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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.

Survival knife video: Choose the correct blade spine for ferro rod firestarting

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An often overlooked part of a survival blade is the back, or spine. With the proper grind, the back can provide an edge that saves the razor edge for other uses.

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Knife review: Hess Knifeworks Whitetail clip point hunting knife

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Quality knives don’t have to be exorbitantly priced and this Whitetail by Hess Knives is a good choice for an upland game, all-around knife.

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Bushcraft knife review: We check out the L.T. Wright Genesis

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There’s a reason some knife designs become classics and never die out. The L.T. Wright Genesis is patterned on one of those knives, and I predict it is going to be very popular.

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Best survival/bushcraft cutlery? Check out this woodcraft trio

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The best all-around survival/bushcraft knife? Well, there isn’t one single tool that can do it all. But a selection of three different tools can do it all. Here are two experts’ opinions.

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The ESEE-3 has a choil, which wastes the most effective carving part of the blade.

Review: Check out the ESEE-3 for a reasonably priced, useful survival knife

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A common question goes something like this: “Expensive, pretty knives are wonderful – but I want a plain survival tool. What is a reasonably-priced, reliable rigid blade?” Well, check out the ESEE-3.

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Kephart and Nessmuk: Advice from the experts on picking the best pocket knife

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There is no single best survival or bushcraft knife. And also IMHO, it’s a good idea to carry several different knives for different purposes, and one of them should be a folder.

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Choose the best point for a survival and/or bushcraft knife

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A knife’s point will determine the uses, and how effective the blade will be at different tasks. Here are some things to consider about point designs.

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The Bark River Canadian is a multi-purpose belt knife.

Video: Is this the best bushcraft/survival belt knife? We review the Bark River Canadian

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What’s the best design for an everyday belt knife? Don’t make any investments in that cutlery category until you check out the Bark River Canadian.

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Every day carry knife review: The Benchmade Pink Griptilian

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What tough guy wannabe or gangbanger will steal a knife that makes him look like a wimp, or worse, sensitive?
But this pink Benchmade lockblade is a quality fighting knife in the battle against cancer.

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It's a beefed up, Scandinavian style knife. If you like Mora-style knives, you'll probably love the Bark River Liten Bror.

Check out this video review of the Bark River Liten Bror

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It’s a beefed up, Scandinavian style knife. If you like Mora-style knives, you’ll probably love the Bark River Liten Bror.

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