If you were to go to war today, which knife would you take with you?

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  1. herrwalther

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    Only 2? Last time I went to war, I had a lot more than that.

    The two I would pick got the most practical use overseas. A Leatherman Multi tool like the Wave, Wave+, Surge etc. And a McNett Samish. A small fixed blade knife that could be attached practically anywhere. And its only $20, so it is easy to replace or bring a few of.
     
  2. BigBlue 94

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    Those glock knives are tough MF's. A bit unwieldly for some jobs and mine were never great at holding an edge. But for $20 or 30 or whatever they cost, they are a heck of a knife.

    I would take a gerber 400 style multi tool and this Fox FX 513. Sharp enough for surgery and a 1/4" thick full tang blade.

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  3. Mk-211

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    Antihero,
    The BK-9 is a BIG knife! I like mine and might bring it but it would probably go in a pack for when it's needed.

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  4. Antihero

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    Compare it to a Mukti lol. In fact I'll snap a pic
     
  5. Antihero

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    Here you go

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    The BK9 doesn't look that big now does it?
     
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  6. Mk-211

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    That's not a knife, that's a freakin' battle axe! :neener:

    You need two hands to swing that thing and you better not miss!
     
  7. Antihero

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    It's actually remarkable balanced. If you choke up on it it's a fighting knife. Hold it by the very end and it'll chop thru a car.

    It was designed to be a fighting knife......and that's technically not the largest size either
     
  8. Mk-211

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    It is cool, I wouldn't mind taking a couple swings on something with it.

    What's the biggest thing that you've ever chopped in half with it? Bet it would be murder on those pesky attack watermelons! I'm envisioning R. Lee Ermey going after some watermelons right now.
     
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  9. Antihero

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    I have actually taken down trees with it, thigh sized or so.

    If you chop straight down on something it'll usually chop thru half and bash it's way thru the rest of the tree
     
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    Nice!
     
  12. Dibbs

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    Not to war, obviously. But on half a dozen small drywall jobs. Holds an edge middling well, and hasn't snapped, or bent under pressure, cutting standard
    drywall and gouging wood. The handle is well sized, and somewhat comfortable.
     
  13. bannockburn

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    Mk.211

    Fine trio of John Ek knives. My Ek blade was a gift from my brother. Definitely a substantial tool for the job at hand! I wouldn't hesitate for a moment in considering taking this to war with me.
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  14. LocoGringo

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    My Bark River guardless drop point hunter in CPM 154 as the fixed blade and my Benchmade Autostryker for the folder.
     
  15. Mk-211

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    Bannockburn,

    In the pic of the 3, the one on the right side I bought when I went into the Army back in the 80's.

    Saw an ad in a gun mag for EK Knives and had to have one! After I received it I was hooked and buying them has kinda turned into an obsession.

    I own 6 of them at the present time, mostly from buying ones that were beat up and then working on them. Hate to see a beat up EK, they're great knives with a great history.

    Yours is a beauty, they look great when they're all polished up.
     
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  16. D.B. Cooper

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    I'm not really a knife guy, so I've been google searching a lot of the names you guys have been dropping here. I'm surprised at how many knives are similar to, or seem to be modern incarnations of, or variations on the theme of, the old USMC Ka-Bar knife. I really would have thought that something significantly different (not necessarily better) would have replaced it by now. I guess that's the true meaning of "timeless."
     
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  17. D.B. Cooper

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    So, I was a never in the combat arms; I was a mechanic. So if you want to talk about what socket wrench I would take into war, I'm your man.

    But I will say that, for a folder at least, without hesitation, let it be some version of the SAK. When I was in the Army it was a basic, red-scaled, pen knife blade with bottle&can opener saw, etc. For the past 20 yrs, I've been passionate about my one-handed trekker. I really like the half-serrated main blade with liner lock.
     
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  18. Speedo66

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    The Mk 1 shown in post #22 here is a PAL RH-35.
     
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  19. .455_Hunter

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    I am not a super knife guy either. I have a few, and kinda view the military issue "combat" knife similar to a S&W Model 10- fully functional and serviceable, but not fancy. For me, the choice would be between the Camillus, as indicated, one of the common US made Gerber tactical fixed-blades, or my old Buck 119- not a lot of options for going to war "today".
     
  20. bannockburn

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    That's a sweet looking Fox knife you've got there and love your Ruger Single Six Bisley in .32 H&R Magnum too!
     
  21. BigBlue 94

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    Thank you! The Fox is the only non-USA made knife I own, that isnt some cheap P.o.s.. Its also the most expensive knife i have bought. Its extremely well balanced and can be used pretty precisely if you need it to. But it will also baton through some of the hardest hardwoods KS has to offer.

    I love that Bisley as well...

    Ill admit, id also like to take my Knives of Alaska Yukon belt knife. (All of my knife pics have guns in them too lol). Its a great do-all knife, though not as suited to batoning as the Fox.

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  22. herrwalther

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    Kabars are long out of standard issue, but many soldiers buy their own to carry. My D2 fighter was on my leg or in my bag on more patrols than it sat out. Its size makes it unpractical for most use, so I usually carried a small folding knife as well on patrols.

    https://www.kabar.com/products/product.jsp?item=1281
     
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    Toss up.
    Traditional Ka-bar or Spartan Ares , either would be fine.
    Leatherman wave in my pocket- to pinch the enemy when my revolver runs empty, war is war.
     
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    Considering my age and physical condition these days, if I had to carry a knife to war the one of most use to me, and most appropriate to my contribution to the war effort, would be a Cheese Master.

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    Might bring my Caldwell Model 1-4 along though too. A very solid 4" knife that fits my hand really well. In the pic below that's the middle one, with black paper micarta contoured scales.

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    ETA: once some jealous soul stole my Cheese Master I would replace it with a SAK Trekker or a solid multi-tool.
     
  25. JeffG

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    Trusty bowie, 1095 steel. If you need a shorter blade, choke up a little. My Ek guardless as a companion.


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