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Ill put my carving skill with my kershaw up against any other knife. The half cerrated/half straight blade design is amazing.
3. While many knives that people would call a "Good" knife now sport the serrated partial blade. I can guarantee that no knife with a serrated main blade would ever make top 10 in best survival knives. It is FAR too limiting on fine carving work which is essential in making traps, snares an other implements of survival. If that is your thing and you are comfortable with it, I say go for it but don't expect any serious survivalist to recommend one.
Absolutely, dont get me wrong, Im not saying its for everyone.
Originally posted by semperfortis
reply to post by captaintyinknots
Again, if that is your thing, go for it
It is limiting.. You can deny all you want, the simple physics of the blade are what prove you wrong, not me.
Survival is really all about what "FITS" you, so if you are happy, hey...
However this series is about everyone, not one persons preference
Originally posted by madmac5150
I have one of these, USAF issue item. The knife itself holds a great edge, is tough as hell and actually nicely balanced. The strap cutter/multi-tool that comes with it is great as well. It's designed to cut 'chute cord, but slices through 1" nylon webbing like butter. In the past I have done SAR and this knife is extremely well suited for the task...
Originally posted by Christian Voice
I have a Gerber Bear Grylls Edition fixed blade knife. It is a very well built knife. American steel, very durable, whistle hangs from handle, diamond sharpener built into sheath, fire starter included that plugs into sheath. Overall I have been very pleased with this knife. Oh and for what it's worth it comes with Gerber's unconditional warranty.
Originally posted by DocHolidaze
reply to post by Christian Voice
i heard that Gerber recently started having the Chinese make there blades were as they used to be made in America now there only assembled in America. I have the version of the knife before the chinese start making them. no flint or whistle, but same size sand shape, also with a black handle instead of a orange and black. This one though was made and assembled in america some years ago, Im not a fan of the serrated edge, but since i have the option of both straight and serrated ive never been dissapointed.