Anyone have any Survive! knives?

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Nice looking blade.

My knives are more bushcraft or hunting.

Similar idea I believe.

I like that and the 3.5 on their website
 

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my biggest problem with “survival knives” is 99% of them are way too big. having lived out of my ruck for extended timeframes in all kinds of enviroments, the knife i used the vast majority of the time was a little folding gerber that had like a 2 1/2 inch blade. next in line was the leatherman tool-but that usually wasnt the knife that was getting used-more the tools than the blade. then i had a bigger folding gerber, and my mark II, and the phrobis. the phrobis was used the least, the mark II was never used as it had 1 purpose and was kept to a razors double edge at all times. i still have the bigger gerber, the leatherman, and the mark II.

i think anything over 3 1/2 inches is getting too big to be honestly useful. i’d really like someone to make a useable knife that size with a sheath that is worth a shit.
and while i am on the subject....

why the hell doesnt anyone make a sheath that has a push button release? something in the vein of a blackhawk serpa holster. so when you put the knife in, it’s IN. and when you push the button, that sucker comes out with no fumbling. a reasonable knife with some honest effort put into the sheath for positive retention
 

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Its not really a "survival knife" for me. I just liked the quality. I tested the edge on my "bob" dummy. That was probably the only time ive ever used it.

I think they are going to release a folder sometime soon.
 

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I beat up my daily knives... I have a nice one for skinning while hunting...

I would not want to use that blade as it would end up full of character

my spyderco civilian is wonky and I have used it a lot

Spyderco could not sharpen my Police model... they had to re grind the serrations... awesome knives...
 

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why the hell doesnt anyone make a sheath that has a push button release? something in the vein of a blackhawk serpa holster. so when you put the knife in, it’s IN. and when you push the button, that sucker comes out with no fumbling. a reasonable knife with some honest effort put into the sheath for positive retention



The old Morseth knives with laminated blades had a locking sheath of sorts. Not a push button but clearly snapped to place. More of a heavy detent I suppose. I have some that are 60 years old with much use and still snap to place just as they did years ago. Very high quality knives. I have no idea about them today but the company is still in business I think.
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Have a 3.5 with an OD sheath and camo scales. Nice knife and I'm sure it can take a beating if needed
 

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This knife would be considered my "survival" knife, I guess. Extrema Ratio RAO II.20190328_063016.jpg
 

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There are so many 'survival" knives out there now, particularly the ones that try to emulate the RAT and ESEE knives.
I never really got into "exotic" survival knives. Just good quality, no need to overdo it. I agree with the gent about the 2.5" blade he commonly used in the field. But IMO, its also good to have a longer blade for diff kind of work, especially shelter building and potentially for self-defense (banjos playin'? LOL).

That said, Ive mainly have bushcraft knives, I got an ESEE Izula (2"), ESEE 3", ESEE 5", a B.O.B. TOPS Fieldcraft 5", and a Tom Brown Tracker.
More knives than I need, but I like to try them out, then thin the herd. Generally good to get a knife that you can baton with.

THe Tracker
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The old Morseth knives with laminated blades had a locking sheath of sorts. Not a push button but clearly snapped to place. More of a heavy detent I suppose. I have some that are 60 years old with much use and still snap to place just as they did years ago. Very high quality knives. I have no idea about them today but the company is still in business I think.
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I saw an old ww2 japanese sword that had a push button lock on the hilt that caught the top of the sheath. I have longed for a locking sheath of some type ever since.
 

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I've got a brothers of Bush craft field knife, an Essee lazerstrike(stupid ass name) and Tom brown tracker. The tracker is a solid one choice knife. It works well for both a hatchet and knife but it's pretty big. The essee is nice but has quite a few hot spots in the hand. I find my go to is the field knife. It has the dimples in the handle for doing bow drill fires that works really well. Nothing fancy about the blade but it works. I carry it and the tracker scout combo. It's too much to carry honestly but I still can't decide which one I like more. As it stands right now. The tracker scout combo would he my choice.
 

