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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldfeet View Post
    Idle question:

    I understand a little the allure of classy chichi knives, but when hiking or backpacking, I just wind up carrying a swiss army knife. I rarely have to cut anything more substantial than paracord, moleskin, salami, etc - maybe whittling the occasional twig. What are you guys using them for - more substantial woodwork? (Dressing game would be another story.)

    We covered hiking knives, and hunting knives in another thread, so what's a good skiing knife? (For climbing knives it's already settled - just take whatever they used in "Vertical Limit.")
    Most will probably laugh at this, but I think a small sharp fixed blade knife is probably the best defense against mnt lion. Mnt lion attacks are extremely rare, but there are a bunch of confirmed stories of people fighting them off with knives. Guns are great but in most cat attacks the thing is on you before you know it. Despite being badass creatures they really arent very tough and arent used to their prey fighting back, if you go all mark reid on their face and neck chances are they'll leave you alone.


    I have also found my ka bar very useful in starting fires, a little bit of elbow grease and you can cut yoru way to dry wood even if things are kind of damp in the area. Also, any good camping knife should have a very sturdy pommel, for hammering tent stakes, etc.

    I've never bothered taking a real knife skiing. I bring a multi tool, hope I never need more than that. I've skied with guns though, but thats for the moose/grizzlies.
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  3. #28
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    I just finished an army survival school with the bear grylls series knife http://www.gerbergear.com/Survival/K...nife_31-001063. The instructors said it was pretty good and the price is alright.

    My issues:
    1. Not full tang.
    2. The sheath isn't the best and doesn't attach to molle webbing.
    3. The striker kind of sucks.

  4. #29
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    Glad it held up for your course. Anybody considering buying that knife should read this review on Bladeforums: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...Ultimate-Knife

  5. #30
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    Gerber and the bear grylls line is garbage. I'm a big fan of spyderco. The endura 4 and the delica 4 are great knives and not too expensive. I carry a delica 4 ss handle daily. The endura ss is a lil heavy on the pocket but is a souls 4" blade. Razor sharp too and holds a good edge. Cold steel fixed blades ate really nice too. I have an oda and it's a sick blade.

    Sog also makes some nice blades. The flash series are nice and solid. I also like my crkt blackout. I really like their serration pattern.

    You gave to make a choice if you want an assisted, fixed, or folding. That will help determine the price. Emerson makes some sick blades but your talking $200 for a 4" folding blade.

  6. #31
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    Bear Grylls stuff is crap. If you want bomb proof fixed blade have a look at ESEE. Lifetime no questions warranty. Full tang, removable micarta handles, great sheaths and a large selection of blade sizes. You can't go wrong with ESEE. I have 4 of them.

    Nice to see some fellow knife nerds on here.

    EDIT: Sorry ghcaz, I didn't realize you actually owned that blade. No offence. I am a serious blade snob.
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  7. #32
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    Bumping this old thread cause I'm looking for recs on a horizontal carry small fixed blade. The horizontal carry on my motorcycle is not too comfortable.

  8. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICantLogIn View Post
    Bumping this old thread cause I'm looking for recs on a horizontal carry small fixed blade. The horizontal carry on my motorcycle is not too comfortable.
    What's your budget?

  9. #34
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    Not a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrambledbacon View Post
    What's your budget?
    More importantly, for what use?

    The title of this thread is kind of silly. Camping knives are typically for prepping dinner, maybe whittling up some kindling, possibly gutting a fish, etc. Hunting knives can be for field dressing, skinning, processing, etc. (or actually hunting things I guess).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    More importantly, for what use?

    The title of this thread is kind of silly. Camping knives are typically for prepping dinner, maybe whittling up some kindling, possibly gutting a fish, etc. Hunting knives can be for field dressing, skinning, processing, etc. (or actually hunting things I guess).
    True.
    Since you're talking of one for riding a motorcycle I'm assuming general purpose/rescue featured or self defense. Some parameters would help(size, function etc)

  12. #37
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    Morakniv. Have em. Love em. Will likely get more.
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    Morakniv

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  14. #39
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    One more vote for Morakniv.

    I bring a Light My Fire Swedish Fireknife for backpacking, a high-viz orange serrated Companion for canyoneering (may replace with a floating serrated knife), and a Kansbol for dayhikes (where I'm less weight-sensitive).

  15. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrambledbacon View Post
    General purpose/rescue featured or self defense. Some parameters would help(size, function etc)
    Everyday kind of stuff. Oh I have lost a few, kind of like sunglasses for me.

  16. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser View Post
    Morakniv. Have em. Love em. Will likely get more.
    Do they have a horizontal carry sheath?

  17. #42
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    https://www.knifecenter.com/series/t...d-blade-knives

    I've been happy with TOPS knives. Good retention with their kydex sheaths and they can be mounted horizontally( OWB metal clip that can be rotated and is locked with a rubber O-ring/bolt lock). Will post pics when I get home.

  18. #43
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    Also, 1095 steel is super easy to maintain an edge. I don't both with the stainless variety anymore

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