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Old 06-27-2010, 08:47 PM
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i need help choosing the best bang for my buck....whats the best fixed blade survival knife max 10" overall under $120 and not chinese....im going to use this for every day carry.
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Just a few suggestions I think all are within your parameters:

Ka-Bar USMC Fighting/Utility or Black Fighting/Utility
Cold Steel SRK
Cold Steel Recon Scout
Cold Steel Trailmaster (Carbon blade)
Becker Knife & Tool 9" Combat Bowie
Benchmade Nim Cub II (not I)
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Click on the knife "tag" and check out all the other knife threads.

Most of the town laws won't let you EDC a big sheath knife.
Country carry go for it.
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I know many will disagree. But my choice is the Buck model 119. It's the age old classic knife for work in the field. It's reliable, holds an edge. It has a lifetime warranty (rare anymore). It's made in the USA and is $40 at Walmart.

For $120, I'd rather have 3 Buck 119s than one of anything else.

But that's just me!

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go to cold steels web site---> pick out the knife that you like-------> find a discount retailer online--------> order it--------> be happy for years.
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with $120 i would get more than one knife.

Ka-Bar machete....$48 http://www.tomarskabars.com/1248_INFO.html
Ka-Bar shorty.... $51 http://www.knivesplus.com/KA-1258-KABAR.HTML
S&W gut knife.... $21 http://www.knife-depot.com/knife-156451.html


but the BEST bang for the buck is mora knives

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=78455
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Hmm, Rat (ESEE), Ka-bar and the becker knives are the best bang for the buck. My favorite knives are Fallkniven, but I think they're a tad bit overpriced. Just my 2 cents.
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Few knives beat the Moras for money and value.
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Few knives beat the Moras for money and value.
Mora's are amazing knives dont get me wrong, but I wouldnt trust my life to one.Still they're awsome.
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Scope out Ontario Knife company as well. They have carbon steel models similar to Ka-Bar, are cheaper and are made in the U.S.
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Depends on what style/type you like. I bought this model that Jeff White makes and I've been really impressed with it's strength and ability to hold an edge.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Jeff-White-Custo...item19bd65f8b5
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That is kind of an odd OAL requirement. Very few of the above suggestions fit.

https://www.kabar.com/product/produc...itary/Tactical

http://www.coldsteel.com/outdoorsman.html

https://www.kabar.com/product/produc...itary/Tactical

The Chrise Reeve Nyala would be a contender but they are twice the price.
http://chrisreeve.com/nyala.htm

Google them for best pricing.
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The extrema ratio schrapnel og is a nice blade. or the golem (7'' blade)
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I know many will disagree. But my choice is the Buck model 119. It's the age old classic knife for work in the field.
It's the knife most slasher movies use too.

I've got a smaller Buck sheath knife, had it over 36 years.
Just need to touch it up for razor shaving.

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I know many will disagree. But my choice is the Buck model 119. It's the age old classic knife for work in the field. It's reliable, holds an edge. It has a lifetime warranty (rare anymore). It's made in the USA and is $40 at Walmart.

For $120, I'd rather have 3 Buck 119s than one of anything else.

But that's just me!

http://www.survivaltopics.com/surviv...vormans-knife/

That's what Les Stroud has been using for decades ... I used to actually carry one in then field back in the eighties. Not sure I'd choose it these days, but it is an old faithful to many.

A SOG SEAL Pup would probably be the OP's best bet in the mass produced arena imho. My Dad has been carrying a SEAL in the woods since he was in his forties ... so that's been at least 25 years. And I've had one in one of my bugout bags for almost as long. I imagine the Pup version, or the Pup Elite perhaps, would fit the length requirement and still leave some change leftover for other things.

SeekHer is going to have a lot of other options. One of them, I am sure, will be the Entrek line which he recommended to me in some private discussions not long ago ... I've already placed my order and am looking forward to receiving my new little friends soon.

http://www.entrekusastore.com/products.php

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The extrema ratio schrapnel og is a nice blade. or the golem (7'' blade)
Huh ... you're kidding, right? The extrema ratio schrapnel og maybe, if he has asked about a $200.00 blade. But the golem? You are kidding right? I mean I am all about good Italian knives - I buy a new one every time I am over there and my wife just bought me another that I had been wanting for some time that she is bringing back with her .... but the "F" version golem? You're kidding right?
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I make knives as a hobby and the one factory knife that stands out in my collection is the GI pilot survival knife. It packs a lot of muscle and versatility in a mid-size package. It's a survival knife first fighting knife second. But still has a wicked appearance.
http://www.afmo.com/Knife_GI_Pilots_.../214-00045.htm

The best thing about the GI survival knife is its ideal size. I can wear mine from morning till campfire and rarely notice it. My larger combat style knives are less convenient and tend to get left behind despite their other attributes.

The blade is robust, easy to sharpen and keeps a good edge. The sharpening stone that's stored in the sheath works well and is the only thing I've used to sharpen mine during the past 10 years. The blade is carbon steel so it dulls slightly quicker than stainless. But carbon steel sharpens much easier and faster which I think is more important/advantages in the field. Rust has never been an issue.

The sheath is leather and more comfortable than Kydex. kydex and metal sheaths are more durable but if they were to brake in the field it would be difficult to fix unlike leather.

The steel butt cap is the MOST heavy duty I've seen of any military knife. It gives me sense of utility I don't get from other knives designed more for fighting.

My GI survival knife is 10 years old and so battered looking people think its from the Vietnam War. But the sheath is intact, the sharpening stone still works and the leather grip feels better in my hands than when it was new.

Knives are like sun glasses; the more you use them the sooner you'll lose them. Don't get too attached and make sure you have a good back up.

http://www.afmo.com/Knife_GI_Pilots_.../214-00045.htm
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I have a few in my bin. Benchmade Fecas Offsider, Blackhawk Tatang, Gerber MKII, USN MKII (Kabar), Becker BK7-13 combo, Buck 120 General.

If I had the option to spend $120...I'd get a Rat RC-6 combo edge.
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I have a Gerber LMF II. Retails for $140 and sells for $70 to $100. I got mine from Amazon for $69. . Nice knife!
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Only 'greenhorns' & 'dudes' wear too much knife on their belts.
I see a few small side-knives but most of the old farts & 'guides' use pocketknives & axes.
Knife fighting? Thats what 'sneak guns' & derringers are for.
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