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    Spyderco Survival Knife

    this may seem like a dumb question, but does Spyderco really have a survival knife? i mean my all time favorite knife in the world is the spyderco chinook II but i dont really consider it a survival knife, though it is more than "just as tough" as any survival knife.. any thoughts men?
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    What do you mean by "survival knife"
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    Great question! Though any knive could be considered a survival knife in what ever unfortunate circumstances you find yourself. "It's not what you've got it's how you use it" that usually determines "makin it or breakin it".

    If your looking for a "specific" outdoors survival knife, the most obvious would be the now disco'd Temperence. Other good choices would be the popular Manix and Military though less expensive choices like the FB Moran, ATR, Persion and the Chinook would be other great "Rambo's". I'd also recommend a first aid kit, field sharpening stone or steel and a SAK or multi-tool as bare minimums.

    My favorite B.O.B. choice would be the Delica because of it's size and EDC portability.

    Having spent alot of time in the wilderness ... your less apt to be able to pick your knife unless you plan for it. Be prepared with more than your knife and know how to use it when you have to ...
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    depends what type of survivable situations. for an urban survival, the civilian is ideal. prolly for outdoors, the chinook as it is a good gitter.
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    If your idea of a survival knife is a outdoors working knife, the upcoming bushcrafter should ultimately take the title.

    if your idea of a survival knife is a big chopper, there's the Hossoms coming. Edit: and the Schemp!
    Last edited by Joe Talmadge; 09-04-2006 at 08:46 AM.

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    Funny thing, when you say "survival knife" people think merely at those Rambo bowies with compass (and other more or less useful stuff) in the handles and backsaw blades.
    Just like my forespeakers said, it all depends on the environment you're dealing with.
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    thanks guys.... i want to get one of the temperances but they didnt have them at NGK when i was up there yesterday... i was hoping to get one of the last ones... but oh well. reaosn i was asking is that i saw that Benchmade had a bunch of knives that they call "survival knife".. i ended up getting one and i love it. i was wanting to get one from spyderco, but i couldnt recall seeing something from the co that was called a survival knife.. but as i have said numerous times, the chinook, my ultimate knife for anything, is about as good as i need... so i guess i am kinda shooting myself in the foot.. oh well. thanks again fellas.
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    The Temperence would fit the bill.

    As others have mentioned there will be more fixed blade options appearing: Schempp, Hossom, Bushcraft. Schempp's "TUFF" folder will rank right up with the Chinooks and Manix too.
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    If I had to choose one, I'd go with the Perrin. It's discontinued, but should be possible to obtain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spydermdz
    i was wanting to get one from spyderco, but i couldnt recall seeing something from the co that was called a survival knife..
    Uh-oh. Does Spyderco have to call it a survival knife for it to be a survival knife?

    but as i have said numerous times, the chinook, my ultimate knife for anything, is about as good as i need...
    I feel folders are the wrong choice for a survival knife, whether it's live-off-the-land survival or I'm-lost-in-the-woods-for-a-night survival. Too easy to bust a lock on something as simple as batoning. Chinook's as good as any if you're stuck with a folder, but fixed blade is the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Talmadge
    Uh-oh. Does Spyderco have to call it a survival knife for it to be a survival knife?



    I feel folders are the wrong choice for a survival knife, whether it's live-off-the-land survival or I'm-lost-in-the-woods-for-a-night survival. Too easy to bust a lock on something as simple as batoning. Chinook's as good as any if you're stuck with a folder, but fixed blade is the way to go.


    i agree!!!!! and yes .... sal, i am calling for a spyderco survival knife!!! the temperance was said to be made for walks around the property or whatever... i want a Survival Knife for the 'co.' bring something back like the temperance for us. Thanks and I hope to see one in the future!!!!
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    mdz: You don't have to call for anything. The Hossom, Schemp, and bushcrafters are coming, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Talmadge
    mdz: You don't have to call for anything. The Hossom, Schemp, and bushcrafters are coming, right?

    i dont know Joe. i hope so.. i need me a good spyderco survival knife.. but damn you, it made me feel good to feel like i was calling for something.. even though sal already has it coming lol
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    I've been surviving with an Endura since around 1990.Guess that makes it a survival knife.tom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spydermdz
    i dont know Joe. i hope so.. i need me a good spyderco survival knife.. but damn you, it made me feel good to feel like i was calling for something.. even though sal already has it coming lol
    No need to damn anyone, there have been multiple threads on the matter these past few months, some even fresh today.
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    They did make one! The Spyder Wrench. Have carried mine everyday for almost four years and use it everyday.

    I know.......You meant a big knife to use in time of a disaster.

    My spyder wrench has helped me survive daily task with ease.


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    zen, i am always astonished at your lack of ability to take a light hearted joke. my god. lighten up sir.
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    Spydermdz -- I got your joke...

    Unfortunately, text based communication will have mis-reads -- we don't get the other visual/audio cues that would have explained your intent. There weren't any emoticons around that remark either, so Zenheretic simply mis-translated your intent.

    You can still get the Temperance at some online retailers until the other "survival" worthy s start showing up. Let us know what you think of it when it arrives.
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    And speaking of survival knives, wasn't there a survival book out on the market where the author, in photos, uses an Endura-3(50/50) as a survival knife????

    Figures I forgot it title!!!!
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