Let’s see those Survival knives

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  1. Lnf Crzr

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    ABB517ED-F51B-4033-AA76-1CE64EFA4775.jpeg BE0D477C-F734-4F2C-964B-B823810CFD1F.jpeg Was discussing my typical hunting equipment and… My Knife was a key part of that.

    I figured others would have a Survival type knife.
    I’ve had Randals and old Cold Steel knives yet my preference is a Fallkniven. I’ve had a few, and Still have a couple.

    They are exceptionally strong design and over priced…. yet they are quality. Some can say A Busse or X company makes a better one,tho the Fallkniven’s are great.

    Other than some Swiss champs and a Farmer…

    I like the Fallkniven knives

    My Survival A1x with, Fallkniven Ceramic/Diamond stone, Sak Farmer,Sak Compass, Ferro Rod and I think some fishing items just cuz is a nice package

    Mine Goes with me in my truck everywhere. Good Truck tool to have

    So what have you got?
     

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    Almost any knife can be a "survival" knife. People have survived with pen knives. The legendary Nesmuk and Kephart knives weren't big heavy thick sheath knives (yes, I've handled a real Kephart).

    A knife is a tool. Knowledge is survival. That was illustrated at the Becker Gatherings I attended. All sorts of knives were brought to the backwoods of TN. People compared and competed on the performance in survival skills. Most knives were Beckers, but there was a fine spectrum of others. F1s were well represented, Bark Rivers, even customs brought made by attendees. Lots of SAKs and Multi-tools.
     
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    I’m certain most everyone would agree Survival is in the mind and that is the number one tool. Yet that’s not what this thread is about.

    Im also very certain… A folding buck knife is not considered a “Survival knife” compared to other Designs. That is the Topic of the Thread.

    So what I was asking……

    Let’s see your Survival Knives or hear Your type of design choice… and Participate in the thread.
     
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    Here- Let’s look at a Survival Knife design and a hunting knife design….. then another

    I’m discussing a “Type” of knife design that would be suited to Say…. batoning firewood do to lack of a hatchet or axe. Chopping a smaller tree down for shelter building becouse your lost in the woods or Stranded.
    A Knife is a Tool- And that’s what I’m discussing, What tool You have for that type task.
    I drive a considerable distance from my home… In various environments. It would be prudent to be able to Be prepared for most any circumstances. The Truck tool I have is for that purpose.
     

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    I like my Swiss army knifes. Good all purpose tool.
     
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    I as well- They are exceptionally well designed for day to day needed tasks.

    If you ever get to see Felix Immler on Youtube, You will be in shock and awe of what that individual does with a simple SAK. I believe he is the Pinnacle of what can be considered a Bush Craftsman.

    I carry one almost always. Saw is extremely useful and a small ferro rod with jute twine is attached, Well -just because.
     

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    I could get Along just fine if all I had was this. A Swisschamp Sak 510930F9-44D7-4A16-87B6-4D64D0E14B80.jpeg
     
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    The SAK I carried first was a Victorinox Tinker. It was replaced with a Farmer which was eventually replaced with a Master Craftsman (yeah, they're discontinued, but still out there). 50+ years working, camping, & hiking in the Appalachians (primitive, ultralite, or full kit) I haven't found any instance that the Farmer or the MC and a couple of other pocket items couldn't handle save for water.
     
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    I always thought a hunting knife was synonymous with a skinner.
     
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    Not always. Skinners tend to be a form follows function blade profile for removing the hide. They're often paired with a smaller caper if you're trying to preserve the hide. Then there are "bird and trout" hunting knives. And... o_O

    Most folks get by with just one "hunting" knife. That may be a folder or a fixed blade or ... BTW, "hunting" knife and "survival" knife may not be the same (although if you survive three days with a hunting knife it might be considered a survival knife;)).
     
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    3A2DC29C-753F-41A7-B3D7-34B8D103F9C3.png I hunt with my survival knife (It replaced my Randall) and another small knife. I use both. A943D30E-8B30-4102-81B8-FF1A5FAA6C4E.jpeg
     
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    I was looking at Grohmann Knives - their webpage says "Grohmann Knives in Nova Scotia Canada is still the original, and sole, manufacturer of the D.H. Russell Belt Knives"

    But anyway here is the original D.H Russell design, the Trout and Bird variant and the "Survival" variant.

    Original:

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    Trout and Bird:

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    Survival:

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    I wanted a knife I could take camping and abuse and not worry about it so I got this Bear Grylls. It's actually a pretty decent knife. It holds an edge and can take a literal beating.

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    I have a lot of knives that would work. My current favorites:

    Fallkniven S1 Forest Knife--Laminated VG10 Steel (knivesshipfree.com)

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    Another good choice is my semi-custom BK16. I stripped the coating off the blade, added better handles and a better sheath. Both have 5" blades which I think is a good compromise.

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    My idea of survival isn't necessarily living off the land for days...but more about fixing an outboard. Atv , Jeep or removing a fish hook. Maybe fixing a gun.
    You know....first world survival...;)
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    this Wave is my usual edc for work. And a SAK for casual edc.
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    I also should mention this Eafengro flipper that I carry while boating.
    We have a ski boat that we play on in the summer. Sometimes we rent a boat when we're away. I carried the heavy duty flipper in my shorts/ swim trunks pocket to the lake and the Gulf last summer. I get a little nervous about anchor lines and ski ropes and tow ropes. 20210422_214342.jpg the black scales in this picture.
    If it end up on the bottom of the lake or Gulf of Mexico.....it's not a huge loss. I do feel better with it clipped in my pocket.:cool:
     
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    5 inch is nice size. I had the S1 pro … just wanted a 6” due to the fact I always had a 2nd knife for small task
     
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    That black scaled knife is mean looking
     
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    How about an entire survival kit of hand tools?

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    Pretty nice kit^^^
     
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    I still believe that a survival knife is one that you are likely to have on you when you wind up in a survival situation.
    With me, it'll be a Kershaw Zing and a Bear and Son Executive.
    I have larger, survival-type blades in each of my vehicles and scattered through my home and workplace but there is no guarantee that I'll have access to them when the fewmets hit the windmill... .
     
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    Here's a few.
     
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    Field duty extreme knives made by TOPS Knives for Browning.
     
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    EK knives.

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    ESEE 5&6.
     
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    For when I feel like being a Navy SEAL, SOG Scuba demo.
     
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