Under $50 fixed blade (no prize) challenge!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by dallastxco, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. dallastxco


    Dec 18, 2010
    <<Open to everyone>>
    Let's pretend for a second that you only have $50 and the end of the world is coming. You need to get a knife to survive in the wild! and you need it now!
    What would you get? and where?

    Post a pic or a link if you can.
    Remember, you only have $50 and that should cover taxes and s&h!

    There might be a small prize..... or not.
  2. Tyronethepro


    Oct 25, 2010
    Cold Steel Bushman. Its cheap, its a good blade, big enough to split wood, can do smaller jobs.. I can't say where I'd get it, because that would probably be deal spotting.

  3. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Cold Steel machete. Any of their designs. Then you could get two!
    Or a Big machete, and a smaller knife like their bushman!

    For that price you can buy the Bushman (I like the Bowie Bushman), and three different Machetes!

    Or even better, one CS Bushman, One Special Forces Shovel, and a Machete. Then I can chop, dig, throw, hunt, food prep, you name it!

    If you shop around. Especially if you find a store in person to save on shipping, it is totally doable.
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  4. Buckles


    Dec 16, 2009
    a good machete.
  5. philwar


    Mar 27, 2009
    Funny you should say this. I bought my 10-year old son a Bowie Bushman and it's an amazing knife. Actually chops well, keeps an edge and easy to touch up (even for him). Now he's made a spear out of it... :eek: He wrapped the handle with camoform, very comfy now too.
    All that for $20. You can buy that and lots to spare.
    Yeah, that would be my choice too.
  6. jfn


    Aug 24, 2009

    What do i win?
  7. ocnLogan


    Jul 31, 2011
    Well, if I were to have a single blade out in the woods for that price range, I would be wanting something with a full length and full width tang, just because I would feel much safer about abusing it if I needed to.

    With that budget, I would probably ironically go with the KaBar ZK War Sword. It is usually right about $45, and is large enough to do pretty much any task you could need. For the small tasks, it comes with a skeletonized blade with a 3in blade that stores in the same sheath (not sure if that counts though, but it is included for free).

    I might also consider the Condor Rodan and kumunga, or the KaBar USMC or KaBar Heavy bowie.

    Too bad the BK2 is just a bit out of reach, but that is great for these "one blade" type scenarios.
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  8. seth


    Apr 23, 2008
    id head to the nearest hardware store and get a martindale machete
  9. Vanguard41xx


    Dec 29, 2010
    My old Collins Legitmus Machete. Passed down from my family members, and takes a great edge. Time tested, and would serve well in the "survival" role.
  10. SCOWL13


    Mar 6, 2007
    hit any fleamarket and pick up a tramontina machete for 10$.
  11. eneyman


    Dec 11, 2009
    Ka-Bar Kukri

  12. seelow123


    Oct 4, 2008
    I would go with my cs magnum kukri machete or a new one (mine is getting old)

    I have had mine for years now and know it will hold up to some harsh use.

    And if i'm allowed two blades, i would most likely go with a mora clipper.
  13. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I have a Magnum Khukri Machete from CS. Pretty tough stuff!

    I think the handles on some of the other models are more comfortable under long use.
  14. singularity35


    Mar 1, 2010
    I'd take this.

  15. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    Dexter Russell 10" Butcher. ~$35 shipped.


    Yep. I'm serious.
  16. xmtgx


    May 11, 2007
    Some type of fixed blade from the knifemakers for sale or one of my own that i sell.
  17. Boozoo Chavis

    Boozoo Chavis

    Oct 18, 2003
    Good choice - and only paying $35 bucks you would have enough left over to buy a 5" boning knife to go along with the butcher knife.
  18. Noctis3880


    Jul 22, 2009
    Kondor Kukri Machete - $27
    Mora Clipper - $14

    Total - $41+ Shipping(don't know how much, but it's usually $8 for me)

    In the wild, a small knife won't get you much firewood, and it's hard to cut small animals with a large chopper, so you need both.
  19. Stainz


    Jun 24, 2007
    If I needed it now, I'd get to a WallyWorld, etc, and buy a Buck 119 for ~$35 - maybe add a Vic SAK 'Tinker'. If I had closer to $60, I'd check an amazing site and order a Becker BK-2 - if I had the time to await the delivery.

  20. watchcollector1968


    Jun 1, 2008
    Cold Steel GI Tanto with the concealex sheath...about 25 bucks.

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