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Username Post: should i get a 5" knife?        (Topic#922230)
steffen
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04-25-12 09:25.12 - Post#2465061    



i tried my new tent yesterday.
and while doing food prep, i found my fällkniven f1 to be on the short side.

on the other hand i will be getting an esee-6 in a not too distant future, due to my great experiences with a rat-7.
but its a big knife and it won't be carried every time.

carrying a knife for food prep only, is out of the question.

5-5,5" blade with little or no ricasso's, finger choils etc.
suitable for bushcraft, hiking, adventuring.
so far a fällkniven s1 seems like the best choice.

any other knives i should consider?
i think we're looking at a 150$+/- roof.
 
Nasty
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04-25-12 13:52.57 - Post#2465144    


    In response to steffen

I've an S1 and agree...if Falkkniven is your cup of tea, the knife is fully capable.


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steffen
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04-25-12 17:20.27 - Post#2465221    


    In response to Nasty

sort of.

not to enthusiatic about the sheath.
handle could a bit different.
i'd prefer a full flat grind.
i would also prefer if the back of the blade were flat(no clip point, swedge or what its called .)
and it would be prettier with a rounded drop-point, like the f1

Edited by steffen on 04-25-12 17:21.03. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
Nasty
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04-25-12 22:24.01 - Post#2465242    


    In response to steffen

Answered that question easily enough.

No...the S1 is not for you.

Find something you like.


FWIW, I have 2 FK but about 25 Bark River.

I *would* suggest that you learn more about convex edges before you dismiss them.

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TAH
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04-26-12 02:16.52 - Post#2465292    


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  • steffen Said:
not to enthusiatic about the sheath.
handle could a bit different.
i'd prefer a full flat grind.
i would also prefer if the back of the blade were flat(no clip point, swedge or what its called .)
and it would be prettier with a rounded drop-point, like the f1



With the exception of it only having a 4.5" blade, you pretty much described a Cold Steel Master Hunter.


 
steffen
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04-26-12 08:49.16 - Post#2465408    


    In response to TAH

maybe you're right nasty.
less bad doesn't necessarily make it good.
i should have learned that by now.
(not saying the s1 is a bad knife, just not to my preferences).



tah, thanks for your suggestion, but no thank you.
it looks like the same type handle as the srk.


i'll just put the whole thing on ice, seeing as i'm not aware of a knife that would fit my preferences.



Edited by steffen on 04-26-12 08:50.00. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
DirtyBlackSocks
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04-26-12 09:12.57 - Post#2465414    


    In response to steffen

Ever considered getting something light and simplistic for the job? Like one of those Buck folding filet knives?

Cheap, easy to use, compact, and you don't have to get fish guts all over your good stuff.
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wescobts
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04-26-12 11:21.19 - Post#2465439    


    In response to DirtyBlackSocks

Steffen,

There are many knives and makers out there who could fit your bill, BRKT, BHK to name a couple.

May I suggest ML knives, and reason is Matt makes one of the nicest 5" kephart knives going. IMHO the kephart is one of the greatest knives...ever. He is on here at KF, give him a look-see, I don't think you'l be disappointed.
 
knifetinkerer
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04-27-12 00:15.53 - Post#2465565    


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  • steffen Said:
i tried my new tent yesterday.
and while doing food prep, i found my fällkniven f1 to be on the short side.

on the other hand i will be getting an esee-6 in a not too distant future, due to my great experiences with a rat-7.
but its a big knife and it won't be carried every time.

carrying a knife for food prep only, is out of the question.

5-5,5" blade with little or no ricasso's, finger choils etc.
suitable for bushcraft, hiking, adventuring.
so far a fällkniven s1 seems like the best choice.

any other knives i should consider?
i think we're looking at a 150$+/- roof.



Helle Brakar.

Or an Old Hickory boning knife.

BUT

You really should just carry the belt knife you've chosen and put a lightweight food prep knife in your pack.

A 6" Forschner chef's knife or 5" "mini-chef's" utility knife weighs nothing and does a much better job on food chores than any bushcraft knife. And it costs a lot less than any $150. You can order it with a blade cover and throw it in your pack with your other cook gear.

I have been out backpacking, and I can't think of a reason why this would be "out of the question."

What is definitely out of the question is the idea that you can pick one knife for two very different kinds of tasks, and it will excel at both. A great knife for woodwork will NOT be great for food prep.

But even knowing this, I'm still on the lookout for the One Knife myself. So far, the clear frontrunner, to me, is the Old Hickory boning knife, or better yet, an older carbon steel boning knife made of heavier stock. Or anything similar. I don't think there's a thing this sort of knife won't do, short of big-knife jobs like chopping and cleaving.

Short butchers like the Russell Green River knives should also be great.

I also like the Schrade Deerslayer, which is a big Sharpfinger.

All of these are humble knives, maybe not to your liking if you need a $150 knife.

Also, they won't be as good at woodwork as something like a Helle Fjellkniven. But they do OK and are great at food chores.

Tradeoffs.
 
knifetinkerer
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04-27-12 00:26.32 - Post#2465571    


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