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Old 12-20-2017, 11:59 PM   #36
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If you are into You Tube check out Cedric and Ada reviews, guy is out of Australia. Lots of fixed and folding blade reviews and he goes into a lot of geeky detail on the steel compositions, which I like.

If you are worried about breakage and willing to drop some coin, I'd look at Bark River Bravo One in either four or six inches. Either A two steel or CPM three v. Thick sharpened pry bar. USMC tested.

For big time chopping power check out the Bark River Dark Timber Grizzly. Oh man.
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:44 PM   #37
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Yea I mean seals n such was packing that spartan sword type Bowie knife. The kabar has proven itself I got 300$ custom knife but kabar they went from 30-40$ to 70$. I mean I sorta helped with new usmc knife who wants pack kabar n bayonet. I kept my m7 I think razor sharp I mean a good knife is worth having for all kinds things I had desert dagger 2 on ELBV but great kill with but that’s it . And kabar makes kydrex sheath or apparently they are easy to make but they make noise.
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Old 12-24-2017, 10:49 PM   #38
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I mean ak bayonet is not something I’m packing in sf, seals,other teir 1 units I know someone got them to pack tomahawks very practical to open someone up and for camp n such . But good knife is a must iv had sog deserts 2 and custom 300$ knifes. I think I’m gonna go with a Ka-bar . Iv found most knifes break
If you are looking for a good all around camp knife, that won't beak under non knife uses, that can be used as a weapon in a pinch(which is almost the only time a knife should be used as a weapon) it is hard to beat the Kukri, especially the one for 19.99 at BudK, (yep BudK)

http://www.budk.com/Genuine-Gurkha-Kukri-Knife-1115

Warning, you will need to know how to sharpen a blade, as it does not come sharpened.
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Old 12-25-2017, 03:30 PM   #39
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While not a genuine Kukri, that knife is surprisingly serviceable steel. This guy reworked his for a few bucks, an interesting read and website at least…
http://www.m4040.com/Survival/Ghurka...dification.htm
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While not a genuine Kukri, that knife is surprisingly serviceable steel. This guy reworked his for a few bucks, an interesting read and website at least…
http://www.m4040.com/Survival/Ghurka...dification.htm
Interesting article, I never went past sharpening mine, but his rework is thoughtful for sure.

Serviceable is a good word to describe mine, I was quite pleased with what I got for $20.
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Old 12-26-2017, 01:11 AM   #41
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I've owned benchmade, spyderco, and even Chris reeve folders. I about determined that the pm2 and the G10 griptilian were my go to folders couldn't really complain about them at all. The sebenza 21 didn't see the pocket enough and that's why it's for sale. As far as fixed blades esee knives and Randalls are what I've got and I can't complain.
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Old 12-26-2017, 09:21 PM   #42
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I got everyone in my family a Gerber Prodigy. Excellent knives for a great price.
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Old 12-26-2017, 09:45 PM   #43
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If money is less of a concern then I would look at the Bravo 1 from Bark River in either 4.25" or 6" depending on your needs. They are making one in CPM-3V that I have been drooling over for quite some time, but have not been able to bring myself to drop that much coin. If I were going on deployment tho I would be strongly considering it.

Whoops. I now see I gave the exact same advice a week ago. Getting old I guess. At least I am consistent Lol.

I worked w some machetes for light wood processing w my boys over thanksgiving and am really fired up right now. Condor is making some great Parang style machetes that basically are Axe r placements. I am just about to pull the trigger on a Condor Warlock. It is 1075 HC steel, but for me that is ok for a machete. Condors Village Parang and Pack Golok are really beautiful old style wood handle w leather sheath blades that are nice also. And BEEFY as hell. As in 32 oz blades.
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:11 AM   #44
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I like the Gerber mkll, KA Bar, and the gerber Lmf. As for big boys I like the Ontario Raider Bowie. I feel like the man himself with that beast

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Old 12-29-2017, 12:45 AM   #45
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Before I dish out $100-140 for a Spyderco Paramilitary 2 does anyone own one and can you recommend this knife or look somewhere else?
I actually own and prefer the Spyderco Paramilitary 1 because the blade is a little bit shorter than the Paramilitary 2 . I own at least a couple and they are good knives as long as they are not abused , like as a pry-bar , a screw-driver , or a hammer . Spyderco also usually uses good steel in their blades . I will not own a knife with a 420 steel blade .
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:43 AM   #46
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I mean your talking not using ur knife in shtf what u going to use ?. Iv also had couple micotech’s bunch’s knifes I used pack one brass knuckle/knifes to grade school. I got my kabar it’s great and I’n combat u use what u have to or die . To me being Cherokee iv realized some things I’d do with my tomahawk or knife might be abnormal to some . The kabar was like old friend come home love at first sight or old flame it’s stand usmc but with seratted... I know marines got knife kills in Afghanistan with kabar . Lol did u see the punisher thank god im not under contract
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:05 PM   #47
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Was given 1 of these for Christmas and told they are well thought of in the bushcraft circle.. SOB is sure enough SHARP, nice snap lock retention plastic sheath.. For the $$ I might have to get myself some more.. Made in Sweden..
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Depends on a lot actually... better steel? Buck 118D2 and or cabela’s Alaskan buck 110 S30v? I use the bucks for the warranty...
Sharpening easily or hard? The S30v sharpens easier than the D2 but you’ll need tougher diamond stones or boride abrasive silicon carbide CS-HD general polishing stones...
On the run in the woods where a flat rock is all? Then saber grind anything...

I mention the cabelas Alaskan knives cuz with 20% off discount cards and waiting for a sale you can get he price down to @$61-66 for a 110 depending on the time of year...
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:32 AM   #49
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Buck 119 .
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Buck 119 .
Wife got me the 75th anniversary 119 special for my birthday this year. Dang thing is too pretty to use though, lol.

Liking what Buck's doing these days.
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Wife got me the 75th anniversary 119 special for my birthday this year. Dang thing is too pretty to use though, lol.

Liking what Buck's doing these days.
I have the 75th also. I remember my dads from when I was very lil camping and such. Classic style, camping,hunting,defense. Easy to sharpen. All around great knife. Your wife has good taste
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:28 PM   #52
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I love the Buck 110, a lot. Especially for the money. Grew up on it. Still own one. But nowadays you can get better knife steel w a one handed open/close mechanism, especially for the weight. That 110 is a heavy sucker. Big and beautiful heh heh.

Just received a Condor Warlock Machete. 13" blade of 1/4" 1095 steel in a Parang style blade. I haven't used it yet, but am really surprised at the fit and finish as it's definitely a cut above what Condor usually provides.

Good looking black coated blade w Micarta handle. Looking forward to putting her threw her paces, but so far she gets a 9. Would have been a 10, but I'll need to touch up the lower part of the blade near the grip to get her razor sharp for finer wood carving capability etc.
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So, these won't get it in this thread?

2017-10-27_07-01-01 by poofy27, on Flickr

The top 2 were the first knives I was ever given, Cheap probably thrown away or given away. My grandfather gave them to me about 60 years ago.
The top one gutted a doe a week ago. The second one gutted a buck 2 days ago.

The buck is my woods knife.

A Tarani karambit folder is my carry. Cant find that pic. Will add later.

Those top 2 were lost in my garage for decades. The 3rd one was a gift from someone 30+ years ago.
Big fan of old school mountain man/explorer style knives, nothing pretty, just simple blades for simple jobs and you have a nice collection there, I'm sure your grandfather would be happy knowing they are still in use
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