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    I am looking for a good fixed blade knife to put with my survival/BOB. Pack anyone have any suggestions

  • #2
    How much do you want to spend?

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    • #3
      $200 or less

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      • #4
        You should be able to scare up an Esse 4 for @ $100.

        ESEE Knives - Randall's Adventure and Training
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        • #5
          Agreed. The EESE knives are good for that. They sharpen easily and hold an edge pretty decent.

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          • #6
            Esee, Zero tolerance,DPx would be my choices in that price range

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            • #7
              Joe, I would look into procuring a few Moras. I prefer the Erikson Models. They have great steel, they are very affordable ($10-20), and they are expendable. As a companion to a few of those the EESE knives are great, as are the Ontario Ranger Series. My person favorite would be a 4"-5" (this size blade is far more usable without unnecessary weight) knife like the following:

              Rodent 4 - Swamp Rat Knife Works Store

              Rodent Solution - Swamp Rat Knife Works Store

              SYKCO 411 - Scrap Yard Knife Company

              SYKCO 511 - Scrap Yard Knife Company


              Chip

              P.S. If I haven't said it to you recently, Thank You for Your Service! I appreciate the freedoms you afford the rest of us Americans, and the Sacrifices you make for us!

              P.P.S I appear to have confused you with the other Big Joe. None the less if you served I do thank you.
              Last edited by The_Count; 01-15-2014, 01:44 PM.

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              • #8
                Moras are good cheap knives! I use a Mora Outdoor 2000

                Mora 2000 Outdoors Knife Review - YouTube

                Another good, but more expensive Scandinavian option is the Fallkniven. Here is a link to their website: Military knives
                I can shoot moa sized groups all day, every day, with pretty much any rifle.
                It's just a pity that I don't live in New Zealand, and that they're extinct.........

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by The_Count View Post
                  Joe, I would look into procuring a few Moras. I prefer the Erikson Models. They have great steel, they are very affordable ($10-20), and they are expendable. As a companion to a few of those the EESE knives are great, as are the Ontario Ranger Series. My person favorite would be a 4"-5" (this size blade is far more usable without unnecessary weight) knife like the following:

                  Rodent 4 - Swamp Rat Knife Works Store

                  Rodent Solution - Swamp Rat Knife Works Store

                  SYKCO 411 - Scrap Yard Knife Company

                  SYKCO 511 - Scrap Yard Knife Company



                  I know you have great tastes, Joe, and I don't think any of the above will let you down. They all have great steel, a great convex edge, and a great warranty.

                  Chip

                  P.S. If I haven't said it to you recently, Thank You for Your Service! I appreciate the freedoms you afford the rest of us Americans, and the Sacrifices you make for us!
                  I forgot about the swamprat knives.

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                  • #10
                    They are great knives. I forgot to mention that they do not come with sheaths. There are several Sheath Makers out there for the Busse family of knives. Mashed Cat is on good example.

                    Scrap Yard Sheaths Products - Mashed Cat Outfitters Inc.

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                    • #11
                      In a BOB should go no expensive equipment IMHO. It sits around most of the time.
                      Mora knives are great for the price. Add a good pocket tool and a parang and you have all cutting works covered.

                      Here are some cheap but very useable examples Parang Bidor
                      "An armed society is a polite society" R. A. Heinlein

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                      • #12
                        BK2 & Moras are my choices that I've put through some decent bushcrafting. My BK2 has been used very rough at times and it's a tank.

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                        • #13
                          For $200, BK2, micarta scales and (6) 12 packs of PBR.

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                          • #14
                            Falkniven

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                            • #15
                              Anything that suits you from Zero Tolerance is likely to be a solid buy.

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                              • #16
                                The Ontario Rat series of knives are great for the price. I have a RAT 5 that has served me well though I haven't exactly beaten the shit out of it.
                                Last edited by GlockBlock; 01-16-2014, 12:07 PM.

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                                • #17
                                  Don't overlook the Kabar knife made out of D2 steel. It is a bit big for some things, but it there are some tasks that a smaller knife just can't be made to do. (Obviously, the same logic applies to big knives)

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Mike_Honcho View Post
                                    You should be able to scare up an Esse 4 for @ $100.

                                    ESEE Knives - Randall's Adventure and Training
                                    I too love the ESEEs. Great knives.
                                    "The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry."

                                    - Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, 1929

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                                    • #19
                                      glock model78...buy 5 of em? tuff and expendable
                                      dhs wants to put ther dik in our arse, thanks obama!

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Big joe View Post
                                        $200 or less
                                        $200 bucks........Bark River Bravo 1. Comes with a nice leather sheath too.
                                        Proud Father, Former Marine, and Mack truck driver.

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                                        • #21
                                          Anything by Benchmade.

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                                          • #22
                                            Ka Bar , Becker or Cold Steel .

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                                            • #23
                                              Originally posted by mackdrvr View Post
                                              $200 bucks........Bark River Bravo 1. Comes with a nice leather sheath too.
                                              Yep Bark River makes some nice blades.
                                              SEMPER FI

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                                              • #24
                                                I've got both Mora and Helle knives around and you can't beat them for the money! I've got a pile of blades but 99% of the time I walk out the door with a rifle or shotgun, one of the Helle's is on my belt. Laminated stainless that holds a razor sharp edge through 4 whitetails and well under a hundred bucks..what's not to like?
                                                It's still "the land of the free, home of the brave," right?

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                                                • #25
                                                  I bought a Bullnose Skinner from Ben at Fallen Oak Forge and it is solid. His prices are really good for a custom knife, and if you don't see something you like, or want to make a change you can just ask him.

                                                  https://www.etsy.com/shop/FallenOakForge

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