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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.

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Best deer hunting knife? We review the Bark River Bravo EXT-2

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The Fox River is already one of Bark River’s most popular hunting knives. This version combines the Fox River blade and Bravo handle, and I’m betting it will be even more popular.

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Video: Best beginner knife? Consider the Mora Scout 39

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Q: What is a good knife for my child to learn knife handling skills with? A: Consider this Mora Scout Model 39 – safety is paramount while the youngster is learning knife handling skills. And this is a good choice.

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Best EDC Knife? We review the Big D Delta Cruiser XL

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What makes the best Every Day Carry knife?That varies with individuals. But if you want a high-quality, reasonably-priced custom knife, you probably need to talk to Donavon Phillips

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Review: Versa rescue knife could be a lifesaver

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I carry a crowbar, machete, ball peen hammer and hatchet in my vehicle.
But what good will they do me if I’m trapped inside a wrecked car, with  a jammed seat belt behind a stuck door? How could that seat belt be cut or the window broken to get out? This Versa survival knife may be just what is needed.

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Review: Return of the Bark River Puukko, a classic user knife

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One of the most useful knife patterns is the traditional Scandinavian fixed blade. The reason is simple – it flat-out works.This latest puukko interpretation by Bark River combines modern materials with a proven design.

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Video: Best bushcraft knife? We review the TOPS Brothers of Bushcraft knife

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Anything designed by a committee can end up being a disaster. But this bushcraft/survival knife, designed by a group of bushcraft experts, may prove an exception to that rule. 

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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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