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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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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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Best whitetail knife? First impressions of the Bark River Bobcat

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Somebody did their research on the new Bark River Bobcat, and it was obviously designed by a deer hunter. I predict this is going to be a really, really popular hunting knife.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Which knife is best for survival situations?

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Survival knives: Which one is best? This post, by internationally-known survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt, may help you make a good decision on which knife to include in your survival kit.

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Review: Bark River Camp and Trail good all around knife choice

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The Bark River Camp and Trail knife is a workhorse. It is solid and well designed and worth considering for a camp or utility knife that can do just about anything.

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Video: Cross Knives Forged Hunter combines good looks with usability

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Don’t let the good looks fool you –  this Cross Knives Forged Hunter, handmade by Pete Winkler, is pretty as well as being a hard working user. 

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Video Bowie review: Bark River V-44 combines historical accuracy with new materials

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The Bark River V-44 Bowie combines modern materials with a time-tested design.

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Hatchet or saw: Choose the best portable survival kit woodcutting tool

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Should you carry a hatchet or a saw? It depends. When choosing any tool for wilderness or urban survival, anticipate where you might be when you may need the tool, and what tasks it will need to perform.

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Another look at the Hyken Knives Lite Hunter

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Thinking about the best tools for deer hunting? A useful, quality knife should be right at the top of your list. This Hyken Knives™ Lite Hunter proved to be a superb hunting knife.

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