Serrated or Fine edge for a Survival Knife?

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by indyfan, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. indyfan

    indyfan New Member

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    I'm purchasing a fixed blade survival knife. What would be better on a survival knife, fine edge or serrated blade?


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  2. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla New Member

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    Both. Harder to sharpen - some knives have edges on both sides, most just have the first 1/3 serrated then straight edge, flat grind.
     

  3. Kenney

    Kenney New Member

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    Most $60 offerings offer either full straight or half serrated. If you plan to spend more than that, you'll have a harder time finding serrated. Both have different purposes, but I find myself needing a straight blade with a sharp edge and point more often.
     
  4. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    I just picked up a Ka-Bar 7" serrated knife at Cabelas fo $60+tax. The serrated part is at tge bottom.

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  5. mrm14

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    I run a smooth blade 5" K-BAR and a 15" Sven Saw in the backpack. For cutting mule tape or rope I have a small Swiss Army knife that has a good serrated blade on it for that.



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  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    got one of these okc marine bayonets on backorder.

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    i dont know much about knives but being able to turn it into a spear could be handy...
     
  7. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Straight for me. I can sharpen that myself.:)
     
  8. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    Yep, I prefer to be able to sharpen my own knife, never cared for serrated blade
     
  9. Dillinger

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    I have both.

    My primary field knife is a 1/3rd serrated, 2/3rds straight blade in titanium from Mission Knives.

    I recently added a full steel, bad ass kukri from "Kukri House" that was custom built for my frame/grip and it will flat get the job done in any wilderness I have been in. Full tang, flat grind, that I was able to enhance with some sharpening to shave hair.

    A water purification kit in a small backpack that is easily transportable, with a few more supplies, handles my perceived "survival" situations. ;)

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  10. SSGSF

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    I would go with a plain blade for a survival knife because of 1 ease of sharping 2 you mite be doing a little chopping with it so you would want a knife that is thick . I only try to buy knives that are made of carbon steel , they sharpen easer and hold there edge better then stainless steel IMO.
    I have Ranger D 7 bush knife from Ontario knives , and it a beast .

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  11. rhyno13

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    I personally prefer a straight edge on knives. Serrated edge knives are more adept for cutting breads. I have a buckmaster 184 that I always take into the field with me.
     
  12. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Does the buckmaster have a serated option?

    The breadmaster 184, hahaha

    I prefer a straight edge too
     
  13. USMC-03

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    I have a Cold Steel SRK, which is straight edge that is awesome. I've used it for a little bit of everything on camping and hiking trips and it is one tough blade.
     
  14. Gonzilla

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    Dillinger: I agree, kukri is awesome design. Check out Cold Steels two handed model - devastating and can be thrown 30 feet w ease. Check out their video.

    I purchased spyderco's sharpening system and you can sharpen anything - serrated, straight or scissors etc. YouTube has plenty of videos on it. If you sign up for Cabelas CC, they usually give you a $20 credit which offsets the cost of sharper or knife of choice.

    My EDC is Spyderco's para-military - S30V - straight edge.
     
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