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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 every day carry knife? We field test the Bark River North Country EDC

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Size matters, particularly when it comes to user knives. This North Country EDC is a compact, hardworking knife that might easily find a place in your every day carry tools.

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Best machete on the market | Another look at Bark River’s big knife

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The only valid cutlery review is one that uses the blade for the purpose it was designed. That’s how the Bark River Machete was tested. It was wrung out on one of the most abrasive and challenging mediums imaginable – bamboo. Here’s a second look at how it worked out.

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Five things to make your Mora Companion a better knife

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The Mora Companion is the best beginner knife on the market, and it is also the choice of experts. Here is how to make the sheath safe and secure.

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Top ten deer hunting knives I used last season

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When the smoke clears, you have hopefully made a quick, clean kill on a trophy whitetail or mule deer. You need a good knife, because that animal deserves to be treated with respect. That means field dressing and skinning the animal quickly, so the carcass will cool rapidly, and so none of the meat will spoil. I used these knives during the last year’s deer seasons, and you can depend upon them too.

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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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Five knife fads and fashions that need to go away

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Cutlery goes through fads and fashion cycles just like anything else. Here are a few that need to fade into the sunset.

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Video: Hemphill Gator Breaker Bowie is a practical user knife

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Why would anyone need a Bowie knife? Well, the craftsmanship and sound design of this Jesse Hemphill Bowie makes it worthy of consideration.

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Review: Bark River Edwin Forrest Bowie knife shows classic utility, design

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Bowie knives have always been the rage on the American frontier, ever since the 1830s. Today’s Bowies are better than ever and the traditional, proven design, combined with old-time craftsmanship and modern materials creates a new classic.

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Best survival knife? We take another look at the L.T. Wright Genesis

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Some knives you want to keep and use, no matter how many others you might have. The L.T. Wright Genesis is one of those keepers. In a moment of weakness, I sold my first one, regretted it immediately, and just had to get another. Here is why.

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Bark River Donnybrook: An EDC knife that can also be a fighter

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Bark River’s Donnybrook every day carry knife could prove very useful as a defense weapon or a working tool. But the strongpoint might be how handy the knife is to carry.

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