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SHTF knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by MIGUY, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Dacus_Nomadic


    Jan 3, 2014
    OK, first of all, he says he's a big guy, so i'm pretty sure he can handle a junglas and be nimble with it. Second of all, I don't see you calling out the other people who suggested a Junglas as well. And third, a Junglas will literally do anything you want it to do. If you think you can't take off someone's arm with it, you have a few screws loose.
  2. mainaman


    Mar 14, 2009
    Junglas is all purpose survival knife, not a fighter. It was designed for camping and general bushcrafting duties, if you have proof that it was a fighter please share.
    I do not care how big a guy is, if one has not straining with good stamina and strength and explosiveness a 23oz knife gets very heavy very fast when swinging. Remember when fighting the other dude is not sitting still waiting to be hit and the swings are not straight up and down motion. 10" length is 2-3" longer than what is need to be able to quickly strike at an opponent.
  3. GronK

    GronK Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 1, 2001
    Just figured out what "SHTF" means. I think I'll forego the knife and buy a nice large poncho and a facemask and maybe a high tech gizmo that detects the "plop" sound and flips the face mask down.
  4. Dacus_Nomadic


    Jan 3, 2014
    I'm sorry, but i'm going to have to respectfully disagree. I have used a Junglas and have never gotten tired from swinging it. Then again, I am a large man, who is in peak physical condition. For a smaller person who lacks physical conditioning, I can imagine that many factors would affect their utility with a heavier knife. I'm not trying to start an argument or bash anyone's philosophy on knives in the least, but I am trying to state that I would trust myself with one in a SHTF situation.
  5. edh3007


    Sep 26, 2014
    Becker BK10
  6. Forgedfixedblade


    Jul 10, 2014
    SP50 or SP51 by Ontario, you could de-limb a foe with either of those.
  7. dejard


    Oct 10, 2014
    The Survival Mom has a blog post titled, "3 Herbs for SHTF Hygiene." I though that was an odd sort of thing to blog about. If you're really concerned about proper hygiene, a good initial step is to avoid throwing shit at a fan or those who would. I mean using herbs at that point is bit hopeless.
  8. fielder


    Jan 25, 2011
    For a fighting / utility blade, try the Spartan Harsey Difensa, it is made for your purpose.
  9. MIGUY


    Jun 27, 2014
    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone, looking at all these knives, there are obviously many price points... From a $50 ontario or cold steel, to the $400 spartan just reccomended... The Ontario being 1095 carbon steel, do other knives have better steel? Better heat treat? Is there that much difference between different carbon steels?
  10. Fuori


    Oct 13, 2014
    You'll always find something better, but the new Ontario Spec 2 line has a very good heat treat and good steel especially for the price. The sheath isn't a problem on the SP50, but is on the SP46.
  11. MIGUY


    Jun 27, 2014
    Anyone have experience with the Ka-Bar bull Dozier? Or the BK7, a bit smaller than the BK9?
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014
  12. Fish Boy

    Fish Boy

    Aug 2, 2014
    Superior choice.

  13. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Those have been known to have worked for a few years :)
  14. MIGUY


    Jun 27, 2014
    Thanks for all your help guys, I got a $30 gift certificate for Amazon as part of Christmas, so I ended up ordering a bk9 and it should be here the 30th! Thanks for all your help!
  15. Mountain Wildman

    Mountain Wildman

    Aug 29, 2010
    Good choice!!
  16. GingivitisKahn


    Jun 8, 2010
    Until it arrives, please feel free to marvel at this one...



    Beckerhead #42
  17. Brigadier


    Nov 2, 2000
    TOPS Tahoma Field Knife. It will fill ALL roles well, even a fighter.

  18. manowar669


    Oct 1, 2002
    I think I'd go with a Kabar. Better yet the bayo versions, so you might attach it to your rifle. Why a knife when could have a spear?
  19. Divo


    Sep 20, 2014
    Buy a tomahawk.
  20. MIGUY


    Jun 27, 2014
    Actually already have one :) I've got the CRKT Kangee

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