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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.

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 317 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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Benchmade Griptillian

Knife review: The Benchmade Griptilian is Benchmade’s rock star

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Looking for a reliable lock blade folding knife? Take a look at this one.

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Best EDC knife? We review the Bark River Gunny Vortex (video)

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I didn’t need another Bark River Gunny. But I couldn’t pass up this latest addition to the Gunny line.

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The Mountain Man, bottom, bears a strong resemblance to the replica Russell.

Thick or thin? What’s the best blade design for you?

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One thing to consider before investing in a knife is how thick the blade is. Blade thickness directly affects how the knife can be used, and how effective it will be. Here is how to chose the best thickness for your needs.

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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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