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Which survival knives work best for different emergency situations, or hunting, fishing, skinning, rope cutting, general purpose? Leon Pantenburg reviews many top shelf survival knives and puts them through extensive field testing.

Video review: Casstrom Safari is little knife with large abilities

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Sometimes the best knife for the job is a smaller one. This Casstrom Safari is small, lightweight and easy to carry.

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Review: Bark River Skinner fills hunting knife niche

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Bark River Knives new Skinner is a classic design made with modern materials. It works really, really well.

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The Bravo/Gunny, bottom, takes some of its design from the Gunny

Check out my new ultimate EDC knife: Bark River Gunny/Bravo

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Sometimes, a couple small tweaks can change something from almost perfect to WOW!

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Review | Bark River UP Bravo EDC expands popular knife design series

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Bark River and Knivesshipfree.com came up with a winner last year with the UP (Upper Peninsula) Bravo series. This latest addition to the series is going to be a really popular with backpackers, hiker and folks who want a smaller knife.

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Review: Bark River Gunny Hunter LT in CPM-3V steel

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My appreciation for the Bark River Gunny knife is well documented. I have owned five in different configurations, and this latest incarnation in CPM 3V may be the best yet.

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Review: Beretta Knives Hunter Model

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Beretta USA has a full lines of shooting, outdoor apparel and gear, and it’s only natural they have knives.
I’m checking out their Hunter Model with giraffe bone handle, and here is how it is performing.

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Review: Condor Terrasaur – best knife for bushcrafters on a budget?

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A good, useful knife doesn’t necessarily need to be expensive. But it does have be dependable and be able to work hard. This  Condor Terrasaur is a good choice for budget-minded users.

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Video: Two best beginner knives for kids – and under $20

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What is the best first knife for a beginner? Here are two contenders that can handle just about anything.

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Bamba Forge offers hope, job skills to Ugandan war orphans and great knives for the rest of us

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A knife making group in the village of Bamba, in northern Uganda, is bringing hope to war orphans. You can help by buying a quality, handmade knife.

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Six old knives I’ll never sell

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I review many different kinds of knives. To stay in business, I barter, trade or sell knives to pay the bills and acquire more knives for reviews. A reader asked if I had one knife I wouldn’t part with. Actually, I have six that are not for sale..

A reader asked if there was one particular knife I wouldn’t sell. Here are six.

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