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Posted: 10/16/2008 11:17:46 PM EDT
Wanted one for a while for when I go backpacking. Any site recommendations?
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 11:18:26 PM EDT
www.superfightmouthguards.com
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 11:19:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 11:26:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrMojoRising:
www.superfightmouthguards.com




Any non trolls care to help me out?
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 11:31:41 PM EDT
I got mine at Sportsman's Warehouse for about $50 (All black non-serrated)
Pretty happy with it.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 11:58:29 PM EDT
I just got a new 1271 off of eBay for under $50.

Link Posted: 10/17/2008 12:00:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrMojoRising:
www.superfightmouthguards.com


Link Posted: 10/17/2008 12:15:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2008 12:15:40 AM EDT by roboman]

Originally Posted By Leadbetter:

Originally Posted By MrMojoRising:
www.superfightmouthguards.com




Any non trolls care to help me out?


www.iamaninternetbadasswhotakeshirtlesspictures.com

FYI you've only been here since March and have almost 4k posts. You are becoming the definition of a troll.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 12:30:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 12:58:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
I got mine at Sportsman's Warehouse for about $50 (All black non-serrated)
Pretty happy with it.


Any more, if you can buy for less than $50  you are doing well. I got mine in 1985 or so for $35 and thought I did well.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 1:10:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 1:10:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 1:39:05 AM EDT
If you are going to be doing any serious batoning or processing/chopping wood, I would not go for the Ka-bar.  Its good for fighting but not for camping.  
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 1:39:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BenCO:

Originally Posted By MrMojoRising:
www.superfightmouthguards.com




That's some funny shit right there.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 2:12:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By oranjooose:
If you are going to be doing any serious batoning or processing/chopping wood, I would not go for the Ka-bar.  Its good for fighting but not for camping.  



I've seen tests where they were beating the shit out of a KA-BAR and it held up quite well.
At least doing stuff I won't find myself doing...
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 2:15:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2008 2:15:59 AM EDT by Blaculo]

Originally Posted By roboman:

FYI you've only been here since March and have almost 4k posts. You are becoming the definition of a troll.


Pot.  Kettle.  Black.


Tomars has always been good to me for Kabars.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 2:15:13 AM EDT
arent they made in china now??
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 2:31:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By oranjooose:
If you are going to be doing any serious batoning or processing/chopping wood, I would not go for the Ka-bar.  Its good for fighting but not for camping.  


Hm, any recommendation for that then?

It would be doing minimal wood chopping, a lot of fish gutting, and occasional animal skinning.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 2:38:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GeeLeDouche:
arent they made in china now??


No.

They have a few inexpensive imported folders, but even Spyderco does that now.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 2:40:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Leadbetter:

Originally Posted By oranjooose:
If you are going to be doing any serious batoning or processing/chopping wood, I would not go for the Ka-bar.  Its good for fighting but not for camping.  


Hm, any recommendation for that then?

It would be doing minimal wood chopping, a lot of fish gutting, and occasional animal skinning.


A hatchet or kukri, and a skinner...
for the fish, probably a decent paring knife.

Definitely not a Ka-Bar... though, they do have hunting knives.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 2:48:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By Leadbetter:

Originally Posted By oranjooose:
If you are going to be doing any serious batoning or processing/chopping wood, I would not go for the Ka-bar.  Its good for fighting but not for camping.  


Hm, any recommendation for that then?

It would be doing minimal wood chopping, a lot of fish gutting, and occasional animal skinning.


A hatchet or kukri, and a skinner...
for the fish, probably a decent paring knife.

Definitely not a Ka-Bar... though, they do have hunting knives.


I was hoping I could somehow find a sorta all around blade to lighten my load. What is a very good mutli-purpose knife? Anything that ranges from self-defense to gutting fish and cutting wood.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 2:52:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 2:53:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GeeLeDouche:
arent they made in china now??



No but you're close, they're made in NY.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 2:55:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GeeLeDouche:
arent they made in china now??



On mine, the sheath is from overseas, but the knife itself is made in the U.S..

Link Posted: 10/17/2008 3:06:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 3:12:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By Ponyboy:

Originally Posted By GeeLeDouche:
arent they made in china now??



No but you're close, they're made in NY.


Nah China actually has a strong and growing manufacturing base. I saw the Oneida brand on some kitchenware made in Indonesia last week. Who knows how long the rest of the NY knife manufacturers go the way of Camillus.



Off topic but are you in NYC? I'll be there with my wife tomorrow until Tuesday with no plans other than dinner tomorrow night.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 3:13:14 AM EDT
Oh and ebay for the knives. This got me to thinking about it and I just bought one a few minutes ago from there. There are several less than $50 and lots of different types on there.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 3:21:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 6:20:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2008 6:21:54 AM EDT by Merlin]
Better knives, IMO:

LMF II



Gerber Prodigy




To answer the original question:  1SKS
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 6:25:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 12:08:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Leadbetter:

Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By Leadbetter:

Originally Posted By oranjooose:
If you are going to be doing any serious batoning or processing/chopping wood, I would not go for the Ka-bar.  Its good for fighting but not for camping.  


Hm, any recommendation for that then?

It would be doing minimal wood chopping, a lot of fish gutting, and occasional animal skinning.


A hatchet or kukri, and a skinner...
for the fish, probably a decent paring knife.

Definitely not a Ka-Bar... though, they do have hunting knives.


I was hoping I could somehow find a sorta all around blade to lighten my load. What is a very good mutli-purpose knife? Anything that ranges from self-defense to gutting fish and cutting wood.


For the tasks that you mentioned you are going to have a minimum of two knives.  If you want an all around blade, it is possible as long as you realize that you will lose efficiency in your different tasks.

For example, a thicker wood chopping, fire making blade can process a lot of wood for fires, shelter, etc.  And while it can clean a fish, it will take a lot more finesse.  And when you try to find a knife in between you may lose efficiency in the types of wood you can attack.

I would say get a good camp knife like a Bussekin, Rat cutlery, Fallkniven, Bark River, etc. (price ranges vary)

and get another thinner sharp knife for cleaning fish (these can be had on the cheap)
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 12:16:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
www.knifeworks.com/


A regular k bar is more a fighting knife than a camping knife. Look at fallkniven


I've ordered a few times with them and always had good service and quick shipping.  I check there first whenever I'm looking to buy.  

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