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SHTF knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by MIGUY, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. tdkfm


    Oct 9, 2014
    Based on the OP scenario it seems like spending the extra $100-200 on more ammo would be a better option, then just grab a shovel or something if it gets past that.
  2. mbkingshane

    mbkingshane Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 7, 2013
    I really really like my Tops wild pig hunter I've used it for shelter building processing firewood a little food prep it's a great great knife for the money..... oh yeah I've killed a few Zombies with it too!
  3. Mountain Wildman

    Mountain Wildman

    Aug 29, 2010
    Busse NMFBM or the Anniversary Straight Handle Battle Mistress.
  4. EChoil

    EChoil Banned BANNED

    May 22, 2014
    I would want either my khukuri or Cold Steel Trailmaster. Probably the Trailmaster....then wish I'd chosen the kuk. The SAK Champion would be in my pocket.
  5. Shaggy DA

    Shaggy DA

    Aug 16, 2014
    Mine is a JK Handmade Knives 'The Tool' and a Tops Hawke's Hellion (Yeah, I figure the few extra ounces makes it worth carrying TWO blades for when the scenario calls for it. After all, a large blade is only good for so much and that finesse is just as important as being 'brute' about things. ESPECIALLY when SHTF
  6. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Blackjack 1-7 would be my choice. The Kabar Becker BK-9 would be a good choice. The Cold Steel Trailmaster would also be a good choice as mentioned above.
  7. B34NS


    Dec 30, 2013
    GSO 10


    And or the GSO 3.5
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2014
  8. G.Moll


    Mar 20, 2012
    As for knives the Entrek Batanga is a beast. She bad
  9. The Mastiff

    The Mastiff

    Apr 21, 2006
    Koster Bushmaster . little over.200 3V, 5 inches, micarta or wood grips. V grind'

    Ontario Spec plus 5160 . one of several that all fit the bill.

    Too many for me to choose
  10. Swamp_Hog

    Swamp_Hog Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Busse ASHBM or any other battle mistress style blade. Expensive, but they hold value well. Tough as it gets.
  11. nemesis

    nemesis Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    My first pick in your price range would be the scrapyard sycko 1111 it is 220 plus you will have to buy a sheath. Second choice nails your budget dead on, the buck hoodlum, third choice is the entrek bison just a touch over your price range at 220. And if money were no concern I would scratch all those and get the Busse of your choice like an anniversary flying mojo
  12. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    I have and love the Junglas. I use it more for processing wood when camping but I am sure it could flex into this SHTF scenario. Oh, and it has a fantastic kydex sheath.

  13. MIGUY


    Jun 27, 2014
    Wow, thanks for all the suggestions everyone, it's obvious I have a lot more research to do... I've been noticing that a lot of these are flat or saber grinds, what are the benefits of each in a self defense/some survival situation?

    Also... 1095 cro van in the BK9, INFI in the BUSSE... I haven't heard much about the cro van, but I've heard nothing bad about the INFI, but it obviously comes at a higher cost, what's your reccomendations as far as steel goes? Or would a knife with a D2 tool steel, or other tool steel, be great too? I do realize most if not all these blades need regular maintenance, as all knives should have anyway
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2014
  14. MIGUY


    Jun 27, 2014
    Tdkfm... Yes, a hundred more rounds of ammo would be a good use of the money for thus situation too, but... You can only carry so much, its much easier to carry one 1 1/2 lb knife than it is to carry multiple pounds of ammo, and the knife will take up less room
  15. Fuori


    Oct 13, 2014
    Craytab, those are nice looking blades! Would you mind listing what they are? I know the Junglas and the Paramilitary 2, looks like an ESEE 6, but am not sure about the rest.
  16. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Wood picture:
    BRK Bravo 2 with swedge
    Bravo 1 with Patina

    Bottom picture:
    Esee 6
    Bravo 2
    SOG Gov-Tac
    ZT 0560
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2014
  17. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Depending on which SHTF scenario it is, I'd bring this knife......:D

  18. MTURBO


    Nov 5, 2014
    lol! This!!
  19. Fuori


    Oct 13, 2014
    Thank you!
  20. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    +1 on the CS bowie. I wonder how much trouble it would be to sawback the spine from the handle to the swedge?

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