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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.

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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gunny hunter review, perfect overall knife, best survival knife

Review | The Bark River Gunny Hunter – Perfection in a practical knife?

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After using a Gunny extensively, for a multitude of knife tasks, I find it to be just about perfect. As far as I’m concerned, this knife is a keeper, and should be on your short list for a survival/prepper/hunting knife.

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The Mini-Sportsman is a quality fillet/boning knife.

Knife review | The Bark River Kalahari Mini-Sportsman may be the fillet/boning knife for you

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A fillet knife may end up being the most useful blade you have. Here’s a new version of an already great piece of cutlery.

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The L.T. Wright Bushcrafter is an inexpensive, well-made bushcraft tool.

Best budget every day carry knife? Check out the L.T. Wright Bushcrafter

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Searching for an inexpensive, quality bush knife? Then take a look at the L.T. Wright Bushcrafter.

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This Snowy River came with a curly maple handle.

Best EDC knife? Check out the Bark River Snowy River

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Looking for a belt knife that can do just about everything but is still convenient to carry? Then take a look at the Bark River Snowy River.

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