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Old 06-14-2013, 03:41 AM   #1
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So I'm looking for a new shtf style knife something that can perform in as many purposes as possible. Something preferably carbon blade to use with a fire steel, something that would good for simple bushcraft, and something that will be good for a self defense last resort weapon

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I like the looks of the KA- Bar BK-7. It's a full tang blade, and looks pretty legit.

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Old 06-14-2013, 06:36 AM   #3
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I've got a Becker Companion. A little smaller than above.

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I've got a Becker Companion. A little smaller than above.
Actually I think the companion was the knife I was thinking of.
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my favorite go-to knives:

spyderco endura in my pocket


my big knife:
ka bar kukri

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Start with a Mora and an Opinel, decide what you like, don't like and then go shopping.

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Old 06-15-2013, 02:52 AM   #7
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Gerber LMF II. Super knife at good cost. Very well made with great sheath. I challenge you to look at it.

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I've found my Knives of Alaska - Brown Bear quite useful on campouts. D2 steel, well made. I paid $60 for it a number of years ago.



For defense, I have the Tactical Wak - 5160 steel. I'm not a knife person, I prefer katanas. This wak is a nice compromise. A nice two-handed short sword. I take this on hikes (fits in a backpack). I wouldn't take a katana into the woods unless the S really HTF.

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I've tried several fixed blade knives over the last few months and settled on the Cold Steel SRK with the Kraton handle as my primary SHTF blade. It's not too big, has a sturdy thick blade, great grip, and holds an edge quite well.

Runners up in my quest included the Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate (still in my BOB due to the firesteel/sharpener/hammer pommel and other features), Gerber Prodigy, Ontario Pilot Knife, and Cold Steel GI Tanto.

While I have not ruled out any other blades (still want to try a RAT-3, 5 or 7 and I have my eyes on a couple TOP knives as well), I'm currently happy with the Cold Steel SRK.

Also, I have a Mora Companion in my EDC bag and a red Mora Craftline (pictured above) in my office survival kit. Awesome blades for the price, and so sharp it's scary.

I've owned half a dozen Opinels over the years (mostly #8's and one monster #13), and they are also good quality folding knives.

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Have you checked your local area for any custom knifemakers? You don't have your location posted, but there might be one near you.

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