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    why should one own a survival knife?

    This is a great article on why one should have a survival knife, must read to gain out of it https://swordsswords.com/blog/3-surv...ne-should-own/

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    No mention of the Mercator. The guy knows nothing.
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    To cut... stuff ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy02 View Post
    This is a great article on why one should have a survival knife, must read to gain out of it https://swordsswords.com/blog/3-surv...ne-should-own/
    Just the thing for standing naked in front of the mirror wearing your limited edition Rambo collection in your belt, the rest of us will just carry on carrying little efficient knives that get the job done.

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    bacho anyone????
    Ive got a trimontina knife the size n shape of a Bowie on steriods...its good for cutting vines but you cant stick a 80lb pig through sticking hole as its too big...sharpened on both edges its useless...sits in door of my work truck for those peski branches across gateways.
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    Nearly half of Billy02's posts refer to this swordsswords.com site. Troll?, limited imagination? or still on dial up and has only accessed two sites on the internet in his life?

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    So you can say.... That's not a knife,....this is a knife!

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    There seems to be a trend in the USA for survivalists to carry a big bush knife as a Do everything knife from chopping wood to carving a deer to killing North Koreans.
    Here is an exemple:Home
    My view is that unless you are going to stick pigs, a simple folding pocket knife with a good steel and a hatchet can do as much as those big knifes but more efficiently at each of their specialised tasks.

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    The very best knife is the knife you have when you need a knife.
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    Anyone else notice that the size of your knife is like a barometer of your experience and knowledge .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground Control View Post
    Anyone else notice that the size of your knife is like a barometer of your experience and knowledge .
    Someone posts this routinely. One of the oldest members on the old forum replied "I'm too old for little knives"

    Its a flat piece of steel with a handle on one end and a sharp edge down one side.

    Personally I don't have big knives, but I do have relatively big knives. I gave up on folders completely. I have a short, thick bladed drop point sheath knife.

    A survival knife reflects people who are prepared for extreme circumstances where they must pitch themselves against nature in an all out bid to not die. These people will mostly die. If they live it will be because they managed to crawl into the camp of someone enjoying life outdoors in the same circumstances.

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    I often see the prices people pay for knives and wonder how us butchers ever worked with (no more than) $70 knives for 40-hours a week.......

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    You shouldn't. Just have a normal knife or 10
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    I'm drawn to the mountains and the bush, it's where life is clear, where the world makes the most sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumblefoot View Post
    I often see the prices people pay for knives and wonder how us butchers ever worked with (no more than) $70 knives for 40-hours a week.......
    What about the bucket of knives worn down to a stump sitting in the corner?

    A lot of hunters want an edge that will last 40 hours without seeing a steel. Not saying they get it, but that is what they want.

    People who work 40 hours a week on a knife can either sharpen them well or has fucked shoulders right?

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    "People who work 40 hours a week on a knife can either sharpen them well or has fucked shoulders right?"

    Ha ha; usually both!
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