Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by billygoat162, Nov 9, 2013. Over the last 45 years I have spent a great deal of time in the Michigan woods, Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon and locations all over Europe and Africa. That’s simply out of touch with reality. Bigger IS Better when it comes to Self Defense. Even most professional hunters and backpackers carry different types of knife, not only a single knife. If you were to us a Molle Rifle Holster/Sleeve it attaches to the side of your pack and only take a couple seconds to pull a Rifle/Pistol whatever you want to carry and if you ever get into a situation where your Lost, starving, injured, With all the variables of things that could go wrong while thru-hiking 1-5 months on the AT PCT PNT Ect. I also agree that it will always be a bit of “too each their own” in the knife department. With a sheathed knife by my bedside I will sleep like a baby, and when encountering any potentially threatening wildlife I will be much more calm and rational with a knife close at hand. Buck Knives 124 Frontiersman (Made In The USA, Forever Warranty, Rust resistant steel “420HC”) Since no one knife will suit every task, some people carry multiple knives. So yes, I will be carrying a knife on all my back country adventures whether I need one or not. Hell yeah man! Appalachian Trail Section Hikers: Share Your Experiences with Us! Leave NO Trace be damned. Matt Graham trying to figure out how he can run to the moon and back. But before purchase one, you should know about it properly and your work types. You could start a NOBO of the AT at the same time as this guy, he will complete the NOBO, pass you on the SOBO and then pass you again as he rehikes NOBO. I like to be prepared for anything and everything. almost 4k people set out to thru hike the AT last year, not to mention the weekend and section hikers. A cell phone battery will die and if you’re lost, there’s only so many charges left in that portable battery charger you brought. It will help make a giant signal fire and shelter until help arrives. Even to save yourself from any wild animal you can use your knife, or with it, you can make a weapon. If you carry a pocket knife sharpener it will make your knife crazy sharp everywhere and every time. Quality Steel. The question of whether or not one should carry a gun while hiking has long been a topic in online group chats, and there is a Facebook group just for women who hike with guns. Not how my phone is going to help me survive. For most people running 58 feet is difficult. Pocket Knives. A Combat Veteran's Advice for Veterans. If knives are not allowed on the AT I’m never going on the AT! Full tang. Given the choice of driving 75mph on an interstate I’ll pick an Escalade over a Fiat any day of the week. This does not mean you can just grab your kitchen knife on your way out and claim you are ready to hike. You have to look for a big knife like a bowie knife or Masetti. That knife is crap. I own many folders and neck knives. And it is more expensive than any other common hunting and survival knives. It was designed to be an impressive knife for a bad ass in the movies. My husband pulled out an 8in full tang, I took my 6in out and I told them we have a gun. Because within $30 to $50 you will get a premium quality knife that you can carry it anywhere and use when you need it. Here’s some advice that’s not worthless – stop projecting your insecurities on others and deriving your sense of self-worth from being a classic case of the “internet tough guy”. They both are extremely premium grade materials and very popular and these have different features. It’s funny to me that this is such a sensitive topic with (thru) hikers and one that sparks a debate almost every time it gets brought up. Other essentials include 550 cord, foot powder, etc…. Bring a compass, learn to use the stars, whatever navigational tool other than a battery-powered device. You can also consider a rock for sharping your knife. I started hiking the AT NOBO in 2017. It is one of the first choices of all hunters if they beginner or expert it’s doesn’t matter. Any recommendations for a first knife? thanks for sharing and good luck on your journey! A proper wilderness knife should possess the following features: On the subject of steel, each type has it’s advantages and disadvantages. For instance, 400 series stainless steels are used on cheap knives because it’s very easy to sharpen. But it is far better because it will never get stain or corrosion even rusted very easily. When most people thing of wilderness or “survival” knives, the first image that pops into their head is the Rambo knife. Embrace the Boy Scout Motto…”Be Prepared”! This is not about what kind of blade you carry, but more simply do you or don’t you. get off the trail. From $100 and up to $200, it’s the price range, but you will get a strong knife that you will use anywhere for heavy-duty work. But there are some knives available in the market that you can use for some different work. just some information to consider as you finalize your gear. COLD STEEL 17T KOBUN. It’s one of the safest options there is! Which is why I will be carrying one on my hip during my thru-hike this year. Finnish puukkos are the best small ultra-sharp utility knives. Il be sobo in 2018 and will have my trusty esee 4 on my hip. I happen to agree with the article that a knife is an essential tool for the back country, and I wouldn’t go out without one, but seriously…grow up a little. Because if you ever complete any hunting before, so obviously you know about it’s a priority. I think you would be better off with a good cell phone and a canteen of water and leave the knives at home. I haven’t quite figured out which knife I will be wearing as I have many to choose from. Not just on the AT but everywhere. To hike the AT you probably could get along fine with a quality Swiss Army Knife or