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which would you all go for in a grab bag , either the Wilkinson sword survival knife or the tom brown tracker ? I'm leaning towards the tom brown because I can put survival kit in the bag so it doesn't need to be on the knife?

 

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I already have the two knifes mentioned

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which would you all go for in a grab bag?

 

Neither.

 

Both are far too specialised, and more than most people might ever require in the UK.

 

You will get far more utility, far better service and far more value for money by carrying a Swiss Army Knife of suitable spec, plus a well-made simple survival-type knife. I'd recommend the Fällkniven F1:

 

http://www.fallkniven.com/en/shop/details/370/24/fixed-blades/survival-knives/f1l

 

maximus otter

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My preference would be for the mora also - cheap, functional with a high carbon steel blade - it keeps a keen edge and is easy to sharpen in the field

 

Folding knives as a rule are avoided as bushcraft / survival tools as they don't stand up to the riggers of processing wood for fires (battening and splitting and the like).

 

Orange handle is often found in survival packs for the obvious reason that they are easier to spot than the 'you can't see me' colours when you drop them or put them down somewhere

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Personally, my go-to knife for most out-door work is an orange handled Mora Heavy Duty Companion. Thick enough blade for battening, yet still slender enough for most skinning and gralloching.

 

Having said that, bought myself this last week....sharp as a razor blade but won't get used for battening!

 

 

 

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Hultafors HVK with enhanced grip for me, in fact at well under a tenner each I would have two! Superb steel and they take a good edge, If in doubt of them Google them being tested to destruction.

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Just a heads up there is a fallkniven Phk in the for sales.

 

The knife in my rucksack is a Esse 5, amongst other things comes with an excellent kydex sheath.

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Hultafors HVK with enhanced grip for me, in fact at well under a tenner each I would have two! Superb steel and they take a good edge, If in doubt of them Google them being tested to destruction.

I have a couple of them as well. Very strong and take a great edge. Never seen one with "yoohoo I'm over here" type handle.

 

David.

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I have a couple of them as well. Very strong and take a great edge. Never seen one with "yoohoo I'm over here" type handle.

 

David.

I would say one of these of a Mora Clipper. Very handy

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Just a heads up there is a fallkniven Phk in the for sales.

 

The knife in my rucksack is a Esse 5, amongst other things comes with an excellent kydex sheath.

 

I've got the Esse 6 and the little neck knife they do - the Azula

 

The Esse 5 looks like a great tool - bit chunky - but very similar in dimensions to the standard survival knife the MOD issues

 

The other advantage to Esse knives is that they apparently carry an unconditional life time warrenty

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