Ultimate survival knife

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Leo B
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Ultimate survival knife

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Being a novice in this I have made two failed attempts at finding a good durable camping knife. Both times I've failed because I've went for an advertisement. I have learned since that the most important aspect of the knife is steel type.
  1. First I got SOG Field Pup https://www.survivalknifeexperts.com/co ... =363023037 because it had good reviews. It turned out that the reviews were for the old Field Pup which used to have good steel. The one I got was new and had been made from a bad steel that chipped when I was doing some very light work. So all depends on what steel it is made out of.
  2. Then I got Schrade SCHF30 (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ayhfnfMhP0 for Schrade knives comparison and some suggestions for survival knives in the description to the video) because I've watched an ad for it and it looked like what I needed: the knife survived some abuse. My experience was poor though because it got chipped, and also while doing some very light work. Wouldn't trust it in survival situation. So don't look at ads, look at the type of steel.
I haven't tried these yet, but can list these as suggestions to investigate:
  1. Survival Lilly Knife, the steel is AUS8: https://canadianpreparedness.com/produc ... reen-liner (there is a nice video where Lilly explains why the AUS8 and all the features were chosen for this knife).
  2. Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife, steel is listed as "grade: 7CR17MOV" - not sure what that means. For example at Canadian Tire: https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/gerb ... 5290p.html
  3. Morakniv Garberg on Amazon.ca sounds like a good knife and has good reviews.
Please let me know if you have experience with the Lilly, Bear Grylls or Morakniv knives and if you have other suggestions for a survival knife.
Quiet.evening
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Re: Ultimate survival knife

Post by Quiet.evening »

We have a couple of basic sheath knives made by Mora, and they are wicked sharp. They haven’t seen a lot of use because we generally have folding Opinel pocket knives to hand, but they look great for camping. We also have a Mora spoon making knife which I hope to try out on wood soon. So far it’s only been used to make holes in foam, to make a safe storage spot for transporting fertile eggs. Again, dangerously sharp.
Leo B
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Re: Ultimate survival knife

Post by Leo B »

Yes, I've heard Mora uses good steel. I believe Morakniv that I linked to is the same brand.
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