What are you looking for in the perfect knife...

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  1. Missourian
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    "Made" my first knife this fall. It's actually a reprofiled vintage 8" Ontario Slicer in 1095 carbon steel cut with a Dremel, quenched often to retain heat-treatment. The new profile is based on the Canadian Belt Knife. The example pictured is my Cold Steel CBK. While it is a very practical knife, the CS is not full tanged, and the Grohmann that it is based on it a minimum of $100 new. So I made my own. The handle I cut and shaped from seasoned oak with a stain that was made from boiled black walnut hulls. The rivets are repurposed from the original Onterio Knife.


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    Example of the donor knife...

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    Now it's time to make something bigger, a general purpose wilderness knife.

    I'm considering a Nessmuk style knife.


    What qualities do you like in or what knife do you suggest for all around wilderness/survival use?
     
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    What are you looking for in the perfect knife.

    The ability to cut things........ :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Pointy...

    ... it should be sharp an' pointy.
     
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    if you took this over to ar15.com general discussion you would get some great answers.
     
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    I need a knife that never dulls,, and never pits..
     
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    the WASP
     
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    have you consulted our very own JIM BOWIE?
     
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    I don't know what's more worrying, this thread or your past.
     
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    I am torn between jack knife and fixed blade.

    I have a couple of each.

    I like the discretion of a jack knife.

    But if I got into a fight I would want a fixed blade -- faster to deploy.
     
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    Don't ever use it and then it won't dull.
     

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