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    Default Need expert feedback on potential survival knife purchase

    I've been looking around for a small EDC knife under $100 which would go into a bug-out bag (One that stays with me pretty much all the time). This knife would be used for my general hunting/survival needs as well

    I want something that will...
    - hold an edge for some time
    - feels comfortable in the hand when wet
    - last for up to 10 years
    - folding
    - lightweight

    I'm hoping to get answers to the following questions...
    Carbon or stainless steel?
    Has anyone owned a knife that lasted for 10 years?
    Most review websites advice Buck Knives. Is it worth attention?

    I'm looking forward to your input!


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    Buck 110 in stainless. I've had mine for 47 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Buck 110 in stainless. I've had mine for 47 years.

    Same here except I've only had my Buck 110 for 46 years.

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    Yep on the Buck 110!!!!! I've had two in 48 years. The first one was serving superbly when a moving crew liked it as much as I did; replaced it in less than 12 hours.
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    Buck 110. Good enough for Hell's Angels.

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    I'd stay away from the expression "survival knife". Most retailers use the expression as a marketing ploy.
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    I just came out of Harbor Freight. They had a "Rambo" survival knife with no tang whatsoever.

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    Tang...the drink of astronauts. Oh, wait. You meant...never mind.

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    Get the Buck 110 with the wood handle. They make a light version that is ok but not what we here are talking about. Some come with a leather sheath, some with a nylon cordura one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Buck 110 in stainless. I've had mine for 47 years.
    FOURTY SEVEN YEARS?
    This is like one of those antique samurai swords that still sharp for 300 years

    Do you mean 110 hunter https://wildproofgear.com/the-best-8...g-buck-knives/ the second in the list?

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