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my biggest problem with “survival knives” is 99% of them are way too big. having lived out of my ruck for extended timeframes in all kinds of enviroments, the knife i used the vast majority of the time was a little folding gerber that had like a 2 1/2 inch blade. next in line was the leatherman tool-but that usually wasnt the knife that was getting used-more the tools than the blade. then i had a bigger folding gerber, and my mark II, and the phrobis. the phrobis was used the least, the mark II was never used as it had 1 purpose and was kept to a razors double edge at all times. i still have the bigger gerber, the leatherman, and the mark II.

i think anything over 3 1/2 inches is getting too big to be honestly useful. i’d really like someone to make a useable knife that size with a sheath that is worth a shit.
and while i am on the subject....

why the hell doesnt anyone make a sheath that has a push button release? something in the vein of a blackhawk serpa holster. so when you put the knife in, it’s IN. and when you push the button, that sucker comes out with no fumbling. a reasonable knife with some honest effort put into the sheath for positive retention
You obviously haven't seen Crocodile Dundee?! 😜
 

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Esee5 plain edge. Obviously used as my camp knife, but still follows me via truck/get-home-bag almost everywhere that isn't home. Steel is 1095, and the Tang is about 1/4"; it's a hefty hunk of metal. Doesn't dull as fast as you'd think; i've spent weekend chopping (not batoning) logs to make stands and it's held up fine. The best part of 1095 (and the profile of this knife in particular) is how easy it is to sharpen.
I keep the blade thinly waxed when not in use to keep the uncoated areas from developing surface rust.
Sheath is a Hedgehog Leatherworks basic scout carry sheath
 

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my biggest problem with “survival knives” is 99% of them are way too big. having lived out of my ruck for extended timeframes in all kinds of enviroments, the knife i used the vast majority of the time was a little folding gerber that had like a 2 1/2 inch blade. next in line was the leatherman tool-but that usually wasnt the knife that was getting used-more the tools than the blade. then i had a bigger folding gerber, and my mark II, and the phrobis. the phrobis was used the least, the mark II was never used as it had 1 purpose and was kept to a razors double edge at all times. i still have the bigger gerber, the leatherman, and the mark II.

i think anything over 3 1/2 inches is getting too big to be honestly useful. i’d really like someone to make a useable knife that size with a sheath that is worth a shit.
and while i am on the subject....

why the hell doesnt anyone make a sheath that has a push button release? something in the vein of a blackhawk serpa holster. so when you put the knife in, it’s IN. and when you push the button, that sucker comes out with no fumbling. a reasonable knife with some honest effort put into the sheath for positive retention
 

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Danial Winkler of Winkler Knives makes multi-purpose knives that are exceptional. He designs many knives for the special ops teams.
The bread and butter is the Winkler Belt Knife. If you want to go bigger the Blue Ridge Hunter is my choice. I have multiple knives and a tomahawk.

Additionally, the sheathes that he designs hold the knife in any position and the knife is well protected and will not come out of the sheath until deployed.

I wouldn't get another knife. He makes excellent products at a reasonable price point.

Hope this helps
 
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Danial Winkler of Winkler Knives makes multi-purpose knives that are exceptional. He designs many knives for the special ops teams.
The bread and butter is the Winkler Belt Knife. If you want to go bigger the Blue Ridge Hunter is my choice. I have multiple knives and a tomahawk.

Additionally, the sheathes that he designs hold the knife in any position and the knife is well protected and will not come out of the sheath until deployed.

I wouldn't get another knife. He makes excellent products at a reasonable price point.

Hope this helps
Another Winkler fan here.
 

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why the hell doesnt anyone make a sheath that has a push button release? something in the vein of a blackhawk serpa holster. so when you put the knife in, it’s IN.
Here's a Benchmade 154CM with thumb-release retention sheath mounted with Safariland ELS QD system.

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I still have a few 1982 Rambo knives around somewhere. They sold like hotcakes that year and every kid on the block got one for Christmas.
 

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why the hell doesnt anyone make a sheath that has a push button release?
While not strictly speaking what you are asking for, the ESEE-4 I have essentially functions as you request.

I would judge there is a near 0% chance of it accidentally popping/falling out. When removing it from the sheath a quick push with your thumb against the push pad pops it out easy-peasy however. Without using this technique, it is actually somewhat difficult to remove.
 

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Honestly, the only survival knife that i own is a Ontario knife company air force Survival knife. So i have one of the few true survival knives! I don't own to many fancy knives. I think my nicest knife is a Ontario Rat model 1. But honestly it really depends on your situation. For most people and situation a simple Mora would be good enough.
 

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The Trick to Winkler Knife Sheaths is they have multiple layers (Leather , Kydex, and a soft felt like leather on the inside that touches the blade, it creates a snug fit, with a quiet draw. It can be positioned 360 degrees, including upside down.

One of the Seals in the movie "zero dark thirty" poitions his knife on his flak jacket upside down vertical.

I carry mine on a backpack upside down and there are no worrries about the knife coming out of the sheath.

Daniel Winkler's Wife makes all the sheathes for his inventory. You may call her to see if a special order can be made.

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This is the belt knife I spoke of earlier.

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