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12.5″ MILITARY TACTICAL Hunting FIXED BLADE SURVIVAL Knife w Fire Starter Army

12.5″ MILITARY TACTICAL Hunting FIXED BLADE SURVIVAL Knife w Fire Starter Army – $19.95

8.5″ TAC FORCE SPRING OPEN ASSISTED TACTICAL FOLDING POCKET KNIFE Rescue Blade – $14.95

15″ Tactical Tomahawk Throwing Hatchet Axe Fixed Blade Survival Knife w/ Sheath – $19.95

9″ MTECH USMC MARINES Spring Open Assisted Tactical Rescue Folding POCKET KNIFE – $12.95

Military Tactical Camping Spring Open Assisted Folding Rescue Pocket Knife – $13.95

10″ Outdoor Survival Camping Fixed Blade Hunting Knife Bowie Rambo w/ Sheath – $15.95

5.75″ ZOMBIE WAR KARAMBIT BOOT KNIFE WITH SHEATH Survival Fixed Blade Skinning

Check out these great deals on Ebay knives.

5.75″ ZOMBIE WAR KARAMBIT BOOT KNIFE WITH SHEATH – $12.95
Features
*Blade Length: 3.5 – 4in.
*Features: Sheath Included
*Blade Material: Stainless Steel
*Blade Color: Black
*Blade Type: Karambit
*Handle Material: Plastic
*Blade Edge: Serrated
*Type: Boot, Combat, Survival

Handmade Damascus Hunting Skinning Blade Hunter Camping Full Tang Knife – $9.00
Features:
*Handmade: Yes
*Type: Combat, Everyday Carry, Hunting, Survival
*Blade Length: 3.5″
*Features: Sheath Included
*Blade Material: Damascus Steel
*Handle Material: HARD WOOD

5.75″ ZOMBIE WAR KARAMBIT BOOT KNIFE WITH SHEATH Survival Fixed Blade Skinning

7″ TACTICAL SURVIVAL Skinning Stag KNIFE Hunting Skinner Camping Fixed Blade NEW – $12.95
Features:
*Blade Material: Stainless Steel
*Handle Material: Wood
*Type: Combat, Hunting, Survival
*Tang: Full
*Features: Sheath Included

MASTER USA FIXED BLADE HUNTING SKINNING KNIFE WITH NYLON FIBER HARD SHEATH – $15.99

Handmade Damascus Steel Skinning Blade Full Tang Knife | Hard Wood – $9.71
Features:
*Features: Cow Hide Sheath Leather Sheath, Sheath Included
*Blade Length: 3.75″
*BLADE THICKNESS: 4.85 mm Thick Blade approximately
*Blade Material: Damascus Steel
*Overall Length: 8.0″
*Blade Edge: Sharp
*Handle Length: 4.25″

MOSSY OAK 11″ FULL TANG Survival Hunting Knife Fixed Blade Tactical Camping USA

MOSSY OAK 11″ FULL TANG Survival Hunting Knife Fixed Blade


Features
Features: Sheath Included, Basic Multifunction
Model: MO18032
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
Modification Description: No
Blade Material: Stainless Steel
Blade Length: Over 5in.
Custom Bundle: No
Blade Width: 9/64 inch

12.5″ MILITARY TACTICAL Hunting FIXED BLADE SURVIVAL Knife w Fire Starter Army


Features
Blade Material: Stainless Steel
Features: Sheath Included
Type: Bowie, Combat, Everyday Carry, Hunting, Survival

13.5” Tactical Survival Fixed Blade Bowie Knife w/ Hard Sheath Rambo Hunting


Features
Blade Material: Stainless Steel
Blade Color: Black
Type: Bowie, Hunting, Survival
Blade Type: Clip Point
Blade Length: Over 5in.

