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Old 09-24-2019, 08:36 PM
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The Buck Froe is an excellent choice. It is MADE to split wood. Very impressive knife. Too heavy for me to generally take backpacking.

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You need to toss that Ultrafire crap and get yourself a Malkoff.
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Condor Primitive Bush Knife BY MATT GRAHAM is my personal choice. I didn't get this knife ever from outdoor survival subscription box
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Aitor do a ridiculously over engineered rambo knife.

The jungle king.

https://youtu.be/xFKeXpSrCtc

If you want to go down that path.

The saw on that one actually works by the way.
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The Buck Froe is an excellent choice. It is MADE to split wood. Very impressive knife. Too heavy for me to generally take backpacking.

That’s so ugly it has to be good.
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That’s so ugly it has to be good.
I brought it over a friends house last weekend. He had a few 6” x 3/4” pieces. He saw me tap the froe into it and after a few taps, the wedge effect took over and the split was rather explosive!

He tried it out for himself a few times. Easy peezy splitting.
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I combine a KaBar and a Leatherman Core for my needs. The little saw is great for fabricating small trap parts and triggers. For chopping, I use an Estwing hatchet. Why ruin my knife?
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That’s so ugly it has to be good.
Something being "ugly" (bright colored) also helps if you lose something . Use colors which stand out, instead of blend in if falls, can keep you in the camping situation and out of a survival one without the thing you needed, like a knife, or a lighter.
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Schrade also has a froe blade for around $50.
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Something being "ugly" (bright colored) also helps if you lose something . Use colors which stand out, instead of blend in if falls, can keep you in the camping situation and out of a survival one without the thing you needed, like a knife, or a lighter.
Honestly, that was a big motivator in getting it. Most knives are black, which are hard to see in the dark. I actually put reflective tape on my black knives precisely so I won't lose it.
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Honestly, that was a big motivator in getting it. Most knives are black, which are hard to see in the dark. I actually put reflective tape on my black knives precisely so I won't lose it.
using my red/orange lighters for my packs too, just for that reason.
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Honestly, that was a big motivator in getting it. Most knives are black, which are hard to see in the dark. I actually put reflective tape on my black knives precisely so I won't lose it.
Clear glow-in-the-dark paint has saved many pieces of my gear
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I have this knife also, it is a very effective tool. I have used this one a lot for various things and chopping is it's best attribute. Everyone that has used it said they love it. The handle felt a little small for my hand but some sport grip tape made it perfect.

https://www.amazon.com/Condor-Tool-K...9467185&sr=8-1

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Aitor do a ridiculously over engineered rambo knife.

The jungle king.

https://youtu.be/xFKeXpSrCtc

If you want to go down that path.

The saw on that one actually works by the way.
Aitor isn't bad. I did see a demo of the Boker and Martin Knives (original custom) collaboration knife, the Boker Plus Apparo:



The construction mechanism is extremely stout for a hollow handle knife. Of course, Schrade does make a copy of the now-discontinued Chris Reeve one-piece designs:



I have a Chris Reeve Project 1 and while the construction is arguably the strongest design for a hollow handle, hollow handles have their detractors. They really suck for any extended cutting/chopping work. While I can appreciate hollow handle knives and trying to cram as much stuff into a knife's handle, I prefer to focus on the knife as a system.

Not as sexy as some hollow handled Rambo knife, I prefer a utilitarian blade with a functional, multipurpose sheath system:







Pair it with a couple additional tools and it's a pretty efficient package to cover the majority of your cutting tool needs.

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Clear glow-in-the-dark paint has saved many pieces of my gear
This cord is nice for that purpose as well. https://atwoodrope.com/collections/glow-in-the-dark
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You need to toss that Ultrafire crap and get yourself a Malkoff.
Gee, thanks for the advise.

Best $5.29 flashlight I ever had.
Have packed one 2 years, without any issues.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultrafire-C...0AAOSw9GhYlOI~

I prep for 20 family & BOL group members.
So, I buy in volume & for the $5.29 price, they are hard to beat.

A similar Malkoff flashlight cost almost $100.
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Do any of the current Mora knives have laminated carbon steel blades?

I had a vintage one that would sharpen to a razor edge and hold it but I gave it to my BIL and my son has the one I carried as a kid.
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Gee, thanks for the advise.

Best $5.29 flashlight....

A similar Malkoff flashlight cost almost $100.
You willing to bet your life on a $5.29 flashlight?

Malkoff make the best quality flashlights bar none. Simple, reliable and bombproof.

They’re actually a bargain at the price they’re sold for. There’s not much out there that competes. And certainly nothing from China.

Or you’d rather support a communist country rather than American made?
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Esse 4, 5, or 6. Any Esse will be a best choice. I own several and they are excellent quality.
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Mora makes a laminated steel blade, hard steel with a layer of softer steel on each side. Not folded like damascus or japanese. The one i got came with a leather sheath not plastic. Nice knife and nice looking but i prefer stainless in plastic sheath for carrying around saltwater.
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