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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: Carp Knives LP – A quality custom knife that can work hard

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I couldn’t resist when Alabama knifemaker Kendall Carpenter offered to make a hunting knife to my specs. The result is the Carp Knives LP (for Lower Peninsula). 

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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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This knife and The knife and cardboard sheath were made 44 years ago. The sheath still does its job quite well!

How to make a quick, safe knife sheath out of cardboard and duct tape

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Every one-piece knife needs an edge guard or sheath for safety if it is going to be used outdoors. Here’s how to make a quick sheath out of a paper towel roll and duct tape.

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This T-18 Mora knife has had the sheath modifed for safety and is moderately priced. (Leon Pantenburg photo)

Best beginner knife? We (video) review the Mora 840 Companion

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Take a hard look at the Mora 840 Companion if you’re looking for the best beginner knife.

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