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#197073 - 03/03/10 12:06 PM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: ]
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He mostly did that just for testing purposes. He primarily uses multi-tools. He's seen most times using the Leatherman Wave and the Victorinox Spirit.

As it stands now I have 14 Swiss Army Knives, 5 Multi-Tools, 3 Fixed Blades and 22 Folders.

And yet like Scafool said I find myself using the same two 90% of the time. Leatherman "New Wave" and the Benchmade "Ritter RSK Mk. 1 Griptilian."

Is that all? grin
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#197079 - 03/03/10 03:32 PM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: MDinana]
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Originally Posted By: MDinana
After fighting it for years, I finally dropped $14 on a Mora from Sportsman's Guide (they had a 2 knife set).


I actually picked up the same set. Actually I got 4 (2 sets), and put one in each car. They are cheap enough to sit there forever and never be used. The plastic sheath is lousy but is functional and will keep you from getting your finger cut when you put your hand in the glove box at night smile

I mostly have multitools... most recently a skeletool (the built in carabiner is a huge improvement in portability/accessibility). But I didn't have any fixed blades outside the kitchen.

I've decided that Moras are a wonderful start for fixed blade use.
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#197091 - 03/03/10 06:16 PM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: clarktx]
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I agree with the idea of a MORA or similar for on an auto or BOB kit.They are good enough quality at a low price for a knife you hope to never use.Lets face it,we prepare for emergencies but hope they do not occur...

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#197098 - 03/03/10 08:18 PM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: boatman]
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Just noticed Mora makes a clipper with a half-serrated blade. Sharpening would be a PITA, but it'll make quick work of most any rope.

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#197215 - 03/04/10 06:50 PM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: LED]
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I don't know why people think they need a serrated blade to cut line(rope to you land lubbers).I spent four years on board a ship in deck department.No one used a serrated blade because you needed special gear to sharpen them.If you like them and are comfortable with them thats OK.I just think that they are to hard to maintain in a limited resourced environment.A non-serrated blade can be sharpened with a smooth rock if needed.JMHO,YMMV,etc.etc.....

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#197217 - 03/04/10 07:03 PM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: Art_in_FL]
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It's amazing how many people equate pacifist with coward. Most of those stretcher bearers and corpsmen/medics were insanely brave.
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#197221 - 03/04/10 08:02 PM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: boatman]
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Tension on the line is a lot more significant that the configuration of the blade edge. Any decently sharp knife can cut line just fine.

Aren't there two ropes aboard (sailing) ships - bolt ropes and man ropes? digging way back into my trivia for that one....
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#197231 - 03/04/10 09:01 PM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: hikermor]
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I seem to remember that lines that have not been used/assigned to a purpose are technically 'rope' if over a certain size, and are small stuff if under
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#197246 - 03/04/10 11:57 PM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
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Originally Posted By: Leigh_Ratcliffe
It's amazing how many people equate pacifist with coward. Most of those stretcher bearers and corpsmen/medics were insanely brave.


Sorry to wander off topic a bit but I recently read a book called "Doc" which contains numerous first hand accounts of the actions by US medics and corpsmen over nearly 100 years from WWI thru the actions in Iraq and Afganistan. Authors are Mark Littleton and Charles Wright.

It appears to be out of print so if you're interested in reading please PM me and I'll be happy to loan it out. If there's signifcant interest I'll add it to the lending library here.

Andy
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#197286 - 03/05/10 08:37 AM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: hikermor]
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
Tension on the line is a lot more significant that the configuration of the blade edge. Any decently sharp knife can cut line just fine


Sure they can - but a serrated knife will saw through those fibers a little more efficient. And it will do so even if it is slightly dull. A slightly dull plain edge is a real pain to cut with. Face it, a lot of people don't sharpen their knives as often as they should.

I'm no fan of serrated knives (I hate them, as a matter of fact), but let's give credit where credit is due.

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