or ESEE 5 with Rowan's time proven heat treated 1095. I have 2 ESEE 6s.

    Here's my 6 next to the big daddy the Junglas. the 6 here has after market g10 scales, I'm actually thinking about selling it since I have 2.

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  17. Yablanowitz

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    The single most important feature for a survival knife is that you have it with you when a survival situation arises. Those situations don't call ahead and make an appointment, so your "survival knife" is most likely to be whatever you carry every day, whether that is a machete or a Case peanut.
     
  18. adnj

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    I would swap out that Peanut for a Candiru. ;)

    A simple back pocket knife comes in handy in a lot of situations that a folder doesn't. But now we are talking about modifying behavior and carry preferences.

    Same thing that you are saying though, I believe.

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  19. captain69

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    I carry a BoB 154CM daily. It's not so good for "surviving" PTA meetings, but oh well.
     
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  20. Moshe ben David

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    I dunno. It 'could' be... ;). Just having it out would end the boredom... :)

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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