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Looking For A Good Knife

Postby InsaneBoost » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:53 pm

I'm looking for a knife that will be sort of an all around knife. Can skin animals/fish, can fight off an animal/person if it came down to it, cut things up like branches and what not. I came across this KA-BAR Fighting/Utility Serrated Edge Knife that is within my price range and was wondering if anyone had any input they could provide, or if they knew anything about the company?

From what I've read it sounds like it's a good knife, they've been in the business for awhile (WWII) and have always been pure quality.

Would this be the route to go? Something else?

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BSZDP8/



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Looking For A Good Knife

Postby J ney » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:01 pm

Ka-bars are heavy, over-stated for the backcountry, and i think just a bit too much.

I carry a fallkniven f1 and love it.
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Looking For A Good Knife

Postby J ney » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:02 pm

That's assuming you are looking for fixed blade...
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Re: Looking For A Good Knife

Postby InsaneBoost » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:05 pm

Really just looking for a good knife. I don't care what kind it is. Unless one has a major advantage over the other.
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Re: Looking For A Good Knife

Postby austex » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:06 pm

I have a Ka Bar half serrated blade. Split wood,(pound it with another chunk of wood) heavy enough to use it as a hatchet. I only use it car camping as it way to heavy for bp'n. Made in Olean NY as they always have. Very good quality. I have a small Spyderco hawkbill combo blade for bp'n.
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Re: Looking For A Good Knife

Postby maverick » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:13 pm

See if any of these might work for you: http://www.backpacker.com/survival-test ... ival/16711
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Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: Looking For A Good Knife

Postby InsaneBoost » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:20 pm

I did like the looks of the Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Fine Edge in person, but I always thought it was just an overpriced knife because of Bear Grylls.

I noticed someone in the comments said the person has sold out to advertisers, but obviously don't know if that's true or not. Is that a legitimate knife after all?
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Re: Looking For A Good Knife

Postby Rockchucker » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:28 pm

Benchmade, some of the best noncustom knifes you can get.
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Re: Looking For A Good Knife

Postby k9mark » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:31 pm

Go with the kabar u wont regret it.
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Re: Looking For A Good Knife

Postby rlown » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:15 pm

This is the Gerber I carry. Couldn't find it on the Gerber site at: http://www.gerbergear.com/Hunting

anyway:

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came with 3 blades that are interchangeable into the main body.

My other main knife is a Vitornoux (sp?):


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One is good for hunting and I like the blade interchange. The other is ok for a trout fest unless Mark uses it against granite. Hence, I carry a sharpener. his 2" blade sucks.

Leatherman at: http://www.swissknifeshop.com/shop/leat ... ilitary-le looks fun. considered that as a basic replacement but, it'd be heavier.

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Re: Looking For A Good Knife

Postby maverick » Thu May 01, 2014 7:42 pm

Rlown wrote:
My other main knife is a Vitornoux (sp?):


I too carry a Victorinox. http://www.swissarmy.com/us/category/Ca ... 002&m=add&
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Re: Looking For A Good Knife

Postby rlown » Fri May 02, 2014 6:47 pm

My Victorinox would be equivalent to the Spartan version, but decades old. I'd recommend the Hiker version; or the Tinker. Thanks for the pointer, Mav.

The Gerbers are for a different kind of work.
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