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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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Best machete on the market | Another look at Bark River’s big knife

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The only valid cutlery review is one that uses the blade for the purpose it was designed. That’s how the Bark River Machete was tested. It was wrung out on one of the most abrasive and challenging mediums imaginable – bamboo. Here’s a second look at how it worked out.

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Video: Five things to make your Mora Companion a better knife

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The Mora Companion is the best beginner knife on the market, and it is also the choice of experts. Here is how to make the sheath safe and secure.

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Video: Hemphill Gator Breaker Bowie is a practical user knife

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Why would anyone need a Bowie knife? Well, the craftsmanship and sound design of this Jesse Hemphill Bowie makes it worthy of consideration.

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Review: Bark River Edwin Forrest Bowie knife shows classic utility, design

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Bowie knives have always been the rage on the American frontier, ever since the 1830s. Today’s Bowies are better than ever and the traditional, proven design, combined with old-time craftsmanship and modern materials creates a new classic.

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Best survival knife? We take another look at the L.T. Wright Genesis

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Some knives you want to keep and use, no matter how many others you might have. The L.T. Wright Genesis is one of those keepers. In a moment of weakness, I sold my first one, regretted it immediately, and just had to get another. Here is why.

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Bark River Donnybrook: An EDC knife that can also be a fighter

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Bark River’s Donnybrook every day carry knife could prove very useful as a defense weapon or a working tool. But the strongpoint might be how handy the knife is to carry.

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Best whitetail knife? First impressions of the Bark River Bobcat

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Somebody did their research on the new Bark River Bobcat, and it was obviously designed by a deer hunter. I predict this is going to be a really, really popular hunting knife.

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Review: Bark River Camp and Trail good all around knife choice

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The Bark River Camp and Trail knife is a workhorse. It is solid and well designed and worth considering for a camp or utility knife that can do just about anything.

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Video: Cross Knives Forged Hunter combines good looks with usability

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Don’t let the good looks fool you –  this Cross Knives Forged Hunter, handmade by Pete Winkler, is pretty as well as being a hard working user. 

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Video Bowie review: Bark River V-44 combines historical accuracy with new materials

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The Bark River V-44 Bowie combines modern materials with a time-tested design.

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