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    If you could have only one knife, which would it be?

    Everyones seen the "if you could have only one gun" question. Well I pose the question, If you could have only one knife, which one would it be?

    I love my knives, and this may change, but I think the buck 192 vanguard would be my choice.

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    I have a 30+ year old buck 110. If the new ones have comparable steel, hands down first pick.
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    I have a new 110, made with 420HC stainless, and I have a buck 119 made with 440c stainless. I prefer the 420 steel because the 440c is too dang hard to sharpen. I've had a couple other run ins with 440c by other makers, and unless they all temper it so hard you cant sharpen it... then I just dont like its properties.

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    The original (which I have) Cold Steel SRK.

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    Sawinredneck, I forgot about that knife. I aint ever owned one, but i've looked at them and thought bout how I aught to get me one. Sure looks right to my eye.

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    Well now that is a broad question .
    1 daily driver ? 340 UH by Shrade Imperial .
    2 hunting ? It depends on how far off the beaten path I want to go . I have an 8" Buck single fixed blade if I were packing way in but the 2 blade folding Old-timer at 4" would have to wrestle the single blade drop point 3" folding Uncle Henry .
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    One knife for all purposes, not nearly as broad as 1 gun for all purposes. It'd be a lot harder to make 1 gun do everything, but a person could carry skin all different kinds of game, defend themselves, build a fire, cut a package open and cut up supper on the plate all with the same knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazoo View Post
    Sawinredneck, I forgot about that knife. I aint ever owned one, but i've looked at them and thought bout how I aught to get me one. Sure looks right to my eye.
    I'm not going to comment on the new ones, I hear it can go either way, but I've used this knife, and a hammer, to cut frozen hamburger into smaller chunks to fit in a small freezer! I do NOT recommend this practice!
    But everything you heard about the originals, I can assure you, it's true!

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    I carry an old timer 340. Been carrying the same for about 10 years. I also carry a leatherman original, and a swiss army classic all the time. I sometimes carry the buck 110 or a sheath knife for months at a time.

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    If I could have only one? Would have to be made by Randall.
    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms *shall not be infringed*.

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    Pictures of the randall in question would be cool.

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    Tough choice
    - in the city you want small - something like my Kershaw Leek Rainbow.


    If I'm living in wooded country I'd probably say Mora as belt knife


    though I lived a long time with either my boy scout knife or my Swiss army knife only.
    I'd probably upgrade to one of the newer models


    SHTF time I'd go with my defensive pick

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    I have a couple of dozen, but my Shrade Uncle Henry would do all I would need a knife to do.


    http://s.ecrater.com/stores/337484/5...23_337484b.jpg

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    But only if I absolutely had to go down to one.

    Next to last would be my collection of Rapala Fillet knives from small to large.

    And I would really hate to see my EDC Ganzo 728 go with its attached mini flashlight and firesteel.

    But yes, the Remington would be the last. Carbon steel, it was a butcher knife that I bought at an auction for a couple of dollars. It was old way back then in the 70's.

    I removed some material off the tip and changed the point so it made a good skinner. In its best year I field dressed 3 deer, skinned two, and was almost through cutting up the second when I had to take it to a steel and touch the blade up a bit.

    They knew what they were doing back then.

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    My old KABAR. (not a repro piece of junk). The KABAR's aren't fancy, but they are tough. "Purdy is as purdy does!"
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    I would say the Buck 110, but they won't hold up to rough use. For a rough use hunting knife I'd say a kephart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazoo View Post
    Pictures of the randall in question would be cool.
    http://www.randallknives.com/knives/model-25-trapper/

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    A folding Kershaw might be more practical, but the Randalls have some sentimental value to me as I have a "Hunter" made in 1943 by the old man ("Bo") himself and passed down to me by my father.
    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms *shall not be infringed*.

    "The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution."
    - Thomas Jefferson

    "While the people have property, arms in their hands, and only a spark of noble spirit, the most corrupt Congress must be mad to form any project of tyranny."
    - Rev. Nicholas Collin, Fayetteville Gazette (N.C.), October 12, 1789

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    I don't know the model, but the CRKT I keep in my bag is the one knife I'd never get rid of.

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    Why hasn't anyone mentioned any folding knives with the top grade of steels we have today? M390, S110V, M4 etc.?
    We Know Mass Cannot Be Weighed But It Has Newtonian Weight And That Is Derived From Kilograms And Kilograms Can Be Converted to Pounds. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed. But How is the kilograms obtained? Can Kilograms Be Weighed? Evidentally Yes It Can. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed So Kilograms Must Not Exist. Funny Isn't It.
    One good thing out of this the next time I'm at the doctors and they want to weigh me I'll tell them mass cannot be weighed.

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    Nostalgic .
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