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

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


  1. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    I'd like to hear both,,,
     
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  2. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    This could take awhile AX.
    The MK2 , MK3, Navy FSK, M9, and M11 from Uncle Sams System. I've borrowed a few blades from outside Uncle Sam's Inventory when circumstances made them relevant. But the bottom line is that you have to play the game with what you are dealt. I'd love to have a MK3 made from unobtainium, that held an edge like D2 Steel and wasn't susceptible to Salt Water Corrosion .
     
  3. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Haha. Handled most of those at one point another.Not my cup, but good choices.
     
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  4. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    Still waiting to hear what you have got that's better than the one piece surgical scalpel?
    When it comes to a blade, it's still the top choice. JMHO.
     
  5. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    I'm partial to 9"+ bowies. Does all the slicing, dicing, and chopping that I need on a regular basis. Current favorites are a steel will druid 230 and a cold steel marauder. I like my ontario spec 6 when I pair it with a hawk. Used to carry a kabar, and a few other things in the size range, but they just don't do what I need a blade to. Too short for most of it, too long to justify it as a "side knife". Started trying out pocket knives since I opened the shop, for cutting boxes and zipties...
     
  6. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Biggest problem I have with the blades you mentioned is that the handles are too short for my hand!
     
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  7. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    If size is a problem then pick a knife kit that suits you and custom make your own.
    No grinding or metal work involved just pick the parts and put together.
    Personally I like making my own stuff ,it's an investment that actually works for me, learning building and using.
    I do things for the educational value some times, and take something apart to rebuild it to fit my specifications.
    If what was an experiment needs tweaking, there is no shame in one's own modifications.
    If your simply buying something to show off, and sell down the road, find a nice glass case for it . IMO
     
  8. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    Ontario offers some large handles on the RAT Series, if you are looking for that style of blade. With my smallish hands, the Ranger Bush Series works out for that blade profile, and I love the flat pommel. Take off the coating and it works well as a striker.
    RAT® Series - Fixed Blades
    Ranger Bush Series, RBS-6 Knife
     
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