Leatherman multitool (which I also carry). There’s a difference between a weapon and a tool and if you’re hiking and carrying a knife as a TOOL, I don’t know of any ranger who would arrest you for it. And it never possible to end up explaining how a knife will help you in outdoor? Because this knife specially made for heavy-duty work that anyone can complete their work with ease and easy. I don’t argue with your contention that a knife is a valuable addition to your backpacking kit, but I will say that wearing a non-folding – and excessively heavy and non-folding – knife in a belt sheath will make it damned near impossible to correctly utilize the hipbelt on your backpack. Respectfully, Please do a little research to avoid these unsubstantiated fears. Pun intended. And maybe you have seen it in a Hollywood movie in Rambo. This carry option is ideal as a backup carry for those that can’t be swayed to … This website contains affiliate links, which means The Trek may receive a percentage of any product or service you purchase using the links in the articles or advertisements. The reason is that they're likely to escalate the conflict. Even you will find some knives that have special gut hook to make your job so easier when you are prepared for skinning. There are more conveniences along the trail. Since a bowie knife is fixed and the blade comes from through its handle, so you can use it for any heavy use like, cutting meat, broken any animals big bone, or chopping a large size of a tree. and the grandfather looks out at the viewer with the extremely awkward expression of one who knows that you know that he knows you both know he was really hoping his grandson wouldn’t bring that up. Too many reasons for having a knife to list here, but to not have one: cutting food (cheese, salami,etc.) EDIT: complementary information. In the last 55 years I have not had a knife on me a total of 6 weeks. bathrooms in the woods. Happy trails and stay safe. But similar the tactical knife you should know about your carries law of a bowie knife. Sure, they may not be “hikers” but they share the commonality of the exploring the wilderness with hikers. You cannot carry any "deadly weapon" in your vehicle unless related to "legitimate weapon-related sports activity." The nature around you will differ depending on where you’re hiking, but even the knowledge of a couple of edible plants could save your life, so do the research and remember, if in serious need, take one of Bear Grylls‘ survival tips and eat some insects for the protein and fat. But if you love some special tactical knife so before you should know about your country laws. . To be fair, the knife pictured here is not the typical knife, so anyone wanting to carry anything over 3″ blade length should also research state and local laws. If you have to fly to get where you're going, don't forget to put the pocket knife in your checked luggage, or you'll have it taken away from you at the security checkpoint. If you would like to see what I mean, here is a prime example: http://rockymountainbushcraft.blogspot.com/2013/08/review-benchmade-bushcrafter-knife-has.html. This statement reinforces the believe that we pack our fears. LOL. No, carrying a knife in the event that I need one is being prepared, not being afraid. I could list a couple of anecdotes here as examples to that point, but that’s a whole other article in itself. Even many beginners don’t know what is a bowie knife? It has the big, Bowie shaped blade with a (useless) serrated back and a handle that pops open at the bottom with survival goodies. Just the other night I went to hear a female AT thru-hiker give a talk at my local REI. Because it is very heavy and difficult to use. It happens to people all the time and people die. Typically it is bigger and stronger than a folding knife, it has 6-inch to 9-inch super sharp blade that you can use for different works. This type of knife is much more compact and easy to carry around in your pocket. You’re looking for a good spot or just … 2. I would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Top of Georgia Hiker Hostel to Reopen as Around the Bend, Which Triple Crown Trail is Right For You? A good knife is the most basic & important piece of equipment for going out where the wild things are. But actually a bowie knife has a very long and heavier blade to cut any big wood and making a shelter. But a small quality knife has not enough edge to make a strong shelter. Wow! As a friend likes to reminisce, back in the day, packs were easily 50 to 60 pounds with external frames and stuffed with heavy equipment. Cheap steal can’t hold an edge as well, nor is it as structurally sound as quality steel. Because a pocket folding knife is very compact, lightweight, and portable and the reason why most people love it so much.eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'ibc7_org-medrectangle-3','ezslot_2',106,'0','0']));eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'ibc7_org-medrectangle-3','ezslot_3',106,'0','1'])); And if you look at this price so it would be very affordable than other knives. Typically it has 12% chromium that gives it better durability. The sheath is on a dangler. https://ibc7.org is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to (https://ibc7.org) (amazon.com, or endless.com, MYHABIT.com, SmallParts.com, or AmazonWireless.com). Knife, probably it’s one of the best tools that you can use everywhere from home to outdoor. Many people tell me not to bring a knife, but instead to bring a good phone. And clip point knife specially designed a famous guy the name is “Jim Bowie” and most bowie knives are comes with clip point design. I HIGHLY recommend this knife. I have been enjoying your posts and, even though I have been long distance hiking for near 15 years now, I am tweaking my kit based on a lot of your gear suggestions. Tac Short reply: Ken, this borderlines on fear mongering and is not