Favorite 5" Blade?

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by wfsltt, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Enlightened Rogue

    Dec 6, 2009
    A Marttiini Visatake integral.

  2. dcbowtecher


    Jan 21, 2010
    Becker BK2....
  3. h minus

    h minus

    Dec 19, 2014
    Ka Bar Navy Mk 1 seems like a good balance between strength. slicing capabilities, size and weight. It's what I would pick if I was looking for a 5 inch blade based on your criteria.
  4. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Schrade 165OT Woodsman. Not made anymore but they are around it you look.

  5. Plainsman


    Apr 5, 1999
  6. Mike-The-Knife


    Dec 6, 2011
    My favorite 5" knife is the Survive Knives GSO 5 . It's sharp enough to make fine feather sticks but at 3/16" thick it's strong enough to handle any task .

    If you really want a thinner blade I'd say the Ontario Black Bird SK 5 with it's 1/8" thick 5" long blade would be just what you're looking for . Check it out .

  7. wfsltt


    Apr 27, 2014
    That one may be thin, but it is way to wide to be useful for my task.
  8. wfsltt


    Apr 27, 2014
    Not even close to being useful for my task. :)
    It is a great beater though. I played with the 17 for awhile and that was as big as I wanted to go. I ended up giving it to my daughter.
  9. wfsltt


    Apr 27, 2014
    double entry.
  10. B34NS


    Dec 30, 2013
    Checkout Dogwood Custom Knives. Echo 5
  11. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    I actually prefer a knife with a blade longer than 4.5".
    This is my most recent carry knife.


    The blade is closer to 5.5", but I am very confident in it's ability.
    With the handle to blade angle I also find it very useful for any task, especially carving and slicing.
  12. daniel4572

    daniel4572 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    I almost bought that one from u chris.
    It looks awesome!!
  13. neeman


    Apr 5, 2007
    More information please
    How is it to use
  14. Kirk_Ferentz


    Feb 16, 2010
  15. Mannlicher


    Nov 19, 2008
    Current favorite is this one by Mark Hill out of the UK. RWL 34 steel, Bocote wood handle, Scandi grind. This one is a real work horse.
  16. merwin


    Jan 26, 2000
    I've been favoring my Peltonen M07 "Ranger" puukko. The coating is more of a Teflon - not sticky or binding in use. Drop forged blank and differentially tempered high carbon steel. Very tough but cuts and slices well. Rather low profile (some may find it too plain looking). There are some reviews already on here to search for.
  17. jdk1

    jdk1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2010
    I've read through a few times and unless I keep missing it, you don't say what your "task" is. You've offered some parameters, but the first response to any "which knife should I buy" thread around here is usually "for what?".

    You want thin, but strong, with a five inch blade and narrow in the belly. A little fancy I believe. Add the use and we may get a "Bingo!" There are some great suggestions so far. I actually thought the Ontario Blackbird was going to fit the bill, except the fancy part.
  18. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    Mannlicher, How long is the blade on your HillBill knife? Thanks, John
  19. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Was just browsing Enzo knives and saw their Camper model...that looks like it hits your criteria...
  20. gdpolk


    Sep 19, 2011
    My birthday present from the wife. Koster BushMaster in 3V. This thing is so freaking bombproof it's unreal and its sharp enough to easily dice tomatoes into 1/4" cubes without disrupting the gel.

    Here is a file photo from when it was fairly new...

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