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Folder for the Wilderness!?!?

Jan 23, 2000
I am already getting a 7" fixed blade for my trip to Indonesia and I have an SAK, but what would be the ideal folder for this trip?
Well, i would suggest going to a cutlery store in your area and holding different knives to see how they feel in your hand. I held a Sebensa and i didnt like it! Anyway, the knife i carry everyday is a BM 720s, which i think is a great knife. I got it at knifeoutlet.com for about $95.
I am already getting a 7" fixed blade for my trip to Indonesia and I have an SAK

Those are not enough

If you fear that you'll loose it, get a Spyderco Endura (ATS-55 version), a big bang for the buck. If you want a keeper, go with BM 720 or 750.

Edit: BTW, which 7" knife did you get Nick?

[This message has been edited by Frantium (edited 02-05-2000).]
I am getting a Fallkniven A1 with teflon coating. I am also now considering buying the Busse basic combat after I have heard so many people ranting on about them! This folder will also be used when I get back for everyday stuff and when I go out camping!Thanks
Spyderco Wegner all the way! This folder, while designed as a folding hunter, is one of the most veratile folders out there. I carry one on duty as a full time officer in an urban environment. It also excels in the woods. I would further recommend plain edge.

"Those who trade essential liberty for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin
The Wegner was designed by a true to life outdoorsy type hunter dude who knows what he's doing out there in the Great White North, so why not take a Wegner with you. You could do worse and if you need to skin something, well, there it is.
I use mine for utility as I don't hunt, but it is a first rate knife for that purpose too. It does it all and does it well. 'Nuff said.

If it's stupid but works, then it isn't stupid!
Yep, Wegner together with the Busse #7. Throw in a nice fixed blade like the Griffith Hunter or the Blackwood Small Hunter and you're ready for a month in the outback!
For a smaller sized piece, the Wenger is an awesome knife. But if a bigger, inexpensive piece is desired, the Endura line is terrific. I bring a Goddard full size lightweight with me on every camping/hiking trip! Other then rusting slightly sometimes it is also an awesome piece. Big enough and tough enough to "POSE" as a fixed blade...
BUT.....don't forget to check knife laws AND Customs policy. Indonesia is not a truly liberal society. Damn....even some of THOSE have a bad attitude to knives . I could tell you about that


Believe me....being this old and having to live with all this experience is not the picnic I thought it was going to be.