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Old 02-07-2011, 04:50 PM   #1
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Camp Knife

I'm looking for a general purpose, fixed-blade sheath knife with a 4-to-5-inch blade. I'm familiar with a number of fine options, but here is my real question:

Individual manufactures offer identical models with either a "regular" or partially-serrated blade. What are the advantages/disadvantages of having the partially-serrated blade?

Thanks much for your help.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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Re: Camp Knife

This website has some good information on both knife selection and emergency/survival equipment:

http://www.equipped.com/devices6.htm

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Old 02-07-2011, 06:32 PM   #3
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Excellent information, Peter... just what I was looking for.

Thanks much.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:55 PM   #4
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Re: Camp Knife

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I'm looking for a general purpose, fixed-blade sheath knife with a 4-to-5-inch blade. I'm familiar with a number of fine options, but here is my real question:

Individual manufactures offer identical models with either a "regular" or partially-serrated blade. What are the advantages/disadvantages of having the partially-serrated blade?

Thanks much for your help.
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- bark river PSK
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- blind horse knives, Bush Baby ( avail only from blind horse, pic in my gallery)
http://www.blindhorseknives.com/knives4sale.htm
- Rat 3 by Ontario knives now ESEE
http://www.eseeknives.com/rc-3.htm

another good source of info, knives, sheaths is:
http://www.jreindustries.com/

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http://www.michaelmorrisknives.com/current.php

i like the dangler type sheaths

also have a couple sheaths from The Man:
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will post some pics when i get to it

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Old 02-08-2011, 08:22 AM   #5
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Re: Camp Knife

For many years I had a Buck knife. It was HORRIBLE!! Nice stainless steel. Did not rust but could never get a good edge on it. Many hours sharpening with no noticeable improvement. I think it had a 4" fixed blade. Another problem with it was it hanging down from my belt while canoeing. Would always catch life jacket straps, pack straps, branches while portaging.

We switched to 3" 1/8" back folding knives. When canoeing each carry one. Never have had to really use them though except for camp choirs. Always carried them for safety in case canoe and gear got dumped and one of us became tangled in lines.

Not really as easy to use as a fixed blade knife but really like the folded compact shape for keeping knife out of the way while wearing it all day. Made it easy to always have a knife on us.

Just some pros and cons
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:52 PM   #6
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Thanks, LenS... you make some good points that I'll factor into my decision process.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:51 PM   #7
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Knife porn: http://everyday-carry.com/

Prepare to waste a few hours.

I want a good sheath knife, or I should say an inexpensive decent sheath knife for my niece- small, fixed blade, nothing fancy. Please share your knife sites WillieBill, I'm curious where you're shopping- locally there is nothing but fancy folders and GIANT fixed blade that are more suited to the movies.

Also, only partly relevant but I was in Wal-mart and trying to see a Leatherman and was told they'd all been recalled from the shelves, lock stock and barrel.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:57 PM   #8
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For a 6" fixed knife I like non-serrated, but like a small folding knife with partially serrated. My 2 preferences:

spyderco.com - really nice knives, but you have to not care about price tag.

coldsteel.com - product demo videos show their quality and prices are reasonable, still not cheap
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:28 PM   #9
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Benchmade knives.
Fixed or folders, D2, 154CM steel among others.
Rockwell hardness 60-62...

You get what you pay for!

Oh, go American made.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:25 AM   #10
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My "EDC" selection

All sheaths except dangler by Paul Long



Back of EDC



Boker and Bark River PSK



Mike Morrow custom and Vintage Cold steel



Blind Horse Knives Bush Baby with "dangler" sheath

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