Ideal size survival knife

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

  1. The Marsh Gorilla

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    So much truth and has totally summed up my personal experiences doing all the above! I usually have a LS, 5 or Junglas on me along with a SAK or multitool or all of the above in a backpack. I've grown to like the 5 more and more, so much so I sold my 6 because I felt where the 5 gave up a little length it made up for it in mass that reduced my efforts to chop limbs along with the thickness splitting wood more efficiently for me. There's also a peace of mind for me that a blade that thick gives in that it's nigh impossible for me to break it.
     
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    Well, after my foray to the farm, I've decided I didn't flat out learn as much as I refined some knife techniques. Guess that's still learning...
    Anyway, the 5 is seeing less actual use around my farm, and the 4 is taking the place. But the five is always accessible.
    I think if i had the 4 and izzy 2 I would be good in the wood.
    But I also think that 5 offers me a lot of security and confidence.




    Still pisses the wife off that I snuggle with it though.....
     
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    ^ why not commission @Allen Morrison to make you a custom sheath that mounts on a drop leg molle panel.....something that holds your 5, 4 and Izula2? (and a leatherman and matchcase)
     
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    Hey wait!....that was my plan, but it was for my 18" Condor. I truly was going to quote your earlier "big knife" post adding the caveat that it doesn't have to be a 5/16ths thick monster to be effective. Even on a near wood-less plain a long(er) thin blade can put up a shelter and put insulation between you and the ground real fast. Just a matter of thinking your situation thru and carrying out the plan.
     
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    Now there's a thought. .but I think I'd like rather than a dropleg, a sheath that would hold the 5 and izzy and another that held the 4 and izzy.
    But the idea you had for a single sheath that mounted to my pack...Well now...I see all kinds of money leaving my realm as I giggle maniacally ...:D
     

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