• Leon Pantenburg | Survival Common Sense

  • SEARCH

Survival knives

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.

Why you should carry a multi-tool and a knife

440 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Best do-it-all knife? It doesn’t exist! But a combination of a fixed-blade knife and a multi-tool will probably be able to handle all your outdoor/survival cutlery needs. Here is why you need a combination of those tools.

read more
knife fads, best survival knife, best bushcraft knife

Five knife fads and fashions that need to go away

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Cutlery goes through fads and fashion cycles just like anything else. Here are a few that need to fade into the sunset.

read more
L.T. Wright GNS

How to choose the right grind for your bushcraft/survival/preparedness knife

600 343 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

The grind, or edge confirmation, of a blade will determine what jobs it does well. Here’s how to choose that best grind for your knife.

read more

Review | Fire Creek Forge Bushcraft knife is solid user knife

150 150 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Sometimes the best cutlery reviewers are people who have a lukewarm interest in knives. Forget design, steel, handle material etc. – for these folks the bottom line is simple: Does the knife work?This Fire Creek Forge Bushcraft knife works quite well.

read more
L t Wright knives, gen 5

Knife review |L.T. Wright Gen 5

591 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

A solid, dependable bushcraft knife can be invaluable and a life saver. The L.T. Wright Gen 5 may be the bushcraft knife you’ve been looking for.

read more
bark river knives, gunny sidekick

Review: Bark River Gunny Sidekick 3V is great user knife for hunters and outdoorspeople

600 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

The Gunny is one of Bark River’s bestsellers, and one of my favorite EDC knives. The Sidekick combines the Gunny handle with a real user blade. It is going to do very well.

read more
Hemphill knives, SCS Pantenburg

Do you need a super steel knife blade? Five things to think about

600 338 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

One of the most important aspects of a knife is the steel in the blade. But at what point does a designer or super steel blade become overkill and an added, unnecessary expense?

read more
Aurora Hunter, bark river knives

Aurora Hunter: Bark River combines two great knives to make a better hunting knife

600 321 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

What happens when two great knife designs – the Kalahari blade and Aurora handle – are combined? In this case, a really great hunting knife is the result!

read more
Lon Humphrey knives, Tarpon

Lon Humphrey Tarpon | Check out this superb Every Day Carry knife

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Sometimes the most effective blade length for a job is under three inches. This Tarpon from Lon Humphrey Custom Knives, packs a lot of utility use in a small package.

read more
I made this knife and cardboard sheath 40-some years ago. The blade is quite usable and the sheath still does its job quite well! It doesn't work all that well for small game cleaning.

Choose the right knife for small game hunting

300 200 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

You can skin and field dress squirrels, rabbits, upland game and smaller animals with many different styles of knives. Here’s how to pick one that can do the job well for you, while not breaking the budget.

read more