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i need to get me a good SURVIVAL KNIFE,any recommendations would be help full
would also like to keep it under a hundred bucks.
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What goods a knife if they survive it?
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harbor freight has them for 9 bucks on sale. Buy 10 of them
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half that

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Blunten a normal one.
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Just get the morakniv bushcraft black carbon. Comes with a striker.

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You need to get one with a serration on it, just straight blades are not at all fit for survival.
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For survival a saw is more handy.
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You need to get one with a serration on it, just straight blades are not at all fit for survival.
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Schrade SCHF9N or a Ontario RAT-7
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Re: i need to get me a good SURVIVAL KNIFE,any recommendations would be help full
if you have no blades currently and your budget is $100, then...

$15 -- 12" Tramontina Machette
$15 -- Morakniv 3-4" knife
$35 -- Silky PocketBoy saw, medium teeth
$10 -- Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener

$85 for a good starter package of cutting... heck, get two different moraknivs since you have $15 left over.
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The les stroud knives are complete, and competitively priced.
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if you have no blades currently and your budget is $100, then...

$15 -- 12" Tramontina Machette
$15 -- Morakniv 3-4" knife
$35 -- Silky PocketBoy saw, medium teeth
$10 -- Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener

$85 for a good starter package of cutting... heck, get two different moraknivs since you have $15 left over.
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oh, i forgot... I love the tramontina machette, but it comes kind of dull, so you'll need a bastard file and a clamp.
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You need to get one with a serration on it, just straight blades are not at all fit for survival.
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BS. You need other cutting tool meant for the job. Serrated knife blades are crap. Useless. Be careful with survival gear, most of it is gimmicks.

A survival knife with a serrated edge is not a good one.
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this is such a contentious subject...

If I may make a few comments... lol I will anyways.

don't try to make a knife a multi tool.

a knife on its own is the single most important thing you can bring into the woods etc., except the clothes on your back.

I have to go with a swedish bush craft knife.

durable, can be field sharpened, and functional.

also get a reasonable axe and sharpen it. You don't need to spend hundreds on this either.

a decent saw too but not too big.

I made my saw, got a good quality lopper saw blade and married it to a wooden handle. It works great and was reasonable cost and kicks the ass of any camp saw.

you can probably do all three above for your $100 if you shop around online.
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Cold Steel Recon Scout

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Schrade SCHF9N or a Ontario RAT-7
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An Ontario Spec Plus Fighter (SP-6) is also a very fine fixed blade knife for about $60.

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this is such a contentious subject...

If I may make a few comments... lol I will anyways.

don't try to make a knife a multi tool.

a knife on its own is the single most important thing you can bring into the woods etc., except the clothes on your back.

I have to go with a swedish bush craft knife.

durable, can be field sharpened, and functional.

also get a reasonable axe and sharpen it. You don't need to spend hundreds on this either.

a decent saw too but not too big.

I made my saw, got a good quality lopper saw blade and married it to a wooden handle. It works great and was reasonable cost and kicks the ass of any camp saw.

you can probably do all three above for your $100 if you shop around online.
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so, something like...

if you have no blades currently and your budget is $100, then...

$15 -- 12" Tramontina Machette
$15 -- Morakniv 3-4" knife
$35 -- Silky PocketBoy saw, medium teeth
$10 -- Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener

$85 for a good starter package of cutting... heck, get two different moraknivs since you have $15 left over.
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Re: i need to get me a good SURVIVAL KNIFE,any recommendations would be help full
Gerber Lmf 2 or Prodigy for survival.

I like my Cold Steel Double Agent 2 neck knife. I use it cutting through vines mostly or when I'm hiking. The serrated edge could do some major damage.

I also have the Cold Steel GI Tanto that's a pretty tough knife and cheap. I carry the CRKT M16-14SF folder or the neck knife usually. The CRKT is a big pocket knife and well made.

If I'm hunting or in my kayak swamp exploring/ taking wildlife pictures I carry the Gerber Prodigy.
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Swiss AMT Bayonet about 35 bucks.
Swisschamp Swiss army knife, about 65 bucks.

All you need for knives,
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Re: i need to get me a good SURVIVAL KNIFE,any recommendations would be help full
this is such a contentious subject...

If I may make a few comments... lol I will anyways.

don't try to make a knife a multi tool.

a knife on its own is the single most important thing you can bring into the woods etc., except the clothes on your back.

