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A Good Knife, How to Choose One that Fits Your Needs

knifeChoosing a knife is a very personal thing.  A lot depends on why you want it.  Even through a knife is very versatile, the design and size of a knife can affect its performance.  One of the most experience hunters I know, field dresses out all his game from elk to birds with a small inexpensive 2 ½ inch bladed pocket knife.  He claims larger knives are too cumbersome.

Personal if I am going out in the woods for any period of time I will carry a larger sheath knife (normally an old Marine Corp K-bar) and a folding knife at the very least.…

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Mora, Your Best Choice For a Reasonably Price Knife

MoraI like knives and have way too many of them including some very high quality ones.  Now with all these knives you would probably be surprised at what gets used the most.  My Mora Companion, which cost me just a bit over $15 on Amazon.  This is a great little knife.

Now Mora is a town in Sweden that is famous for making knives.  Originally there were two major knife manufacturers in Mora: Frosts of Mora and KJ Eriksson.   Several years ago these two companies merged into a company called Mora of Sweden or more commonly Morakniv.

Occasionally you will still see knives under the Frosts or Eriksson names for sale.  …

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Tools and Knives For The Bug Out Bag

This article on tools and knives was written by Ed, a friend of mine.

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Any “tools and sharps” in your bug out bag, stashed in the man overboard bag or aircraft crash kit must be compact, durable and versatile. An old school friend of mine was a Navy Chief Construction Electrician who always carried a pair of linesman’s pliers, box cutter and screwdriver everywhere he went. When he worked at many military installations and US embassies overseas, he couldn’t carry a “weapon,” but could go almost anywhere carrying his VOM meter and tool belt.

He recalled several times during the Cold War when his everyday work tools served an impact weapons, prisoner restraint, intimidator or come-along.…

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What Type of Knives do You Need in Your Kitchen When the Grid is Down?

After a major disaster and the loss of electric power, many of you would find that you will have a much greaterknives dependence on knives.  Today let’s talk about kitchen knives. Do you have a good set?  Today our meat comes from the store already cut up.  When was the last time you had a whole chicken and had to cut it up?  How about a deer’s hindquarter or even a small animal like a squirrel?

When you are cooking without all the modern conveniences, having a good set of kitchen knives will make your life a lot easier.  Now because I am a bit of a knife fanatic, my wife has knives for every occasion. …

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