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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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Five reasons to use a survival knife lanyard

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Ever wonder what to do with that hole in the knife handle? It can be an important safety feature. Here’s how to use it.

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Ten tips about buying a high-end and/or custom knife online

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Buying anything off the internet can be a nightmare. When purchasing something as personal and important as a bushcraft or survival knife, you can’t afford to compromise. Before you invest, here are some suggestions:

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Get a useful, historic survival knife | The mountain man’s Russell Green River

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Looking for some inexpensive, quality meat cutting knives? Check out this mountain man do-it-all utility knife “Green River”. Here’s a look at those knife patterns, and how they shape up today.

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Best survival knife guide: Five reasons you may need a high-end, custom knife

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Once a certain price point is reached, there may not be much difference in knife performance. Is a high end and/or custom knife worth the money?

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Classic cutlery: My Dad’s Hitler Youth knife became a farm utility tool

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Best survival knife guide: Some knife designs work very well. My father, a WWII infantryman, learned this after he acquired a Hitler Youth knife. It became his hunting knife.

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Bark River Bird and Trout Knife has great design, many uses

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For small game and fishing, you need a light, handy knife for gutting and field dressing. That’s what the Bark River Bird and Trout Knife was designed for.

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How to: One method to sharpen your knife

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It doesn’t matter how good the steel is, at some point, your knife will get dull. Here’s one method to sharpen that blade.

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This knife and The knife and cardboard sheath were made 44 years ago. The sheath still does its job quite well!

How to make a quick, safe knife sheath out of cardboard and duct tape

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Every one-piece knife needs an edge guard or sheath for safety if it is going to be used outdoors. Here’s how to make a quick sheath out of a paper towel roll and duct tape.

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Best survival knife? Bark River Fox River survival/hunting knife review

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Everybody should have a good survival/hunting knife. The Fox River, made by Bark River knives, might be a good choice for you.

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Survival knife reviews: 10 top choices for Christmas

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Here are the knives we checked out this year. If you’re considering a new knife for hunting season, or Christmas, you might consider one (or several) of these.

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