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#241964 - 02/27/12 11:39 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
Dagny Offline
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This thread prompted me to order the Mora Bushcraft Triflex (green handle). $26 from Amazon (I have free shipping with Amazon Prime). It looks at first nearly identical to the Bushcraft Survival but the steel is different, the blade is ever so slightly smaller and the top of the blade is not as sharply squared off to facilitate striking a firesteel. Definitely a better value at $26 (versus $61 or $70 for the other).

http://www.amazon.com/Mora-Bushcraft-Tri...4914&sr=8-1



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#241971 - 02/28/12 12:08 AM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: Dagny]
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Dagny -- Sounds like you got a good deal.

Chaosmagnet -- I meant sawing as in serration, for getting through tough material, like rope. But it seems a lot of "combo" blades have the serrated part near the handle, where I would want the regular blade to be for control.

Like this:



So yeah, probably should stick with the right tool for the right job.
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#242016 - 02/28/12 04:56 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: Meadowlark]
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Originally Posted By: Meadowlark
Chaosmagnet -- I meant sawing as in serration, for getting through tough material, like rope. But it seems a lot of "combo" blades have the serrated part near the handle, where I would want the regular blade to be for control.


Gotcha.

I've changed my tune over the years regarding serrated blades. I'm not convinced that they offer a big enough advantage for cutting things like rope and webbing to offset how hard they are to keep sharp, particularly in the field.

Since switching away from serrated blades I haven't seen a significant reduction in cutting ability as a consequence.

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#242020 - 02/28/12 05:56 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: chaosmagnet]
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This thread is still alive? I agree. I don't like serrations on any knife. Sawbacks I flucuate on. I like the neat grooves they make for traps, etc.

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#242043 - 02/28/12 09:53 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
7point82 Offline
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Registered: 11/24/05
Posts: 478
Loc: Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: Snake_Doctor
If there was mention of 3.5 inch blade then I must have misses it. Yes, I am saying that. A fixed blade tends to have better handle design and a hilt. Also at 3.5 you are getting into belt carry range. Rarely have I made a blade that small, hideouts and sleeve blades being the rare exception. A five inch blade would have gone deeper and would have made a larger wound channel. This is of course merely my humble opinion. Thenks for responding.


No problem. I assumed that was what you meant. smile

I hated to ask because I didn't want to sound patronizing. Sorry if it did. eek
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#242050 - 02/28/12 11:03 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: 7point82]
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I am often patronizing myself. Lol. NP. I have tough skin.

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#242194 - 03/01/12 07:16 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
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#242263 - 03/02/12 08:13 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
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EDC: Ozark Trail $1 folder, Wenger SAK , & OLD Leatherman (original model?)

Morning fishing trips: Mora #2

Dream & SHTF: black classic Kabar from Phaedrus.

I also pack as back-ups a TL-29 and an old Victorinox SAK and I treasure an Imperial Kamp King (thanks again, Phaedrus!). Have a Kabar combat knife and a Cold Steel Kukri machete packed in the evac ruck (SHTF).
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#242286 - 03/02/12 10:37 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
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Posts: 5999
Loc: southern Cal
I carried an early Leatherman Tool,purchased in 1985, for several years. I had to leave it at the Oaxaca Airport in 1990; someone down there is very happy.
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#242302 - 03/03/12 12:35 AM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
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Still, it has nearly doubled! Not quite "Antiques Roadshow" material, but they have done better than most of my investments lately.....

AR -"The market in these early Leatherman tools has been quite strong lately. I would place an insurance value of $50,000 on a specimen in this condition.

My descendant - "Oh, and to think I played with this as a child. Thank you so much! (sobbing with joy)"
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