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things with sharp edges....

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by masterblaster, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Nov 29, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    masterblaster

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    im looking to make an investment in a good knife...anyone have experience with any of these, or any other quality outdoor/survival knives (dont want to go too large.)

    RAT rc-3mil:

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    Becker bk2:

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    Gerber LMF ASEK:

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  2. Nov 29, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    I've only had good experience with Gerber... Never seen the other ones before...
     
  3. Dec 1, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    ColdZeroBSP

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    Don't know if you've seen Knife Tests on youTube, but it's basically this crazy guy beating the living **** out of every knife he can get his hands on. I watched a lot of his tests before I went with my KaBar D2 which is a superb knife, although probably bigger than what you want (7" blade). This is his test of the Gerber LMF II ASEK.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL7rpJuCRWs

    Here's the link for all his other videos. If you're looking for super quality, Fallkniven make some seriously good blades.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/noss4
     
  4. Dec 1, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    Overall Length: 8.75''
    Length Closed: 4.875''
    Length of Blade: 3.75''
    Weight: 5.0 oz.
    Lock Mechanism: Lock back
    Blade Style: Fine edge, clip point
    Blade Material: 400 Series Stainless Steel
    Handle Material: Polypropylene base with santoprene over-mold
    Sheath: Ballistic nylon

    this is what i have
    great at cleaning some deer and some Squirrels :wink:
    hasnt let me down yet
     
  5. Dec 1, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    I've always preffered buck knifes over any other type just becuase they have done all I need to do with them and have stayed dependable
     
  6. Dec 1, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    My buddy has a Becker, He highly recommends it.
    I'm old school, KA-Bar, its cheaper $44 or so on Sportsmans guide. 250000 marines cant be wrong
     
  7. Dec 1, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    luk8272

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    These are very good top notch, pricey but check out the site throughly and you will see why. They all come with free cleaning and sharpening for life. http://www.shivakicustomknives.com/k22h.html

    Click on the top large picture to see more about the knives. His site has changed a bit so I can't give much help at this time.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    Never had a bad gerber knife, I think I have like 5 of them. They're made of awesome steel
     
  9. Dec 1, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    how about a Leatherman knife?...I dunno just have one sitting here, and its just like a knife with a belt clip, not a fancy one
     
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    The things required to pull bitches
    For the survival Knife, The Gerber LMF, The Sog Seal Pup, or a Cold Steel SRK.
     
  12. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    if the marines had to pay for the blade, would they still buy a k-bar?

    my money gets spent on benchmades..
     
  13. Dec 2, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    Hi,
    Invest on a good steel knife.
    Do a research on it. Buy a D2 or S30V or at least a N690 steel.
    take care
    vbibi:(
     
  14. Dec 2, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    I love my KaBar
     
  15. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    I have inherited my uncles KA-bar, I use it for everything Hunting, fishing, camping and survival primitive expeditions. It Takes an edge, Keeps an edge,Takes a beating and has lasted 40+ years. For the price I could buy 3 or 4 of the high end "survivial knives". Buy what you want, KA-bar is the best value in my opinion. That and an Ontario Knife company machete.
     
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    they are $$$, and limited availibility, but Busse makes one hell of a knife. "we're talking high-quality, hand-made shit here man."

    Swamp Rat Knife Works also makes some awesome blades.
    http://www.swampratknifeworks.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi

    i will own one someday in the future.

    the Gerber LMF is nice...held one for first time last weekend at the Fun store. a buddy here at work has a Rat Cutlery...very nice, good balance, and i really liked the handle material.
     
  17. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    I use a Fallkniven F1. Small, light, thick blade and stainless.

    If you want a fixed blade I recommend Fallkniven or RAT (or Ontario equivalent). Folders, I only buy Benchmade but that's just me.
     
  18. Dec 2, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    ive had a SOG seal pup for years and its never let me down. next knife i buy will be that LMF ASEK though since ive heard a lot of good about it.
     
  19. Dec 26, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    I would go with Rat Cutlery. The model pictured is smaller and lighter than the 3 knives you posted. Its equally strong and holds a good edge after sharpening when needed. You get what you pay for and the RC knives are made of high quality materials that work, easy to clean and test proven. Check out their site www.ratcutlery.com
     
  20. Dec 27, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    old thread, but an update: i ended up waiting long enough that i didnt have to spend the money myself, instead i was given the RAT rc-3mil as a christmas present....the thing is an animal and I couldnt be happier, although i would have preferred it be a bit thicker so i could put a convex edge on it without worrying about chipping. Thanks everyone for your input
     
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