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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 Bark River 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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Video: 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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How to clean a knife-sharpening strop

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One of the best ways to sharpen a convex grind knife is with a leather strop and abrasive emulsions. But at some point, metal particles will build up on the strop surface and reduce the efficiency. Here’s how to clean the strop

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Review: Bravo machete – best brush chopper on the market?

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I like machetes, carry one in my car survival kit, and use them a lot. If you are looking for a solid blade that won’t let you down, then you need to take a hard look at the Bark River Machete.

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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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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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