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Old 04-30-2014, 06:08 PM   #21
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Right here in NY. I get my Moras here. https://www.ragweedforge.com/SwedishKnifeCatalog.html
That is where I got mine. On a couple occasions I bought a half a dozen cheap ones at a time and then passed them out on a special group excursion. The nice thing about the cheaper ones is that you can use them as a tool. I would not, could not, abuse my good knives in such a fashion.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:41 PM   #22
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Right here in NY. I get my Moras here. https://www.ragweedforge.com/SwedishKnifeCatalog.html
Thanks so much for that!
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:51 PM   #23
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I had a frost (Mora) in carbon steel that I kept in my "10 essentials kit", but I stupidly used it to butcher chickens and it ended up rusting terribly almost the instant it touched blood.
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Thanks! If I become a psycho killer I don't want my failed victims down the line to get tetanus!

The link above says the stainless are pretty good so that is what I am gonna get. I still don't know if I will bring it backpacking but I will bring it day hiking.

REI had the Swedish FireKnife model on clearance.
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:13 PM   #24
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Is your multi tool really multi enough?

http://www.amazon.com/Wenger-16999-S...NAVNN69K7GG327
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:01 PM   #25
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Is your multi tool really multi enough?

http://www.amazon.com/Wenger-16999-S...NAVNN69K7GG327
No Flashlight!!
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:32 PM   #26
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It's got a flashlight!
It's 60 items down on the list of tools.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:56 AM   #27
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That knife proves you can have too much of a good thing!
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:50 AM   #28
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It's got a flashlight!
It's 60 items down on the list of tools.
That changes everything. Just ordered 5.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:25 PM   #29
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I agree with Hawk that a fixed-blade knife is the most important tool you'll carry. I always have an neck knife (ESEE IZULA) with me whenever I hike. If I am staying over night I'll also carry a larger blade. In my case, it is an ESEE 4.

If I had to do it again, I'd likely get the ESEE 6.

http://www.eseeknives.com/esee-6.htm

The knife has to feel right in your hands. Sort of like a shoe on your foot. Each person is different and there is no right or wrong.

I do prefer a blade with a good-sized choil and also like upward-sloping jimping. A good example of both is the Tops Black Rhino which is another one I would consider if looking again:

http://www.topsknives.com/popup_imag...pID=26&image=0

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:31 PM   #30
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I thought about that ESEE IZULA. It is a light model.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:32 PM   #31
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Oh No! The knife rabbithole! Spent a while in there myself!
I carry one of several fixed blade knives. Mostly either a Grohmann Boat knife, Bark River North Star or a Bob Dozier Arkansas traveler.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:34 PM   #32
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I usually carry a Gerber fixed blade knife. it is small, light weight and very dependable, not to mention sharp. I also try to make sure that I have a pocketknife with me too. I would rather have the extra knife or 2 and not need them than need them and not have them.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:08 AM   #33
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Small fixed blade: Becker Necker
Large blade: Something suitable from the Ontario RAT line.
IIRC, ESSE's are actually produced by Ontario, but I could be mistaken.
To me, an often overlooked aspect of choosing a knife is the blade thickness. Any realistic survival/comfort scenario may well include the ability, suitability of the blade to "baton" larger pieces of wood. You ain't doing that with no filet knife!
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:32 AM   #34
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I've been thinking about picking up a usmc kabar.

i just like them.
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:54 PM   #35
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I've been thinking about picking up a usmc kabar.

i just like them.
Lot of knife for the $, a top value IMO. Careful of fakes, theres a lot of them out there. Available with a partially serrated blade now(I'll pass, personally), couple different finishes maybe too, not sure on that.

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Old 05-18-2014, 07:03 PM   #36
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hmmm, have to make sure I can find the real deal on line then and not get jipped.


then gotta decide between partially serrated or not.
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hmmm, have to make sure I can find the real deal on line then and not get jipped.


then gotta decide between partially serrated or not.
http://www.kabar.com/knives/detail/26
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:51 PM   #38
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I don't cut rope, and I have enough trouble sharpening a straight blade, I don't want to mess with serrated teeth to sharpen. They do cut like the dickens though. I have a Cutco partially serrated hunting knife, but that gets sharpened by Cutco, not by me.
Those Bark Rivers are sweet blades, I'd love a Little Creek, but, bottom line, I, personally can't justify $150+ on a knife.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:57 PM   #39
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is the 7 inch useful or is the 5inch a better get?
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:59 PM   #40
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I'd vote for the 7" personally. You'll likely have a smaller pocket knife or something on you as well, so if you want a larger "working" knife, I say 7". To me, the 5.5 is kinda liking wanting to upgrade from a 6 cylinder motor, and deciding on a 7 cylinder(if there was such a thing). Go 8 or stay home! YMMV.
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