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What are your favorite knives/edged weapons for a Bug Out Bag?

Discussion in 'Blades' started by Maximus Stomholde, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Mine are :

    #1 Gerber Gator Machete
    #2 Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife
    #3 Smith & Wesson SWMP5LS M&P Linerlock Knife

    Post yours below.
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  2. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    i have a mora in every bag
  3. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    At least Mora and Kershaw camp in each.
  4. RevJammer

    RevJammer Monkey++

    In my bag or on my person, is my CRKT Drifter (my daughter just got me this for my birthday recently), Condor Bushlore, and a SOG Fixation.

  5. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    Looking for a new pocket folder, thinking either Kershaw or CRKT. I am very seriously considering adding my @Bear machete to the bag in my truck.
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  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    What is my favorite.....well it really depends on what job I have for it to do ;)

    My second answer would be, anything that our own Iron Monkey @Bear has made !!! I have one of his tool's in each rig in our GHB's.

    My daily carry is a Camillus folder.....9'' Carbonitride Titanium® Cuda® Folding Knife with Quick Release and G10 Handle.
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  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Camillus electrician's in my pocket, K-Bar in the pickup toolbox, machete on the tractor and a Bear special to grab no matter which way I go.
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  8. Brokor

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

    1. D.L. original custom fighter, cpm154 steel
    2. C.R. custom mini skinner, D2 tool steel
    3. Rapala folding fillet knife
    4. Cold Steel Trail Boss, with my own customizations
    5. Mora Companion/Clipper with custom sheath
    6. Mora Light My Fire
    7. Mora 546-G Utility
    8. Estwing hand axe
    9.Browning take down buck saw

    Now, I wouldn't take all these in one go. For example, I would not take both axes and maybe only take two Mora knives, not three. I just wanted to show some of the variations in choice possible. The title of this thread is "weapons", and the only blades above I personally would prefer to use as a weapon are the Llewellyn fighter, and the axes. However, I could go with one other option I have considered:
    Oh yeah, the Cold Steel Gladius (machete) is certainly more of a sword than a machete.

    Of course, for some folks, size and weight (especially on a bug out) are critically important. For them, there is the Tomahawk...

    But, perhaps you don't like tomahawks, and maybe you just want a smaller machete that is tough and durable and will basically chop through anything you throw at it....but does such an instrument even exist?

    I think it does. One of Bear's own creations....
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  9. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    brokor if i were u ...i would be carring that one @Bear made on my hip or back {crockidle dundee style} all the time ....
    U better not disagree... we are on a role here!!!
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  10. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    LOL... Thanks for the kind comments @DarkLight @Yard Dart @ghrit @KAS and thanks for the pic... @Brokor always nice to see pics of the "orphans" and happy to hear they are finding their way into a place in your gear ;)
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  11. mikeh53

    mikeh53 Monkey+

    In pouch on my side, Letherman super tool, Line man's sisers, & letherman parana tool,
    On my keys. Letherman mini,
    In mymwallet... small folding guber

    In each bag, Mora, and guber machete,

    in truck tool box, Hatchet, & tomahawk (cold steal), double bidder axe

    All are... sharp!

    Enough I think
  12. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member



    35 year old Buck 110 a dog decided the pouch was a chew toy but the knife is still going strong.

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  13. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    My favorites:

    -Australian Military machete, by far the toughest machete ever made.

    -Gerber Mark I, dagger.

    -Spyderco Atlantic Salt, will cut just about anything, quickly.

    -Havalon Bolt and a Benchmade 162 Bushcrafter for game
  14. Georgia_Boy

    Georgia_Boy Monkey+++

    I have a 1943 USMC machete that was carried across most of the Pacific by a friend's Dad. I also carry a Cold Steel Kukri, a 1972 Buck 110, and a Mora Clipper.
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  15. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    I'm a big fan of Case knives. The Trapper on top is the one I bought on the base PX back in '74. I've "lost" it several times in the past 40 years but somehow it keeps showing up. About 5 years ago I found a vintage Case Trapper in excellent condition complete with the fancy sheath at a local gun show. I'll admit the new-to-me one on the bottom spends more time on my belt than in the BOB. I prefer the Case Trapper because it has two distinct blades each has it's uses and with two blades I can keep one reserved so it remains sharp.

    The K-Bar spends most of it's time in the pack waiting patiently to be called up for use.
    K-bar useful for medium chopping and batoning for splitting larger wood.

    MOLLE gear, sidearm and boolets go in a different pack. [tongue]
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  16. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    Bear makes pretties. Neat.

    I swear by a Mora Companion. Love Puukko. Always pack at least a tomahawk with me. Looking into some larger knives and daggers that will hold up, and suit my needs.
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  17. madmax

    madmax Far right. Bipolar. Veteran. Don't push me.

    Wetterling axe, GB hatchet, Custom Kukri, Mora #2, Opinel, and a Corona saw.

    Seems like a lot... until you spend some time out there with less. I guess I could be good with the saw and kukri. Maybe I'll try that next fall...
  18. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    It depends, I do not have a dedicated bug out bag, but a bag that the contents change on the circumstances. So it might have a buck 110, a sog field pup, a buck 119, different types of swiss army knives, a leatherman or sog multitool. If the situation was to arise where I would be leaving my house, the destination is well stocked with all kinds of cutlery. In the truck a cold steel bolo machete, corona folding saw, and an eastwing hatchet are waiting to be used. My choices of what I am carrying are plenty. I have four pairs of shoes, almost always wear carhart t-shirts, three belts, one for dress, one for work and one for everyday, but I have tons of knives and different types of sharps, I could go the rest of my life and never have to buy another knife. My want list of knives grows weekly and will never be sated. When I was a child I was knife deprived and that unfortunate experience has turned me into the knife fiend I have grown into. Mothers do not let your children grow up to become a knife fiend like myself, make sure you sons do not grow up knife deprived or they will become knife depraved like me. :(
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  19. fyrmanswanny

    fyrmanswanny Monkey

    Eric Luther Knives custom made bush craft knife. 4.25" long 2"wide blade, 9" over all, 1/8" thick. CRKT M16 folder. Abiqua Hunter skinning knife and a Fremont Knives, Farson Blade. Sawvivor folding saw. Still deciding on the hatchet/axe I want to add.

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