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View Poll Results: Which knife should i get?
Spyderco Bushcraft w/O1 steel. 10 10.42%
Tops Fieldcraft, BOB. 14 14.58%
Helle Tiaga 4 4.17%
Helle Temagami 13 13.54%
Other 36 37.50%
Don't buy a knife, you probably have too many already. 19 19.79%
Voters: 96. You may not vote on this poll

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I like the Tops as well Farmer John's knife looks sweet!!! I am leaning very much to the Tops for my first ever "real camping" knife. I wish the handles were a little more than "plain jane " looking. Any reason NOT to ask Santa for this one? YOu guys know your knives.I DO KNOW I will NOT buy a Bushmonkey knife ever.

I also like these..http://www.cloudberrymarket.com/serv...gutting/Detail
the way I am starting to look at things as i get older is that I dont like mass produced things that have a steril look and are the same as the one next to it

I find I am looking more for things that are reflective of me and would rather spend a few dollars more for a tool/ weapon that has a soul to it alot of your black plastic guns and knives while might be great really lack any personality
and thats what I am starting to look for

for example I spear hunt and have some 60$ cold steel spears and they work ok there not awful but there not great but they offer really the only easaly aquirable spears

I am about to remove the heads from there shafts and put the heads into storage as I am in the process of making a commision for one that is me


is it a more costly approach to things yes but it will be better made and last me my life time and it will be all me

in the end pic what you feel best represents you within your budget
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Go with a K Bar.
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Look at the ontario rat 5. less money than the tops,and it's the same steel,etc.

http://www.chestnutridgeknifeshop.co...2f5ee230645866
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I like the Tops as well Farmer John's knife looks sweet!!! I am leaning very much to the Tops for my first ever "real camping" knife. I wish the handles were a little more than "plain jane " looking. Any reason NOT to ask Santa for this one? YOu guys know your knives.I DO KNOW I will NOT buy a Bushmonkey knife ever.

I also like these..http://www.cloudberrymarket.com/serv...gutting/Detail
The Tops handle is plain yes but with a twist, if you look you will see a circle toward the pommel, it was designed to be used as a piston for a fire bow. Makes that handle quite unique now.
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Go with a K Bar.
Yeah I already own a KaBar Big Brother, a USMC, a Mark 1, and a Fixed blade Fin. I'm good on my KaBar needs.
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Look at the ontario rat 5. less money than the tops,and it's the same steel,etc.

http://www.chestnutridgeknifeshop.co...2f5ee230645866
Again, I own shiploads of knives and unless they are making a Scandi grind as I mentioned in my original post, not interested.
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You might also want to check out:
Fiddleback Forge Andy makes some lovely knives,
Nathan at Burgess Knives,
Gene Martin at Provision Forge,
Roger Harrington at Bison Bushcraft,
Andras at Wood Bear Knives
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Rod Garcia of Skookim Bush Tool all make great knives.
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Bush Monkey owners, sell me on one.

From what I understand, he just finishes kits....you can do that.


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One last thought, who here owns a Bush Monkey Knife? What do you think about them? And no I wasn't asking for your perspective of the man himself, I could care less if he's grumpy or you don't like him, I am curious as to his actual craftsmanship, as he makes American blades out of my desired steel types and are of a decent price for custom made. Bush Monkey owners, sell me on one.
No one does and no one here will!!!

The only person here who knows of a person who owns one said it broke after a couple of uses and the mother humper wouldn't back his product, claimed "abuse".

Check this link, https://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...d.php?t=201750 post #49

You can get much better knives that are backed by a warranty from any of the one I’ve posted links to.
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Talking Benchmade!

Spyderco's are overpriced and not as good as they once were.

I recommend Benchmade I have both the 555HG-PNK & 940. Made in the USA but they do have an economy line made guess where? CHINA!

Hey, what do you know, the 555HG looks like a Spyderco, or what it used to look like. I like it because it is ambidextrous. I usually carry left-handed even though I am right handed. I use my computer mouse left-handed too. I figure if I have a gun in my right hand I can still use a knife or computer.

http://www.benchmade.com/sbmt.aspx?u...px?model=555HG
http://www.benchmade.com/sbmt.aspx?u...?model=55X-PNK
http://www.benchmade.com/sbmt.aspx?u...aspx?model=940
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Spyderco's are overpriced and not as good as they once were.

I recommend Benchmade I have both the 555HG-PNK & 940. Made in the USA but they do have an economy line made guess where? CHINA!

Hey, what do you know, the 555HG looks like a Spyderco, or what it used to look like. I like it because it is ambidextrous. I usually carry left-handed even though I am right handed. I use my computer mouse left-handed too. I figure if I have a gun in my right hand I can still use a knife or computer.

http://www.benchmade.com/sbmt.aspx?u...px?model=555HG
http://www.benchmade.com/sbmt.aspx?u...?model=55X-PNK
http://www.benchmade.com/sbmt.aspx?u...aspx?model=940
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You know I am looking for a fixed blade knife with a Scandi grind to be used for bushcraft, right?
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You know I am looking for a fixed blade knife with a Scandi grind to be used for bushcraft, right?
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Spyderco's are overpriced and not as good as they once were.

I recommend Benchmade I have both the 555HG-PNK & 940. Made in the USA but they do have an economy line made guess where? CHINA!

Hey, what do you know, the 555HG looks like a Spyderco, or what it used to look like. I like it because it is ambidextrous. I usually carry left-handed even though I am right handed. I use my computer mouse left-handed too. I figure if I have a gun in my right hand I can still use a knife or computer.

http://www.benchmade.com/sbmt.aspx?u...px?model=555HG
http://www.benchmade.com/sbmt.aspx?u...?model=55X-PNK
http://www.benchmade.com/sbmt.aspx?u...aspx?model=940
http://www.benchmade.com/sbmt.aspx?u...model=940-1101

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The Spyderco Bushcraft is a very good one,despite the fact that it's made in Taiwan.
My son & a friend each use one of them as their bushcraft blades & they're not exactly gentle on their knives.
I'd put them up against my Brian Andrews buchcrafter any time.

