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I am looking for a knife that I can take on camping trips and do some bush crafting. I would like to get some input from all of you, on what you think would be the perfect knife. I have had a few suggestions already, but I am not set on a specific knife yet. So far some of the better choices I have heard are, Kabar - Becker - BK2, BK7 and BK9. I have also heard that some of the Esee knives would make a good choice. Another part of this discussion would be, how many of you would consider using a knife for batoning? Give the reasons you would recommend the knife that you suggest. Some of the tasks I would like the knife to do for me would be: trimming small branches, carving, striking a ferrocerium rod to start a fire, possibly batoning and whatever else I might need it for.
So, lets hear your ideas!
I have often wondered if Grohmann is a large company in Canada. I think if I lived there I would own many of their useful knives. I like the blade styles
Ron Dumeah said:
All my Grohmanns!!
Those are great looking knives Ron!
The problem, Jan, is that Grohmann is our only knife maker--excluding custom and bench.
Many US knife shops, including A.G. Russell, carry the brand.
In the city I carry a Nbr. 2 Bird and Trout on my hip and have for about 35+ years.
Nice Mike. Both are great brands, the handle mod sounds interesting!
Check out the big knife through the building! GO!!!!!!!
Mrs Ron, he will buy you a steak dinner, a new pocket book and new anything...Just GO!
PS I want pics please,please, please!
Ron Dumeah said:
Since starting this discussion over a year ago, you have all been very helpful and I have learned a lot. I appreciate all of your input. As many of may have already known, it is hard to settle on one knife for any specific use, so I have invested in several different knives that meet the criteria I set. I plan to add to what I have now and will use each and everyone of them. I have been doing some camping and hiking and love taking different knives when I go out. Here are a few the ones I have deemed capable of handling the tasks I need them to.
Here is the my latest addition to this group, the Becker BK7. I have already decided on my next purchase. Leo point ed out that BHK makes some good bushcraft knives and I have decided to get one for my collection. Since most of my recent knife purchases have been for bushcrafting, I have been buying larger fixed blades. Now I see that there are many needs for a smaller bushcraft knife. I have decided on the BHK Frontier 1. I am saving up money now.