- Jan 1, 2006
Okay guys, here's the deal. I am looking for a new knife that will be used pretty hard so it needs to be tough but I refuse to tie up a whole bunch of money in it because it could very easily get lost doing what we do around here. Now, for the tasks at hand. The knife will see general outdoors and hunting use like a lot of other knives, but it's primary function will be as an all purpose pig sticker. Let me elaborate a bit. Me and a couple buddies run day and night time hog hunts from horseback and we use our knives quite a bit for all kinds of things, i.e. chopping small limbs/branches/vines/thickets, a lot of heavy rope cutting, and believe it or not we do occaissionaly dispatch of hogs which have holed themselves up in cover or swam out in creeks and stock tanks with our knives from time to time. I am looking for something in a 6-8" blade that is good and sturdy with a solid handle that I can still hang on to even when it gets wet or covered in blood, I usually prefer plain edge blades but I don't mind a small section of serrations near the handle. I do not like the Tanto blades or any of the Mall ninja stuff, I don't need fancy designs on the blade or the words "Tactical" or "Special Ops" on the knife in order to consider it for purchase. I would like to keep the purchase price to no more than $120. So, what do you fine folks recommend??