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Originally posted by colec156
I have read a few threads on this board about survival knifes but they all seem to be about fixed blade knifes. Nothing wrong with that at all and they really have their place in survival.
Lets look at basic emergency / survival kit.
A folding knife takes up less space and when thinking that a basic back up survival kit maybe very limited in size.
Have any of you looked into a decent folding knife for survival, if so what have you purchased ??
The blade I feel maybe needs to be between 3 to 4 inches.
Looking on line I have seen many on sale but I am looking for some experienced heads out there who could point me in the right direction.
BTW, I already have a few fixed blade knifes one of which is the frosts mora clippa. This knife is a great knife and it is very kind to the budget.
Originally posted by Hallberg Rassy
FIxed blade full tang knives will outlast any folder even if abused. If you want a true survival knife get fixed blade full tang
This being said, have several knives is always best. A good locking mechanism folder is excellent backup. I have a gerber with about 4 inch blade, i used it as can opener, screwdriver, all kinds of applications it was never meant for. Had it for 7 years, sharpen every 2 months or so, still working beautifully
Originally posted by Helig
I see someone beat me to the Benchmade line, I must admit their axis locking system is perhaps the most solid mechanism ive ever seen on a locking blade, even tops the unique CRKT liner-locks. I might have paid 175$ for my Benchmade but its outlasted any other folding knife I have ever owned including my CRKT and the mechanism is just as solid some 5+ years later as the day I took it out of the box.