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    Looking for the best possible nowadays survival knife.
    Have the issued type used during Vietnam war.
    What is the best possible alternative?

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    Uton-75. Google it. You're welcome.

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    Thx a lot
    Cheers

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    Fallkniven F1, great knife, strong as with laminated steel, used by the Swedish AF and army.

    https://www.fallkniven.com/en/kniv/f1/

    cheers, John

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    I have one of these.

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    Decided for the Ontario ASEK-FG/UC with all extras.
    Ordered it, will pick it in NYC on my next trip there.
    Thx to all

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    I got the US Navy MK3 knife made by the same company about the same size and weight as the Ontario ASEK-FG/UC. Dam thing is heavy in weight I would buy my own like the one flightpath suggested due to less weight if I was still in the military and avoid the issued one when your on a E&E trying to survive and escape the enemy excessive weight can slow you down. But congrats on your new knife.

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    That's a beautiful knife John! I did not know I needed one until now.

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    Dave: I brought one like that back from Vietnam but I gave it to my late father. I have a WW2 USMC marked KA-BAR. I threw collectability out the door 20 years ago and had it professionally sharpened. It is my camping knife. Like I told John years ago, I could gut someone like a chicken with that thing. It was made to kill people. If you can't stick them, you can beat them to death with it. You could chop wood with it and not hurt it a bit. I cannot imagine taking on a large animal with a knife, but this one would do serious damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by river rat View Post
    I got the US Navy MK3 knife made by the same company about the same size and weight as the Ontario ASEK-FG/UC. Dam thing is heavy in weight I would buy my own like the one flightpath suggested due to less weight if I was still in the military and avoid the issued one when your on a E&E trying to survive and escape the enemy excessive weight can slow you down. But congrats on your new knife.
    I keep a USN MK3 under the floor in the rear of my RAV4 (it's my car knife) with an axe, folding saw and a few other items........ the F1 knife is with me all the time up at the cabin. There's a few videos about the Fallkniven F1 on the net.

    cheers, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    Yep! thats the one!...
    love it.

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    Randall Model 14 here. Buy the best and cry only once.
    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom in Athens View Post
    Randall Model 14 here. Buy the best and cry only once.
    Tom
    Nice knife, but is it really something you want to bash about as an everyday/survival knife or is it really a big collectable fighting knife?....... I'd still go with the Fallkniven F1, I carry it in the forest and at the cabin as an everyday knife and to have as a great emergency knife when I might need one........
    To me a survival knife is one that you carry all the time when outdoors because you may need it any time, you don't want to go have to a special place where you keep it at home (maybe even your gun safe) to get your Randall knife in an emergency, they are lovely, well made knives but too big and heavy to carry all the time when outdoors (just my 2 kroner).

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...=Fallkniven+F1
    Last edited by Flightpath; 12-03-2016 at 04:00.

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