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Well for me it would be an Ed Fowler custom Proghorn, 4 3/4" fixed blade. Great steel, triple forged, great handle (sheep horn). This knife could accomplish just about any cutting/chopping chore I would run across.
Of course this is totally non-tactical which matches my personality.
If you were forcing me to make a choice regarding a folder I would pick my large Sebenza. BG-42 steel, great lock up....a totally reliable folding knife. One of the best. I'm waiting for my custom Carson Model 4 right now so this is subject to change.
Oh that's a tough choice there.
I would say fixed blade-my Ek model #3 deluxe w/micarta.
For a folder, my Military (until my Carnivour gets back and I use it for awhile).
But why have one when you can have many???
Thank you Mr. Williams, Great pic! Now all can see the worlds greatest knife. I got the Benza, Halo, 910, 9100, UDT and other assorted headliners, and I don't even have a Vector...Yet! It takes real balls to stand up here and state categorically that it is the one and only for me and not even own one. My ode to the Vector, I think, says it all.
By the way David, nailer's comments is just one of many whom misunderstand my name. You know it's Clint, yaa-sure Clint Onsucks, an old German name from up nort, you-betcha hey.
Greatest knife? Let me see you field dress a deer with it.
If I could only have one, it would be a 3/16" Mad Dog Arizona Hunter. They don't really exist yet, all the standard AZ Hunters are ground from 1/4" stock so far, but they are on the Mad Dog project list, and getting pretty close to the top.
I like the AZ Hunter because it is the most efficient size, 6". It is big enough for virtually any cutting job that doesn't involve heavy chopping, and small enough to be used efficiently for almost any little kitchen chore. Ergonomics are excellent, and the design is perfect for a big hunting/utility knife. It ranks right at the top of the indestructibility scale. The hard chrome blade covering and enclosed tang make it very low maintenance. It takes a great edge and holds it a long time. Etc.
Only One? Dozier Pro Guide. Big enough to do knife stuff (as opposed to axe stuff or gun stuff), small enough to control. There are certainly others of the same type and size, but the Dozier is the one I have.
OK--Harve; I've field dressed all my deer with a Buck Lite, about the same size as a Vector. It did take two hands to split the ribs. Cutting out the anus and esophagus may have been easier with a smaller knife but I've never tried it with a big honking one. Lets see you fold up an AZ and stick in your pocket.