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Recommend a good survival knife
I am getting my SHTF preps in order and I want to get a good survival knife. I am looking for a fixed blade with a full tang and something that is versatile.

Any decent ones at Walmart or Sports Authority or Dicks's sporting goods that you can recommend? I'm Looking to spend under $50.

I'm no Crocodile Dundee, just want something that will come in handy.
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Re: Recommend a good survival knife
Go to the link below. I buy my knives there and they are reasonably priced. Every make/model.

[link to www.knifecenter.com]
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Re: Recommend a good survival knife
more than $50 but completely worth it.

[link to www.survival.com]
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[link to media1.break.com] this one will do you good.
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Re: Recommend a good survival knife
More than $50, but excellent.

[link to www.kabar.com]

Last Edited by ScrumpTheTexan on 04/21/2010 11:29 AM
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The one stuck inside a cheese ball.
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Re: Recommend a good survival knife
Stay away from anything that says 'China' on it. Ge the best steel you can afford. AUS8 is likely the top of your price range, but look a bit and you'll find one. 420 stainless is to soft. Buck and Case make some blades in your price range, though the Case will likely be a bit higher. If you can find CRKT in that price range; get it. There are MANY others, but your budget is limiting. Good steel isn't cheap. Don't forget a good sharpening stone and oil.

Bladeforums is a wealth of info.

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Re: Recommend a good survival knife
more than $50 but completely worth it.

[link to www.survival.com]
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That's a completely cool piece. ;)

Gotta say that I've never saw one of those before.
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Re: Recommend a good survival knife
Always carry a leatherman wave and get a Kershaw Outcast.

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falkniven

get online and get one.
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Go with a Mora knife. Maybe a Mora Clipper. For 50 dollars U could buy 4 or 5 of them. Bushcraft schools use them. Excellent knives.
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Can't go wrong with a ka-bar.
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Re: Recommend a good survival knife
More than $50, but excellent.

[link to www.kabar.com]
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+100 Or Camillus
For concealed carry go with either an Emerson or Spyderco "wave"
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Awesome knife, I have two. Has sharpener, can be made into spear with drilled holes. Hammer, skull crusher, insulated grip for cutting power lines, designed by military.

A Navy SEAL sniper used this knife to make a hole through a concrete wall and take a shot.

[link to www.botachtactical.com]
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Re: Recommend a good survival knife
[link to www.gerbergear.com]

Buck and Gerber make affordable, functional knives you can pick up at BassPro, Academy, or Wal Mart. I recommend a good tactical folder, a Swiss Army knife, a multi-tool, and a fixed blade all be carried for survival.

I always carry my tactical folder and Swiss Army knife as well as a Ronson Butane lighter and a 20' of parachord. Of course, I have lived in a rural environment most of my life and not having a couple of knives is dumb.

One is none...
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[link to www.gerbergear.com]

Buck and Gerber make affordable, functional knives you can pick up at BassPro, Academy, or Wal Mart. I recommend a good tactical folder, a Swiss Army knife, a multi-tool, and a fixed blade all be carried for survival.

I always carry my tactical folder and Swiss Army knife as well as a Ronson Butane lighter and a 20' of parachord. Of course, I have lived in a rural environment most of my life and not having a couple of knives is dumb.

One is none...
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Go to youtube and search out NutNFancy he's got the best gear reviews you are likely to find anywhere, lots on knives. Plus his videos are incredibly well done and fun to watch.
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With the gerber lmf2 you can also attach a multi tool in it's sheath to the front of the gerber sheath, for the ultimate survival tool.
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[link to www.knivesplus.com]

Go for the navy seal style.

There awesome!
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Re: Recommend a good survival knife
I am getting my SHTF preps in order and I want to get a good survival knife. I am looking for a fixed blade with a full tang and something that is versatile.

Any decent ones at Walmart or Sports Authority or Dicks's sporting goods that you can recommend? I'm Looking to spend under $50.

I'm no Crocodile Dundee, just want something that will come in handy.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 665901


Chain stores? No.

Stay far away from what is normally considered a "survival knife." These are often shitty blades that are too big for there own good.

If your speaking versatile, keep in mind that if you are looking for a knife that can be a knife, and chop wood, then you are not going to find it for under $50. If this is what you want, I recommend the Ontario 12" cutlass machete.

Since you probably don't know much about edged tools, I'd recommend something simple and to the point:
Try the Cold Steel Bushman. It costs about $30 on Amazon, and is a good all around blade. It is made of one solid piece of high carbon (the best) steel, and the handle is hollow so that you can simply pop in a sapling, broom stick, or any straight shaft to make a fully functioning spear. Very handy as a quick defense/offense weapon.

If you HAVE to go to wally world and can't buy online, you could always pick up the Buck 119 special for about $40.

Better still, get to an Ace Hardware or find a farm store and get an Old Hickory butcher knife. They cost about 5 dollars, and are made of excellent carbon steel heat treated to a perfect degree for easy sharpening and edge retention. These are the types of blades our forefathers pioneered these lands with hundreds of years ago, so they have stood the test of time for their usefulness and quality.
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I have a Bowie repo plus other knives. Good enough for me!!!
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Another good one for $50.00

[link to www.cabelas.com]
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Re: Recommend a good survival knife
Having got me through TSTHTF many times overseas, may I recommend K-Bar?
Get two or three and you will be set...

I am getting my SHTF preps in order and I want to get a good survival knife. I am looking for a fixed blade with a full tang and something that is versatile.

Any decent ones at Walmart or Sports Authority or Dicks's sporting goods that you can recommend? I'm Looking to spend under $50.

I'm no Crocodile Dundee, just want something that will come in handy.
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Re: Recommend a good survival knife
Swiss army rescue knife.
Knife of year 2007.
Awesome.

[link to www.swissarmy.com]

92.00
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Re: Recommend a good survival knife
This is what I suggest, but it is $70

[link to www.amazon.com]
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This is what I suggest, but it is $70

[link to www.amazon.com]
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+1 great knife
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Greatinfo guys! This should keep me busy checking all these models out.
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Re: Recommend a good survival knife
A lot of good suggestions have been made on this thread and in that vein I would like to make one more suggestion, Fehrman Knives. If you’re going to rely on a knife for a survival/hard use type situation you may wish to consider spending a little more for the added piece of mind. Fehrman uses great steel with excellent heat treat and are tough beyond comprehension in my humble experience, and guaranteed for life.

[link to store.fehrmanknives.com]
This model is very competitively priced, in 0-1 tool steel, and appears to be currently on sale.
[link to store.fehrmanknives.com]
This model is a little small but more inline with your price range.

Of course this is simply my opinion, I am in no way affiliated with Fehrman just a satisfied user.
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Get 3 of these under $50 shipped

I got the Clip point, the Tanto and the Bolo for $5 and change shipped
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opps link

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