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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.

Bark River Knives, best survival knife, best hunting knife

Video: Best belt/hunting knife | Check out the Ambush Tundra

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The new Ambush Tundra, made by Bark River Knives, combines a classic blade design with an ergonomic handle that just won’t quit.

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

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The Zoe Crist Santa Fe is a solid knife with a great design. It is worth considering if you are looking for a do-it-all outdoors knife.

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The Cross Knives All Around Hunter is a well designed hunting knife.

Best hunting knife? We review the Cross Knives All Around Hunter

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Pete Winkler’s recent win on the History Channel’s “Forged in Fire” just proved what some of us already knew: Winkler, owner of Cross Knives, produces excellent blades.

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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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The Bark River Trakker Companion is designed for the smaller bushcrafting tasks.

Another look at the Bark River Trakker Companion

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One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to knives. This Bark River Trakker Companion is an excellent choice for people with small to medium-sized hands.

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Cross Knives Lil Whitetail

Review: Cross Knives Lil Whitetail Hunter

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The Whitetail is worth looking at if you’re doing a lot of whitetail hunting, and it will do just fine on elk or bigger western deer.

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Stuff that works: My Buck 317 folder served me well for decades

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Equipment users find good gear and work it hard. That happened to the Buck folder I bought 40 years ago.

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The L.T. Wright Rouge River is designed to be a do-it-all camp knife.

Knife review: The L.T. Wright Rogue River is a solid, do-it-all performer

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The Rogue River is a prime contender in the all-around camp knife category. Here’s why you should take a look at one.

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Best EDC knife? We review the Bark River Gunny Vortex (video)

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I didn’t need another Bark River Gunny. But I couldn’t pass up this latest addition to the Gunny line.

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The Mountain Man, bottom, bears a strong resemblance to the replica Russell.

Thick or thin? What’s the best blade design for you?

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One thing to consider before investing in a knife is how thick the blade is. Blade thickness directly affects how the knife can be used, and how effective it will be. Here is how to chose the best thickness for your needs.

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