Discussion in 'Blades' started by Maximus Stomholde, Feb 1, 2015.
I'd like to hear both,,,
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 .
Haha. Handled most of those at one point another.Not my cup, but good choices.
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.
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...
Biggest problem I have with the blades you mentioned is that the handles are too short for my hand!
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
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
Ive had this about two weeks and it sharpens everything. Knives, scissors, skewers all my kitchen gear as well as pocket knives.
I'm very happy...
I think this one passes the test for longevity
Wanted a more traditional knife for my "bushcraft" kit. This looks like a great deal. And the sheath is great.[MEDIA]
Assuming you have to leave your premises immediately for a SHTF situation and all you can take is a Prepacked Backpack and whatever you can...
I've been looking for a fixed blade knife I could carry vertically blade up on either a shoulder strap or vest, something I could grab in an...
Here's a kit I built around a Mora Companion knife.
Here's a video I made about making your own MRE's.[MEDIA]
Gerber has made many of my favorite knives over the years. I've been looking for a good well balanced and versatile fixed blade knife. The...
These were made by a knifemaker on another forum.
The large fighter is made from a file, has a 6.5" blade and is a 1/4" thick with ebony scales....
.....a record journey...5 days from Ohio to my PO Box in Sydney.. !!
And thought some of you might like to come along.(Edit to add: more pics in post 19 to 22)
Some of mine including a couple of @Bear beauts.
24F826BE-EE22-48EF-A9B4-4577525A14A6 by Hanzo posted Feb 26, 2019 at 7:02
Some of mine. Khukuri, parang and bolo.
45D076C4-F36A-4AC7-BF8B-0832F2D9250E by Hanzo posted Feb 26, 2019 at 7:02
....and it was a new knife week... :D
Been outside playing in the rain with the camera and new arrival...
The F1 is an old friend that I have had for quite some time. As I plan to take it on my next hike, I thought I would give it some love and use...
Bit of a combo-post. Wanted to share newly-published thoughts from experienced bushcrafters/preppers about how to mix the right bladed tools...
Ray Mears made his Woodlore knife famous. Many makers have copied the design. I have a custom one made by knife maker Andy Mills in England....
Moras are great. I generally love them and think they are a great value.
My brother-in-law made me a knife for Christmas. I like it so much I hate to even wear it, I am hard on knives. He said to use it, he wants to...
...it's my excuse anyway... ;)
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