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Old 02-26-2009, 10:57 AM
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i bought a gerber big rock serrated for $40, seems like it was the best bang for the buck, thoughts?
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:43 PM
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mora classic number one will out perform most knives 4 times as expensive as itself including the one you bought, i say return it and get a mora.
if you want a good folder or edc look into opinel.
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A Cold Steel Oda if you can find one. It's been discontinued but is still available from various websites and at gunshows. I have two.

Good alternative is the OKC 3S USMC bayonet. Have one of them, too.
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are you guys surviving or engaging bigfoot in hand to hand combat?
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this is the best bang for the buck

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=78455

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I'm thinking about the becker companion; $60- , made in the USA and gets good reviews on other boards. The BK-2 has a 5 1/2" blade and BK-7, a 7" blade.
I may buy both this payday.
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I have the Cold Steel San Mai 3 Trail Master...An outstanding survival knife...Incredibly sharp and holds it's edge real well...
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I like Cold Steel also. But there are many good ones out there.
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USMC K-Bar , what more do you need ?? OOORRRR an USAF Survival Knife .

Both tuff as nails and good for nothing , but useful for everything
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USMC in your handle and no KaBar????

otherwise BK&T full size from LAPG; not the baby one everybody here seems so enamored with
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watch nutnfancy on youtube. He reviews lots of knives for survivalism.
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MORAS ARE LIKE KITCHEN KNIVES. your gerber is fine bro, dont let these guys bring ya down.
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I have a Mora - it's a great general purpose knife and incredibly cheap even in sterling. I also have a nice hand forged Lapp Puuko. Gonna be hard to get hold of those once ebay implements it's ban on the sale of knives. :-(
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never was a fan of the kbar, blades to long and the hand guard gets int he way, more of a fighting style knife than a survival tool, but thats just my 2 cents
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The Gerber LMF II is the best you can get. I was eyeballing it for some time and ended up getting it right before Hurricane Dolly hit our area, the best move I could have done. Great quality, many carry options, and built in sharpener.

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I have a Mora - it's a great general purpose knife and incredibly cheap even in sterling. I also have a nice hand forged Lapp Puuko. Gonna be hard to get hold of those once ebay implements it's ban on the sale of knives. :-(
Just let me know, i could maby fix you some if that happens.

And the best SK for the bucks are Swedish Mora`s they are awesome.
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The Gerber LMF ll was what I was thinking, I (in most cases) prefer it over a K-bar anyday. It's low-profile and I can use it as a drop-leg with my CMVS so I love it. Although I wouldn't say it's the best for hand-to-hand combat... =)
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Cold Steel Bushman 7" Fixed Blade. This is the best bang for your buck. It has a hollow handle so you can easily convert it into a spear. I bought one for like 25 bucks. You can hack trees down and is sharp out of the box. Check out the youtube vids and you will see what it can do.

http://bgtradingco.com/store/images/.../csbushman.jpg
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never was a fan of the kbar, blades to long and the hand guard gets int he way, more of a fighting style knife than a survival tool, but thats just my 2 cents
That kind of statement is obviously from someone that has a limited knowledge of how to use a knife.

And that is just my 2 cents
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Bang for the buck? Here's my candidate. Got if for my son, and I end up borrowing it in preference to my classic Buck Special.
It's made by Gerber, and cost $14.95 at Wal-Mart. Go figure....

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