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Old 03-09-2012, 03:54 PM   #11
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im a fan of Buck Knives and Case Knives Fixed Blade real sharp good for skinin their 6 in long blade o i could kill someone if i had to with it to

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Old 03-09-2012, 10:33 PM   #13
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A good carbon steel Bowie. =)

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depends what you plan on using it for honestly. If you plan on it being multi-fuction like for numerous mid-sized knife functions aswell as say..batoning you'll want to go with something quality..which usually means expensive. Ontario Knives makes an RTAK II(which I love), there are also numerous options from Cold Steel, I think it's the Lawman? any of the larger 10"ish bladed versions are good for these kind of uses.

IF - You are planning to carry a hatchet or axe with you...you don't really need something quite so large, a medium sized knife will do you just fine, pick one with the recommendations people here have given you. I'm testing a Bear Grylls one atm, it's..ok for the price I suppose, the Parang was a gigantic disappoint and their marketing it as such was a joke..it's a machete not a true parang, I made one from some stainless steel and it's 10000 times as durable and can be used for batoning though does require a bit more sharpening to keep a decent edge on it as opposed to a high carbon blade.

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Ontario Knife Company Ranger series: decent knives (if you sand the grip corners of the micarta grips particulalry if u have large hands) at a very decent price -- this R-9 (almost a light hatchet) is in my BOB.

On my belt? U have an AR that'll take a bayo!? Coincidently also made by Ontario, the Marine Corp's OKC S3 "Kabar" Bayonet (or their Tanto US Army Special Bayonet) or the new standard US military M-10 "Bowie" bayonet which are actually basic knife steel (making the latter more than a stainless pry bar).

Do not eschew a semi-serrated blade -- if u use knives you'd appreciate how incredibly effefctive they are.

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New York State forced me to grind the bayonet lug down on my upper, so that's out.

Serrations can be extremely useful for quickly cutting through tough stuff. They're just more difficult to sharpen, particularly out in the field without the proper tools, than a straight edge.

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Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I'll be carrying a good hatchet, so I'm thinking of a 5 or 6 inch blade. So far I'm liking a Ka-Bar Becker or maybe one of the Ka-Bar combat models.
What do you guys think about Gerber?

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Ontario Knife Company Ranger series: decent knives (if you sand the grip corners of the micarta grips particulalry if u have large hands) at a very decent price -- this R-9 (almost a light hatchet) is in my BOB.

On my belt? U have an AR that'll take a bayo!? Coincidently also made by Ontario, the Marine Corp's OKC S3 "Kabar" Bayonet (or their Tanto US Army Special Bayonet) or the new standard US military M-10 "Bowie" bayonet which are actually basic knife steel (making the latter more than a stainless pry bar).

Do not eschew a semi-serrated blade -- if u use knives you'd appreciate how incredibly effefctive they are.
I have a "fighter" knife from Ontario, its a good knife.

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I have an Ontario M9 bayonet. Its beefy enough to punch through a car door and the wire cutter is handy. It also fits on my rilfe....for when I run out of ammo, I can stab the zombies inna face from a safe distance

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Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I'll be carrying a good hatchet, so I'm thinking of a 5 or 6 inch blade. So far I'm liking a Ka-Bar Becker or maybe one of the Ka-Bar combat models.
What do you guys think about Gerber?
Love Gerber. Carried Gerber till i found ColdSteel;-)
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