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Gerber LMF II on my Mpac rack.



I like it, it has a nice heavy feel to it.
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I'm really surprised no custom knives are mentioned. Check out Busse Knives and Tom Johannings survival knife. Both very expensive, but great knives.
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I have had a Cold Steel Trailmaster for about 10 years. Works for me.

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I'm really surprised no custom knives are mentioned. Check out Busse Knives and Tom Johannings survival knife. Both very expensive, but great knives.
No customs are mentioned due to the op's budget. You won't get a custom for $60 to $90.

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I would stay away from "Buck" brand knives. They are hard to sharpen and they DON'T hold an edge. I've sharpened LOTS of them.

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You definitely want a FULL tang blade. I make my personal knives out of D2.
It takes and HOLDS a great edge. Stay away from 440C and 420 steel. It is hard to sharpen and does NOT hold an edge. I would also recommend that you wait and save up a bit more money so you can buy a better knife. I'm happy to see you don't want a very long blade. I don't like blades over 5 inches on anything other than a machete. I hope I helped out a bit. Good luck on your decision. .........
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Gerber LMF II on my Mpac rack.



I like it, it has a nice heavy feel to it.
How did you mount the sheath, I just bought the exact same style sheath for my kabar and wanted to hook it up to one of the molle bags or the mpac itself
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Your budget is what is goung to severly limit your capability. This is a "surival knife", something that I would take as my life will depend on this. I would not skimp out in this area? There are many fine knife makers out there. I would recommend upiing your budget find out your needs and intended uses lfor the knife. Look for a full tang knife. I prefer S30V heat treated but D2 wouls also be a fine choice, full tang blade. Again budgete here.

Also this is not the best forum for thia type of information. I would check out the follwing Usual Suspect Network, bladeforums, jerzeedevil. Good luck and happy hunting.

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How did you mount the sheath, I just bought the exact same style sheath for my kabar and wanted to hook it up to one of the molle bags or the mpac itself
If I remember, the snaps on the back of the sheath are going through one of the molle loops on that one bag.
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There are lots of choices and this gets pretty subjective. So...I have the Sog Seal Pup(see Post #8) in my bug out bag. Five years and no rust issues.
Light and handy. My Sog folder has served me well for 15 years as one of my daily carry knives. Never carry just one knife.

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