an accurate representation of law. Or I can pull my knife out slow, get along stick, and pin it own with the stick! Often you’ll want a small, light knife when you’re hiking or backpacking, but ultimately the size and weight depends on what you prefer and are comfortable with. a knife. But I do appreciate the article as I now get to disregard any future articles with his byline. A knife will help you catch food (spears and traps). It looks like the knife front point was clipped off and here is the reason that why people called it to clip point knife? My Benchmade 162 Bushcrafter. But the blade will dull very easily and break a lot sooner under hard use, putting you and others around you in potential danger. Seriously? Better to spend the $12 up front. I respect your opinion but I do not believe being prepared is packing your fears at all. But we think you can use a premium quality bowie knife as an alternative of Masetti. I always bring one — better to have it and not need it than otherwise. I have been hiking and adventuring for over 20 years. The knife you choose needs to serve the purpose you decided to carry it for in the first place. This makes the blade stronger structurally as you have one solid piece of metal. Its overall length would be a minimum 12-inch to 16-inch and price nearly $80 to and up to $200. Yes. And I only own ONE of those. shelters to camp at everynight, if you wish. I am currently living in an RV near Asheville, NC, hiking my face off almost every day and loving every minute of it. The drop point knife back edge is slightly straight down and tip pointed.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'ibc7_org-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_14',112,'0','0'])); The knife allows the spine of its blade and more stronger and thicker edge. However, this is not the primary reason I carry a knife. Otherwise, you’ve wasted your time and are carrying dead weight. Maybe something that fits on my belt. Cutting rop or cord for repairs, etc. Noting also a Buck (or other folder) in your pocket risks adding a second charge of CCW. (Best at wood carving) I’ve heard of people carrying everything from a Leatherman or a Swiss Army knife, to a simple razor blade, or absolutely no edged tools at all. A fixed blade. Most bushcraft knives are worn with what is called a dangler attachment to the sheath. And I like the points you made above to Ken. Look up any “essentials” list for survival and “knife” will most certainly be on it. You got what I was trying to say EXACTLY – it’s just my opinion based on my beliefs and experiences, take it or leave it. I will never go on any trail with out protection, you never know who you will run in to. I'm thinking of using the hip-belt pocket of my backpack, but I read somewhere that this is not a very good idea since you could become separated from your backpack. I have used my knife to build shelters, start fires, chop food, cut paracord, for protection, making a fishing pole, and a hundred other chores. Deer hunting and a skinning knife are a little bit expensive that would be $40 to $100. Who would’ve thought people would get so worked up over a knife!! I’m sure there are pot growers, ginsengers and moonshiners nearby. It will defend you. Going into that would be a whole other article in itself, but you are correct; there are knives you can carry the length of the AT. You can do almost anything in the wilderness with a few supplies and a big knife. Carbon steels rust easily if not properly maintained, but are generally easier to sharpen and are great to use for striking a ferrocerium rod to make fire. And without a perfect knife for outdoor adventures that look’s like a gun without a bullet. Im liking the BK24, its light, and feels good in my hand. If you don’t know why, look up the Boy Scout motto. The most experienced outdoor organizations (Boy Scouts etc.) Three Rivers Manufacturing Neutron: $169. Sometimes it will help you to make fire when you need heat to warm up yourself in cold or wet situations. Safety first. Why carry a knife? I for one appreciate the advice and would provide the same to anyone/everyone I care about. But choosing the right knife is very difficult because there are already more than hundreds of knife making companies making knives. There are DEFINITELY knives you can carry the entire length of the A.T. without violating any laws the length of the trail. Where is best place to carry a knife? Basically, any outdoorsman worth his/her salt carries a knife. Small pocket knives are also easy to lose while hiking, so I tie a piece of string to mine and girth-hitch it to my belt loop when I … I’ll try not to lose any sleep because you will be disregarding further articles from me. You are dragging me slowly out of the stone age! If you do break a leg then a knife will help make a walking stick or even crutches. That Rambo knife had no tang, by the way. Your experience is very limited, thus making your advice worthless. I don’t care how badly you need it! Thank you! I know about snakes and hunting. gotta have that phone and GPS. I'm an avid outdoorsman and I have an unnatural obsession with craft beer. Even Japanese VG-10, AUS 6, 8 and German stainless steel are the world’s best knife materials. Sometimes I wear the knife on my belt (if you carry your knife in a dangler sheath it rides below your hip belt and does not interfere with your comfort). But what kinds of knives are available in the market that you can use for outdoor activities.eval(ez_write_tag([[468,60],'ibc7_org-box-3','ezslot_9',105,'0','0'])); We have listed some knives that are actually used from beginner to professional for hunting, camping, hiking, and other activity. Single folding blade knife. Image courtesy of Pinterest. You will be better served to carry an emergency device such as SPOT or InReach. A Bit of Background. If you are looking for a Swiss army knife that can work better than your expectation, then