Looking for a cheap knife to use in the bush.

Discussion in 'Blades' started by Hex, Aug 28, 2013.


  1. Hex

    Hex Amateur Survivalist

    Okay, I have no idea if this is the correct place of where I should be posting this, so if I messed up, someone let me know please. Thank you!

    I'm interested in purchasing a knife that is decent at cutting wood and things for my brother's birthday present at a very low budget. I can spend up to 30$ but no more. Working on my cousin's farm doesn't pay much (especially considering my age) but I am willing to pay that. I don't mind if he has to put a little effort in to cut, but his current knife is TERRIBLE. Then again, he found it metal detecting 2+ years ago, so he might be choked up, ha ha. Anyways, if you know of a decent one, feel free to re-direct me if possible.

    Regards,

    Hex

    Edit: Decided to raise my price dramatically only for the fact that I have a friend in Minnesota who has both the FastHawk and the Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Companion, and has had them for over 2 years, and we would have to share.
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    If you are serious about hacking wood for (whatever) purpose other than splitting firewood, you might be better off with a machete than an EDC knife.
    Cold Steel & Kukri Machetes | Cold Steel Knives Direct

    Or hawk
    Tactical Tomahawks | Cold Steel Knives Direct

    Personally, I'm partial to a 3/4 axe for most purposes short of felling timber. I think you might want to focus a bit more on the use intended.

    You can beat the prices in the Cold Steel links above, easily. Try Amazon as a starter, use the link at the top of the SM main page and you'll help the site a bit as well as saving a dollar or three. Other sources may even be less expensive. You won't go far wrong with Cold Steel, if that is what you decide to buy.
     
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  3. Hex

    Hex Amateur Survivalist



    I will try and be more clear next time! :D Thank you, I am looking in to this.
     
  4. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    Condor Knife and Tool Rodan $23

    Amazon.com: Condor Tool and Knife Rodan 5.25-Inch Drop Point Blade, Polypropylene Handle, Leather Belt Sheath: Sports & Outdoors
     
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  5. Hex

    Hex Amateur Survivalist

    I will review over all of these thoroughly eventually, also my step-brother has the Rodan, so I'll get a better review with that one.
     
  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Or, you might get a companion piece for his existing knife, and get him a good firesteel to go with it.
     
  7. dnbailey

    dnbailey Monkey

    I have two SOG tomahawks, the full size and the FastHawk. I love both of them. The FastHawk lives in my truck as part of my get home bag. For most situations, if I had to choose between them or a knife I would choose them.

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  8. Hex

    Hex Amateur Survivalist

    I was pondering over whether or not I should invest in a Becker at first.


    But then I had a better idea:

    To put all of your ideas and my becker knife into a poll. Whatever one gets the most votes will win (if anyone cares enough to vote).

    My Knife/Hawk/Machete Poll for the poll.
     
  9. natshare

    natshare Monkey+

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