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    Quote Originally Posted by fivehourfrenzy View Post
    The Ka-bar is used by the Marines, and probably other military branches. I looked at it because, like you said, it's a fighting and utility knife. Definitely looks like something I could take in the great outdoors and use for whittling, rope cutting, skinning, fileting, and so forth. I figure if it's durable enough for military use, it's tough enough for me. I really like the large handle and 7" blade that's got a serrated section on it.

    Sucklead, those are some fine looking knives.
    Yeah, well, the Ka-Bar's a very good survival knife, but many state laws prohibit carrying one except under very limited circumstances (being engaged in hunting is one of them). For a utility/MBC knife for use in civilization, I'd recommend a Spyderco Endura or Native III. The Endura is a large, no-nonsense folder, while the Native (both older and newer styles) is more ergonomically designed to fit your hand. Both will do any job from letter-opening to getting an attacker off of you. Both are affordable and will last a very long time.

    As far as a dedicated fighting knife, here's one I would recommend:



    The Spyderco Bram Frank Gunting. It's long been discontinued, but if you can find one it's the sturdiest, most versatile fighting tool made. The horn and elongated tip can be used for pressure point control, and the horn also allows for a variety of ways to open the knife, such as your everyday gravity drop or flick (including forward flicking with a motion similar to throwing the knife from sidearm; difficult with most other knives), to more advanced "kinetic opening" moves like drawing it past your wrist or along the stomach of your attacker. All in all a very nasty piece of business that does not require you to open the knife to subdue your attacker.

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    FHF,

    My buddy just recently bought the Ka-Bar 1214 online. Paid $55 plus about $8 shipping. It included the Glass filled nylon sheath:

    http://www.tomarskabars.com/AllBlackFighters.html

    He said it arrived at his door in a couple of days, no hassles.

    Now that is a REALLY good price.

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    Well I got the Ka-bar 1214. It's pretty sharp, but it could be sharper. One of my buddies has a professional sharpening kit and I'll get him to put a nasty edge on it. I really like the kraton G grip, and the kydex sheath is really nice. It clicks in once fully inserted, so it won't fall out. I tied it down on my left backpack strap upside down so I can reach up and grab it, then reinsert it. Works great for camping.

    I also got one of these:



    I really like the Fin (also by Ka-bar)...it's pretty sharp, but as always, could be sharper. The lock is extremely tight so it won't come undone unless you deliberately unlock it, and the tip is good and sturdy.

    Once I get my 870 back from the gunsmith I'll get everything out and get some pictures.

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    Ka-Bars come pretty dull. The one I bought over the weekend and the TDI were both pretty much blunt. But they sharpen up wonderfully.

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    im sorta with you here mike. Although mine isn't folding, it is a Forst cutlery carbide blade 3-1/4", with plain birch handle, or my Cold Steal Mini-bushman. And a good tomahawk. and both of them together were under 30 bucks. (ok the frost and the tomahawk, not the Cold Steal, that bumped it to 32 lol)

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    ok, I can no longer resist............
    How about this for a fighting knife?........





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    I carry three knives when I camp. I have a Victronox Swiss army knife (I actually carry one with me at all times), a CRKT M16 (a tough medium sized folder), and a cold steel Tanto that I have owned for 15-20 years. I guess it goes to four knives If you count the leatherman blade.
    My advice may be a bit late, but I recommend against a serrated knife as a camping tool. It is a lot easier to maintain a straight blade with a couple of stones (wet stones for camping not oil stones, you can always spit on a wet stone). If you donít know how to use these, buy a couple (soft and medium), buy a small knife and practice. Whittle a bunch of branches to dull it and then sharpen it. You can use the shavings to practice one match fire starting.
    "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." -Mark Twain

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    Talking

    I have a small business I run that sells all sorts of knives, holsters, and outdoor goods...I'll spare you all the sales pitch, but here's my two cents on a good reliable knife.

    First and formost for an outdoor knife thats going to be used to clean game, or even just for fishing is corrosion resistance...Most high quality knives are made with stainless blades, but some dont fight corrosion as well as others...The K-bar pictured above is just made of black coated High Carbon steel. It holds a decent edge, but really lacks in corrosion qualities,(but then again for 60-80 bucks you get what you pay for).

    Personally I wont carry anything thats not either layered seki steel (san mai III, or damascus) or anything made IN OREGON by Benchmade, not that their chineese made knives arent quality, Im just a union man and dont dig on outsourcing even if it means I get my knife cheaper.

    The spyderco pictured (the guteng) is a decent martial arts knife, great as a non-lethal tool, but tip of the blade on mine broke off from a six foot drop, this has also happened with an endura I own, the VG-10 steel spyderco uses as its standard has exelent edge qualities, but is VERY brittle, if I only had one knife I better be able to drop it and still have a functioning knife after.

    For a fixed blade Id recomend a Benchmade Nimravus with a 4.5 inch blade, or the Presido with a 6.32 inch blade. Both are 154 CM steel (a very high quality,AMERICAN MADE, stainless steel), and are avaliable with the black BenchCoat finish which exceeds the current military standard for saltwater, and scratch resistance. These have very ergo handles to fit ANY grip and will be the ONLY knife you will ever need to buy again, thats a good thing because they retail between 150 and 200$.

    As for a folder I carry a benchmade Skirmish, as far as folders go, this is by far the best there is, dont belive me...just go to your cutlery shop and hold one

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    Quote Originally Posted by SigShooter127 View Post

    ...Personally I wont carry anything thats not either layered seki steel (san mai III, or damascus) or anything made IN OREGON by Benchmade...

    ...For a fixed blade Id recomend a Benchmade Nimravus with a 4.5 inch blade, or the Presido with a 6.32 inch blade...
    You mentioned that the above Benchmade Nimravus is US made, but you advise NOT buying the Benchmades made in Oregon. I'm a little confused. What exactly is the problem with the ones made in Oregon? And how can one identify whether or not a Benchmade knife is made at the Oregon facility?

    Thanks.

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    No, I was recomending the ones made in Oregon. The ones from china say "designed in USA" where the american ones say of course "Made in the USA"...Theres nothing really wrong with the chineese ones, Benchmade still runs the quality control and oversees production, its just like I said above Im a union man and no matter how much I save on a knife, Im not going to buy one that was outsourced...this outsourcing (amung about a thousand other things) is killing our american soverenty...

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