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#223118 - 05/07/11 05:06 PM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: Reddave]
Pete Offline
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If you want the genuine article ... check out the kukri's at Himalayan Imports. They are made in Nepal, using steel from old auto springs (specifically springs from Toyota, BMW, and a couple of other cars). It's actually a smart way for them to do the metalworking.

Have fun.

Pete #2

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#223120 - 05/07/11 07:02 PM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: Byrd_Huntr]
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Wasn't that the impetus for the last Rambo knife? Not being disparaging, just amazing how people overcome and adapt to their situation.
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#223149 - 05/08/11 11:26 AM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: Byrd_Huntr]
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I'm convinced that there will never be a consensus on the 'best' knife simply because there is no best knife for all situations.

I wonder if the fascination for knives that so many people feel is 'hard-wired' into our species. The knife is our oldest tool, and probably at least partially responsible for our success as a species.
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#223158 - 05/08/11 03:18 PM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: Byrd_Huntr]
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Registered: 03/03/09
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Loc: NC
The "best" knife is the one you have.

Improvise, adapt, overcome. Any blade is better than no blade.

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#223162 - 05/08/11 05:56 PM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: JBMat]
Pete Offline
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I agree that there's no perfect knife, and for that reason I don't get worked up trying to search for the perfect design. So long as you've got one with a reasonable blade, that's a good start.

"I wonder if the fascination for knives that so many people feel is 'hard-wired' into our species. The knife is our oldest tool, and probably at least partially responsible for our success as a species."

That's a very interesting insight. I wonder if the survivors amongst our primitive ancestors were the ones who obtained a sharp blade (e.g. flint) and developed their blade-making skills. It makes good sense. The best hunters should have been successful at producing bigger families.

Pete #2

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#223168 - 05/08/11 06:58 PM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: Pete]
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Registered: 11/25/08
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Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: Pete
I agree that there's no perfect knife, and for that reason I don't get worked up trying to search for the perfect design. So long as you've got one with a reasonable blade, that's a good start.

"I wonder if the fascination for knives that so many people feel is 'hard-wired' into our species. The knife is our oldest tool, and probably at least partially responsible for our success as a species."

That's a very interesting insight. I wonder if the survivors amongst our primitive ancestors were the ones who obtained a sharp blade (e.g. flint) and developed their blade-making skills. It makes good sense. The best hunters should have been successful at producing bigger families.

Pete #2



People collect all kinds of things -- cars, teapots, Barbies.

Maybe we're all hoarders at heart.

I have an art collection that makes no sense whatsoever. If I had the past decade to do over, I'd forget the art and put it into knives and axes.

Or put it into Apple stock and collect more money.

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#223174 - 05/08/11 08:54 PM Re: Best field/survival knife? [Re: Pete]
Reddave Offline
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Registered: 02/06/05
Posts: 50
Originally Posted By: Pete
If you want the genuine article ... check out the kukri's at Himalayan Imports. They are made in Nepal, using steel from old auto springs (specifically springs from Toyota, BMW, and a couple of other cars). It's actually a smart way for them to do the metalworking.

Have fun.

Pete #2


Giggling like a kid now......
http://www.thekhukurihouse.com/catalog/product.php?id=313934f87
and its not afraid to get stuck in...... so to speak.

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