Good For Battoning?

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Hi Guys,

I'm looking for a new fixed blade. Preferrably from 4 to 6 inches long.

I also like a nice wide blade and a really thick spine (lots of battoning).

The kicker is that I also really do alot of whittling...

Does anyone know any knives with a majorly tapered blade that is

extra wide near the bolster and narrows down greatly towards the tip.

Also, I'm trying to stay under the $150 USD limit no including the cost

of the sheath. As for the sheath, I'm looking for a horizontal mount/tie-off.

The materials of both components are of secondary importance to me, so be

as creative as you like. :)

Please get back to me with some suggestions guys, I'm pulling my hair out.

Thanks in advance,

Slick
 

silkworm

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Bark River Montana Guide is a little thicker in the spine, may make battoning easier. Definitely look into Bark River.
 

CWL

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Koster Bushcraft knife.

BRKT Aurora, Nebula

ML Knives Bushcraft knife

Frost Mora Clipper - You can buy 12-15 of them for $150.
 
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Besides the Koster Bushcraft you may like the Koster Nessmuk. I am very happy with my Bushcraft.
 
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For hardcore abuse, Ranger RD4. Asking for a batoning blade that also makes for a easy whittler is a tall order. You will love a Barkie too much to beat it to death, trust me, I own a pile of them :)

My honest advice:

Buy a Kershaw Outcast for $60 and spend the other $90 on a Bark River Upland or another of their mid-sized thin edge knives. You cant kill an Outcast, I've really really tried, and the thin blade Barkies are awesome for a pile of shavings beside the camp fire.

Plus, two is always better than one! :)
 
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I would look at the Bark River Bravo-1. Great thick blade for battoning and still a great slicer. If you get a synthetic handle I you will get a kydex sheath. IIRC you can horizontal carry with the Bravo-1 kydex sheath (I don't know about the tie down).
 
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Maybe a Ka-Bar? :confused: Definately get a tough steel... maybe D2. OOH! I got it! GraymanKnives.com (checks payable to GreyGroupTraining.com).
 
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