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  • #16
    new here. the cheapest knife i have .the one i have had the longest and use it the most. stay's on my life jacket. don't think it is full tang.but have never had a problem with it. easy to sharpen holds good edge. good to clean fish. has saw back root saw its the Glock knife about 30 bucks. i love the 2 i got. i picked up number 2 at flea market 20 bucks.


    • #17
      Those Glock knives are neat! Nothing wrong with them at all.

      I'm not a fatalist. I'm a realist.


      • #18
        The same place I got my K-Bar carried Glock knives. They remind me of Mora knives. The blade seemed a little light, but they do keep a very good edge, and are razor sharp right out of the box. Price was about what you said $30- $40.00 range.
        The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

        Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you are stupid, and make bad decisions.


        • #19
          I have a $10 Mora 510 and a $12 Mora Classic 1.....both are excellent camp knives. I also have a BHK custom knife that is excellent. Just ordered a BHK frontier valley knife for general camp and food prep chores. May retire all my Case trappers from


          • #20
            Outside of kitchen knifes you guys lost me. Something I guess I will have to check on.


            • #21
              Apple jack look at it this way.

              You want a knife for general camp activities using it for cutting rope, slicing wood chips for fire starting, carving items for the kitchen from wood, chopping, cleaning game, and self defense. You really cannot use a normal kitchen knife for these functions.They would break, bend, and/or get a big chip out of the blade..

              They just are not built to take the punishment. Plus you don't want to carry a full set of knives due to weight, and space.


              • #22
                To jeager I would look at tops knives they are around the 150$ range but the knife will last a long time very high quality .


                • #23
                  If you want it to last always buy quality.


                  • #24
                    My EDC knives are either a Victorinox swiss army knife with lots of goodies (very practical), and/or a Gerber Leatherman-style multitool.

                    The Leatherman-style multitool (and I carried many kinds and many brands) was, along with a cheap switchblade and a pair of bandage scissors, the most practical and useful tool that I could carry while working as a paramedic.

                    I could turn on oxygen tanks, cut seatbelts, pick up dirty needles, pick off ticks, cut tape, deflate tires prior to extrication, and so on.

                    The switchblade was not a weapon. You are not supposed to manipulate the head of and accident victim, but I have found myself in the water of a partially submerged, overturned car, and have had to hold a victim's head above water with one hand while cutting seatbelts with the other hand and needed a blade that could be manipulated with only one hand.


                    • #25
                      I see this is an old post ,but some one might read this looking for a little help ,my 2 cents are folders ke Click image for larger version

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                      • #26
                        oops that did not work good pic to large sorry that show we learn


                        • #27
                          When I turned thirteen, I was given a bone-handled heirloom blade with a nigh-illegible inscription.
                          After much research, we determined it was from the Mediterranean Adriatic coast. The writing was in a now-obscure Greek dialect, almost lost when the 'Young Turks' evicted the Greeks, could be translated several ways.

                          Either it warned, 'Care, I am sharp', or quipped, 'Always point towards a friend'.

                          Naturally, we called it the 'Friendly Knife'.

                          I had a perfectly serviceable 'Swiss Army' multi-thing, so the 'Friendly Knife' was retired to the family desk for opening bills...
                          As far as 'Working' and 'Survival' knives are concerned, IMHO, 'cheap' knives are the most expensive, as they will fail you 'in extremis'.