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    Spyderco Forum Registered User hawaiihunter's Avatar
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    A good fixed blade.

    I want a good fixed blade for adventuring into the "forest". I would be cutting wood, vines and grass and stuff. I would like something with a nice straightback blade and synthetic handles. If you can't think of one that meets the requirements then just post whatever you think is good. Thanks.
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    How about a Spyderco Bushcraft?
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    I'm planning on getting the Schemp Rock for my outdoor adventures this summer.
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    South Fork. Incredibly versatile, astonishingly useful, very comfortable, blade geometry makes it stay sharp for a long time.

    The Serrata is probably worth a look, too.

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    I think, this is the currently available fixed blade range which could be useful to you out bush.

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    Nice collection Reject! That pic is quite useful for size comparison.
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    South Fork, Bushcraft and Moran are all good choices in the Spyderco line. Lots of other choices from other makers.

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    I like the ESEE 3 for a fixed blade field knife. Simple 1095 carbon steel, lots or different handle and blade color options, and a great "feel" in the hand. Relatively inexpensive, and made in the good ole' USA (if that means anything to you).
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    In a tropical climate, cheap machete from the hardware store.

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    Although I don't yet own one I vote for the Southfork. S90V, great blade shape and size; an all around perfect field knife IMO. I will own one!

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    I think of the current lineup, I'd go with the Temp 2. It's kind of expensive and there are cheaper options out there.
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    Two words...

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    Yeah, maybe I should wait for mule team, they are pretty great I heard.
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    The Bushcraft is one of the best Spyderco fixed blades every created. O1 steel and grind is fantasitc and the ergonomics of the handle is one of the best I've held. The only downside is that it is no stainless steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy B View Post
    I like the ESEE 3 for a fixed blade field knife. Simple 1095 carbon steel, lots or different handle and blade color options, and a great "feel" in the hand. Relatively inexpensive, and made in the good ole' USA (if that means anything to you).
    An ESEE 3 should serve you well out in the woods. Those knives can really take a beating.

    You could also get a bushcraft blank direct from Spyderco http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=471

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    I either pack a mule team or my temp 2 for those tasks. They both work great. The temp 2 is a bit heartier.
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    My personal choice of a Spyderco fixed blade for the woods would be the Bushcraft. Ergonomics are good, O1 is a good choice, and the Scandinavian ground blade excels at wood carving tasks.
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    Mule Team plus Halpern Titanium scales
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    Get whatever Spyderco you settle on, but also grab a Mora. The 4 inch version of the following is what I was beating on in Hawaii earlier this week. Good knife and I wasn't overly concerned with it tarnishing due to the low price. Highly recommended. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0090U...&pi=SX200_QL40

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    If you don't plan to batton it I'd go with a Southfork or Serrata. The Bushcraft is also very good and better if most of your work will involve working with wood. The other 2 are better with food, fish and general use imho.

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