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Crazy Wolf Advanced Member

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#31 13 years ago

See, what sucks is that it'd be nice to get Bear Gryll's opinion on what knives to use, but odds are he won't do that unless he's getting paid, and then you'd have to question whether or not it was his actual choice. The only way I could see him solving that problem was if he started off each show saying "today I'm packing a *insert knife here*, and I'm trusting this knife with my life. If I encounter any reasons why you shouldn't do the same, I'll be sure to tell you", and then review it at the end of the show. If he doesn't change the knife he uses from show to show, then just say it once or twice.

However, for a survival situation, try getting a real knife or machete or parang. Bear tries to pack like a hiker or a skier or someone who isn't trying to survive does. So he isn't using a sturdy, non-folding knife with a solid tang.




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#32 13 years ago

Crazy Wolf;3822191See, what sucks is that it'd be nice to get Bear Gryll's opinion on what knives to use, but odds are he won't do that unless he's getting paid, and then you'd have to question whether or not it was his actual choice. The only way I could see him solving that problem was if he started off each show saying "today I'm packing a *insert knife here*, and I'm trusting this knife with my life. If I encounter any reasons why you shouldn't do the same, I'll be sure to tell you", and then review it at the end of the show. If he doesn't change the knife he uses from show to show, then just say it once or twice.

However, for a survival situation, try getting a real knife or machete or parang. Bear tries to pack like a hiker or a skier or someone who isn't trying to survive does. So he isn't using a sturdy, non-folding knife with a solid tang.

Knife question has pretty much been universally answered as knife designs over the millenia havent really changed depending on purpose. The most popular design for a general purpose survival knife has always been a drop point or clip point knife with a fixed blade and length of no less than 3 inches but no longer than 9. Beyond that and all you need to worry about is metal used and grip design.




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#33 13 years ago

Well, make sure you avoid the ones that have survival kits in the handles, unless you are absolutely certain that handle is strong enough to afford the empty space in it. Damn pipe welded on the bottom of my blade... yeah, I'm not trusting my Rambo knife with anything.




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#34 13 years ago

I wouldnt know, but I heard kukris are good as knives, though obviously not for stabbing things.




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#35 13 years ago

Yeah, kukris are damn good, I think they're pretty much the same thing as Parangs, they've got a part for chopping with, slicing with, and skinning with.




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#36 13 years ago
Crazy Wolf;3822341Yeah, kukris are damn good, I think they're pretty much the same thing as Parangs, they've got a part for chopping with, slicing with, and skinning with.

cant imagine skinning a buck with a kukri. maybe ill give it a shot this season. think ill stick with a good ole gut hook in the meantime.




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#37 13 years ago

On the parang, the top 1/4 of the blade is good for skinning, the half below that is good for chopping, and the quarter below that is good for more detailed stuff. (in this usage, I mean the sharpened part of the blade when I am talking about the halves and quarters. It's just a lot simpler to say that then get some post "duh, but how can you carve with the unsharpened part of the metal?")