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NEW 4.7 Thread

Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by OBX351, May 30, 2016.

  1. scout1sg

    scout1sg

    925
    Nov 9, 2009
    I agree, I assume it was one of their most popular runs. It fit the right niche in a "only one fixed blade option" size.
     
  2. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Hmm, all we need is a fire, do we have anything to start one with???
     
  3. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Man, I always got a way to start fire! I know 4 or 5 different ways to start fire, so I'm your fire guy!
     
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  4. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Can you use the bow drill hole on your Survive knife slab to start one? :D
     
  5. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    You know, this got me thinking. I have never tried to start a fire this way, let alone use the Survive knife handle to help.
    Dave, I'll bet you can do it this way blindfolded? Maybe even Chiral? I don't know enough about the rest of you all, feel free to chime in.
     
  6. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I've started fire by bow drill successfully many times, but the energy involved is a helluva lot more than flint/steel, ferro rod, etc. I prefer to just carry a ferro rod, but if push comes to shove, then I could make a coal by bowdrill. It would have to be a last resort, life or death situation. I'd say get out and practice it until you get good at it. Once you get good, forget about it and carry you a Bic lighter! lol Bowdrill fire skills are a tool to keep in your toolbox, to utilize when nothing else works.
     
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  7. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    With a bow drill or friction fire, no, I couldn't do it so easily. It requires a lot of effort. I mean I can build one that way but it has been several years and I'm out of practice. There's some technique involved, and you need to have the mental fortitude to know that you CAN accomplish this. Plus you need for each piece to be conducive to building a coal and not all wood/plank/bow material yields a good coal with friction. I'm with Jonny, it would be a last ditch effort where I'd have to be separated from my main fire kit and the steel and lighter in my pocket in order to try one that way anymore. I've about got something at all times to start a fire on me because I'm out so much. So I don't play 'fair' when it comes to building fire. I've always said that if I could snap my fingers and have five gallons of diesel appear out of thin air with a 3-pack of new bic lighters when I needed it out there I'd do it.
     
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  8. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    BUT, Jonny is like my brother from another mother when I hear him talk about this stuff :thumbsup:

    Our country is a little different, him living S/SE and me in the NW, but he's got a ton of knowledge, so I'm all up for a fire-building discussion. Someday he's going to decide to chase an elk or mule deer buck out here and I'm going to pull into camp and shoot the breeze with him awhile :D
     
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  9. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    For sure my friend! Not only are my wife and I into knives, but we are into using them, discussing what we like or dislike about them, the woods, fire, shelter, food, water, packs to carry our stuff in. Tent or hammock? Dehydrated foods or canned goods? Hell, we could have a thread by itself discussing the outdoors! And then map and compass to get where we are going!
     
  10. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I'm all for that. I've got my hands full trying to work and cut up meat right at the moment, but will chime in as I can. Pictures and stories to follow at some point!
     
  11. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    There are some people who still prefer the 5.1 because it has that silly choil ( :) ), but for me, it really is the perfect size. Between the handle contours and blade profile, I just love it. I'd really like to see what I'd prefer for a one-knife between the 4.7 and the upcoming 6.
     
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  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    The two of you can become You-Tube'rs and as you expand you channel's content, you will become product testers and "influencers". May not be our cuppa tea but since you seem to be honest and a straight-shooter, you may want to think about that scenario if your schedule permits.
     
  13. scout1sg

    scout1sg

    925
    Nov 9, 2009
    I'm equally eager to find that same thing out as well.
     
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  14. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    I like where this is going! Seeing's how I'm a redneck Hillbilly from WV, I could provide some background banjo music. :)
     
  15. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I put the black oxide hardware on my CFV 4.7 and it looks great! I ordered them directly from Jordyn at Survive and got them a week later!
     
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  16. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Did you already share a pic of this? Sounds great!
     
  17. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Not yet, I just put them on the knife this morning, I'll snap some pics this afternoon!
     
  18. MDPete

    MDPete

    54
    May 12, 2016
    Recently posted video review of the 4.7

     
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  19. MDPete

    MDPete

    54
    May 12, 2016
    He’s a bit optimistic on his availability assessments, but seems to be pretty high on the knife.
     
  20. Fancier

    Fancier

    Jul 1, 2012
    He bought it second hand and got some of the details wrong but I'm glad that he is happy with the knife.
    Every time he mentioned "factory floor" and "owner involvement in the manufacturing" I chuckled.
    Thanks for sharing the video! :thumbsup:
     

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