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Brujo
09-27-2013, 11:41 AM
Looking for a tactical/survival knife that I won't be afraid to have hit dirt, since I'm guaranteed to be using it while looking for mushrooms. I like the Gerber but would like a better blade.

Any recommendations in the under $250 trange

FMJBT
09-27-2013, 2:01 PM
Schrade SCHF-10 might be worth looking into. It's well under your $250 limit @ around $35-$40 street price. The blade is 1/4" thick 8Cr13MoV stainless. I've found this stuff to behave a lot like ATS-34 when beating on it. It looses a razor edge pretty quickly, but still retains a fairly sharp edge through quite a bit of use. Much better performance than the 420J that Gerber uses for most of it's knives.

http://www.amazon.com/Schrade-SCHF10-Drop-Point-Fixed-Blade/dp/B00BM94JJQ

http://www.taylorbrandsllc.com/shop/images/SCHF10.jpg

ElvenSoul
09-27-2013, 2:09 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004GA6XZQ

ElvenSoul
09-27-2013, 2:19 PM
If you like big & heavy Ontario's Afgan Bush is usually under a $100

Blademan21
09-27-2013, 2:32 PM
What ever you get,get a knife with a full tang. The Gerber is not.

ElvenSoul
09-27-2013, 2:40 PM
There are a whole lot of Beckers that could fill that role.

ElvenSoul
09-27-2013, 2:44 PM
http://www.scrapyardknives.com/sykco-311/

Quickdraw Mcgraw
09-27-2013, 2:46 PM
COLD STEEL SRK is what I got when looking at the LMFII. LMF is nice and the sharpener is cool but my SRK(under $100) has been amazing!

orangeglo
09-27-2013, 3:28 PM
ESEE 4, GSO 4.1 (3.5 is up for pre-order), Becker BK2, Blackbird SK-5, Fallkniven F1.

Any knife listed above is a quality knife that will stand up to years of punishment.

A little more info could narrow it down. Blade length? Does it have to be corrosion resistant? What will you be doing with it? Does weight matter?

Brujo
09-27-2013, 9:20 PM
Damn,


Those are all sweet knives. Looking for a general hiking/camping knife that I wont be worried about digging in the dirt with. I'm thinking about getting the esee 5, but the idea of fancy steel like the ratmandu is hard resist. Corrosion resistance would be nice but not necessary.

Carsgunsandchics
09-27-2013, 10:21 PM
K-Bar

bombadillo
09-27-2013, 10:37 PM
Ontario Blackbird

orangeglo
09-27-2013, 10:45 PM
Damn,


Those are all sweet knives. Looking for a general hiking/camping knife that I wont be worried about digging in the dirt with. I'm thinking about getting the esee 5, but the idea of fancy steel like the ratmandu is hard resist. Corrosion resistance would be nice but not necessary.

Yea, the RMD is nice. If you like the RMD I would say to check out the SYKCO 511 and the Scrapper 5 as well. But, of those three I still like the Ratmandu the best. Going to have to find a sheath for the RMD.

jeg0777
10-18-2013, 6:45 PM
I just got my Becker BK2 today and it is a beast. $70 off Amazon. I was looking at the LMF II in our PX and decided against it based on what I read online. It looks full tang but my research informed me otherwise.

9x19=£OVÄ
10-19-2013, 7:38 PM
Mushroom hunting is the best.

Mezcalfud
10-28-2013, 8:34 PM
From what I have read- the LMF was designed to be insulated in the case an aircrew had to cut themselves out of debris, including live wires.
Regardless, if you don't have an ESEE (any ESEE will do) you will not survive.

polarbear06
10-28-2013, 10:09 PM
Looking for a good beater knife, look no further than the Mora Bushcraft Black. Not full tang, but you can buy two for the price of one tacticool knife and you can carry both of them for the same weight as one expensive heavy blade. They are plenty strong and cost about $40. They are also great a sparking a fire steel and are very easy to sharpen.

I honestly wouldn't look for a "tactical"/survival knife in the same blade; you'll end up with a knife that is not good at either task. Besides, the "tactical" knife game is completely whack...the only ones I trust with defending myself are made by James Williams @ CRKT.

Edit: I will say that I was close to buying a Fallkniven F1; it is full tang and quite a bit thicker/slightly shorter so isn't much heavier than the mora.

Tripper
10-28-2013, 10:22 PM
As I recall the LMF was designed as a fighting knife
Here's something built on that concept as well

http://www.darkopsknives.com/cgistore/store.cgi?page=/new/product.html&setup=1&ida=6&idp=3&his=0|3

Tripper
10-28-2013, 10:23 PM
FMJBT
That is a pretty knife

jyo
10-28-2013, 10:41 PM
I also vote for the Cold Steel SRK---not too pricey---good all around outdoors knife...

Kammunition
10-28-2013, 11:25 PM
Go with a spyderco schempp rock it's not much of a bushcraft but it is tough. on mine I changed the grips to g-10 the grips on it as you buy it are crap.