posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 03:19 PM
When it comes to survival/escape knives, both Gerber and Ontario USA submitted ASEK knives to the US Military Pilots… Ontario won.
It solved the broken sharpening stone (after a crash issue) with an included spyder like sharpener, seatbelt cutter, and screw driver. The blade will
cut through aircraft fuselage or score the canopy and punch it out. It has hammering and skull splitting abilities, two types of saw teeth
(wood/fuselage and rope) and is 1095 mad-hard carbon steel.
I have this knife, it’s short, a warthog, full tang, and I’ve used it in the filed for three years without any issues, I highly recommend it.
(you can get it on Ebay for less)
My second large bowie like knife is an Aitor EL MONTERO KNIFE made in Spain. I could skin an elephant with it, hack through most any path, and scare
the crap out of the neighbors with it!
They can ship to the USA from Spain for $88 (pretty darn cheap for an awesome knife)
I carry a Leatherman Blast multi-tool too.
I also have a Cold Steel Kukri Machete but I haven’t needed it as most of my time outdoors in spent in the Adirondacks or Arizona, not the jungles.