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And the GLP Survival Knife top choices are...

 
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And the GLP Survival Knife top choices are...
POLL: Your favorite Survival Knife of these listed is?
 KaBar/Becker BK2 Campanion
 Gerber LMF II A.S.E.K.
 KaBar USMC Fighting Knife (or variant)
 TOPS Tom Brown Tracker T1
 Cold Steel SRK
 Buck Knives Hoodlum
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From my survival knife thread ( Thread: What is your favorite survival knife? I've culled down most of your choices to the top 6.

There were many fantastic choices, but some names and models were submitted multiple times. Of those, I decided to create a poll so others who may not be familiar with them could see what everybody else prefers.

I also tried to keep the list to current production model knives under $250.

Some of the other survival knives listed in no particular order were:

Camillus Cuda CQB1
Butter knife
Homemade
The one in my back
Randall RAT-7
Gurkha machete
Opinel
Winchester Bowie
KaBar large heavy Bowie
Glock field knife
SOG Jungle Primitive
David Bowie lol
Ontario Marine Raider Bowie
Zero Tolerance ZT9 bayonet
Mercworx Shiva
SOG SEAL Team elite
Muela large pig knife
Spyderco rock salt
Ontario RAT-3, (5,7)
Gerber prodigy
Mora clipper
Benchmade nimravus
Bennington custom tactical
Cold Steel master hunter
WW1 trench knife
Machete
Smith & Wesson Kukri
Cold Steel San Mai Recon Tanto
M-9 bayonet
Ek Bowie
Cold Steel Recon Scout
KaBar Adventure Potbelly
United Cutlery M48 Komando
Buck Nighthawk
Falkniven A1
SOG Fat Cat
Alabama Slammer
Chris Reeves Shadow III
Paring knife

Notable multitools:
Leatherman Wave
Victorinox Swiss tool spirit X
Gerber Multitool 07520G

Notable mentions:
Katana
Light Saber yoda
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The big bad ass one that clips on the end of my Masada and terrifies the villiagers.
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I voted Gerber LMF II cause thats what I got and I love it
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I don't know if they are in the list, but i love my AITOR knifes.

They are "Made in Spain" and have many many years making this awesome knifes.
They use alloy of Chrome-Molibden-Vanadium Cr-Mo-Va
and they are very sharp, almost imposible to break, easy to sharp again and had a very good grip. Not even a soap hand will loose grip.
[link to www.aceros-de-hispania.com]

I have:
Black Bear
White Bear
Commando
A machete from Brasil (no brand)

And for all-use knife/tool a LEATHERMAN all in one. Very good Made in USA with his leather case.


The rest of survival is in my head and lots of training on the outdoors.

PS: If anyone want a good tip, get a sharpning stone and a bunch of cans of WD-40 to lubricate the knife. That would be all for SHTF situation.
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I have a Leatherman and a USMC KaBar.

Looks like the sharps portion of my BOB is good to go. cool2

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I don't have personal experience with the latest version but I went with the K-Bar because of long experience with it.

Still have a Marine issue model from the 50's that my uncle carried in Korea and used more than once. It still shines and holds an edge with just an occasional dusting off and a touch of oil. (penis jokes withheld at this point, please!!!) Amazing knives. If the most recent version is even as half as good; it's got to be awesome.

I know some others that own the recent Bucks and Gerbers, etc.. They all seem pretty good too. I don't think that any knife listed here is a bad choice. It may come down purely to a matter of personal choice.
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Indian knives and swords:
Thread: Indian Handmade Knives and Swords
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No TOPS Mission team 21?? Is it not even worth a mention?
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The one that Bear Grylls uses.
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i have two favorites, one is the knife from rambo 3 and the other is a sword.

the rambo knife is big enough to be a sword.

also have a gurka knife, hatchet actually.
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The trouble with selecting a single blade, is you'll end up with a compromise of some sort. If you have a 10" hog sticker, you might find processing the hog a little cumbersome. Take a RAT5 or even a Case Trapper and done in minutes. (But try sticking the hog with the Case! Meh...)

Me, for overall usefullness, I'll take a short fixed blade, 4-5", made of a good steel like 154CM.

If only Busse would come out with something other than the huge hackers he makes! Really nice big blades, though!