this particular multipurpose… The buyer pays the same price as they would otherwise, and your purchase helps to support The Trek's ongoing goal to serve you quality backpacking advice and information. Svord VTR Von Tempsky Ranger Knife (Great overall knife, L-6 steel arguably the best & most expensive steel for swords), Khukuris on Amazon or Ebay are sold by scammers, order directly from a Genuine website (look for 5160 steel and full tang). . I’m reminded of a poster from one of last century’s World Wars, in which a child asks his grandfather, “What did YOU do during the war”? And without the hipbelt, you will not make it 200 miles on the Trail. I don’t understand why this is controversial. A hunting knife is not only for building shelter or game hunting. Do you think other hikers came up to try and deffuse the situation or help us with strength in numbers? because you have to carry an extra sheath or knife owned protective sheath to protect yourself and the blade. So let’s have a look which is best?eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'ibc7_org-large-mobile-banner-1','ezslot_11',113,'0','0'])); Carbon steel is very softer if you compare with stainless steel and you can easily sharpen it without much effort. Sun Protection – It’s always a good idea to carry a hat, lip balm, and some sunscreen to prevent sun … A simple pocket knife is only for small work, but when you looking for a heavy-duty job, so you should look for a big and strong knife that will work as you want. Illumination. Finally! Some people really count the ounces and prefer ultralight knives and gear to cut down on the weight they have to carry. If you’ve decided you want to carry a knife to cut salami in the backcountry then carry something that works well. Not all people who venture into the woods go on “through hikes.” A “through hike” (to me) is one step up from taking a walk in the local park. You modern hikers are basically just taking a walk in the woods like my grandparents used to do after dinner. Well my old man was a Navy man and all those old time sailors carried some sort of blade. My nylon hiking pants pockets seems to flimsy to carry a metal object with the capacity to tear it all up. However, most drop point blades are not perfect for heavy work, but you can complete small cutting with fast and easy. Especially when you out of the field so a well-sharpened knife is your closed friend, if you take care of it, so sometimes it can save your life in extreme situations. I do hear things in the night. When I go out, I follow an azimuth. This past week my husband and I took our two young children to a popular one mile trail to see a waterfall. You can’t do any heavy-duty job. However, novice backpackers on the A.T. often make the mistake of carrying too much food. I myself am a photographer and often go out into the woods to shoot alone and would like to have a knife with me for protection or utility. even then, we are likely talking about the smallest knife possible. Almost all of the knives that backpackers carry do not classify as prohibited by law. Mr Kearns asks the question but it must have been rhetorical for he never gives a specific reason. Because without permission you can’t collect any tactical knives or carry. Clip-Point: The most popular knives are designs are clip point because it has a beautiful long shape on the blade back edge. Montana: As of October 2017, concealed carry is fairly unlimited. Because you may get lost? I’m bewildered at how many people are attacking the author over the issue of carrying a knife when any true backwoodsmen knows how essential a knife is. These knives come with well featured, design versatility and durability. Make sure that equipment won't make matters worse should your attacker get hold of it. I'm also heavily bearded. /// Well, your contention is wrong. 39 years around the sun. Using it you can easily able to build a shelter or chopping wood. a knife isn’t going to save you from a bear or a snake. But some skinning knife has special Gut hook feature, that you can use for gutting and skinning. Folding knives cannot handle the stresses that a fixed blade can due to their mechanical pivot points. Ian. No, folks. you aren’t taking this journey alone, even if you go solo. And people used 4-inch to 6-inch knife for skinning any deer. There are DEFINITELY knives you can carry the entire length of the A.T. without violating any laws the length of the trail. I live by the saying “If you’re not always prepared, you’re never prepared.”. BPL Member. When deciding how much food to carry for your trip, keep these tips in mind. Already we have explained some popular different knives that you can use for hunting, camping, hiking or deer skinning. But which knife design is great and how work these? To each his/her own. You know which one. Lightweight and able to handle a bit more abuse than the Swiss army knife. Even a little knife, though I prefer something close to a 10 inch. I am an Eagle Scout from way back when, and no self-respecting Eagle Scout would ever head off into the woods for an extended hike without a reliable knife of some sort. The carbon steel blade is stamped and the reason they are very lightweight and very affordable. Long reply: Ken, I encourage you to research law a little better in this department. Thanks for your support! It’s great when walking or hiking because the knife will stay out of sight and out of mind, that is, until it’s needed. Regarding the size of the tool being an ego thing I’ll just assume that you’re being witty with a comment that fits nicely into your posting. She spent the next 2 days on edge wondering when she would encounter this individual. FYI: if you choose to not carry a knife, you can’t borrow mine!!! I cannot imagine thinking no knife is a good idea! You should always choose a safe design because the knife can damage your backpack. 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