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Survival knife, what do you have?

LearningLearning MemberPosts: 46 Member
What's your survival knife?

And where did you get it?
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  • QuinianQuinian Senior Member Posts: 707 Senior Member
    That's a vague question. My hunting pack has a kukri, a leatherman (no idea what type just a multi tool) a small skinning knife, and cold steels big giant "throwing knife" which is more like a sharp pry bar which is why I have it. All of the have their own use to me and I wouldn't never go with out all of them.

    Where did I get them: Not sure anymore but I'd guess I probably got most if not all off amazon
  • LearningLearning Member Posts: 46 Member
    I'm looking for an all purpose type of survival knife. Fixed blade, 6-9 inch blade, sheath, etc.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,127 Senior Member
    I got one of these as a gift from my step dad. It looks kind of cheesy, but it really isn't a bad "do all" generic survival type knife. The fire starter works pretty good...
    http://www.gerbergear.com/Survival/Knives/Survival-Series-Ultimate-Knife_31-000751
    That said, I tend to have specific knives for specific tasks.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,759 Senior Member
    Learning wrote: »
    What's your survival knife?

    And where did you get it?

    RAT 7 and a RAT 3 from Ontario cutlery...

    http://www.knivesplus.com/ontario-rat-randall-knives.html

    Nothing fancy, but very tough and dependable...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,703 Senior Member
    Benchmade Griptillian (551, IDK how to spell it) that goes with me EVERYWHERE, and some kind of Boker fixed blade that is, I think, 4" long or so.
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,425 Senior Member
    Not sure it is a survival knife, but daily wear is the Kershaw "Blur." Mine is similar to a drop point and no serrated blade.
    Wal-mart here sells the Tanto/Serrated Blur for like $57.
    I am very pleased with this assisted opening knife.
    I received good counsel when seeking a blade, and it is my most carried knife now.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZombieMaxZombieMax New Member Posts: 11 New Member
    Check these out for hard core knives that have been proven.

    http://www.eseeknives.com
  • ZombieMaxZombieMax New Member Posts: 11 New Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    RAT 7 and a RAT 3 from Ontario cutlery...

    http://www.knivesplus.com/ontario-rat-randall-knives.html

    Nothing fancy, but very tough and dependable...

    Another good choice for sure.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,635 Senior Member
    Don't have one, I do have several knives I use for nec chores.
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,737 Senior Member
    Haven't you guys ever heard of a K-Bar:bang: I don't carry a big knife too much weight for the terrain I hunt. I carry a big revolver:uhm: If something reaches out and grabs me I wear a Schrade Old Timer on my chest strap, that's all I need for field dressing. I do own a K-Bar as an OH $#!+ item but never take it into the woods. In my pack I have some survival gear but nothing fancy or elaberate. I don't need a fire starter when I carry wind proof/water proof matches, a Bic and two heat tabs.
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • QuinianQuinian Senior Member Posts: 707 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Yep. I have one. USMC version. It sucks. Has to be one of my least favorite blades. IMHO, of course.

    I never have, currently don't, and never will own a K-bar. I've used friends before for various tasks and like you say, they suck.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,635 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Yep. I have one. USMC version. It sucks. Has to be one of my least favorite blades. IMHO, of course.
    I had those things issued, I thought they were junk.
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,737 Senior Member
    OK so much for being a smart :uhm: I must admit I've never used the thing. Thing is as sharp as can be. It belonged to my best friend and I inharited it with his passing. Too big too bulky. It sits in camp.
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,759 Senior Member
    During WWII the K-BAR, was a hell of a knife...and in its original form (leather handle, leather scabbard, parkerized blade) still is a veritable classic...in a display case.....with some USMC memorabilia.....and a 1911.
    That being said...knife design has improved in giant leaps and bounds since then...there a SO many, much better, utility/fighting knives out there it staggers the imagination. Knives are even designed to accommodate different fighting styles...from pokey, stabby things, to hacky, slashy things...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,759 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    AHEM.

    I wonder if anyone else here has ever tried making Kydex knife sheaths. Maybe, someone in Kansas? If they did, it sure would be nice to see pictures.

    I've been huntin...er somethin or another...patience damnit!....I'll get to it....OR I can just send you the knife....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • CaptainRoadBlockCaptainRoadBlock Member Posts: 49 Member
    I have a Leatherman Wave, a Buck Tactical (their word, not mine) and my ole Gerber folder that i carried forever in law enforcement.



