There was a thread here about "Best survival knives for the money" but I'd like to know your opinions on best without money restraint.
Also, best blade length opinions.
Well, you can plan to survive, but you don't get to pick your survival situation, it happens when you least expect it. With that said, the old adage of "what you have on you is your best survival knife".
A list of knives is so subjective. Everybody here is from a different region with different aspect that impact decisions on their best knife selection. Don't forget to throw in the personal opinions, level of skill, time of season, type of activity...
A $400 custom survival chopper doesn't help much if you don't carry it on a day hike that accidentally takes a turn for the worse.
With all that said, if you're looking for opinions regardless of price, I'll give a few of my own:
-Best hatchet/axe: Gransfors Bruk (Wildlife or SFA)
-Best "big" knife: Siegle Hoodlum II or my Fehrman Extreme Judgement
-Best Belt Knife (~5" blade): Fehrman Last Chance; TOPS Pasayten; Mission MPK10A2 or my Brian Goode O1
-Best small fixed (~4" blade): BRKT Northstar, Nebula, Aurora; Fallkniven F1; Roselli Hunter; Simonich Talon; Skookum Bush Tool; Charles May Skifa Scandi (how about best "bunch")
Trailsman that will be ready when I redeploy home
-Best Folder: Sebenza, Spyderco Military, BM AFCK, Ritter RSK-1
-Best SAK: Love the Outrider and Rucksack
-Best Multi-Tool: the original Leatherman Wave
-Best neck knife: Fallkniven WM-1, RJM Handiman
-Best PSK knife: Buck Hartsook, BRKT PSK, Gossman PSK
A whole lot of "best survival knives" regardless of price in my inventory
Edited by ROCK6 on 09-20-07 06:42.40. Reason for edit: No reason given.