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    thankyou very much!


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    You might want to put that machete and scabbard some place safe. They fetch between $80-$100 U.S. today. Either that or sell it and buy 6 or 7 machetes with the proceeds.

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    Cool Hmmmm...

    David, I have deliberately avoided this thread until you bought a knife, and I'm glad you chose the Mora. I own two, both with plastic handles and stainless steel blades; I like them both very much. As for a machete, don't use it for chopping wood, they're not made for that. You need an ax for that job. machetes are for clearing brush! Happy trails!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    You might want to put that machete and scabbard some place safe. They fetch between $80-$100 U.S. today. Either that or sell it and buy 6 or 7 machetes with the proceeds.
    where do they fetch that kind of a price? i've looked on ebay and they seem to be about 20-30 bucks.

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    I don't know about the Mora; I generally avoid knives that don't have guards, although I do have a Helle Viking.
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    My favorite knife right now is my cold steel recon tanto.
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    The tanto blade doesn't do anything for me. I don't have any chainmail to breach or armor to defeat.

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    The CS Recon tanto, despite the tanto point, is a proven midsize tool. You wouldn't believe the number of special ops type guys that carry and use them.

    Non combat stuff too, Army stuff.

    I despise tanto points myself, but I know some serious bushfolk that use that knife. Most aren't even tantos anymore after all the sharpening.
    I had a compass, but without a map, it's just a cool toy to show you where oceans and ice are.

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    I'm right there with you Winter...but they are very easy to make. Break the blade, no problem. It was already square anyway.

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    A friend of mine who is just getting into survival just bought an " Amazon Survival Knife ", and it is the biggest ugliest thing I have ever seen, with the survival kit in the handle, and the compass on the end.
    He brought it over last week to show it to me, and I almost broke out laughing when I saw it. He was saying that a good survivor could survive with this knife alone, and my stomach was convulsing trying not to laugh.
    I showed him my little Buck fixed blade, and told him that someday, he would prefer a smaller knife, and that the Amazon would teach him why.
    I am sure the handle will fall off if he ever uses it!

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    Just getting into survival? What was he into before that - dying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Just getting into survival? What was he into before that - dying?
    He is 50 years old and probably has never as much as been camping, and now is very interested in learning survival skills. Is that better?

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    Yes.....LOL, (Man some guys are picky, picky, picky)....I never went surviving...on purpose....LOl
    Survival isn't a game...it's what you do when the game goes sideways.

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    It's not a darned tanto point dagnabit! it's 'american tanto'. It's really nothing like a shinogi-zukuri. carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortoso View Post
    I don't know about the Mora; I generally avoid knives that don't have guards, although I do have a Helle Viking.
    In the Scandinavian countries the move from a knife with a guard to one without a guard is one of the rights of passage to adulthood. If your knife has a guard on it you are still considered a kid that has not learned proper knifecraft.
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    Look, I'll get the hang of it sooner or later then dad will give me a big boy knife. Your jokes about my knife having a guard are slicing thin. (get it? slicing thin? I slay myself).

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    Wow this is getting too hard for me.......
    Like this one?
    http://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-...ife-90714.html

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    I actually have one that was a well meaning gift......not sure what to do with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Wow this is getting too hard for me.......
    Like this one?
    http://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-...ife-90714.html

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    I actually have one that was a well meaning gift......not sure what to do with it?

    Ha! That is a whole lot like the one that a friend has, only his is black! It is so big, it hangs over half way to his knee, and if he fell on it, it would gut him like a deer!
    You can always tell a green horn, because he will show up with a knife that is bigger than his arm!

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    I do like that Hunter. I could use the guards and hollow handle to make a spear if I need to. I could even use the blade as a signal device. What's not to like for less than $10?! I'll bet a fellah could drive in tent pegs with that pommel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I do like that Hunter. I could use the guards and hollow handle to make a spear if I need to. I could even use the blade as a signal device. What's not to like for less than $10?! I'll bet a fellah could drive in tent pegs with that pommel.
    At least until the handle fell off!

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    Even better. Then you'd have two!

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