5.75″ ZOMBIE WAR KARAMBIT BOOT KNIFE WITH SHEATH Survival Fixed Blade Skinning

ZOMBIE WAR KARAMBIT BOOT KNIFE WITH SHEATH Survival Fixed Blade Skinning


Features
Blade Length: 3.5 – 4in.
Features: Sheath Included
Blade Material: Stainless Steel
Blade Color: Black
Blade Type: Karambit
Handle Material: Plastic
Blade Edge: Serrated
Type: Boot, Combat, Survival

7″ TACTICAL SURVIVAL Skinning Stag KNIFE Hunting Skinner Camping Fixed Blade


Features
Blade Material: Stainless Steel
Handle Material: Wood
Type: Combat, Hunting, Survival
Tang: Full
Features: Sheath Included

Top 5 Schrade Survival Knives | SurvivalBoards

Schrade SCHF9 12.1in High Carbon Steel Fixed Blade Knife with 6.4in Kukri Point Blade and TPE Handle for Outdoor Survival, Camping and Bushcraft

Features
DIMENSIONS: 12.1 inch (30.7 cm) overall length with a blade length of 6.4 inches (16.3 cm) and a weight of 15.7 ounces
DURABLE: Blade is made of reliable 1095 High Carbon Steel with a black, ring textured thermoplastic elastomer handle
DEPENDABLE: Quick and easy access with the convenient ballistic belt sheath with removable storage pouch making it ideal for everyday carry
SECURE: Have confidence that the blade will not slip with the security of the front quillon, thumb jimping and finger choil
BE PREPARED: Knife features a full tang design and a lanyard hole

Schrade SCHF36 Frontier

Features
DIMENSIONS: 10.4 inch (26.4 cm) overall length with a blade length of 5 inches (12.8 cm) and a weight of 12.3 ounces
DURABLE: Blade is made of reliable 1095 Powder Coated High Carbon Steel with a black, ring textured thermoplastic elastomer handle
DEPENDABLE: Quick and easy access with the convenient polyester belt sheath making it ideal for EDC
SECURE: Have confidence that the blade will not slip with the security of the finger choil and jimping
BE PREPARED: Knife features a ferro rod, sharpening stone and a lanyard hole

Our Top Gerber Survival Knives

GERBER StrongArm Fixed Blade Knife with Serrated Edge – Coyote Brown
Features
Manufacturer: Gerber Legendary Blades
Part Number: 31-002931
Item Weight: 14.1 ounces
Product Dimensions: 3 x 5.5 x 16 inches
Item model number: 30-001059
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
Size: Serrated Edge
Color: Coyote Brown

Gerber LMF II Survival Knife, Black

Features
Manufacturer: Gerber
Part Number: 187513
Item Weight: 1.3 pounds
Item model number: 22-01629
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: Yes
Size: ONE SIZE
Color: Black

Our Top Picked Survival Machetes | SurvivalBoards

What purpose does a camping machete serve?  Thinking back to the 1980s when I was just a young man, there may have been only a few times a machete was used on a camping trip.   Most of the time I had a camping machete strapped to the side of my ALICE pack, but it was only rarely used.  So when was the machete used?  Mostly when my buddies and I camped along the swamps of Southeast Texas that were only accessible by boat.

On these trips my buddies and I would load up in a small aluminum boat with a 25 horsepower Johnson motor on it.  We would usually take around 45 minutes to get from the boat launch to our wilderness camping sites.  If we wanted to pick a new site we would scout along the bayou looking for flat ground that suit our needs.  Once a camp site was picked out we would take our machetes and clear some of the underbrush. 

What Was Your First Survival Knife

Around 1984,I went to GI Surplus in Orange Texas and bought my first survival knife. The store is no longer in business, which is a shame. They had a good selection of military surplus.

When I got the knife home I was so proud. It was like a turning point in a young mans life, I had bought my first knife.

The knife I bought was a Valor brand name. At the base of the blade it is stamped “Valor Miami, USA” on one side. On the other side it is stamped “440 Stainless, 599 Japan, camo”.

How to Pick a Good Skinning Knife

Skinning knife

Armchair commandos may believe anything sharp will make a good skinning knife, this is simply not true. Certain types of knives are much better at skinning wild game than others. Let’s take a few minutes and talk about types of knives to stay away from and types to consider.

