I had a British survival knife. I gave it to my brother.I had one, it was a decent knife...but
For one the false edge on the rear doesn't lend itself to pounding on it with a stick, I often do that to split wood. Its quality was OK, but you could very well find the same quality in a knife with a much cheaper cost but you wont get the fancy name.
I would look at the higher end cold steel knives as they are one hell of a durable knife at a decent price. Ontario knives are very good generally using high carbon steel such as 1095.
The knife I am most impressed with so far but lack the funds to buy it myself is the British survival knife.
Ville try BRISA.COM for the Finnish commando knife.Dang i want that S37 Seal Knife but cant probably find those from Finland, Seal Knife has been my wet dream for while, its just full of potential!
Also i have been thinking about Finnish Commando Knife but you get them only from army if i remember right, and my army starts maybe 2009 so i would have to wait for while
As I said I lack the funds at this time to buy it, or its not at the top of my priority list. The first thing I do with full tang knives is wrap the handle in para cord, it supplies decent grip and you have cord when you need it. No matter what I learn the absolute most difficult thing I tried to do in the field is make suitable cord, I made about a foot out of vine but it took several hours to braid it in a way that would give it the strength to actually hold anything and I had no way to attach more rope to it but a knot and that would take up at least 6 inches of the vine. When ever possible I will insure I have plenty of cord.I had a British survival knife. I gave it to my brother.
It's very heavy! The handle is uncomfortable and in prolonged use it would give you nasty blisters.I had the wood work technician in a school I worked in file the handle down. In my opinion it would benefit from a full re-handle job.
But it's a very rugged knife and can be made quite sharp.