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    Hello, im looking at buying a knife for christmas or my birthday because all i have had is an 8 dollar Ozark knife from walmart! I've used it for a couple years but the more and more i have been camping, im looking into getting a bigger knife with a fixed blade. but i dont know what i should look for specifically. whether i should get a machete, or a khukuri, or a bigger knife and maybe a hatchet. if you guys could just help me out on knowing what some of the benefits and disadvantages of each of those are, that would be a huge help!


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    So, do they have Wal-Marts in Hungary, too? That's where you're coming in from.

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    where can i get a crashblade? I dont have the tools or friends to make one
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidgraef View Post
    where can i get a crashblade? i dont have the tools or friends to make one
    Before I answer that - I'm curious where you went to WalMart since there are none in your country.
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    i said i got it in the states when i was there a few years ago. lol

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    Gotcha. As far as the Crashblades go - they are something that I make. One of them will be auctioned for our forum charity in a few days. You can see it here http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...nife-Build-WIP

    Also - there are a few blades for sale in our forum marketplace. http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...ed-Marketplace
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    ok thankyou. how much do the crashblades generally go for? are they always auctions? or if i asked you to make one specifically for me, can you do that? and if so how much would it cost?

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    I honestly wasn't trying to sell you a knife. I did send you a PM with a few pictures in case you are interested. I would encourage you to check the knives that are for sale in the marketplace that I gave you the link for. Also look at the signature in Rick's response to you. Don't know if he ships to Hungary, but he has a real good on-line store at Safe Zone.
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    Before you get carried away....What are you lacking as far as your use of the Ozark knife?

    Is this it? A folder?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBcwABu7x28

    Looking for a fixed blade, any idea what size your looking for?.

    Are you gonna use it for hunting or general camp work?

    A camp knife tends to be larger and thicker than a hunting knife.

    BTW Crashblades are very nice..........
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    Surely you could get a Mora blade. After all, it's a European knife. They make sturdy, inexpensive knives.
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    If I owned "NO" knives, and could only ever own one knife for life, it would be the Becker BK-2. The weak link for most fixed balde knives is the leather sheath.

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    No, I don't ship outside of North America.

    The BK-2 is an excellent knife.

    You are going to pay a small fortune for American made knives because shipping to Europe is outrageous unless it is bulk shipped, which is why I don't ship there. There are some excellent knives made right there that should be very inexpensive and provide you excellent quality. Mora, Opinel, Brusletto, Boker, Hartkopf or Puma are just a few that would be good choices in my opinion.

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    I received a PM from davidgraef. Without going into details, any knife he selects will be sent to an address in the United States.
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    Int that case......never mind.

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    ok so, basically, i know nothing about knives and thats why im asking. I dont need one for hunting, and i want one that will last a long time. I also dont want to spend a whole lot on my first one, but i dont want to get a cheap one that wont last either. so my price range is 30 - 50 dollars. In response to hunter63, that is the knife, and i love it. its great! it has lasted a long time, its not to big but not to small, but i do want a fixed knife that i dont have to worry that the blade will come loose or something.

    As for the size, i dont know lol. what are the benefits of a smaller or bigger blade? if i were to get a bigger blade, then why not just get a machete or something? like i said, i dont really know anything but im trying to learn, so just about ANYTHING you have to say will be helpful to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    I honestly wasn't trying to sell you a knife. I did send you a PM with a few pictures in case you are interested. I would encourage you to check the knives that are for sale in the marketplace that I gave you the link for. Also look at the signature in Rick's response to you. Don't know if he ships to Hungary, but he has a real good on-line store at Safe Zone.
    haha, i know your not trying to sell me anything, but i was asking so its ok. and i did look at the store and safe zone, and will continue to look through those. thankyou for mentioning them.
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    You can also look at Muela knives. They are made in Spain. I bought one while I was in Poland. Unfortunately, mine was stolen.
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    You would be limited only by your budget.
    Mora, Becker, Esee ( I own knifes from all 3 ) are all big values.
    I would save up a few bucks and buy one from Esee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socom2173 View Post
    You would be limited only by your budget.
    Mora, Becker, Esee ( I own knifes from all 3 ) are all big values.
    I would save up a few bucks and buy one from Esee.
    you said save a few bucks from Esee? they seem to be more expensive, not cheaper.

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