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Old 16 February 2004, 00:20
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Favorite Fixed Blade Knife

I am in the process of acquiring a fixed blade knife for general purposes. There are plenty of knives to choose from, but in my opinion most are too big, too expensive, or just too fancy. One knife I am leaning toward is the Buck-Strider Solution (B888), anyone ever use this knife? What are some favorites being used in the field and what are their highs and lows?

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Old 16 February 2004, 00:54
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Get a K-bar, they have a ton of sizes and designs and they're cheap enough you won't be pissed if you screw the thing up.

I've got a short (9 1/2 inch total lenth) black blade recurve K-bar I've have about 2 years. Used it for everything from cutting webbing to hammering in tent stakes.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 16 February 2004, 01:11
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I absolutely love my Cold Steel Master Hunter. Blade's perfect for skinning and filleting, strong enough for prying, and long enough for killing. Handle's just right for my hand in the sabre grip, modified saber, ice pick, and reverse grip. It's not so long that it gets in the way of the rest of your kit, but is big enough for any chore you got in mind for a knife.
Great knife, all around.
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Old 16 February 2004, 01:31
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I've got a Buck Nighthawk that has served me really well for 4 years now. Heavy enough to chop with, holds an edge very well, and the handle is non-slip when it gets wet. The blade is bead blasted to be non reflective and the nylon sheath has a kydex insert so it wears well.

http://www.agrussell.com/knives/by_t...e_coating.html
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Old 17 February 2004, 12:35
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I agree that the KBar is hard to beat for the money. As has been posted many times before, a knife is simply a sharp piece of steel. For actual field use, the KBar or a clone works just fine as long as you maintain it and don't try to use it for things it was not intended to do.

I'm still not convinced that a ridiculously expensive knife can outperform the run-of-the-mill Kbar in any really meaningful sense.
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Old 29 February 2004, 18:02
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Agree with kbar but also look at the spec ops version thats synthinic.
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Old 8 March 2004, 02:37
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anyone see the new Marines corps fighting knife..or been issued it yet?
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Old 11 March 2004, 15:44
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Admins, can we move this over to the Firearms/Knives forum?
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Old 11 March 2004, 15:57
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I like a Bolo. Big heavy chunk of a leafspring with a flimsy wodden handle.

Wouldn't hold an edge at all, but with its weight, it seemed to have no problem chopping through whatever I needed cutting.

Oh, and at $5US, there was no whining if I needed to replace it (of course, the plane ticket to the PI from Mexico, to buy another, "might" be a hinderance....).
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Old 12 March 2004, 02:41
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cold steel makes a good kukri...
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Old 2 April 2005, 15:29
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strider knives

can anybody tell me more than a friend of mine on these knives? he raves about them. have found one i like, having trouble with the 325.00 price though thats a lot of beer. :)
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If you don't know you probably don't need one. They cost that much because they are the best of the best. Tools that serve a need. Just my opinion
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Old 3 April 2005, 23:12
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thanks,offered to buy my buddys and he looked at me like i was trying to jump his wife! :D
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Old 25 April 2005, 00:21
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i would consider Shiva ki knives to be best of the best....although at a price www.shivakicustomknives.com.
i want to get the Fighting bowie. $1800 . the cost of custom. the cost of the best. although you can still get the job done with a kitchen knife
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Old 25 April 2005, 11:48
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i would consider Shiva ki knives to be best of the best....although at a price www.shivakicustomknives.com.
i want to get the Fighting bowie. $1800 . the cost of custom. the cost of the best. although you can still get the job done with a kitchen knife
I, for one, am less than impressed. That "Fighting Bowie" is far from what a fighting bowie should be. That website, is laughable at best. They may be quality knives, but they don't look any different in design than anything else out there. Damascus is made of high carbon steels & is prone to rusting moreso than other knives. Why would someone make a Karambit (his saber tooth, or raptor claw, whatever he calls it) out of Damascus. This "ulitmate cqb fighter" is designed to be carried inside the waistband, where it will be exposed to more sweat & moisture than almost anywhere else. That sucker will rust, period. Quite lame!

The military support photos at the end of the site range from okay (Devil Dog from the 26th MEU) to a complete joke. The members of this site deserve better than to have this bullshit "sold" to them. I only leave the link intact so that everyone else can laugh too.

Ultralisk, fill out your profile. If you're the maker, don't sell your shit here, we don't need or want it. If you arent' the maker, you need to get out more, there is better available at better prices.

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Old 25 April 2005, 12:08
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Thumbs down Come on now, what the fuck is this?

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Old 25 April 2005, 12:13
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I just can't stop....

And here is the maker? Complete with dress typical of a fake. "Army" uniform, but yet with a Marine Corps cover? I wouldn't buy from this clown, period.

At least he still has the belt fed 4X4 post with pvc barrel to save the world.
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Old 25 April 2005, 12:17
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Holy shit. That is one tough looking SOB right there. I wouldn't dare mess with that guy. No siree. Not only does he have a wooden machine gun, but he has a Shiva Ranger Stealth Kill knife that can cut through ten wooden machine guns in one bundle. This Lt Paul Chenevert is obviously a very dangerous man. Be careful Andy.
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Old 25 April 2005, 12:19
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Sorry.....we posted about the same time....cant stop laughing....hahahahahahahah


.30 caliber, belt fed, termite infested, fully automatic fencepost that fires from the wooden bolt position.....hahahahahahahaahh
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Old 25 April 2005, 12:31
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On a serious note...

Strider knives are very nice. I have 2 of them and think that they are probably the best all around knives for those on active duty. They aren't strictly "killing knives", they are tools. Which contrary to some beliefs, thats what highspeed, super-secret, evil operators actually use them for.

They are tough as nails, and worth the price, to a degree. I don't think every PFC or LCpl should be sporting one though. For $30, it's also hard to beat a KBAR.

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