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How to choose the best knife

How to choose the best knife for emergency situations, hunting, skinning, general purpose, cooking, outdoor recreation.

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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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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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What survival knife do you carry every day?

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Question from Reader: “You’ve written abut the best survival knife, the best EDC knife, the best hunting knife, fillet, pocket knife, etc., etc. Skip the options, the analysis and potential survival scenarios and answer this: What is the knife you have on you right now?”

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Knife review: The L.T. Wright Genesis is a Kephart-style workhorse

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The biggest endorsement for a knife is to use it constantly. So this one comes highly recommended.

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Review: Check out the Zoe Crist Santa Fe – it may be the hunting knife you need

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I’m always looking for a good hunting knife. So when the Zoe Crist Santa Fe became available last year, I got one and tried it. by Leon Pantenburg Kniveshipfree is a sponsor of Survivalcommonsense.com, but I don’t get free knives from the company, nor do they have any input in any knife reviews. There are many things I liked about…

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The L.T. Wright Next Gen worked really well to process 80 pounds of chicken at a company picnic.

Check out these ten top everyday carry knives

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What are the best choices for that knife you’ll carry every day and use for everything?

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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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