I have to go with a swedish bush craft knife.

durable, can be field sharpened, and functional.

also get a reasonable axe and sharpen it. You don't need to spend hundreds on this either.

a decent saw too but not too big.

I made my saw, got a good quality lopper saw blade and married it to a wooden handle. It works great and was reasonable cost and kicks the ass of any camp saw.

you can probably do all three above for your $100 if you shop around online.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75506137


so, something like...

if you have no blades currently and your budget is $100, then...

$15 -- 12" Tramontina Machette
$15 -- Morakniv 3-4" knife
$35 -- Silky PocketBoy saw, medium teeth
$10 -- Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener

$85 for a good starter package of cutting... heck, get two different moraknivs since you have $15 left over.
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the machette is debatable but it depends on where you live.

A small axe would be more useful most of the time. An axe can also clear limbs and branches and brush but not as efficiently as a machette of course.

I don't like folding knives, they can fail. Expensive ones are fine but there goes all your money.

Depending on where you live you can find rock to sharpen a knife, if you know what to look for and learn how to use it. It is the old school way of sharpening a knife.

That saw is a toy IMHO, I checked and this thing here is similar to what I use and it works, field tested, probably find something similar for less:

[link to www.homedepot.ca (secure)]

I have used those expensive swedish folding bow saws in the woods. The blades are thin and overheat and they buckle. also expensive.
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Swiss AMT Bayonet about 35 bucks.
Swisschamp Swiss army knife, about 65 bucks.

All you need for knives,
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You can put that bayo on a 12 gage or pole easily too.
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an unconventional knife but probably one of the most durable out there and can do some of the jobs that big knives do is the cold steel bushman.

It is reasonable price and can also go on end of a spear.

I have one and it is wonderful.

You will want to wrap the handle since is is steel and a bit hard in the hand.

[link to www.coldsteel.com]
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Swiss AMT Bayonet about 35 bucks.
Swisschamp Swiss army knife, about 65 bucks.

All you need for knives,
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You can put that bayo on a 12 gage or pole easily too.
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yeah, if a folder at all, you cannot go wrong with a swiss army.

hell if I had to run and only grab one thing on the way out the door it would be my swiss army knife.

you can buy em cheap used on ebay for $5 to $10 sometimes.

soft good quality steel, can field sharpen and they have useful tools.
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walmart has a good one for 15 bucks go buy it

quit worrying about it
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Fixed or folder?

For folders: Emerson makes a wide selection of great knives.

For fixed: SoG and ColdSteel

The thing is for a survival knife you need what's considered a hard use knife and most of those aren't cheap. SoG has them around your range but Emerson and ColdSteel are mostly higher but we are talking about lifetime warranty knives that will take extreme abuse without failure, and for a survival you want that so spending more money on something that you can know won't fail is a better by than one you cant trust.

Case in point: I have 2 of these and I can testify that these knives are so tough that you can go through a car door or roof and not hurt the edge, hell if you're strong enough you could use them as climbing spikes. I've even driven one in a tree and used it as a step to get to higher branches. It's better to buy quality from the beginning, being cheap will get you hurt or killed.


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another comment..

a lot of survival folks will tell you that you need a knife to baton wood with... and you in effect need a knife to act like a sword.

you do not need to baton wood with a knife. A small axe can split wood well.

you will not normally be cutting large logs in the field so splitting wood is not that useful and expends too much energy better spent doing other things.

sometimes when desperate you may need to spit wood to get something that is dry but your axe would do that.

a decent fixed blade can be attached to a pole and used for various purposes.

I burn large logs at the ends and have used fire to cut logs even. Why waste energy cutting and splitting wood if you don't need to do so?
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kabar tanto. bought one for 50 bucks 20 years ago, still use it
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another comment..

a lot of survival folks will tell you that you need a knife to baton wood with... and you in effect need a knife to act like a sword.

you do not need to baton wood with a knife. A small axe can split wood well.

you will not normally be cutting large logs in the field so splitting wood is not that useful and expends too much energy better spent doing other things.

sometimes when desperate you may need to spit wood to get something that is dry but your axe would do that.

a decent fixed blade can be attached to a pole and used for various purposes.

I burn large logs at the ends and have used fire to cut logs even. Why waste energy cutting and splitting wood if you don't need to do so?
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i mean, but ya dont really need to do all that. you could just get used to the dark and cold.





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