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#242310 - 03/03/12 12:50 AM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: hikermor]

Lol Hiker. Don't forget the story they have to tell before they're told what it's worth.

#242314 - 03/03/12 01:02 AM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
Taurus Offline

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 423
Loc: Ontario
Originally Posted By: Snake_Doctor
What is your primary wilderness survival knife? what would your dream Survival knife be? My primary is a Bowie i made, with a commercial surval knife as back up in case of loss or breakage. What sheathware do you use or prefer? Thanks for your responses and thoughts.

Primary - Fallkniven WM1 (yes, I know it was designed for women) with a Leatherman surge as secondary. I sometimes take the Fallkniven F1 if I anticipate needing something slightly larger and the H1 is normally my hunting companion due to its blade profile. The one I always have on hand is the WM1 though.

Dream survival knife - Not really sure, so many beautiful knives to choose from but lately I really fell in love with Fallkniven. I may add a northern lights series (NL5cx)to the wish list soon, but at $1400.00 CAD it may take some convincing that I need to spend that on any knife. I have always wanted something in damascus steel however.

Sheath - Leather has the beautiful classic look and is fun to work with. Problem is, once it gets wet it stays wet. Any knife prone to rust does not like a sheath that takes days to dry out. I have become very fond of kydex for those reasons. A good kydex sheath will last the life of the knife and is maintenance free.

#242324 - 03/03/12 02:10 AM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6173
Loc: southern Cal
Yeah, the show is a hoot. I particularly appreciated the dude who brought in his Walker Colt, for which he had paid a cool $7000. The outcome was that it was a clever forgery, worth about $300.

OOps, I apologize for horrendous thread drift...

Edited by hikermor (03/03/12 02:11 AM)
Geezer in Chief

#242327 - 03/03/12 02:29 AM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: hikermor]

It's cool Hiker. Did you see the kid who brought in a rifle and a ton of civil war stuff in a little red wagon? I believe total value was worth in excess of half a million. "and we'll have one of the security men escort you to your car." I also loved the rare sword cane.

#242344 - 03/03/12 09:18 AM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: Finn]
Phaedrus Offline

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2066
Loc: Great Plains
Originally Posted By: Finn
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).

Hahaha! You still carry that $1 Ozark?! wink Oh well, at least if you lose it you aren't out much. I'm glad to see you're getting some use out of the other ones, too.
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” Naguib Mahfouz

#242511 - 03/06/12 03:10 AM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
GradyT34 Offline

Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 118
Fallkniven F1-G3 4" blade - 8 & 1/2" overall, light (about 6 oz.) Survival knife, but I carry it for field work. Use a factory Zytel sheath. Certainly the best laminate powder steel blade out there (62 HRC)- and IMHO, the most advanced knife steel. I say that because it holds a scary sharp edge longer than any other SS knife I've ever used.

#242733 - 03/08/12 09:37 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
Finn Offline

Registered: 08/04/11
Posts: 173
Loc: Colonial Heights, VA

Ok, its in a black leather sheath with gold print. On the handle of the tool: "LEATHERMAN @ SUPER TOOL @

The bugger is heavy & stiff, though loosening with use. Ten fold-out blade/tools plus the pliers. A buddy got it from a USAF vet's storage unit, ca. early '90s. I traded an Italian Navy knife from CTD for it- $10. I feel VERY lucky & fortunate.

Phaedrus- Yeah, I still beat the heck out of the OT $1 folder. Cutting tape & cardboard at work. Don't like gumming up better knives with tape adhesive. No heartbreak when something breaks.
People don't like to be meddled with.
~River Tam

#242832 - 03/09/12 10:28 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
naguethey Offline

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 13
Ontario knives sp53 large bowie for cutting firewood, shelter building, drawknife. Anything a large tool is needed for..

Gerber profile = cheap sharp reliability. It hold a good edge. Good geometry for a cutting plane or edge. And the handle is comforable and has a good grip even when wet..

Everyday carry is a medium size buck folder smooth edge similar to a spiderco style.. or a swiss army knife..

Lastly I usually carry a small tomahawk on my ruck. Can be used for firewood, shelter, general building tool.. Can be taken off the handle and relashed in a different fashion to make an adz. For tillering projects..

#242891 - 03/10/12 10:00 PM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: ]
Pete Offline

Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1341
the tomahawk is an excellent all-purpose survival tool.
they can be a bit heavy - but looks like you got a good size.
that Gerber is a nice little knife too.


#242900 - 03/11/12 01:58 AM Re: Primary Survival Knives [Re: Pete]
naguethey Offline

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 13
This is a medium hawk smaller than normal size and I cut the handle down to about 15" so it's pretty light. Almost too light for cutting a large amount of firewood. But it has so many other uses that I find it well worth carrying on weekend or extended stays in the woods.

I've been really impressed with ther gerber profile. It's 23 dollar knife. So easily replaceable if lost or broken. This is actually a brand new one I just bought. For the simple fact that I'm designing a sheath to put in production for people. Since the factory sheath is garbage and quite useless..

But I've carried the gerber for about 12 years now that is identical. (bought the new one to make sure the design hasn't changed when I put the sheath on the market.

I'm really digging the new ontario large bowie. It's a full 1/4" thick which makes it a bit heavy. But with that weight it cuts deep on a single blow when chopping. And with being so thick. Makes for splitting or batoning wood quick simple work.

I carried a black jack bowie of the same size for years. And it has finally seen enough use. So I bought this one this year to replace it. As blackjack has gone out of business. And I couldn't find the same bowie again.

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