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el gigantor

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I’ve got this knife and every time I pick it up I’m impressed by how great it feels in-hand. Also, it’s awesome seeing a BK62 that’s been so well loved. Great pic!
 
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I'll let you know, when I get there. Presently, I can get by with three to five, although I have a few more than that.
 
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I was thinking more like in a cast away or The edge kind of scenario but I botched the title of the thread lol. If I have my sebenza on me and im stranded somewhere I know it will do what I need it to.

Oh, we're in the "one knife to survive with", scenario.

Okay, that changes things.

I would lean toward a Busse Ergo Badger Attack, then. If I am able to forsee this emergency situation coming, I would pack it with a bushcraft-style sheath so that I have the usual ferro rod and sharpening appliance.

I am concerned about accessing my checked luggage from the cargo hold of the plane, though. Maybe that's one of the reasons I don't do much traveling.
 
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The SAK Executive. There I did it; chose only one!!!
For better compliance maybe the thread should be "if the government kicked your door down and confiscated your knives but let you keep one......
 
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I used to think only one knife. Now, I feel that two knives is more realistic. It certainly is more practical.

Many of our fathers carried one folding knife but, how many of those knives had more than one blade?

Great point cat!!!!!!

my own dad, having a little Case peanut for decades, used oth blades, but the smaller blade did most the duty on odd cutting jobs. by the time he retired it, both blades were worn down. Then he just replaced it. But he had two blades in one package. My uncle Mike had a Camillus stockman that the Navy issued him in 1944, and 35-40 years latter, all three blades were worn down badly. Then he got a new one.

They may have had that 'one knife', but they had multiple blades to use, and then when it was truly worn out, they just went out and got a new one to use the ever lovin dog poo out of.
 
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I used to think only one knife. Now, I feel that two knives is more realistic. It certainly is more practical.

Many of our fathers carried one folding knife but, how many of those knives had more than one blade?

I completely agree but was trying to keep to the theme. OP didn't say one-blade knives so I chose the SAK. It is virtually impossible to get all to agree on one knife (flashlight, watch pistol etc.) but I think it's kinda fun. Some assume the knife is just for having a pocket knife, some are planning to fend off grizzly bears and hunt large game and some channel their inner GI Joe. To each his own.
 

tomsch

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Touch choice but if I had to pick just one then I would say my Gen6 Hinderer non-choil skinny. Tough, perfect action, adjustable, and the M390 steel is amazing.
 

afishhunter

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Even after I retired, one knife, isn't going to do the trick.

If I had to give up all but one (and I could carry other tools, such as an axe/hatchet, wire saw or folding saw, punch/awl, screwdriver, and can opener) I'd probably choose a large 4 inch plus closed stockman, or two blade slipjoint folding hunter.

There are times when a spear point or drop point is a"better" choice than a clip point. Peeling game, for instance. Come to that, the best knife for peeling game is probably the ULU.
Yes, a clip point can peel game, and a lot of folks use one for that task. However, that don't make it the "best" choice.

When cutting leather, and foam, a specialty half moon leather knife (looks like an ULU) designed for the task is "best", closely followed by the sheepsfoot and lambsfoot.

If gardening and you have to do some grafting, the Sheepsfoot/Lambsfoot and Spey/Budding blade are a difficult combination to beat.

Heck, if you cut a lot of cardboard, fiberglass/carbon fiber, score drywall, or open bags of and/concrete/fertilizer all day, the "best" knife is a Stanley or other make Box/Utility knife with quick change blades.

Honestly, two knives would be my minimum ... presuming I never need a Marlin Spike, or other specialty knife again.
 

Zookie

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I was just thinking about this today,

Probably a Sebenza 21 small plain jane or Spyderco Sage 2.
 

Zookie

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Don’t worry about it.

These repeating threads are like cafeteria food. If you have something better to do you do it. Partake if you want.

They always remind me to make sure I leave the house with a good knife. The knife in your pocket IS your only knife until you get home.
Such a great way to put it. It’s nice cause it breaks up the only threads that I see here nowadays which are “knife pic and *insert item here* combo threads.
 
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