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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.

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

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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.

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Jason Thoune, bravo 1, best all around knife

Bark River Bravo 1 3v – Possibly the Perfect Hard Use Knife

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How many times have we heard “What knife would you pick for…” (fill in the occasion)?
Most of us can only base our opinions on a few knives. Jason Thoune has access to literally thousands of knives in all shapes, sizes, steels, handles and grinds. Here is the knife he chooses.

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Hemphill knives, SCS Pantenburg

SCS Pantenburg is the best hunting knife for me

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I have not “needed” another knife for decades. But I couldn’t resist when custom knife maker Jesse Hemphill  told me “Design your grail knife and I’ll make it.” Here is what we came up with.

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bark river knives, fingerling

Bark River Fingerling review: This may be the hunting knife you’ve been looking for

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Bark River’s Fingerling reproduces a classic design with new, improved materials. This is going to be a very popular knife among hunters.

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Survival Knife Video and Review: Cold Steel Master Hunter

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The Cold Steel Master Hunter’s name says it all. If you could only have one knife for big game hunting, the Master Hunter just might be the best bet.

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Genesis 6, LT Wright Knives

Best survival knife? L.T. Wright Genesis 6 proves itself on ‘Alone’

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The L.T. Wright Genesis is one of my go-to bushcraft knives. So it took some convincing that it could be improved upon. If you’re looking for the ultimate bushcraft knife, the Genesis 6 is worth considering.

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rogue river, lt wright knives

Improved Rogue River design makes stellar hunting/bushcraft knife

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The Rogue River is already an outstanding knife for bushcrafting and a variety of outdoor tasks. But this latest design makes it even better.

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Mora knives, best beginner knife, best survival knife

What makes a good knife review?

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Before you invest in a tool that might save your life, look around for a thorough, knowledgeable review.

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bark river knives, Gunny Hunter LT, Elmax

Review: Gunny Hunter LT sets new standard for user knives

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Just when you think something can’t be improved upon, it happens. That is the case with the new Bark River Gunny LT. About all I can add is “WOW”!

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Jesse Hemphill, custom knives, scs Pantenburg

SCS Hemphill Custom Canadian may be my grail knife

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If a highly respected custom knife maker invited you to design your grail knife, what pattern and materials would you use? Jesse Hemphill made me that offer, and here is what I came up with.

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