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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.

Troop 18 bought 50 Mora 840 Companions for the scouts to use.

Five reasons Boy Scouts should use rigid blade knives

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Many Boy Scout councils and camps ban fixed-blade knives. Here’s why they shouldn’t. (And why the well-prepared survivalist/prepper should consider adding a fixed blade to his survival gear.) by Leon Pantenburg I love folding knives, and carry one daily. As an assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 18 in Bend, Oregon, and a skills trainer, I am sometimes asked for…

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The Rogue River comes with a sturdy leather dangler sheath.

L.T. Wright Rogue River – best all-around knife?

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The L.T. Wright Rogue River might be what you’re looking for in an all-around fixed blade knife.

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Review: Bark River Trakker Companion bushcraft/survival knife

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This newbie from Bark River shows real potential for a do-it-all bushcraft/survival knife.

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Review | The Bark River Gunny Hunter – Perfection in a practical knife?

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After using a Gunny extensively, for a multitude of knife tasks, I find it to be just about perfect. As far as I’m concerned, this knife is a keeper, and should be on your short list for a survival/prepper/hunting knife.

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The L.T. Wright Bushcrafter is an inexpensive, well-made bushcraft tool.

Best budget every day carry knife? Check out the L.T. Wright Bushcrafter

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Searching for an inexpensive, quality bush knife? Then take a look at the L.T. Wright Bushcrafter.

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This Snowy River came with a curly maple handle.

Best EDC knife? Check out the Bark River Snowy River

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Looking for a belt knife that can do just about everything but is still convenient to carry? Then take a look at the Bark River Snowy River.

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The L.T. Wright Next Gen is a great choice for an everyday carry knife.

Review: Best everyday carry knife? We check out the L.T. Wright ‘Next Gen’

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The best everyday carry knife is easy and convenient to take along. The “Next Gen” could be what you’re looking for.

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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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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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