Popular Knives, size comparison

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  1. wolverine_173

    wolverine_173 Monkey

    Quick size comparison of popular knives
    what is your favorite survival knife? steel? blade shape?

     
  2. Dark Jester

    Dark Jester Quester...

    If you are asking which of these knives would I prefer, I would say the Ontario Ranger RD-6 because of its size and shape. As for steel, if the only tool I had were a survival knife, then I would choose one with a high carbon steel like 1095 just for its edge retention. If not, a strong, high edge retention stainless steel like 440C would be my choice.

    One of my favorite knife brands is Bark River, but I'm not that big a fan of the Bravo or Gunny (a smaller version). My hand tended to slip forward and backwards when using them under less than optimal situations. I do like the blade design and their quality and carry the Mini Fox River as my EDC and a City Knife when I wear a suit or jacket.

    Entrek makes a variety of very good quality, well-designed knives as well. Here is a very nice larger knife in 440C; The Javalina. I have a Badger and would recommend it to anyone wanting a smaller, lighter field knife.

    Javalina 7.
    JavaLina

    Badger 7.
    Badger
     
  3. wolverine_173

    wolverine_173 Monkey

    looks alot like the survive gso 4.1 but its only 440c steel
     
  4. wolverine_173

    wolverine_173 Monkey

    but cost alot
     
  5. Dark Jester

    Dark Jester Quester...

    The price seems pretty fair for such a good quality knife. Only 440C? 440A & B might deserve their lesser status, but I think 440C is a fine choice at that price point. With the inclusion of the sub-zero process, its toughness is greatly improved. If cost is no concern... CPM S30V, 154CM, S30V?
     
  6. wolverine_173

    wolverine_173 Monkey

    for that price you can get almost the same knife in 3v or 20cv steel
     
  7. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    for a fixed blade its hard to go wrong with one of those mora knives out of sweaden
     
  8. kellory

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

    My favorite? Whichever one happens to be in my pocket, when the SHTF. You can argue choices, and costs, and which one is perfect for which job, but when you need it, it is useless if it is not with you.
     
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  9. Dark Jester

    Dark Jester Quester...

    "for a fixed blade its hard to go wrong with one of those mora knives out of sweaden"

    Though the Mora's are not full tang, I still find them to be very good light utility knives.
    I have used one to filet a fish; a Morakniv 2000. I keep one in my Level 1 BoB and one in my truck.
     
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  10. wolverine_173

    wolverine_173 Monkey

    I agree, for light tasks the moras are great, cant beat the price and sharpen up very nice
     
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  11. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    1 work the dog piss out of my mora on a daily basis and have had no problem at all with it breaking one bit ...
    Of course different style may seem a little more flimsey than others!!!
     
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  13. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    if morass are good for light task
    what are u considering heavey task????
     
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  15. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I love Mora knives for carving wood and making feathersticks, and like them for preparing food and dressing game as well. They are an affordable, dependable blade for bushcraft and shouldn't be ignored. Typically, I use a Mora every time I go out, if not for a main blade, just for a backup. They aren't full tang, and the steel isn't the top of the line, but for the price and if used properly, they are unbeatable.

    For a utility knife, I like folders in CPM154 steel the most, or an AUS8 steel as a backup. They will sharpen up nicely and hold an edge a long time, and won't dent the wallet as much as more costly steels.

    The Bark River knives in A2 and especially 3V are very dependable, ergonomic and tough. The full convex grind makes for an exceptionally sharp, deep biting edge profile, and make great bushcraft and skinning knives. As far as I know, the BR knives now come with a slight micro-bevel, but it can be re-profiled rather easily with a little know-how and the right stones and strops.

    For more information on steel types, check out the thread I started here: STEEL And KNIVES (A Comparison and Explanation)
     
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  16. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    pok but what is it that u arte doing with your "full tang knives "that u cant do with a mora ?
    has anyone ever broken a mora???
     
  17. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    LOL, it's harder to do than some might think. They are rather tough knives.



    I like to use a tool known as an "axe" for splitting wood. ;)

     
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  18. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    I have no personal experience with mora knives but have read many positive things about them. I have a problem with a fixed blade knife that is not full tang.
     
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