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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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Field test | How do these hunting knives perform as meat cutters?

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To test a hunting knife for its intended purposes, you must do some meat cutting and processing. I took several to a butcher shop to do some hands-on testing.

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Video: Ten things to look for when choosing a pocket knife

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You made the first decision in knife-buying, and opted for a folder over a rigid-blade knife. What else do you need to consider before investing in a quality folding knife?

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Hunting knife review: First impressions of the Hyken Knives Lite Hunter

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Just out of the box, the Hyken Knives Lite Hunter fits my personal preferences for a hunting knife almost exactly.

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Best stockman pattern pocket knife? We review the Tidiout Calf Roper

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Classic knife patterns are called that because they work so well. This Stockman pattern Tidout Calf Roper pocket knife from Great Eastern Cutlery recreates an old standard design with modern materials.

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Best hunting knife? Bark River Snowy River update shows knife can hack it

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The Bark River Snowy River has proven to be a stellar performer as a hunting knife.

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Survival Knife Review: The Swiss Army Knife Classic?

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In many emergency situations, all you’ll have are the tools in your pockets. And a tiny knife is better than no knife at all. A Classic can be an important part of your survival kit.

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What’s the best utility knife? The Hultafors line may have it.

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Sometimes the best blade for the job is a simple utility knife. Here are three from the Hultafors company that can cover just about any cutting task.

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Bravo 1.25 LT Custom Modified – Could this be the ultimate hunting knife?

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Bark River had a HUGE challenge by me to improve on their most popular “Bravo LT” model. But, with a request to modify the blade, you won’t believe the results. It may just be the best hunting knife ever.

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Why don’t all Boy Scouts carry and use fixed blade knives?

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A rigid blade knife is the best choice for bushcrafting, IMO, but some scouts aren’t allowed to carry and use them.

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L.T. Wright Large Hunter, Canadian style blade, skinning knife

The Best All-Around, Off The Shelf, Hunting Knife? L.T. Wright Large Northern Hunter

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The L.T. Wright Large Northern Hunter knife is one of the best all around deer hunting knives on the market. It’s perfect for gutting and skinning wild game with outstanding specs and Micarta handle.

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