Knives for a SHTF or Survival situation.

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  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    My daily 'rule #9' is my gerber folder, 3 inch blade. Dont particularly care for the serrations, but the knife was pretty much free free, and hold one hell of a hand stropped edge. got it in a box of reloading crap I bought from the gunshop for cheap.

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  2. dustydog

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    Folks,having made knives for the last 40 or so years,I'll fall in with what was said by a tough old goat I knew up in New Hampshire.One day a kid asked him"Frenchy,whats the best survival knife?"To which Frenchy replied"What do you got on you?"
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  4. Bobitis

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    Ya know Carver, I sorely want that Bowie.:tapfoot:
  5. JLA

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    Every knifesman must have at least 1 good bowie knife IMO.
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  7. cpttango30

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    A Skinner would be a first choice for me. Then a do all pocket locking assisted open folder for EDC I love my new SOG Aegis. As for fighting I will take my cold steel machete. If I am fighting for my life with a knife then something is seriously WRONG. You can't use a k-bar if I hack your arm off with my razor sharp machete.

    Kershaw 1080OR is what I would use for my skinner.
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    A RAT ESEE Izula. These babies are TOUGH AS NAILS... http://www.eseeknives.com/neck_knife.htm

    SOG Aegis for my EDC

    Cold Steel kukri or Sax machete.
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  8. carver

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    A good survival knife is the single most important piece of equipment you will ever have or use. With it you can procure fire and food, and create shelter and other structures. Just as there’s a tool for every job, a wrench for tightening bolts, a hammer for pounding nails, there’s a knife for every task. This site is, IMHO, a good read on choosing a shtf (survival) type knife. http://www.tacticalintelligence.net/blog/how-to-choose-a-survival-knife.htm Read this short article, and then take another look at knives like the Gerber Big Rock!
  9. Neverhome

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    Three knives I think to be essential wihen the SHTF are:

    1) Leaterman or similar knife with can/bottle opener, screw driver, etc. Basicaly a multi tool with a good blade. Locking essential.

    2) A large sheat knife with a full tang.

    3) a machette or parang with a good heavy blade. I favor the parang because of its weight, thinckness and shorter blade for swinging.

    With all of these you have most of the tools you need for building shelter, processing game, building snares and self defense, assuming you are not brining a knife to a gun fight. Throwing knives are a waste of time because they generally are not sharp, nor do they hold an edge, are ligtweight and if you miss your target you are screwed.

    Neverhome
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    I have the kershaw system as well along with my Kbar Machete.
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    I'll take my "Police Action"( Korea War) Navy issued Mk-1 RH (PAL) 35.

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  12. carver

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    Not a bad choice webfoot35, and welcome to the forum!
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    Puma "Game Warden" folder... Ek blackout Tatcical..
  14. Plinked

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    Bought the top one to be my survival knife almost 30 years ago and its been in the safe ever since. Bottom one is my camping knife. Middle one is just a nasty old brute (Blake) knife that would probably out last the other two in tough situations

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  15. coachwill

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    I had forgotten that ESEE knives were made right up the road from me here in Alabama. Might have to go up and visit with them for a while one day.
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    Y'all remember that in a survival situation you may not get to go home and pack up! You might have to make it with what you have on you. Now ask yourself this question, will the knife I carry every day be the best choice for a "survival" knife?
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