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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.

C.T. Fischer and Bark River Nessmuk knives

Best survival knife? New materials, old designs combine in this classic cutlery

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Looking for a traditional, classic knife design made with the best of modern materials? Check out these newcomers.

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Lon Humphrey Sterling knife with flintlock rifle

Review: The Lon Humphrey Sterling may be the traditional knife for modern uses

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The best survival knife is one you enjoy carrying, because you’ll have it along when it’s needed. The new Sterling from Lon Humphrey Custom Knives is affordable, good looking and really useful, and may be what you’re looking for.

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force patina on carbon steel, vinegar patina, how to put patina on steel

How to force a patina on carbon steel blade

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Make a carbon steel blade look antique with this simple method of forcing a patina with vinegar.

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Review: The L.T. Wright GNS may be your best bushcraft knife choice

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The L.T. Wright GNS bushcrafter promises to be a contender in that elusive, almost-mythical best all-around knife category.

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Check out the Bark River Bravo EDC for every day carry

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The best Every Day Carry knife is as elusive as that best survival or hunting knife. Check out this Bark River Bravo EDC.

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Review: Bark River Scandi knife combines great design with modern materials

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The Scandi knife design goes back about 1,000 years, to a time of square-sailed long ships, round shields and viking raiders. Bark River Knives has taken a classic design, updated it with modern steels and handle materials to create what I predict will be another superb knife

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Knife review: The Bark River Sahara Hunter may be the hunting knife for you

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Your backcountry hunting knife better be able to handle some survival tasks. The Bark River Sahara may be what you’ve been looking for.

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bark river hudson bay knife classic knife design 5.5 inch blad

Review: Bark River Hudson Bay Trade Knife – Check out this classic design with new materials

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There’s a reason some knife designs are classics, and the Hudson Bay Trade Knife has earned its wilderness credentials.

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Best hunting knife? We test and review the Bark River Kalahari

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A hunting knife must be able to handle a variety of different cutting tasks associated with meat processing in the field. Here’s a new Bark River knife that has proven to be a stellar performer.

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The handle on this Fallkniven F1 is very comfortable to use.

Best survival knife? We check out the Fallkniven F1

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Equipment that has been military-approved has also been rigorously tested. The Fallkniven F1 survival knife is a great choice.

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