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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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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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

Ive got an ESEE4 and im a big fan.
 
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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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Go Sooners

This is the belt knife I spoke of earlier.

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Nice, I just went with the serrated WK Spike with the G10 grip. Pretty excited about it, it'll be the first knife I own that nice. I've made a KaBar work for decades and it's still strapped to the last set of armor I wore.

Survival knife... Wish I had a picture of it, but had one of those $5 camo jobs from the 80's that had the pot metal blade and compass in the handle with all the shit in the grip. My aunt gave it to me, I literally broke it within an hour. I think I broke a few of those before the adults got smart and started buying better shit for me to destroy.

Saw a Camillus survival knife at walfart the other day for what, $25? Was wondering how it stacked up to that one in the 80's...

Never saw anyone in the army sport one of those big ass Rambo knives... But I sure was hoping! Remember those? The Buck model?
 

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I have been hating on this knife for the stupid coating but using it around the chimenea to whittle branches or baton kindling, I'm finding it kind of handy....

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Much handier size than a KaBar.
 

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Survival/Tactical knife is my Microtech in hip pocket or whichever tanto is on y left belt. Survival and tactical do not know time or place, so when SHTF and one goes for a blade, it's probably a survival thing where another person is going to get cut badly enough to die. Tactics are where ya stick and stab and slice for best effect (inner thigh, inner thigh, upward into liver, upward into pancreas, upward into intestinse and stomach, upward into heart, yeah, they be done in minute or so)
 
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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
I feel the same way so I asked my cousin who mikes knives as a hobby to make one for me. I’m really happy with the design, size and weight. I just wish I had a better sheath. He made one out of kydex and it just feels bulky.

Benchmade Griptillion for reference.

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I've been searching for the perfect knife for years, and finally settled on a Survive GSO 4.1, which was hard to get because of the limited production runs. This one has 3V steel.

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I feel the same way so I asked my cousin who mikes knives as a hobby to make one for me. I’m really happy with the design, size and weight. I just wish I had a better sheath. He made one out of kydex and it just feels bulky.

Benchmade Griptillion for reference.

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PM me a photo of teh sheath, and I can let you know if anything can be done to make it smaller or maybe even a redesign
 

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Not a Survive! brand but my new utility knife for batoning kindling - 4.5 inch Randall Fireman Special. The Tops BOB knife was becoming well liked but it will be secondary service use now......

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Regards Survive! knives really like the specs on the folder they have coming out.....

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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

This guy takes "Locking Sheath" to a new level....


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I like the knife, but hate the sheath. Anyone know of a sheath for this that works well for the Ontario TAK 1?DSCN4713.JPG
 

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I like the knife, but hate the sheath. Anyone know of a sheath for this that works well for the Ontario TAK 1?View attachment 7197414

I just had a Spec Ops Brand Combat Master sheath delivered to my house today but Im at work and havent pawed it yet. Intent is to use it with my Randall on a pistol belt.

Its for a 6inch knife unsure if I will hate that 1.5 inch too long feature.

Google it up. Best I could readily find after searching two weeks.

Im looking for a custom kydex maker now.
 

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I like the knife, but hate the sheath. Anyone know of a sheath for this that works well for the Ontario TAK 1?View attachment 7197414

What way do you want it to ride, do you prefer pancake with rivets on both sides or folded rivets along the edge? How high on the handle, or how low? Goals? Belt attaching preference? I've got kydex for days, rivets for days Chicago screws, and only need to pick up the preferred belt 'loop', unless you want a side mount ambi for it, then I have everything.
Typical prices for kydex run $50+shipping and up depending on blade length.

Let me know if I can assist you into a nice bit of kydex you will enjoy carrying that blade in(PM)
 

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Ka bar the bigger the better. Big brother is a good “survival” size
 

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Cheap and well made...you can beat the hell out of it. Ontario survival knife
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Just learned the other day that these existed and were issued to Troops in WWII.....




These look to be a serious knife. Inch shorter than a KA-BAR but with heavier blade and a pommel that even exceeds the hammering ability of a KA-BAR.

Looks to be a serious work knife. Actually pretty reasonable prices for originals but many of the leather washer handles appear ate up.
 

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I really enjoy the Benchmade Bushcrafter. It has S30V steel, has just over a 9'' blade, and has a .164'' blade thickness.
 

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Just learned the other day that these existed and were issued to Troops in WWII.....




These look to be a serious knife. Inch shorter than a KA-BAR but with heavier blade and a pommel that even exceeds the hammering ability of a KA-BAR.

Looks to be a serious work knife. Actually pretty reasonable prices for originals but many of the leather washer handles appear ate up.
I want one
 
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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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Look at fallkniven f1 series. There is one with a button locking system. I own several fallkniven knives they are excellent.
 

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Look at fallkniven f1 series. There is one with a button locking system. I own several fallkniven knives they are excellent.
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speaking of Sheaths, was reacently looking for something for my bushcraft woodsman and came across patriot leather company. Anyone ever use them?