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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.

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

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I’m always looking for a good hunting knife. So when the Zoe Crist Santa Fe became available last year, I got one and tried it. by Leon Pantenburg Kniveshipfree is a sponsor of Survivalcommonsense.com, but I don’t get free knives from the company, nor do they have any input in any knife reviews. There are many things I liked about…

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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 Bravo/Gunny, bottom, takes some of its design from the Gunny

Check out my new ultimate EDC knife: Bark River Gunny/Bravo

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Sometimes, a couple small tweaks can change something from almost perfect to WOW!

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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.

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The Kellam Hawk

Knife review: Kellam Hawk is traditional puukko design with modern materials

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Check out this Scandinavian, traditionally-designed user knife. It may be all you need.

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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 371 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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The Bark River Mountain Man re-creates a classic knife design from the fur trade era.

Video review: Bark River Mountain Man knife – a classic design with modern materials

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Looking for an all-around belt knife that is also a workhorse? Check out this classic pattern made with the latest materials.

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