What's Your Go To Knife?

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  1. Cberg1975

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    Happy New Year Brothers and Sisters.
    What's your favorite Go To Knife?
    Mine is my first "Bushcraft" knife a Blind Horse Knives Bushcrafter. I have had many knives but I always reach for my Bushcrafter. I may take other knives on my belt, but the Bushcrafter is in my pack.
    I have some new knives that I haven't gotten to use yet.

    So what's your favorite and what is your Unicorn knife?
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    For a trip into the woods I want.my WCF Kephart. For edc its an RW Fred paired with a folder.

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    Nice sharp pointy thing....never had a BHK myself.

    I don't have a "go to" knife as I have several I really like.... but hope to get a Stilwell knife soon, and I'm on the list for a Wilderness Spirit as well. So that may change........who knows.

    I would very much like a SET M1 and if I ever had the chance I would like to at least play with a Turley Green River or Gasconde. I don't know if that qualifys for Unicorn knives or not though. I would also like at least one knife from every BCUSA vendor, just cuz. Wish I had the $ to try them all......they are like Pringles; once you pop........well, you know :32:
     
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    My go to knife in the woods is my Survive GSO 5. For EDC it is my BK14.
     
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    I forgot to post the unicorns. Im patiently waiting for a Turly paramarine and raide machete and an SET M3C. There is also one fron Steven long that I would love to have a well.

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    Mora HD companion. Perfect size, razor sharp, and I don't have to worry too much about it because it cost me about $10.

    If I'm hunting I usually carry a OKC Seneca.

    If I'm in the woods bumming around or camping I carry either the Condor Bushlore or an LT Wright A2 w/ orange G10.

    My go to knives seem to be somewhat specific depending on circumstances and activity.
     
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    Mine is the BK16

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    For me it's my Green River for sure, but I have to agree with the OP on the BHK Bushcrafter (scandi). I can see doing everything I want to and more and needing nothing more than one of those.

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    That is a beauty, is it 3/16th.

    My go to is a condor pbk
     
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    Yup, I have found that I like 3/16ths best for varied covex.
     
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    Survive Knives GSO 4.7

    I have one in 3V which is amazing and stays sharp forever. I also have a free "pre production sample" Cru Forge V steel version from them as a backup.
     
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    Turley Dogface.
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    For me it's what's always on my belt, a Buck 110. I trust and enjoy my Folding Hunters.
     
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    Guess I'm going to have to figure out how to get a Turley?

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    I carry a 1977 case XX trapper pocket knife everyday everywhere no matter what I'm doing....but when I travel to the woods for anything I carry my esee laser strike
     
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    I've always got a SAK in my pocket... Tinkere for EDC, Fieldmaster or Huntsman for the woods.

    For sheath knives, it depends on the mission... I like a Fallkniven WM1 the best for skinning deer, with the F1 as a close second. I like my Condor Nessmuk and AS Guide for squirrels. I like the Guide for general bush-bumming, as the 'weight forward' design makes a good-enough quasi-machete if I need it. Any but the WM1 can process wood easily.
     
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    After spending enough money on knives over the years to buy new car, I've found my perfect all-around-er: The Fallkniven F1.
     
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    Benchmade 162. Razor sharp. Low maintenance.
     
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    What day of the week?? Lol when I go to work (dress clothes) I carry my zero tolerance carbon fiber, other days is my spyderco manix or paramilitary 2, my field knife is also a blind horse Bushcraft and my neck knife when in the field is a lt wright patriot. Mora companion as a back up in my pack. [​IMG][​IMG]


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    Wilderness Spirit Talon or my one off Stilwell.

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    Everyday I carry a Stilwell Mini Fang. I lost the first one :17: and asked Terry to make me another.
    Luckily I found the first one. :14:
     
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    IMG_1199.JPG For me it's my BAK!!
     
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    I just ordered my first Stilwell knife. Ordered a puukko from him hope to have it this week.


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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg I love a 5" blade. Not too large, but small enough to do most tasks well. My go to is my Fiddleback Forge Duke. 3/16 O1 blade with beautiful stabilized box elder burl scales. This has the most comfortable scales of any knife I've used, and whenever I'm in the woods, this is on my hip.
     
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    Hard for me to say. I EDC a Farmer.
    When out in the woods, I tend to carry a Mora SS Survival model but alternate between it, other Moras, a Condor Bushlore or some of my shop made knives.
     
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    That is a pretty knife.
     
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    I like a 5" blade as well and I find this one particularly nimble. Siembida Harrier. That plus my Sargent M1 and an SAK Farmer are what I find myself with 80% of the time.

