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#241705 - 02/23/12 06:38 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: Virginia_Mark]
Snake_Doctor
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I'm hesitant to talk about your knife after that lol. I really like the lines and design of it, but I would prefer a an extended hilt for safety reasons. Thnks for responding and the Great pic.


Edited by Snake_Doctor (02/23/12 08:31 PM)

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#241710 - 02/23/12 07:49 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
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it is easy to cut the retaining strap on a Grohmann (I have a #4) if you are not really careful... my only minor criticism

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#241715 - 02/23/12 08:27 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: LesSnyder]
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Originally Posted By: LesSnyder
it is easy to cut the retaining strap on a Grohmann (I have a #4) if you are not really careful... my only minor criticism

I've spent a little bit of time looking at the #4 Survival knife and there are sheath options out there without the strap. I've seen them sold with pouch sheaths, both those with and without a sharpening steel holder. It looks like the sheaths can be bought seperately as well.

Of course there is also the option of getting a custom sheath from a Canadian sheath maker. I found some pics of this set-up here.
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#241718 - 02/23/12 09:12 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
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Grohmann knives are well made but the steel they use is pretty outdated, it's 1.4116 best I can tell, the same thing you find in $15 Cold steel cheapies. The handle is also quite small, I had a #1 but was basically pinching it with three fingers, and my hands get tired very fast using it.

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#241719 - 02/23/12 09:44 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: Virginia_Mark]
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Like! A LOT!

No wonder my family ignored my request for a new fixed blade for Christmas and then my birthday and then Valentine's day. (A girl's got to try.) SO many nice choices. I see how how easy it is to get addicted to blade collecting.
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#241720 - 02/23/12 09:52 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
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jzmtl... mine gets pretty light duty use...mostly cooking chores, filleting fish and food prep... I didn't see any mention of the steel used on the spec sheet when I ordered it either... it is easier to sharpen than the Randall...

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#241724 - 02/23/12 10:16 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: bacpacjac]
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Just keep hinting Jac. That's how I got my Cold Steel Taipan. Lol. Only took A bit over two years.

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#241725 - 02/23/12 10:23 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
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One of these days.... if i can 2ver make up my mind, that is.
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#241726 - 02/23/12 10:26 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
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What I use around camp the most is the Mora HighQ Allround (slightly smaller than the Clipper). Just about perfect for every task, and only $10! Can't beat that.

I love my Falkniven F1, but hardly ever use it anymore. The Mora is just so light and handy.

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#241727 - 02/23/12 10:49 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
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Right now, my favorite fixed blade is the one I have. :-) It's a Buck Siver Creek Bait Knife:

Buck Silver Creek Bait Knife Review

I like this one. It's no monster but I like that. It's been very dependable on camping, fishing and canoe trips. I haven't tried any serious wood processing with it yet though. Not sure if it'll hold up to batonning but the serrated edge does a great job on branches. It is one solid piece of metal end to end so should do ok with tougher work. Nice edges, no rust, good grip and I'm finally used to the sheath. I got it on sale for $18 to boot!




Edited by bacpacjac (02/23/12 10:52 PM)
Edit Reason: youtube link fixed
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