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#69034 - 07/14/06 08:09 AM fixed blade recommendations please
MedicineMan Offline
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Registered: 06/17/06
Posts: 43
Loc: upper east TN
I love my Ritter folder (black blade no. 002) but I dont know if I want to wait for the fixed blade (though I am patient)....so any recommendations other than the Ritter fixed blade?
Thanks,
Robert

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#69035 - 07/14/06 09:05 AM Re: fixed blade recommendations please
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1697
there is a page on this website with some recommendations: http://www.equipped.org/devices8.htm

i currently have Fallkniven F1 and a couple of mora's for my uses.
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#69036 - 07/14/06 11:27 AM Re: fixed blade recommendations please
norad45 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1506
I would recommend a Becker BK7 or a BK10 (my current blade.) But get them while you can before Camillus folds. <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

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#69037 - 07/14/06 11:29 AM Re: fixed blade recommendations please
Malpaso Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 09/12/05
Posts: 817
Loc: MA
SOG SealPup
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#69038 - 07/14/06 01:35 PM Re: fixed blade recommendations please
Simon Offline


Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 398
Loc: Tennessee
I think the Ritter fixed blade is worth the wait. I have been waiting for ages and get by using my old fixed blades instead. Seal Pup -- ugh -- I got one, have had it for several years -- the serrations get in the way for finer work and the blade is just too thick to hold a GOOD razor-like edge. The SOG Seal Pup is also a clip point, which is not as desirable as a drop point for overall utility. I would leave the Seal Pup to what it was designed for -- combat. Just my opinion on the Seal Pup, but if it works for you, fine.
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#69039 - 07/14/06 02:51 PM Re: fixed blade recommendations please
Russ Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4594
Loc: SOCAL
You could check out Fehrman Knives if you're looking for a pry bar (Final Judgment or First Strike). The Last Chance and Peace Maker make good utility blades.

Bark River Knife & Tool make a number of good blades, my favorite being the North Star

Dozier makes a number of great knives, but they've got quite a wait unless you can find one available from someplace like AG Russell or Blade Art.

Really, you can spend lots of money or you can wait for the RSK Mk III.

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#69040 - 07/14/06 03:00 PM Re: fixed blade recommendations please
lifeview Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 05/09/06
Posts: 80
Loc: Nashville,TN USA
There's a new SOG Seal Pup Elite without the serrations avaible now. I currently carry an older one wtih the serrations when hiking and like its size and light weight. I wish I had the smooth edge version however.

We used a Becker Crewman and an Ontario TAK while making the survival video and both held up well. The Becker is just a little too heavy duty for me carry on short hikes and I do not own a TAK, yet.

Doug's reccomendations would be good starting point as mentioned earlier.
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#69041 - 07/14/06 04:19 PM Re: fixed blade recommendations please
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline
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Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 1355
Loc: United Kingdom.
Have you looked at the Cold Steel knives? The hunting and rescue knives are good knives. Decent edge retention, reasonable weight and ergonomics.
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#69042 - 07/14/06 08:08 PM Re: fixed blade recommendations please
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 1970
Loc: NE Illinois
My advice is to wait for the Ritter fixed grip, but in the mean time to to http://www.ragweedforge.com and order a mora blade (follow the Mora knives from Eriksson and Frost link) to get you through until Doug's knife is available.

Many really like the #760 (4" blade, $11), which comes in plenty of cool colors (I suggest orange or blue so its easy to find if dropped).

I have larger hands and prefer the #746 (4" blade, $14), though I like the #748 (5.75" blade, $16) better for food preparation.

For a bit more you can buy the #2000 (4.5" blade, $30) which is their version of a survival knife. But, if you're going to spend that kind of money though I might suggest you get Becker Knife & Tool BK10 Crewman for $40-$50. The BK10 is a great knife for the money!

Get a low cost Mora knife and save your pennies for Doug's coming fixed blade knife. You'll be surprised by how nice they are for the price.

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#69043 - 07/14/06 09:42 PM Re: fixed blade recommendations please
7k7k99 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 375
Loc: Ohio
benchmade CSK

http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=BM156BT

this is my current fixed blade, great D2 steel, love the sheath, it is on my bug out bag right now [not a bad price either]

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