3 Knives

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by jideta, May 3, 2020.

  1. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    So you're traveling with your friend Tom Hanks on a FedEx airliner to parts unknown.
    Luckily, you saw the movie so you packed three knives from your collection to take along.
    What three blades help you and Tom survive?
    Moi: one of my 8-9"OAL EDC fixed blades for general use
    a large 12" hunter/Bowie just in case I need to pull a Rambo
    A freakin large Kukri for heavy work and peace of mind

    I thought long and hard about a Swiss Army, or at least my Swisstool, but decided a full sized blade would be more useful. I mean I need a weapon more than I need a little scissors. A saw would be nice but it's only like three inches long and I got the kukri.

    What are you packing?(in your possession currently, extra points for pics)
  2. Smiling


    Nov 21, 2019
    Warcraft Tanto... Pendleton Mini in 3V, and eventually SAK.
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  3. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2017
    Id trade a knife for an extra volleyball friend. Lol
    Id take my Victorinox camper, my Hess Frontiersman and a Tramontina machete for chopping coconuts and making a raft.
  4. JamesofArc


    Apr 19, 2016
    Iv never seen the movie but i believe he was on an island so i pick a spear to fish with. a goolok to chop coconuts with and a large case (because they are stainless) stockman to clean my ears and pick my teeth.
  5. comis

    comis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2013
    My SAK Swisschamp, Gransfors Burk Wildlife Hatchet and OKC 12" machete.
  6. Shorttime


    Oct 16, 2011
    Estwing Camper's Axe.

    Silky folding saw.

    ESEE 4, or something like it. The ESEE comes to mind first because they like to take their prototypes to jungle places for testing, so the design has a track record. Some Beckers, Ontario, a few by Cold Steel, would all offer fine service. I would lean toward a tool steel in this case, simply because you can do more to maintain the edge with a rock.

    I went off-topic with this one. I know. When it comes to these "for survival scenario X" questions, I'm increasingly of the mind that the right tool for the job isn't always a knife. The problem is that I don't do the stuff (nasty, cold, wet things, adventures: make you late for dinner), so I'm repeating other people's knowledge, here.
    Last edited: May 3, 2020
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  7. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    1. A hatchet for woodwork

    2. Brend Model 2 fixed 8” for most everything else

    3. Sebenza for small work (easy to carry and to clean)
    Last edited: May 3, 2020
  8. UmnumMAN


    Mar 21, 2020
    A spring loaded ballistic knife for shooting fishes

    A large survival knife
    A small folding knife
  9. Wannabe Rambo Guy

    Wannabe Rambo Guy

    Feb 11, 2020
    Does a folding saw count? If so, one of those.. my bk 10, and I'm rolling the dice with a folder and going with the Benchmade Grizzly Creek drop point. Could tom and the likes of myself make other knives as well with whatever we find amongst the island? Now I have to see this flick
  10. justjed


    Oct 23, 2010
    Don't really matter much. TRY getting on an aircraft with unsecured weapons these days. EVEN FED-EX!!! And even if you could, you'd likely lose at least one in the crash.

    BUT, a SOG S1 bowie(really tough all-arounder), a Livesay RTAK(big medium-weight chopper), and a White River Sendero Classic(thin handy slicer). No folders in a wet sandy environment. Carbon steel is ok if you're careful enough about drying it after use, and is easier to sharpen in a field-expedient mode....
  11. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
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  12. Lee D

    Lee D

    May 27, 2013
    Pioneer X
    Condor K&T machete

    Not that I’ll be able to find them after the crash
  13. UmnumMAN


    Mar 21, 2020
    How about one of them cold steel bushmans? Got that nice hollow handle for spear attachment: make fishing a hellofalot easier
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  14. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Does anyone make a knife with a lighter? otherwise firesteel on Med sheath
    med. fixed blade
    and SAK-the more tools the better
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  15. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    I'm gonna redo/alter some of my sheaths to add a FireSteel holder!
  16. marsturm

    marsturm Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I will limit myself to what I have, not what I'd like to have. I'd take my Ontario RD7 Bush knife(chopping, batoning, + it has a diamond sharpener in the accessory pouch on the sheath), Enzo 5" Camp Knife(general and finer knife work + it has a ferro rod and cordage on the sheath), and my Leatherman Wave.
  17. bigsurbob

    bigsurbob Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2016
    SAK with the saw
    Cold Steel Trailmaster San Mai
    Council Velvicut Boy's Axe
  18. JeremiahWeaver09


    Nov 13, 2009
    i would take 1996 carmen electra with me
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  19. bdmicarta


    Feb 16, 2012
    There are too many possibilities for me to make good selections. I recall when the movie came out I was in the middle of my phase of buying custom hunting knives on ebay and I was occasionally getting these nice packages in the mail. When the various packages were washing up on shore all I could think of was how lucky he would be if a package containing a nice custom hunting knife floated on shore.
  20. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    Playing by the rules of “in your possession currently” :

    HI Tin Chirra
    Joe Hoover
    Spyderco Autonomy 2
    Being LC200N has to be a bonus stranded on an island.

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