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Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by wfsltt, Nov 30, 2014.
A Marttiini Visatake integral.
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.
Schrade 165OT Woodsman. Not made anymore but they are around it you look.
Pasayten Lite Traveller, its been my medium knife for a few years now!
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 .
That one may be thin, but it is way to wide to be useful for my task.
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.
Checkout Dogwood Custom Knives. Echo 5
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.
I almost bought that one from u chris.
It looks awesome!!
More information please
How is it to use
Adam at AA Forge could make you what you want. I picked up a custom bushcraft knife from him in 52100 with a 4.75 inch convex ground blade and it is a beaut.
Two of his offerings that could be tweaked to fit your preferences:
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.
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.
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.
Mannlicher, How long is the blade on your HillBill knife? Thanks, John
Was just browsing Enzo knives and saw their Camper model...that looks like it hits your criteria...
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...