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No TOPS Mission team 21?? Is it not even worth a mention?
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Nobody mentioned it in the other thread so I neglected it here. What is your experience with it?


I would like to check out the new TOPS USMC knife [link to www.topsknives.com]
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The trouble with selecting a single blade, is you'll end up with a compromise of some sort. If you have a 10" hog sticker, you might find processing the hog a little cumbersome. Take a RAT5 or even a Case Trapper and done in minutes. (But try sticking the hog with the Case! Meh...)

Me, for overall usefullness, I'll take a short fixed blade, 4-5", made of a good steel like 154CM.

If only Busse would come out with something other than the huge hackers he makes! Really nice big blades, though!

cheers
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That's why as far as survival knives are concerned I prefer to carry a large fixed blade in tandem with a small pocket knife and a multitool hf

ETA: I love the Busse knives reputation. Their 6.25" Boss Jack just might be my next purchase.

[link to www.bussecombat.com]

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who makes the best switchblade and where can you buy them?
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who makes the best switchblade and where can you buy them?
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I wouldn't catorigize a switch blade as a survival knife.

A word to the wise, make sure if you buy one that you check your local knife laws. Some states even have laws against assisted opening knives.

IMHO, don't purchase some mall ninja piece of garbage. Save your $$ and purchase something you will actually use. hf
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KaBar all day long...
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becker bk9! i say that because it is HUGE and that is very usefull in survival due to the chopping power. makes shelter making easy and wood splitting also easy due to the long blade.

but i also love my cammillus combat knife, its not too big to carve but not too small to chop.
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Kabar fighting knife all day.

IMO the SOG seal pup (and the elite version) is a total POS. You can feel the difference in quality just by holding the knives in your hand.

Kabar's just feel like they belong in my hand. I know that's a weird thing to say, but I am sure you understand.
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I carried one on my hip for quite a few years lol

It is definitely a quality knife that I would have no problem owning multiple versions of.

I love my BK2 though as a camp knife. It's like a sharpened pry bar and feels damn near indestructible hf
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switch blades are for kids. a Gerber Auto will slice em up
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who makes the best switchblade and where can you buy them?
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I wouldn't catorigize a switch blade as a survival knife.

A word to the wise, make sure if you buy one that you check your local knife laws. Some states even have laws against assisted opening knives.

IMHO, don't purchase some mall ninja piece of garbage. Save your $$ and purchase something you will actually use. hf
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I'm just looking for something I can carry for self defense but don't want to resort to a gun and can be carried without being noticeable. I thought a switchblade would be good and light, I hope I would never have to use it but I feel I should carry something as hand to hand combat is surpassing my age.
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Notable mentions:
Katana

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I'll vote Kabar fighting knife, because it's on your list and it's always been a tried and true classic.

If you want to see the 'ultimate' survival knife, check out the "Dog Father" by Scrapyard knives.

[link to www.scrapyardknives.com]

and this demo-vid:

[link to www.youtube.com]

With this one in my BOB, I don't need to carry a hatchet, shovel, machete etc. This sucker is as tough as it gets.
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I'll vote Kabar fighting knife, because it's on your list and it's always been a tried and true classic.

If you want to see the 'ultimate' survival knife, check out the "Dog Father" by Scrapyard knives.

[link to www.scrapyardknives.com]

and this demo-vid:

[link to www.youtube.com]

With this one in my BOB, I don't need to carry a hatchet, shovel, machete etc. This sucker is as tough as it gets.
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Good luck finding one. Their customer service sucks from what I've read, and their products don't seem to last very long. It looks very nice in the pictures and video, but from what I can tell it's all show and no go.
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I have a Leatherman and a USMC KaBar.

Looks like the sharps portion of my BOB is good to go. cool2
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I would still get a decent folding pocket knife. Unless I have to fly somewhere or go into a goobermint building (like a courthouse), I usually have my Leatherman Wave & a folder in my pocket. I keep my "Oh shit, I'm walking home" kit in my car along with my aqualung master dive knife in a "survival" sheath.

I went to a wedding in Wisconsin a little while ago, and my wife was making fun of me because I had a folder in my suit pants pocket. Turns out almost every other male at the wedding had the same thing lmao
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who makes the best switchblade and where can you buy them?
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I wouldn't catorigize a switch blade as a survival knife.

