posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 11:42 AM
It would help to know what type of S is hitting what F and where. Different types of knives are more useful in different situations than others. In a
jungle environment, a good machete is all that you need. In cold, hardwood forests, you would probably want a small axe, paired with a 4" fixed
There are literally thousands of knives on the market that can be used for survival. It just depends on your environment, your skill set, and what you
may be comfortable with.
An excellent "all around" knife is the Bark River Bravo-1. It was designed for, and is used by USMC Force Recon as their go-to survival knife. It is
state-of-the-art, with no gimmicks or doo-dads that detract from function.
(not sure of the link posting rules, so I've removed the link. Just Google "BRKT Bravo-1" and you'll find this knife all over the place)
Bark River makes superb knives. Other companies that make excellent, solid, dependable knives:
ESEE (formerly Rat Cutlery)
The ESEE RC-4 is another superb "all-rounder", as is the Fallkniven F1. You do not need a big, flashy "Rambo" style knife. Although if you like
that sort of thing, a Busse Battle Mistress or an ESEE Junglas are big, beefy, indestructible knives, with no dumb gimmicks. The new Busse Basic-11 is
outstanding, as are most of the Swamp Rat and Scrapyard knives.
These are all fixed blades. For folders, add Spyderco and Benchmade to the list.
[edit on 16-6-2010 by moonwilson]