    If you are in to this sort of thing: http://www.knifemaking.com/Default.asp The warehouse is in Davis, OK, and i know these people personally.
    So Officer, why did you shoot my client 8 times? Uh, the magazine ran dry.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,759 Senior Member
    Well, I HAVE been sleeping in some too....and napping....and besides, we had 54 days over 100 last summer...who wants to use a heat gun when it's 115 degrees in the garage?
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • ZombieMaxZombieMax New Member Posts: 11 New Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    During WWII the K-BAR, was a hell of a knife...and in its original form (leather handle, leather scabbard, parkerized blade) still is a veritable classic...in a display case.....with some USMC memorabilia.....and a 1911.
    That being said...knife design has improved in giant leaps and bounds since then...there a SO many, much better, utility/fighting knives out there it staggers the imagination. Knives are even designed to accommodate different fighting styles...from pokey, stabby things, to hacky, slashy things...

    I've owned them in the past and do enjoy the Kbar. They just don't hold up to the things they teach people to do with knives these days. They have a weak point right at the handle due to how they designed the tang. They'll break there every time.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,008 Senior Member
    The problem I have with "Survival" knives is that they are geared more towards "Fighting" than "Surviving". Fighting knives need certain attributes- thick, stabby, slashy- that would be at direct opposite of what you would need a knife to do day-to-day in a survival situation. If you are fighting, you are not surviving very well.

    You would need to dress and cut up game, cut up food, sharpen sticks, cut paracord, and do general camp work. A thinner, sharper utility or 'camp' blade will get a lot more use.

    So, personally- I think you need two knives. A fighter, and a camp knife.

    My Fighter is a Cold Steel "SRK" http://www.coldsteel.com/srk.html

    My 'Camp' knife is in the process of being built. It is based on this blade: http://www.texasknife.com/vcom/product_info.php?cPath=119_299_381&products_id=626
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,008 Senior Member



    If you are in to this sort of thing: http://www.knifemaking.com/Default.asp The warehouse is in Davis, OK, and i know these people personally.

    I have used them for supplies before. Good company.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • shootershooter Senior Member Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    It may not be what most call a "survival knife" but I have owned the Kershaw blade trader for over twenty-five years and it is very handy and always in my pack while hunting. The "saw" blade is very handy for dressing deer.
    I also have a custom skinning knife made by Bob White of Galesburg, Illinois. Bob has quite a reputation in our area and is in his eighties and a fine gentleman.

    Edited to add a photo of Bob White's custom knife.

    bobwhite1.jpg


    http://www.kershaw-knives.net/Kershaw-Sportsmans-Blade-Trader-1095SBTX.php
    There's no such thing as having too much ammo, unless you're on fire or trying to swim!
  • gatorgator Senior Member Posts: 1,746 Senior Member
    If I'm in a survival situatition it most likely means I did not intend on needing a knife in the first place so I would have to say my "survival"knife is the one I have in my pocket every day.
    CRKT M16-14D
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  • LearningLearning Member Posts: 46 Member
    Any other ideas.

    I'm looking for a 8-9 inch fixed blade, with a sheath, and straps.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,759 Senior Member
    Well....for a pure survival/fighting tool...there is this

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    The Woodsmans Pal...

    As far a decent knives are concerned...there is a LOT of Chinese junk out there...Ontario, Cold Steel or any of the other big names will serve you well...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,287 Senior Member
  • ZombieMaxZombieMax New Member Posts: 11 New Member
    Benchmade has a couple nice ones, if you haven't checked them out you should.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,387 Senior Member
    I've had all kinds of knives, fixed blade, folding, Big, Small, red, white, Pink, oh wait hold on, I don't know where that came from!!! Hehehe!!! But my point is that now I don't make a big deal out of a knife. I have a couple of small folding knives (Pocket Knives) a Gutting knife, a skinning knife, and a couple of others such as the old reliable Jack of all trades, a Swiss Army Knife. My main hunting tools though are a 4 inch non serated blade Kershaw and a white tail skinner.
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  • o351o351 New Member Posts: 1 New Member
    Freezer wrote: »
    Haven't you guys ever heard of a K-Bar:bang: I don't carry a big knife too much weight for the terrain I hunt. I carry a big revolver:uhm: If something reaches out and grabs me I wear a Schrade Old Timer on my chest strap, that's all I need for field dressing. I do own a K-Bar as an OH $#!+ item but never take it into the woods. In my pack I have some survival gear but nothing fancy or elaberate. I don't need a fire starter when I carry wind proof/water proof matches, a Bic and two heat tabs.
    Call me old school but I still carry a USMC K-bar.
  • AiredaleAiredale Banned Posts: 624 Senior Member
    A Buck Folding Hunter that I bought 40 years ago.
    Jim
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    I swapped a used tire for a Buck 110 folder and a leather sheath back in the late 1990's, and I've been using it ever since. I've got several other knives, fixed blade and folders, but until the Benchmade Griptilian came along, that Buck was my "go to" knife for most of what needed doing with a blade. Now the Buck gets picked for the heavy-duty chores, and the Benchmade gets used for field dressing, skinning, etc.

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    Good blades, both!
    Jerry
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