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#124486 - 11/28/09 10:50 AM Re: Buying A Great Survival Knife [Re: finallyME]
sabre11004 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 513
Loc: Tennessee
Yes, have looked at the SRK too and it is a very good knife. I'll have to say that you got a great deal on that one because I have not seen them for that price any where...sabre11004.. goodjob goodjob goodjob .
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#124742 - 12/05/09 12:20 PM Re: Buying A Great Survival Knife [Re: sabre11004]
Jim M Offline
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fObcnnUIKhg
check out the A2 Knife. On sale at Amazon.com
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#125198 - 12/14/09 04:23 PM Re: Buying A Great Survival Knife [Re: sabre11004]
madyarddog Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
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Loc: Indiana
first of all u have to think about is funtionality,in some cases any knife is better than none.but i suggest that u go to the net and enter a qoerry about knife suppliers and go from there.I"ve seen lots of knives u can buy on line or get localy and the prices range from decent to absurb,what kind of price range were u thinking of?


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#125199 - 12/14/09 04:36 PM Re: Buying A Great Survival Knife [Re: sabre11004]
madyarddog Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
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Loc: Indiana
Myself I made my own,I based it on the one from the movie "THE Hunted"I found the right type of steel on the net,then looked up the how to"s and did it myself it is very functional and strong,but ialso carry a good medium sized folder with a strong locking mechanisim.I also carry 2 to 3 smaller very easlly sharpining pocket knves for varios tasks(u never can have to much in this dept.if your survival depends on it and of course how much weight u are willing to cary.

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#125201 - 12/14/09 04:49 PM Re: Buying A Great Survival Knife [Re: madyarddog]
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Registered: 12/14/09
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Loc: Indiana
But really the best in my oppinion would be the old KABAR you can find them at any Army/Navy Surplus store between $40&$80 depends on wher u shop at.

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#125271 - 12/15/09 12:33 PM Re: Buying A Great Survival Knife [Re: sabre11004]
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 1149
Loc: Tennessee
I bought one of those wire saws with the ring at each end. Useless. I carried a multi tool for a while. Unless I was planning to fish it doesn't get used. I'm with Phat. Most of the time I have a very sharp, small (3"blade), folding frame knife in my pocket.
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#125272 - 12/15/09 12:42 PM Re: Buying A Great Survival Knife [Re: chaz]
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Chaz,

I was thinking of getting one of the wire saws you just said were useless.

Would one of these allow me to cut a few sticks about 1" in diameter? That would allow me to make a cane or crutch to walk out on a hurt leg.

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#125274 - 12/15/09 12:53 PM Re: Buying A Great Survival Knife [Re: DJ2]
chaz Offline
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DJ2, Yes they work for small stuff. 1" wouldn't be too much work. They are inexpensive. I still have mine but It's in the rubbermaid container of "Never use again camping artifacts".

Never say never!

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#125294 - 12/15/09 04:27 PM Re: Buying A Great Survival Knife [Re: DJ2]
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Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 1735
Loc: California (southern)
For that specific application (cane, not crutch, fortunately), I have found the saw on my Leatherman Wave perfect - it produced a very nice cane effortlessly and quickly. But the Wave is heavy. You can find very nice light saws (2 oz range) at any good home products store.

My best impromptu hiking staff was a mop handle I found, washed up on the beach. It was in a situation where I really needed one, too. Just had to scrape off a little tar and it was good to go. Used it for several years...

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#125306 - 12/15/09 07:27 PM Re: Buying A Great Survival Knife [Re: DJ2]
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Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 3938
Loc: Bend, Oregon
DJ2 the problem is carrying it. After X amount of time it will come unraveled in your pack and your first and last cut with it just might be on your hand. Its one of those city slicker camping things you can buy from Coughlans. Its worthless on wet wood and those little rings on the end are uselss unless you put a stick through them to hang onto. If you do decide to buy one, go out and try it around home before you put it in your pack.
Jim
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#125339 - 12/16/09 11:16 AM Re: Buying A Great Survival Knife [Re: Jimshaw]
chaz Offline
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 1149
Loc: Tennessee
Originally Posted By Jimshaw
DJ2 the problem is carrying it. After X amount of time it will come unraveled in your pack and your first and last cut with it just might be on your hand. Its one of those city slicker camping things you can buy from Coughlans. Its worthless on wet wood and those little rings on the end are uselss unless you put a stick through them to hang onto. If you do decide to buy one, go out and try it around home before you put it in your pack.
Jim

That's exactly who made the one I have. Found it at basspro. It is safe as far as it cutting you, you can run your fingers all over the cutting surface etc. But you are correct in it's uselessness.
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