For most applications the smaller and thinner the blade the better.

The easier the knife is to clean, the better. This should exclude multi-tools and knives with accessories, such as the Swiss Army knife.

High carbon steel blade that holds an edge and is easy to sharpen.

Examples that come to mind so far are the Gerber Big Rock, Gerber Profile, and Case pocket knives. I have seen more deer skinned with a Case pocket knife than any other brand of knife. Old guys do not mess around with fancy or expensive knives. Experience says go with what works. For most applications, a Case pocket knife will do just fine.

Stockpiling Survival Knives for SHTF

Assortment of survival knives

One of the great topics in the survivalist / prepping community is about survival knives. Everyone has an opinion about what kind of knife would be ideal for surviving in a post-SHTF / post-TEOTWAWKI world.

Some of the discussions on knives revolve around real world situations, while a lot of the discussions revolves around unrealistic situations, such as bugging out to the wilderness.

After putting much thought into the SHTF survival knife topic, what if I told you just about everyone was right and just about everyone was wrong? There is no perfect knife for a post collapse society. That is why we should stockpile a variety of knives.

Rambo hollow handle survival knife – No article on survival knives is complete without discussing the grandfather of all survival knives. Let’s go ahead and get that out of the way.

The word “survival knife” brings to mind the 1982 movie Rambo when John Rambo used his knife to survive in the wilderness. Shortly after the movie Rambo was released a survival knife craze kicked in. Survival knives were made in all shapes, forms and fashions. Some were good quality but there was a lot of junk on the market. The hollow handled Rambo survival knife was probably the most popular.

Schrade SCHF9 Survival Knife Review

Schrade SCHF9 Survival Knife with Sheath

A couple of years ago I started looking for a heavy duty camping / backpacking wilderness survival knife.

Purpose

The purpose of the knife is to have a knife that can be strapped to the outside of a MOLLE or ALICE pack. The knife has to be sturdy enough to clear small brush, chop small limbs, cut tent stakes, clean fish, butcher wild game, or even use the spine of the knife as a hammer.

My current “go to” knife is a Cold Steel Recon Scout. The new knife is not intended to be a replace the Recon Scout, but more along the lines of an alternative. The Recon Scout has a belt loop, but no MOLLE or ALICE attachments. I want a knife that can quickly and easily attach to any of my packs.

Survival Knife Requirements

Thick spine – so the knife could be used as a wedge for splitting wood. If I wanted to make a fish trap, or fishing spear the knife needed to be thick enough to drive through a piece of wood like a wedge.

One of the drawbacks to having a thick spine, thick knives do not make good skinning or butchering knives.

Curved blade – for a good slicing edge. Regardless of what part of the blade was being used to cut, the blade would have a curve to it. An example of what I was looking for is the ULU Knife used by native Alaskans.

Best Survival Knife For Under 25 dollars

Cold Steel GI Tanto Survival Knife

You have $25 to spend, you want to buy a good quality knife, so which one do you buy?

What is the purpose of a $25 survival knife? In my opinion, knives in that price range are disposable. They are the knives that if lost or stolen are not going to be expensive to replace.

From a survivalist point of view, spend $100 on 3 or 4 knives, store them at your Bug Out Location, keep one in a tackle box or use them for hand out knives to friends and family. Someone breaks into your Bug Out Location, steals your knives, you are not out several hundred dollars.

Considerations

Sheath Belt loop or ALICE / MOLLE attachments
Made from quality steel
Full tang
Fixed blade

Most of the corner stores around here have knifes made in third world countries. Most of the ones I see sell for less then $10. For this purchase we need something that is made from quality steel, will hold a good edge and will be easy to sharpen.

Back around 1983 I bought into the survival knife craze created by Rambo First Blood. My first survival knife had a hollow handle, made of some kind of 440 stainless steel, held an edge like butter, and took an hour to sharpen. That knife was more of a play toy then a real duty knife. The hollow handled knives are a novelty item. If you want a serious knife, steer clear of them.

Related forum thread – Best survival knife for under $50

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