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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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Improved 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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What makes a good knife review?

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Before you invest in a tool that might save your life, look around for a thorough, knowledgeable review.

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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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Review: Gunny Hunter LT sets new standard for user knives

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Just when you think something can’t be improved upon, it happens. That is the case with the new Bark River Gunny LT. About all I can add is “WOW”!

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Including a quality knife in your survival gear is a no-brainer. Here's a tool to save the edge on that survival knife

Save your survival knife’s edge – add a utility knife to your emergency gear

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Including a quality knife in your survival gear is a no-brainer. Here’s a tool to save the edge on that survival knife

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SCS Hemphill Custom Canadian may be my grail knife

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If a highly respected custom knife maker invited you to design your grail knife, what pattern and materials would you use? Jesse Hemphill made me that offer, and here is what I came up with.

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Knife review: Bark River Manitou combines super steel with classic design

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Combine a classic knife design with modern materials and you get my business every time. Bark River has done it again with this recreation of my first good sheath knife.

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Review: Bark River JX-6 Companion is great hunting and EDC knife

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The Bark River JX-6 probably shouldn’t be the only knife to take on a deer hunt, but it is one that shouldn’t be left behind.

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Mini Tundra and Tundra

First impressions of the Bark River Mini Tundra

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I’ve been singing the praises of the Ambush Tundra since it came out several years ago. The latest verse may need to include the most recent incarnation – the Mini Tundra.

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Review: Fire Creek Forge Wilderness Scout II may be your best all-purpose knife

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If you’re looking for a knife that can cover a wide range of  wilderness blade tasks, this Wilderness Scout is worth considering.

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