Over the past 5 years I've watched many of the survival-prepper type TV Shows that have become popular lately with a lot of interest. Some of my favorites have been "Survivorman" with Les Stroud, "Dual Survival" on the Discovery Channel and many of the survival-prepper shows on the National Geographic Channel.
One aspect of all of those shows that I find rather strange is that they seem to restrict information or eduction on "KNIVES" in particular. Most survivalists will tell you that a good quality knife is one of the most utmost important survival tools of all tools you can use during a survival type ordeal. There are 2 things that actually bother me about these TV Shows>> First of all they really seem to try to hide or just not show you what types of knives these guys and gals are using for some strange reason. Second they don't let any of the hosts of the show go into detail about their knife hardware or the proper uses of them which I find extremely strange.
For instance there was one survival show that the Discovery Channel aired for a short period of time hosted by survival guru Mykel Hawke in which they told behind the scenes that he revealed in a magazine interview that he couldn't use his own knives on the show unless he wanted to pay a 45% royalty/fee for everyone that he sold for the next 5 years. Now many of you know that Mykel Hawke is a known knifemaker and he makes and sells knives used primarily for outdoor or survival type uses. But I seriously doubt if Mykel Hawke selling a few of his outdoor blades would cause any harm to Discovery Channel's broadcasting empire any setbacks. You would think they would want the viewers to know what he prefers to use in a given situation to add interest to the show.
With all kinds of knives being recognized as a very vital tool of survival I just can't for the life of me understand why they purposefully want to withhold information.