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Real world knives.

10632 Views 32 Replies 17 Participants Last post by  DisasterReindeer
Ok,no Tiwantainium/Chineese wonder blades please.

Lets talk about real working blades.I tend to carry four different blades in my backwoods kit,I bought what I could afford and what fit my needs best,you might find different blades suit you better,let's hear about them!

In my kit there is an Indian military ghurka khurki,
A Buck 110,
A Buck General,
A Buck Caping knife.
Also a hatchet and a leatherman multitool and a dozen exacto knife razors in a paper sleeve,but they're not really knives,but they're in there because I use them.

Now this is my camping box,the daily outing box is far different!
it only has a K-bar Marine fighting knife and a small case knife.

What you plan for changes things you see,then there's the fishing kit,it has a fillet knife and an air force survival knife and again with the razor blades,only two.they wipe off well.

Then there's my urban kit,it has a leatherman and a spyderco in it.I've opened neither in ages,but they are there.

Now you're looking at this and thinking:
"why can't this n00b choose one general purpose knife"
I'll tell you why.
ever try to skin a deer with a "Rambo"knife and do it right?ever try to cut tent stakes with a pen knife?
ever try to cut kindling with a sheath knife?that's why.
It might weigh you down,but the right tool for the right job is priceless!now let's hear about yours and why you pack em'.:D
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Once you get a properly sharpened kukri,your hatchet won't get much use. :)

True temper used to make some dandy hatchets and axes before they moved thier factory to Mexico,can't speak for them these days,and that Chineese stuff is spotty quality at best.I'd snoop some yard sales and get a good deal and a superior tool.
I used to love those pukko knives for all around use,but the source dried up on me.
The best way to test is to grab your day pack and whatever is in it and stay in the woods untill you can't stand'll know EXACTLY what you need after that. :)
Heh.....I wouldn't be without a K-bar,either in my pack or down in my boot.its put more than one Razahead running to find easier prey.
I've used a Case XX meat cleaver as a camp knife for years,lol knife 383.jpg

Isn't this just a Finnish Pukko?damn well made one at that.
4 does it here.
My favorite knife is the Ka-Bar my father used during his 20+ years in the USMC. I don't use it much for fear of losing it....but that would change should it HTF.
A decent copy is made by Ontario cutlery,the military actually use them!I think they're going for 45$ I own three,good blades!
I use a small balisong for dress up days,it dosen't even look like a
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