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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:43 pm
shadetree1944 wrote:unless you are knife fighting the bad guys or making a spear for mammoth elephants, a good three blade pocket knife has more uses . just saying that is.


Sorry shadetree but I must disagree. There isn't much you can do with a little knife that you can't do with a big knife. While a small pocket knife is good for some projects, IMO a larger knife ( 6" or larger blade) is more versitile in a survival situation. For example you can use a good quality fixed blade to cut firewood or split kindling. You can't do that with a small knife.

As for the original question in the thread. Both of the knives you asked about are good knives. Given my choice I'd choose the SOG. I agree with the advice of using a non-serrated blade. I have a couple but they are far from my favorite blades. Formost is the fact that serrated blades are a pain in the but to sharpen in the field.

I also have to agree that a Mora is a good blade for a lower cost. If economy is a factor you can't beat a mora.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:10 pm
for suggestions on high quality low cost fixed blade knives, i have a cold steel bushman in each of my BOBs. i also carry a cold steel ODA on my belt and use it every day. let me tell you, it's one tough blade!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:25 pm
ok thx guys im getting the sog or mora after my birthday


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:15 pm
Shadow-wolf wrote:ok thx guys im getting the sog or mora after my birthday



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:20 pm
Knives, like guns are tools and different one are for different jobs. I pack several but tend to like the Buck 110 fixed blade for skinning and general use, a buck folder with 3.5 “ blade for general work and keep on my belt when out and about, a kurkri for a bush knife, and a Gerber MkII or a Sikes for a fighter, but that’s just me.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:46 am
thx wulfin i keep that in mind

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:27 am
dreadstalker wrote:for a all around survival knife a person would be hard pressed to beat a sweedish mora.


The only thing I don't like about the Mora, is the cheesy sheath that comes with them. That said, the blade is a good size for about any normal chore, and the handle fits my hand well. It holds an edge well, and is easy to sharpen. I got 2 of them from Sportsman Guide a couple of years ago for $25 + shipping, 1 went in my bob, and the other replaced my Glock knife. The Mora is a more usable size, and half the weight of the Glock.

Last summer I bought 7 or 8 new knives at a gargae sale for 3 dollars ea, all commercial grade meat cutter knives, and among them was a Mora skinner, another really good knife.....JMHO

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:42 am
thx wireless i think i get a mora and sog seal pup after my brithday i think i should have some money to get them

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:51 am
I keep four either handy or on my person at all times.

1) KA-BAR USMC full-size serrated fighting knife in black
2) Custom Condor Skinning Knife (Company is no longer in business but the knife is awesome. Will sell for 5 pounds of gold. :D )
3) 3.5" Lock-blade of indeterminate origin. Holds an edge like you wouldn't believe.
4) "Disposable" 1.5" lock-blade. In my pocket until something better turns up.

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