Camillus Terzuola CQB vs Benchmade Nimravus vs Ka-Bar Impact D2 vs Fallkniven A1

ayz

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I can't seem to decide which one to get.

The Ka-bar is the cheapest of the bunch but i've had no experience with it, and the fallkniven is incredibly pricey.

Right now i'm basically deciding between the terzuola or nimravus. Both knives are almost identical, with the benchmade having a slightly shorter blade and black coating.

The ATS-34 and 154CM are basically the same steel. I like how the benchmade is also offered in M2, but since i don't feel like oiling the knife all the time (it will be used for a variety of things, from camping to just general purpose kitchen knife) i'd go for a more stainless variety of steel.

Which one do you guys prefer and why
 
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I'd pick the Fallkniven: laminated VG10 is incredibly strong, the convex edge is very sharp (and will stay very sharp), and the handle is comfortable for fine or heavy work.

David
 

ayz

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general purpose around the apt. fixed blade. opening boxes, cutting rope, wahtever, but i'm probably also going to be using it as a kitchen knife pretty frequently. also as a secondary knife to my trailmaster when i go camping.

so yeah, basically just a general purpose fixed blade.
 
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ayzianboy said:
a secondary knife to my trailmaster when i go camping.

Whoah! You're going to carry a 6" knife as a secondary to a 9" knife? What do you plan to encounter, a tribe of rabid Sasquatches on angel dust? Perhaps you need a 4" as a tertiary, then a 3" as a quaternary...

The Fallkniven A1 is a superb heavy-duty survival knife. On its own, it's more than 95% of the population will ever need. For simple camping, it's way over the top.

Ray Mears - who knows a bit about bushcraft - uses a 4" knife.

Unless your camping involves a Winnebago or teams of native bearers, a 4" FB or even an SAK is more than enough.

mirage
 

ayz

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well i have the cold steel gurkha kukri along with my trailmaster as camping knives... by camping i guses i mean hiking too where you have to hack down saplings and branches just to get through...

ok so i guess it's more for a general purpose household fixed blade than camping

which ones the best for kitchen use? :-D
 
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