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    Username Post: best all around survival /combat knife        (Topic#806261)
    fullautom16
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    10-30-07 17:36.22 - Post#1350332    



    im looking for your opinion on the best all around knife for me...im could be deployed to a war zone in the future and need the perfect fixed balde knife.my requirements are vast.Ill ned a knife capable of some chopping,cutting and basic tasks,plus it could be called on to save my life in a fight.it cant be real big or heavy because longer knives get in the way and are heavy.Id prefer one with a nice sheath and possibly serrations on some part of the blade.My pick for now could be the SOG sealpup or sealpup elite.what do you guys think
     
    metalwork
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    10-30-07 18:22.44 - Post#1350342    


        In response to fullautom16

    I know there are tons of custom and hand made knives that would serve you well, but based on your description, I would have to cast my vote for a Ka-Bar fighting knife. It has enough weight at the tip to chop, a lot of straight edge for slicing, a good belly for delicate work, and the geometry is specifically made for easy removal after plunging it into someone. Also, the steel is easily sharpened while still being able to hold a decent edge.

    I prefer the the WW2 original model with the stacked leather handle, but the modern versions have a synthetic handle and serrations.

    If you do get deployed, good luck to you and remember to always carry enough ammo.
     
    tetzmol
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    10-30-07 21:08.57 - Post#1350397    


        In response to metalwork

    Well, I have a SOG seal pup myself, a very nice knife I must say which can serve you well in survival situations. But it isn't a good chopper I must say. For that purpose it hasn't enough mass. Perhaps it's bigger brother the Seal 2000 or Seal team Elite is a better choice.

    Tetzmol.
    A nice fire keeps up the spirits


     
    ducatiman
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    best all around survival /combat knife
    10-31-07 01:47.45 - Post#1350507    


        In response to tetzmol

    Camillus pilots survival knife gets my vote.

    The Ontario version of the same knife would be my second choice.

    If I may ask, what are the conditions of your deployment?

    Carl-




    Edited by ducatiman on 10-31-07 01:48.44. Reason for edit: No reason given.
     
    Missouri Exile
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    Re: Survival Knife
    10-31-07 01:51.57 - Post#1350512    


        In response to tetzmol

    All those mentioned are great for what you need. I wouldn't make a decision without looking at the Bark River Bravo-1. I believe that it is somewhat more stout than the others mentioned, designed for and used by Marine Commando types. No serrations but worth a look never the less.

    Good Luck over there!!!

    Jon
    BRKCA Mike 801


     
    wmpyr
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    10-31-07 01:59.01 - Post#1350515    


        In response to Missouri Exile

    is this knife too small for you?
    personally I'd pick something like this if I was deployed.
    light doesnt get in the way, a total back up knife for extreme close combat.

    Ka-bar TDI Law Enforcement Knife, Serrated
    https://www.kabar.com/product_detail.jsp?productNu...

    if not I'd scope around here
    http://www.topsknives.com/

    maybe the Tom Brown Jr. Tracker Knife is too big but that is a survival knife that I would like. Featured in the movie The Hunted.
    http://www.freewebs.com/knife4street




    Edited by wmpyr on 10-31-07 02:03.27. Reason for edit: No reason given.
     
    scaatylobo
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    Re: best all around survival /combat knife
    10-31-07 02:36.07 - Post#1350537    


        In response to fullautom16

    • fullautom16 Said:
    im looking for your opinion on the best all around knife for me...im could be deployed to a war zone in the future and need the perfect fixed balde knife.my requirements are vast.Ill ned a knife capable of some chopping,cutting and basic tasks,plus it could be called on to save my life in a fight.it cant be real big or heavy because longer knives get in the way and are heavy.Id prefer one with a nice sheath and possibly serrations on some part of the blade.My pick for now could be the SOG sealpup or sealpup elite.what do you guys think


    second vote for the Bark River Bravo -1,about as bullet proof as a knife can get.
    " A Bad Day Living,Beats A Good Day Dead"


     
    BaxAxe
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    10-31-07 06:14.03 - Post#1350724    


        In response to scaatylobo

    I would say Bravo-1 or Fallkniven A1 or S1. They will will do all that you are asking for, also should not be to heavy or big. No serrations though.
     
    knifetinkerer
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    10-31-07 06:26.37 - Post#1350741    


        In response to BaxAxe

    The Tracker actually comes in two sizes and is probably the best at chopping of any knife with a 4"-ish blade. It exactly meets the requirement of a tough chopper that is not too big.

    Combine with a Tracker Scout, and you've got a very compact, do-anything package.
     
    marcinek
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    best all around survival /combat knife
    10-31-07 07:06.39 - Post#1350778    


        In response to knifetinkerer

    I would imagine that a knife would be your weapon of last resort. So I think the "survival" part is key.

    Where would you need to survive? Urban? Woods? Desert? Mountains?

    For "urban" I'd say Ranger RD4, for "woods" I'd say Bark River Fox River or Bravo-1.

    Also, serrations are difficult to sharpen anywhere, let alone in the field, so I'd pass on them.

    And, in any situation, get a Leatherman with a saw blade.
    "Why use an ox-cleaver to carve a chicken?" - Confucius




     
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