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Knives: The Ultimate Survival Tool

Knives: The Ultimate Survival Tool

You’ve all heard the question “If you were trapped on a desert island, and you only had to have item with you, what would you choose?” Well, there are many fun and throught-provoking variations to this question for the sake of casual conversation, but if you were to turn that into a serious question about survival, in almost any situation, there is one, clear, answer: a knife.  The knife is the ultimate survival tool. It serves a multitude of uses, as well as being easy to carry with you at all times, ensuring the likelihood that it would actually be on […]

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Carbon Steel Blades vs. Stainless Steel

Carbon Steel Blades vs. Stainless Steel

Knife blades are made from many different types of materials, including bone and even wrought iron. However, the most popular types of knives, and the most common, are made from steel. They will be stainless steel or high carbon steel blades. It can be confusing to know exactly which one you should choose, as there is no clear answer as to which one is better. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. More than just survivalists and hunters have their opinions on which is best. Chefs are just as particular about the blades they use. It is important to understand each […]

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Tips for Defensive Knife Use   

Tips for Defensive Knife Use  

  Carrying a knife is a pretty common thing to do.  Though most people only ever use their knives to open packages or cut their finger nails out of boredom, many people carry a knife in the thought of using it as a defensive weapon.  Arming yourself is an important aspect of survival, especially for those that live in urban areas, but carrying it alone is not going to protect you.  Here are a few tips that can make your knife a more effective tool for self-defense.   Carry a Fixed Blade: There are plenty of good folding knifes on […]

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Considerations for a Survival Knife

Considerations for a Survival Knife

When looking for a survival knife the considerations are not going to be the same as for an EDC.  Your survival knife isn’t going to be on your body every day, only when you are taking a camping trip, hunting, or even just stored with your survival supplies or bug-out-bag.  Your survival knife should not be something you purchase impulsively, it is going to be the most important piece of gear you have in your survival plan.  Here are few things to keep in mind while you are shopping for a survival knife. Design When looking at a knife for […]

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