A word to the wise, make sure if you buy one that you check your local knife laws. Some states even have laws against assisted opening knives.

IMHO, don't purchase some mall ninja piece of garbage. Save your $$ and purchase something you will actually use. hf
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I'm just looking for something I can carry for self defense but don't want to resort to a gun and can be carried without being noticeable. I thought a switchblade would be good and light, I hope I would never have to use it but I feel I should carry something as hand to hand combat is surpassing my age.
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if you think a "switchblade" is a go to self defense tool, your already as good as dead.
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Like I said before. Cold Steel "Recon Tanto" around
$75.00 with the Aus 8 steel. San Mai III is way to
expensive for a true "duty" knife!
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I have a Leatherman and a USMC KaBar.

Looks like the sharps portion of my BOB is good to go. cool2
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I would still get a decent folding pocket knife. Unless I have to fly somewhere or go into a goobermint building (like a courthouse), I usually have my Leatherman Wave & a folder in my pocket. I keep my "Oh shit, I'm walking home" kit in my car along with my aqualung master dive knife in a "survival" sheath.

I went to a wedding in Wisconsin a little while ago, and my wife was making fun of me because I had a folder in my suit pants pocket. Turns out almost every other male at the wedding had the same thing lmao
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Cutco knives, obtainable through vector marketing here in canada.

I'm not surprised to not see a cutco hunting knife on the list, they are a low key company because they do no advertising and only sell through word of mouth.

I've had my cutco hunting knife for 10 years now, it has butchered a couple dozen animals, cut open a couple dozen cans, and been used to cut countless other things. It is still almost as sharp as it was when I bought it and as soon as I send it back to the manufacturer's they will sharpen it for free or give me a brand new one if that one is broken in any way.

The blade design is the best I've ever seen. It's not serrated, it's better than that.

I know there are better knives out there, but a cutco hunting knife is only like $60 or $80, not $500 or whatever.
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who makes the best switchblade and where can you buy them?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1505597


I wouldn't catorigize a switch blade as a survival knife.

A word to the wise, make sure if you buy one that you check your local knife laws. Some states even have laws against assisted opening knives.

IMHO, don't purchase some mall ninja piece of garbage. Save your $$ and purchase something you will actually use. hf
 Quoting: General Troll, US Shillitary


I'm just looking for something I can carry for self defense but don't want to resort to a gun and can be carried without being noticeable. I thought a switchblade would be good and light, I hope I would never have to use it but I feel I should carry something as hand to hand combat is surpassing my age.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1505597


For self defense, maybe get yourself an asp/extendable baton.


[link to www.selfdefenseproducts.com]

They're affordable, lightweight, and VERY effective. Plus, if you ever have to use it, it's less likely that you'll kill your opponent and spend the rest of your life in jail.

Ultimately, your best self defense tools are your mind and your body. Maybe try taking some self defense courses, and learn how to avoid situations where you may be forced to fight.

I was a L.I.N.E. Instructor (Hand to Hand combat) in the USMC for a while, and even I know that anybody can kick anybody else's ass on any given day. No matter how prepared or tough you think you are, there is always somebody tougher out there.

Good luck AC hf
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Cutco knives, obtainable through vector marketing here in canada.

I'm not surprised to not see a cutco hunting knife on the list, they are a low key company because they do no advertising and only sell through word of mouth.

I've had my cutco hunting knife for 10 years now, it has butchered a couple dozen animals, cut open a couple dozen cans, and been used to cut countless other things. It is still almost as sharp as it was when I bought it and as soon as I send it back to the manufacturer's they will sharpen it for free or give me a brand new one if that one is broken in any way.

The blade design is the best I've ever seen. It's not serrated, it's better than that.

I know there are better knives out there, but a cutco hunting knife is only like $60 or $80, not $500 or whatever.
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You have a link?
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Like I said before. Cold Steel "Recon Tanto" around
$75.00 with the Aus 8 steel. San Mai III is way to
expensive for a true "duty" knife!
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Sorry sir, I just typed up the list from the other thread before I saw your post. hf

I like a good Tanto blade design, bit I almost prefer it on my folder. Only because on a smaller knife I prefer a stronger tip.

Oh, and if the SHTF, a good fatty will be key in reducing stress levels lol
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