My favorite? An old Jimmy Lyle (made the first "Rambo" knife") drop point hunter w/ a jigged bone handle. Over the years I've dressed out a number of deer and other game with it.
However, the one that gets the most use is a Cold Steel Spike. A "gift" from a friend (he gave it to me 'cause he didn't want it anymore) its my beater.
I use it as a icepick. Which is about what its good for.
I like the Busse Badger Attack 3.
Aside from size and shape, I like the weight:
Man, that thing is thick...is that 5/16"?
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Don't have that many fixed blades, so the answer is easy for me...the Ronin...YEAH, baby!
"Too many was too many, but way too many was just right."
original K bar or buck special (before scream ever came out)
Been really liking my RC-3 from Rat Cutlery. Have used it on a couple camping and fishing trips and it's a nice knife. Recently got hold of a prototype of the necker they will be coming out with sometime soon, and I can already tell this one will be getting a lot of pocket time. I've never liked any neck knives I handled until this one. It may soon become my favorite fixed blade.
I really like my Moran drop point as well, but the sheath isn't very good, in my opinion, and I prefer a full tang on my fixed blades. The Moran is extremely sharp and comfortable in hand, though.
"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword..." Hebrews 4:12
I may be slow, but I'm not very good.
Right now*, probably my Buck Kalinga.
I don't own many expensive fixd's
*I'm getting a kabar tanto and a small seki white steel ''spike'' knife (fergot whut it's called) very soon.
Dem tings be mine:
PE blue Yojimbo ~ PE blue Dodo ~ ZDP PE Delica ~ s30v Native ~ Military ~ Aus Dragonfly ~ Endura4 ~ Yellow Salt 1 ~ Yellow Pacific Salt ~ 3 byrds and a lot of Cold Steel, Benchmade, Glock, Mora, KA-BAR, Kanetsune, SOG, CRKT, Schrade and misc. crap.
Use to carry a Becker Crewman or Necker depending on the adventure. Now they collect dust...
My Fallkniven F1 sees all the action now.
surprised not to see a
WSK from the movie "The Hunted"
At present carrying my ZT 0121. Fits my hand like a glove!
Never sell my knives.
“Whether you think you can or think you can't you're right.” Henry Ford
rock salt is number 1, although i kinda wish it had a slightly more secure sheath...
aqua salt is a great utilitarian FB knife for up here, as well...
my #1 bush knife used to be a BM Fecas Offsider, until the Rock Salt came along...
Stock Photo off the net..not mine
One of these hangs off the back of the milk crate on my Kayak...nothing takes the 'sharp end' off of a thrashing shark better than this! Plus, if it goes over the side I can pick up another faily easily.
It's an old 1950-60's camp knife made of a high speed steel saw blade, like M7, or M42 or something strange.
I have fixed blades in Vascowear, R2,OU 31,Super blue, M2, VG10, o-1, A2, W2,D2,1095, etc, etc.
I like the old western bowies when they were made of carbon steel. The old Tigershark ( Seki Japan SK-5), and the newer Crowell Barker Competition knife in 1085 ?
If I was having one custom made It would likely be in O-1, or W2, for large blades, 10V for smaller skinner types.
But I can't pick just one!
"A Mastiff is to a dog what a Lion is to a housecat. He stands alone and all others sink before him. His courage does not exceed temper and generosity, and in attachment he equals the kindest of his race" Cynographia Britannic 1800
"Unless you're the lead dog the view is pretty much gonna stay the same!"
Scrapyard knives son of dog father
Never mistake kindness for weakness.
A baby could pull a trigger, but it takes a man to wield a Spyderco.
FRN Stretch PE
G-10 Rookie PE
G-10 Police 3 PE
Endura wave PE
Lum Chinese ZDP-189
CF Caly3 PE
On the way!:
Next:G-10 Military PE & FRN Strtch ZDP-189
I've been carrying a Koster Bushcraft in CPM3V. Really like the steel and the scandi grind on it. Recently got a 2009 version of this knife but I have not had a chance to get out and use it yet. Here is a shot of my old one.
CPM-M4 Para FTW!
Hard to choose a fav, but I would say my Temp 2....which I could not find today. So I was panicked until my wife found it... long story. Here's some pics of my FB's..
ALSO HEARD THIS WEEK THAT SCANDI CANDI IS COMING VERY SOON!
Jens Anso Chinese FB and a Hawkbill
plus some familiar one's from Spyderco
Last edited by JspyEDC; 08-30-2009 at 07:16 PM.
Spyderco Collector #162
A lot has changed since I first replied to this thread. That said....
My favorite fixed blade would have to be a RAT Cutlery model or a Tom Krein fixed blade. I don't own a Krein fixed blade yet but I hope to after a little saving up.
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