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    Default Another go-round...

    I honestly hate making another thread under, "edged tools" just because there is a billion, even though it's my favorite section yet I do have a wondering...And possibly a stupid one, yet I shall ask nevertheless...

    Is there any real use for a neckknife? When bushcrafting I have a chopper on my pack and a small(4inch blade, usually) cutter on my belt...

    ...Yet I lust after the BHK Frontier Valley(anyone have one?), but I need to justify it, because I admit that I am a knifeaholic. So, what does everyone think? Is there any use in any way for a neckknife?

    At work I carry my BHK bushcrafter on my belt, but rarely use it because it is strapped in by the lanyard through the ferro rod, which is in turn strapped in...So it's a pain in the arse if I need it quickly, which I usually do.

    Penny for your thoughts?

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    a lot of times the knife on my neck is much easier to access - and put back - than the one on my belt....

    There's really little a small blade can't do. not really. It just takes patience and some understanding.

    from my Grandfather cleaning all his game with a 2" knife...to seeing the vids on the PSK blades dressing deer and hogs...it's just another option.
    one that's with ya as long as you have your neck.

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    I dunno... I bought a neck knife even though I have a multiple belt knives and usually carry an axe or other chopper. I don't know if there's a "need" for one exactly, but I sure wanted one

    For now at least my plan is to use my neck knife on trips where I bring a big knife, and leave it at home when I'm carrying a belt knife instead. I don't see needing a knife on my belt AND on my neck most of the time, but a small sharp necker is a nice companion when I'm carrying a machete or other chopper in my pack. Another nice use - the necker is easier to get to than a belt knife in if you're wearing a pack with a hipbelt.
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    Hmm, yes....That's where all my thoughts were going towards as well, with the necker being easier to get at...

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    My name Is Cary and im a knifeaholic also i feel your pain

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLRider View Post

    At work I carry my BHK bushcrafter on my belt, but rarely use it because it is strapped in by the lanyard through the ferro rod, which is in turn strapped in...So it's a pain in the arse if I need it quickly, which I usually do.

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    I believe you have made your own case.....

    A small neck knife is just so handy that pocket folder or belt hung fixed blades really never get a chance if you have a nice neck knife.

    Out of the sheath one handed, cut, back in the sheath....two blinks of your eye.

    No rummaging around, squirming so you hand can sort out a pocket knife, or moving your coat or vest out of the way to grab a belted blade....nope, out, cut, in....done.

    Hang the neck blade on a comfortable lanyard and shazam, all your other knives get a well deserved rest.





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    You cant have enough blades in my opinion, I know, I need a 12 step program. I carry my eskabar in the field all the time. Alot of it, IMHO, comes down to personal preference.
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    wheni fly fish i only carry my neck knife which is incidentally the frontier valley love that knife. i throw the belt knife in my pack so it stays dry whilst i wade(hopefully) and i lost a belt knife in a river once so the neck knife is perfect.

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    I like one in the winter time when I am not wearing a belt
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    Really some fine looking kangaroo braiding on that neck lanyard, Schwert! The terminal knot and/or slip looks really interesting, too. Not a bad knife either (great envy).

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