Another good option would be the Bark River Liton Bror if you can make due with a convex ground scandi.
It's hard to tell the difference in actual use between it & a flat ground scandi.

3rd one down from the top:


You have a lot to choose from & that's a good thing .

Good luck choosing.

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Fixed blade, lock blade, they're about the same to me and I like a folder.

I've seen a guy dress a good sized deer with a two blade Barlow using the small blade. Surgeons use blades in the inch range so it does not take a BIG blade to get the job done.

I have my 3" Benchmade and a Machete. I can handle anything with this combo.

Anyway, sorry about the suggestion. I don't know all the knives there be and didn't know it was a fixed blade you were looking for.

KaBar is not what it once was but the USMC Knife is still pretty good. And it's under $100. It's a plain & simple proven design. I picked one up at a flea market a while back with an molle assault pack for $35; a real steal even though it was missing the sheath.

The KaBar USMC is 7" and made of 1095 steel. For a survival tool I prefer carbon steel over stainless. My machetes are 1095 or similar as well.
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Schrade used to make some good affordable knives but the name was bought and it's all CHINA CRAP and I will NOT touch them anymore. A couple of my favorites were the Sharpfinger & Woodsman; they also had a giant version of the Sharpfinger. eBay might have some but it's pretty much retail anymore.
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I'm a bit old-fashioned in my knife tastes; same for guns. The 'NEW' hi-tech stuff that looks like something off of a sci-fi show looks cool but isn't really functional for survival in my opinion. I'll take an old 30 Carbine over an M16 for durability and dependability. When the shooting starts there's gonna be stuff laying all over the place along with the bodies that used to be holding the stuff; so get ya something cool looking then.
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have you checked out mora knives?
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have you checked out mora knives?
Does anyone read the Original Posts anymore?

I own the Mora's, I own the KaBars, I own folders, I own Tactical knives, I own hunting knives, I own multitools, Hell I now even own a Mantis.

What I don't own is a high quality, Scandi grind fixed blade, Bushcraft specific knife, that costs not less than a Benjamin and not more than two Benjamins.

I would like to thank those of you who have paid attention to my O.P., there have been some excellent suggestions, I now know of some knives that I didn't know existed.

For some of you I strongly suggest some reading lessons, generally you start with the beginning of a book, I refer you to page one all the way up by the top, but slightly south of the poll.

I will repost my O.P. so it will be on this page as well.
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So here the thing, I am looking to spend a few bucks here on a high end Bushcraft specific knife. Not a tactical knife, or a hunting knife. The knives I have selected are the ones I am seriously interested in, I will however leave an other option just in case there is something I have overlooked.

If you vote other, these are the specifics I am looking for

Scandi Grind, if it doesn't have one I am not interested.

Length, 3.5"-6".

Steel, O1, D2, 1095, s30v, laminate stainless or carbon, Sandvick, vg3, vg10, or other high quality steel. No 420 HC, no 440 A, B, C, no Aus8, and no 1-9crmov14 steels.

Price, nothing more than $200.

Sheath, heavy leather, or kydex. None of the ballistic nylon crap, or wood.

Weight, not an issue.

Over All Length, not an issue.

NO MORA RECOMMENDATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT THE FIRST TIME, NO MORA RECOMMENDATIONS.


For those who failed to read the O.P.
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Fixed blade, lock blade, they're about the same to me and I like a folder..
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Did you read the parameters the OP listed? He wants a Scandi knife (#1) and he doesn't want a $15 Mora. (#2)...His upper limit is $200 and he wants at least a semi custom or custom made knife.

While Mora are good knives and you can carry fifteen of them for that price, I don't favour carrying fifteen knives with me on the off chance they will break, or get lost that you can replace them easily...I want something that will last, thank you...Now, the upper end Moras, in the $60 range are getting to be better knives vis-a-vis steel strength due to increased thickness and using a different blend of steels in the laminate and coupled with a much better synthetic material handle albeit, he wants wood.

Some other commercial Scandi/Puukko makers:
Scandi Commercial Makers and Dealers

Finland
H. Roselli Oy
Iisakki Järvenpää Oy
Kauhavan Puukkopaja = Matti Koski
Kellam
Lapin Puukko
Marttiini
Passo Puukot
Puukkojunkkari
Puukkopaja Liukko
Rapala
WoodsKnife

Norway
Bruseletto
Helle
Knivsmed Strømeng

Sweden
EKA
Fallkniven
Ice Bear
Karesuando Kniven
Mora of Sweden
Kivikangas Oy

Scani Dealers
Ragnar’s Ragweed Forge
Cloudberry Market
DEN - Hanghøi Knive
DEN - The good stuff shop
FIN - Puukkosivut
FIN - Lauri-tuotteet = Veikko Hakkarainen
NDL - Knife Heaven
SWE - Art and Knives from Maihkel Eklund
SWE - Knivkompaniet – Great guys, have been in their store many times
SWE - Stockholms Knivförening

Scani Dealers – Kits & Supplies
FIN - Brisqa
FIN - Lahjapaja Puuhari
FIN - Laurin metalli Oy
GER - Wolf
SWE - Da Knives
SWE - Nordell
Thompson’s Scandinavian Knife Supply, LLC

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Virtuell knivsamling -- Antiques
LINKS - Nordic / Scandinavian knives
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While you all are on the topic of Scandi, can I get some input/feedback of experiences on the Mini Bushlore Knives? I though it would make a neat little scandi-EDC



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