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Mr c

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Bit like that myself mr c lol. Got myself a small forest axe. Kind of defeats the purpose of having a survival knife but hay ho :D
I mostly use the oudoor axe now..reason being is i stopped using big axes and big knives as found them overkill for my needs.
Still outworks a big knife and suits my needs, and leaves my knife to a more peaceful existence
 

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I mostly use the oudoor axe now..reason being is i stopped using big axes and big knives as found them overkill for my needs.
Still outworks a big knife and suits my needs, and leaves my knife to a more peaceful existence


Sorry a ment gransfors small forest axe.

A do like a nice chill day in the woods carving something or just sitting. However at the moment am looking into survival, less gear and hiking rough terrain. Weekend Ramb lol. Plus am a bit of a gear tart.
 

Mr c

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Sorry a ment gransfors small forest axe.

A do like a nice chill day in the woods carving something or just sitting. However at the moment am looking into survival, less gear and hiking rough terrain. Weekend Ramb lol. Plus am a bit of a gear tart.
Get yourself a swamp rat ratmandu for that purpose
 

Mr c

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Its the busse for folk that use knives.
Cheapish to import and great steel. Good alternative to a falky
 

Mr c

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However at the moment am looking into survival, less gear and hiking rough terrain. Weekend Ramb lol. Plus am a bit of a gear tart.
Sorry to dig this back up, its just you inspired me to go and have a play with my junglas
 

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Apologies for adding my 2p worth to this thread, but I've had a steep learning curve with top end knives recently. I bought my first Fallkniven - an HK9 - which is lovely, and started collecting Randall knives - which are sublime! In my opinion the Extrema Ratio Doberman IV is a far better knife and better value than the Fallkniven A1.

Remember, I said "in my opinion".
 

Erbswurst

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The question is, what you want to do with it.

The best trekking and travel knife is the Victorinox Compact.

The best kitchen knife is the Opinel Carbone No 8. It is very well for carving too.

The lightest bush craft knife is the Opinel Carbone No7.

As a survival knife I would take a Fjellkniven F1.

For beginners I recommend an easy to sharpen and cheap Mora like Companion Heavy duty, (carbon) or an Opinel No 8, for Children No6.

There is no reason to by an expensive knife, if you didn't learn to sharpen it. You would perhaps damage it, if you try to sharpen it.
So beginners should learn with a cheaper one from carbon steel.

Because the Fjellkniven F1 is one of the best survival knives in the world, you can try everything looking like this.

Nobody is able to know every knife, that is offered.

If you want to invest real money, why don't you buy a handmade one from a British knife maker?
 

Ystranc

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My only advice is to buy a knife that you can afford to lose, I have quite a few Mora clipper style knives in HCS, all manner of folding/locking knives axes etc but I keep going back to a victrinox Swiss Army knife as my everyday carry knife on the basis that it's compact and legal to carry.
The new rules on knives and edged weapons make it a distinct possibility that any bushcraft knife may be confiscated. (Many of them would be hard to justify being in possession of) The new laws are open to a wide range of interpretation by police and my guess is that once it's gone you ain't getting it back.
 

Erbswurst

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That is an important point.

With my Fjellkniven F1 the police in Lyon cuts the baguette in the office since a couple of years.

I have nothing against to support them a bit. But a second they will not get from me.
 

Ystranc

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Cheap (under £10) but sharp, also pretty hard to lose.
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Ystranc

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A Wright's are one of the last Sheffield makers and they produce some very nice folding pocket knives, locking knives and fixed blades. Not unreasonably priced either.
 
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