What knife would you use to kill a bear?

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  1. Yonose


    Jul 10, 2017
    I would have no fear taking on a 1500lb brown bear without a firearm had I the following: A very well trained battle horse; about six sharp spears, and another six steel tipped javelins; A 125lb draw crossbow with about 20 penetrator bolts; a long katana, armor, a shield, 12 massive trained pit bulls, and a busse gladius. I’d skin and prep the bear with my entrek bison and my rat3 in d2.
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  2. JeffG@818

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  3. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    The knife worked for this guy....or was that a gun shot?! :)

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  4. Yonose


    Jul 10, 2017
    A more accurate description would be from the movie Big Leo made a few years back, which name I can’t remember.
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  5. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    The Revenant.

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  6. Yonose


    Jul 10, 2017
    Thanks, that’s a tough one to remember. As I recall it took him weeks to recover from that attack, and I think he hit the bear with a huge lead ball first.
  7. DocH


    May 6, 2006
    This is a Great question!!
    Assuming that swords are out, I would use a Great knife hand forged by the very skilled Kamis in Surya Benai, Nepal. (Quick note: I don't work for Himalayan Imports!!)
    This knife feels very nice in the hand, even if it is on the large side!
    Their blades are so SOLID it is not funny...totally different than so many others out there.
    They are well known for Their Rock Solid Khukuri Line, but as You can see by My example, They also make other blades and also do differential tempering when called for. ( I need to Really polish this knife to do the finish justice!) That is a full-size dollar coin for scale.
    The history of Himalayan Imports is absolutely fascinating...well worth reading down the page here: http://www.himalayan-imports.com/
    There is also a Great Community of HI Enthusiasts here:

    If You have any questions or just want to meet a Great Group of Folks, check it out!!

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  8. Yonose


    Jul 10, 2017
    It’s not so much the knife used as the armor one is wearing should be able to withstand the immense power of a bear attack. The helmet should cover the face and be tied with chains to the plate armor around the neck and torso.
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  9. Groundhogsniper


    Jan 15, 2017
    I would choose the Grimsmo Norseman, flip it open and hold it sideways out in front of me when the bear charged.
    Pretty sure it's ugly enough to scare him away.
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  10. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    That bear scene is just plain scary. Powerfull! The round ball shot didn't do much quickly. I have to say that I would want a knife that is reachable on me in such a situation, but I would probably be just dead.
  11. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    30ABFFB7-646A-448E-8DB1-EFED56E5CCDC.jpeg I’d start out with the folder, but if the bear persisted, I’d commit harakiri with the “Croc” knife.
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  12. Yonose


    Jul 10, 2017
    How long is the blade on the “Croc”?
  13. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    I’ll measure it when I get home and make a report.
  14. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
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  15. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    I’m back! The blade is 12” on the nose.
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  16. gdpolk


    Sep 19, 2011
    I'd want something similar to this:
  17. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Wow. That's nice!
  18. metulburr


    Jan 22, 2017
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  19. bore


    May 20, 2015
    One of the best movies. Think I'll look for it tonight
  20. Roland K

    Roland K

    Sep 30, 2002
    Crocodile Dundee's Blade ;)

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