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Survival knife reviews, machete reviews, cutlery knife views, axes and hatchet reviews, based on decades of experience hunting, fishing, outdoor camping, hiking, and adventures.

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Improved L.T. Wright Rogue River design makes stellar hunting/bushcraft knife

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The Rogue River is already an outstanding knife for bushcrafting and a variety of outdoor tasks. But this latest design makes it even better.

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Knife update: Battle Horse Knives Feather Stick proves its worth

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Want a Mora-style knife that can handle hard use? This Battle Horse Knives Feather Stick  has been wrung out. Here is what we found.

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Tool review: Huron 13-inch Half Hatchet

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Looking for a good, usable hatchet to add to your preparedness gear? Then check out this Huron.

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Review: The L.T. Wright GNS may be your best bushcraft knife choice

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The L.T. Wright GNS bushcrafter promises to be a contender in that elusive, almost-mythical best all-around knife category.

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Review: L.T. Wright Large Northern Hunter

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It’s one thing to call a knife a hunter. It’s another if the knife actually works in the field as a hunting knife. In this case, the L.T. Wright Large Northern Hunter is accurately named.

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The Kellam Hawk

Knife review: Kellam Hawk is traditional puukko design with modern materials

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Check out this Scandinavian, traditionally-designed user knife. This small, compact knife may be all you need.

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Review: Bark River Hudson Bay Trade Knife – Check out this classic design with new materials

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There’s a reason some knife designs are classics, and the Hudson Bay Trade Knife has earned its wilderness credentials.

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Video: Does the Bark River Mini Aurora handle well?

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The Bark River Mini Aurora Hunter has what appears to be a slim, short handle. Will it work for people with large hands?

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Bark River Saex

Bark River Seax: Ancient design + modern materials = high performance knife

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There’s a reason this knife is a classic. It flat-out works. It’s a blade design that has withstood the test of time. It’s my do-it-all knife.

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Knife maker Mike Stewart discusses thin blades and batoning firewood

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I like thin-bladed knives and think batoning firewood is highly overrated. Mike Stewart, president of Bark River Knives, and a knife industry legend, explains why today’s knife blades had to be made thicker because of the batoning fad. Here are his Facebook comments, used with his permission. 

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