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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    I have a machete a good one that I bought in 1970 to clear out a jungle my grandmother had behind her house. The back yard was so overgrown she couldnt even go out there and sit. Its a sad memory for me

    I bought the machete I had a sickle and a hand rotary lawn mower and went to work. On the third day I was out there, I went in to get some water and found my grandmother dead in her favorite chair wasnt much point in finishing.
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    Knives are too important a tool to take shortcuts with. The knife in the OP is most likely very well suited for its intended role and I would not hesitate to use for its designed purpose, but "survival" knives need to be very versatile and capable of taking a great deal of abuse.

    Can you baton with it?
    Could you if necessary, punch a whole in a steel drum?
    Can you dig with it?

    For years, I carried a Randall Model 18. Unfortunately, I lost it in a rubber boat insertion in some really nasty surf. By the time I waded ashore, I had an empty sheath. After that, I started carrying a Blackjack Mamba, which turned out to be one of my all time favorite knives. I ended up making a gift of it to the leader of my indigenous security guys where I was at the time.

    Now , I have a Gerber LMF attached to my load bearing vest, but my one do it all, take anywhere knife is a Tops SKB. It is the biggest knife I have ever carried, but there is nothing it cannot do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    Knives are too important a tool to take shortcuts with. The knife in the OP is most likely very well suited for its intended role and I would not hesitate to use for its designed purpose, but "survival" knives need to be very versatile and capable of taking a great deal of abuse.
    Can you baton with it?
    Could you if necessary, punch a whole in a steel drum?
    Can you dig with it?
    For years, I carried a Randall Model 18. Unfortunately, I lost it in a rubber boat insertion in some really nasty surf. By the time I waded ashore, I had an empty sheath. After that, I started carrying a Blackjack Mamba, which turned out to be one of my all time favorite knives. I ended up making a gift of it to the leader of my indigenous security guys where I was at the time.
    Now , I have a Gerber LMF attached to my load bearing vest, but my one do it all, take anywhere knife is a Tops SKB. It is the biggest knife I have ever carried, but there is nothing it cannot do.
    I could dig with it. I wouldn't try punching a hole in a steel drum because it's never come up in any survival situation I have ever been in, and I usually have a hatchet with me, anyway, (somebody already mentioned the Cold Steel model) which obviates the need for batoning with a knife. Right tool for the right job, ya know? Fear not, though, I have a wide variety of soldier of fortune approved "survival knives" to choose from but the best knife for survival is the one you have with you. I don't do too many amphibious assaults these days, my "survival" situations usually involve getting my ass out of the field if I break my leg hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    Knives are too important a tool to take shortcuts with. The knife in the OP is most likely very well suited for its intended role and I would not hesitate to use for its designed purpose, but "survival" knives need to be very versatile and capable of taking a great deal of abuse.

    Can you baton with it?
    Could you if necessary, punch a whole in a steel drum?
    Can you dig with it?

    For years, I carried a Randall Model 18. Unfortunately, I lost it in a rubber boat insertion in some really nasty surf. By the time I waded ashore, I had an empty sheath. After that, I started carrying a Blackjack Mamba, which turned out to be one of my all time favorite knives. I ended up making a gift of it to the leader of my indigenous security guys where I was at the time.

    Now , I have a Gerber LMF attached to my load bearing vest, but my one do it all, take anywhere knife is a Tops SKB. It is the biggest knife I have ever carried, but there is nothing it cannot do.
    The Gerber LMFII is what I have used since 2007.
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    That is an excellent choice. It is large enough to perform whatever task you need, but not big enough to be cumbersome. It is a very versatile knife. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good blade to carry in the bush.

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    Am personally a Wusthof fan.

    High quality but the fellas are not cheap....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    I have a machete a good one that I bought in 1970 to clear out a jungle my grandmother had behind her house. The back yard was so overgrown she couldnt even go out there and sit. Its a sad memory for me

    I bought the machete I had a sickle and a hand rotary lawn mower and went to work. On the third day I was out there, I went in to get some water and found my grandmother dead in her favorite chair wasnt much point in finishing.
    That's very sad. However, I'm sure your Nona was very happy that you were there at the house. It sounds like she died very peacefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Am personally a Wusthof fan.

    High quality but the fellas are not cheap....
    Getting off the subject here, I have a full set of wusthof kitchen knives, I would recommend them to anyone, I use them daily and with proper care I have to sharpen them once a year and even less.
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    My wife is partial to kitchen knives from Warther Cutlery of the Warther museum in New Philadelphia, Ohio. https://warthercutlery.com/

    The Warther Museum is a wonderful place http://thewarthermuseum.com/ and their knives are guaranteed for life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    My wife is partial to kitchen knives from Warther Cutlery of the Warther museum in New Philadelphia, Ohio. https://warthercutlery.com/

    The Warther Museum is a wonderful place http://thewarthermuseum.com/ and their knives are guaranteed for life.
    I never heard of that before DG, they remind me of the "OLD" chicago cutlery back when it was top notch, not so anymore.

    I have 11 wustoff knives and theyve performed extremely well, if you buy a good set of cutlery you will be able to leave them in your will to someone. Ill never wear these wustoffs out
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