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    BK16 in the woods, SAK Huntsman every day.
     
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    Mine would be my adventure sworn hiker. It walked the AT with me this past summer and became an extension of my arm. Love that thing. Mine is 3/32 full height convex with a tapered tang. It's great for food prep, the thin nearly 4 inch blade made it great for foraging and it was tough enough to baton for my wood burning stove.
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    Currently my go-to knife is a Condor Tiburoncito... I don't know why either... I have several nicer and more expensive knives, particularly for when doing something besides fishing, but something about the light weight and usability of the tiburoncito (6.5" fillet ) just keeps pulling me back... It's like I'm addicted to this thing. My wife got me a Old Timer Deerslayer that I have always wanted and I packed it for a bit, but this darned fillet knife keeps winding up back on my hip.... it's just weird...

    anyway each to their own

    God Bless, and One Love.

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    If I am bringing a hatchet along I grab my Mora Companion. If I only bring one edged tool I grab my Ontario SP5. The SP5 is a big ol' "Rambo" sized knife but it has prepped a lot of food and made lots of tinder, cut down a couple trees, made tent stakes, helped while landscaping. If I am in civilization I carry a little Smith & Wesson liner lock.
     
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    My MP Drifter or my Fallkniven F-1.

    My EDC folder is my Doug Ritter griptillian folder. I also rotate through several neckers.

    For years and years I carried a Spyderco Police folder in my right front pocket on a pocket clip. It finally wore out so I switched to the Ritter noted above.

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    go to knife? you mean EDC or out the back door? my EDC is a Zero Tolerance something-or-other folder but my going out the door knife is Fallkniven S1. 5" blade - not too small/big, great steel, good handle.

    I'd love to own a custom but this is so good that it's hard to justify the cost solely on performance...
     
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    IMG_0002.JPG This one seems to always stick around when I clean the knife drawer out. I wish it was made from a D2 instead of 1075. It is a little more compact now.

    Unicorn: I don't care for folding knifes, so I'd like to try an Izula II. It has a small blade and decent sized handle so I could carry it at work.
     
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    My BK11 - partly because it does great work and partly because it's always on me.

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    Gossman Polaris in 4V, does everything well and is bomb proof.
     
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    Cheap, tough, works. I have lots of knives and axes, and would love to have some more, but my Hultafors classic axe/GK knife and SAK Camper trio does all I really need for most woods bumming. $130 for all 3 combined, bombproof, can't really complain.
     
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    ESEE 3 on my belt or in my pocket. ESEE 6 on my pack. The ESEE 3 gets 90% of the use. I really don't have a unicorn knife. I spent a lot of time experimenting with different knives and knife pairing before I arrived at the setup and it has served me well for several years know.
     
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    My every day carry "knife" for the city is my leatherman skeletool multi-tool. I've tried to like my SAK but the leatherman seem to always end up in my pocket more often.

    As far as what I'd take out in the woods right now, I'd go with my new Battle Horse Knives Feather Stick. I like my BHK Bushcrafter a lot but the 1/8" knives seem to be enough for my needs and so the extra heft of the 5/32" just seems to be a little unnecessary for my needs.

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    I have two "go to" knives...I either go to the one in my pocket, or go to the one on my belt!!

    -John
     
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    SET M3C.. :)

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    and these two are usually in my pockets.. My new SAK Walker and ever trusty Mini-Griptillian.

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    Benchmade griptilian for me. It was love at first use and has been my constant edc for 5 or 6 years. I have accumulated 3 Griptilians one in 154cm one in s30v and one in d2. I rotate between the three but it's always a grip.
     
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    Skeletool edc

    Benchmade Bushcfrafter in the woods.
     
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    ZT 0452CF for urban EDC:

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    Kershaw OD-2 when lounging on the couch in the evening (sweatpants-carry):

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    Scandi Fiddleback Forge Bushboot for everything else:

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    I find there's not much I can't do with a 3,5" blade & a folding saw. Plus it's the largest size knife I can still comfortable carry (7,5" overall) IWB (I don't wear belts).
     
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    One of my IMG_20160625_072500.jpg IMG_20161215_083054.jpg 111mm SAKs is always on me and see 90% of my knife use. Heavier needs My Tops BOB.
     
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    When I'm out in the woods, it's now my Gossman BBT and MP Classic.
    EDC is my Kershaw Cryo II, and I want to get a Vic Farmer in orange or green.
     
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    hunting/fishing/woods bumming: a found butcher knife made from a file. if i could take pictures i would show it off.
     
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    :59:I edc a moore maker trapper with custom ingraving done in the scales.
     
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