Ideal size survival knife

Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by Graphyfotoz, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Member

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    Describes my Swamp Rat Rodent 5 to a T

    Blade Length:
    5-1/2"
    Blade Width:
    1-3/8"
    Blade Thickness:
    3/16"
    Overall Length:
    10-3/4"
    Grind:
    Saber
    Steel:
    SR101
    Hardness:
    58-60Rc
    Blade Finish:
    Sage
    Handle:
    Tan Canvas
     
  2. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Moderator of the Century Staff Member

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    If I am limited to "ONE" it will be a Busse ASH1, they are factory in 4 thicknesses (generally), .18, .22, .25 (a few in INFI @.27 but most are the new BGs in SR101) and .32. In order for me to have "ONE" it would be .25(7) (INFI) .22, .32 and .18 (I do have an anomalous .20 one as well). As I don't have an INFI .25 I will grab one of the .22s first. They all have a choil :D
     
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    Just may have to look into one
     
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    I had a stripped ASH1 BG for a bit.
    Loved the handle and pummel but it was pretty heavy and thick.
    Not my cup of tea for a survival knife.
    My M6 is about equivalent in size....but not quite as thick @ .25
    SR101 is much easier to sharpen than INFI and just as durable......lot cheaper!
    I like the modified bowie shape of the blade lil better too.

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    Andy the Aussie Moderator of the Century Staff Member

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    I have an M6 here as well :D Nothing at all wrong with it as you well know.
     
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    Not so easy to find em anymore.
    Think they were last out in 2006?
     
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    Andy the Aussie Moderator of the Century Staff Member

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    Somewhere around there, long before I was interested in them. An M9 was my first Swamp Rat and it took ma ages to find a 6 after that !
     
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    No choil. Less than 5 more than 4. Something that can hold an edge and resist rust. My choice at 4.4 inches

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    I would say my LS with an ESEE survival tin on the sheath, but I just couldn't leave this behind.....

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    Nice custom.
     
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    Esee 6 would be my "one knife" solution, and love the choil on the 6 - gives great versatility and control with smaller tasks, and you don't really lose anything by having it there
     
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    My RC3 ,
    yes RC3 I have had it since 2008 and it usually with me on most outings
     
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    Gotta see pics of that, 8 year old RC-3!
     
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    I bet that blade could tell some stories
     
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    You can skin a rabbit and squirrel with no knife if need to.
     
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    I turned my new 6 into my perfect survival knife with the TKC upgrades..
    I also have a Benchmade Arvensis, a Fallkniven S1 and my Buck 119 and 120 I enjoy taking into the woods.


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    Fiddleback Forge pro-Duke 5" would also be a good one.
     
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    For me.. survival means walking to a house off the main road to charge my phone to call for a ride..
     
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    So maybe a switchblade for effect to get into the house? :)
     

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