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Parry Survival Blade
#11
sub $100, really good stuff.

If you are talking ONE blade only, well... jack of all trades, master of none. But, here are three sub 100 comparisons. KABAR Kukri for all purpose camp clearing and head removal, BK/KABAR BK-3 multi knife tool for chop/chisel/skin/pry, and (if you can find one) the original BK-7 (mine is the original Camillus version, which is made of a tougher steel and goes for closer to $250 used).

I added micarta scales to the BK-7 for better grip, but the stock "grivory" scales are pretty damned tough. you could modify them for a more textured grip by dimpling them with a solder iron or jimping with a rasp. The BK-7 is balanced just at the top hex bolt, so it gives a good chop feel. I'd also recommend a kydex sheath for it. The BK-3 comes with a molded locking kydex sheath, and the knife doesn't rattle in it.

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Here's a few shots to show the thickness difference between the BK-3 and BK-7

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and a shot of the chisel tip of the BK-3

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previously, I posted this pic to show the thickness of the BK-7 versus the Gerber Mark II, which is a great fighter, but a lousy camp tool (4 years of hard use in the USMC)

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there's also the BK-9 which is more camp than fight oriented.
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#12
I saw a folder for $5 at Big Lots the other day and thought of you guys.

I was going to buy it, but the one I bought at Wmart for $5 four years ago is still working just fine.
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Emptymag;99154 Wrote:I saw a folder for $5 at Big Lots the other day and thought of you guys.

I was going to buy it, but the one I bought at Wmart for $5 four years ago is still working just fine.

...and that's how much you pay for 420 stainless!!
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spblademaker;99191 Wrote:
Emptymag;99154 Wrote:I saw a folder for $5 at Big Lots the other day and thought of you guys.

I was going to buy it, but the one I bought at Wmart for $5 four years ago is still working just fine.

...and that's how much you pay for 420 stainless!!


That's how much you pay for a knife when you want money left over to buy lunch, gas for the truck, pay the electric bill, the mortgage, and buy a few boxes of ammo.


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#15
Here's a video of the BK3 being used to disassemble a car.

http://videophobia.com/view/QSuZxLT8_iY.html

I would like to see any other sub benjamin knife do that.
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#16
some chopping with the BK3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FPod-dE-Pg

there have been some complaints about the wire cutter. people are saying it's not cutting 550 cord. well, this thing cuts through 550 on the serrated edge like nothing, and the wire cutter will zip through chain link like a champ.
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#17
first off knives are not made for chopping wood or cutting wire. i picked up a nice 5" bowie for a dallor at an antique shop. i use it for hunting and skining.

now you can make a good full tang knife out of a mower blade. they arre the right steel. they hold an edge and will stand up to abuse. i use pices of mower blade for the cutting edge for my tomahawks.
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bob308;115453 Wrote:first off knives are not made for chopping wood or cutting wire.

I'll disagree in the event that the man who made it included a tool that he labels and markets as a wire cutter.
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#19
+1 on the kabar's and you can get some pretty good prices if you look around a bit.
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#20
I just looked at a camping/survival knife at Dunham's last weekend and it was sweet! I can't remember what the brand was but it has some serious weight to it. I'll have to go back this week and look. I think it was 3 initials for a brand name.
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