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Old 01-09-2010, 08:33 PM   #21
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Well, we can do a poll, but first we narrow the field a bit.

My initial question still stands:

What knife would you guys steal from the local shop while stocking up if you knew the Space Zombies had landed and were working their towards your position?

Personally, I like the look of these ones:

Benchmade Rant Bowie
Benchmade's Fixed Griptilian
Kershaw Outcast

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Not trying to be the Gerber nut, but I've had good luck with them.

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One of those two maybe....

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I'm going to speak up for the Benchmade Rant as well. I've got a non-serrated model in my truck bag. It's solid and affordable. It's also U.S. made.

How about adding American made to the qualifications for the test?

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What knife would you guys steal from the local shop while stocking up if you knew the Space Zombies had landed and were working their towards your position?

Personally, I like the look of these ones:

Benchmade Rant Bowie
Benchmade's Fixed Griptilian
Kershaw Outcast
Well, I'd like to see the Fixed Griptilian put through its paces. On paper, it's a brilliant knife, it has even been chosen by Doug Ritter as a base model for his fixed blade survival knife design (survival expert, editor of equippedtosurvive.org and founder of Knife Rights, which you guys need to join!!).

It's one of the most affordable full size knives with what's considered a premium stainless steel (154CM) and it's not just a sharpened pry bar. Beckers are great value and will survive almost anything, but try making a salad with a Campanion!

Also, although the Fixed Griptilian is very well liked in the knife enthusiast and bushcraft communitties, there aren't any good in depth reviews out there.

However, if you guys are looking to try out a big chopper, this might not be the right choice. With a blade under 5", you'll have to use different techniques than with something like the Outcast (i.e. battoning and such, which is a great skill anyway and very safe in an emergency).

The size and design make it a very versatile tool, which means that more FTF members might be interested in getting one, and so your review would help more of us than if you chose something more specialized (or either really big or really small).

So the short answer would be: I vote for the Fixed Griptilian.
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Sounds like this thread will be the cause of me parting with some cash, much like the last one.

I would like to see the one of the following (in no particular order):

Kershaw Outcast

Ka-Bar USMC Full Size

SOG Jungle Fusion Primitive

Benchmade Fixed Blade Griptilian

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Well, I have purchased the Outkast and it should be shipping out this week.

Benning is thinking he might go with another knife, so we might have competing trials, but with different knives, which will give you guys on the forum a broader range of possible knives to add to your collections.

I also have a feeler out to an acquaintance who runs a knife and 1911 grip company. His knives are a little more expensive, but I am hoping with the sales potential of this forum, he might have a special FTF discount code or something.

More on that as it develops, but keep your collective fingers crossed.

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For some reason, I really want one of these, a KaBar Becker Combat Bowie. I don't know why, I really don't have any practical use for it. I think it could possibly be handy for camping, but other than that, I dunno'. I just like it.

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I also have a feeler out to an acquaintance who runs a knife and 1911 grip company. His knives are a little more expensive, but I am hoping with the sales potential of this forum, he might have a special FTF discount code or something.

More on that as it develops, but keep your collective fingers crossed.

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Knives and 1911 grips company... Does it start with an "E"?
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Knives and 1911 grips company... Does it start with an "E"?
Mil-Tac. The founder is, no kidding, Craig SWORD.... LOL

Still waiting to hear back. Hopefully with good news.

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Im really liking the Ontario Ranger series since Francisco mentioned them!
5160 steel and made in the US of A!!
Thanks for the heads up!!


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ON9421BM: Ontario Ranger Series Night Stalker 7 Knife
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**The knife pictured is actually the NS6. The NS7 will be longer by 1.5". We will update the image once we receive this item.**

The Ontario Ranger Series Night Stalker 7 Knife features 5160 steel and black texture powder coated blades. Comes standard with MOLLE compatible black nylon sheath with edge protecting hard plastic insert and roomy utility pouch.

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Overall Length: 13.25"
Blade Length: 7.5"
Blade Thickness: 0.25"
Handle Material: Black Micarta

Made in USA $108 They've got a 9.5in model for $6 dollars more. A little out of the limit you set but still nice
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Or Maybe
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Ranger Series RD7 Straight blade(no curve)--A little less $$ @ $93
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