Schrade knives, how is the quality?

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  1. drop bear

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    Strongarm good.
    LMF too heavy.

    Bear grills pretty crap.
     
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    I like Benchmade as well, but they never seem to fit my hand well for some reason.
     
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    To the OP, what are you looking to do with it, if anything?
     
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    Not really anything, it just caught my eye in the shop.
     
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    If you aren't in love with it, and you have questions on the quality, why bother? It's quite obviously your call, but I'd probably pass in your shoes.
     
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    I just tell people it is a boy thing. It is kind of cool to own a honking big knife for when the zombies come.

    Kabar becker bk 10?

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    I'm a big fan of making your own, but it's not terribly practical for most people.

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    Here's a guide I've always found useful for the hunting vs fighting knife in this style.
    If the point is in line for a thrust, it's a fighting knife.

    If it's above the thrust-line, it's a hunter.

    If it's below, it's just stupid.

    This is key, because as messy as slashes are, thrusts are far, far more deadly.
     
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    I don't disagree, but why not just wait and use the 80 bucks to get something you are sure you like rather than some random knife you are wishy washy on? I own several knives and have a matched set on the way, so I am on board with that for sure, but I hate the idea of spending the money on a knife that I am pretty sure I am not going to like. I have done that once, and it is sitting in a bag somewhere collecting dust. Waste of money.
     
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    Yeah. Been there myself. On the plus side people are making good quality fun knives for not that much at the moment. So if i buy a knife based on fun it isn't as bad a deal as it could have been.

    But then i bought the rambo knife as a kid.
    Condor primitive bush knife.
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    I don't know what the intended purpose of a "bush knife" is, but this picture seems to be an example of what I referred to in an earlier post as "just stupid" - the point is (or appears to be in this picture) too low, which makes it off-line for a thrust, and shortens the belly of the blade, which makes it less effective as a skinner/hunting knife.
     
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    I've been looking thru the Benchmade options, definitely some nice pieces there, also in a higher price range overall. For a well made, strong, high quality knife, I think their price range makes sense. Definitely not a throwaway piece, tho, would not wish to lose one, at $160 - $230 range.

    To go higher than that, once you get into the $300 - $1000 and up, that just becomes more of a collector piece in my opinion, and not something i would ever be likely to use for fear of losing or damaging it.
     
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    a guy called mat graham designed it as an all purpose bush knife. I think it leans more towards wood processing than skinning. It has some fun concepts.

    The tip is designed to make divets for a fire drill.

    but it is kind of a barong shape. Or a seax depending on where you hale from.




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  15. Flying Crane

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    Anyone have any thoughts on Columbia River Knife and Tool? My mother-in-law gave me a small folder as a xmas gift, it seems nice but was unexpected. I don't know anything about the company.
     
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    They're another good for the price, daily carry type of knife. I've got a couple of theirs, and I keep one in my toolbox.
     
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    ^^^^^ THIS!!
     
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    Makes a good camp knife. Good chopper, wood processing/feathering, is light weight and sharpens easily.
    It really depends on what is the tools major job.
     
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    Overall their products are good. Relative low cost for what you get.
     
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    Nothing wrong with them from what I have seen, but to be fair, I don't have a ton of personal experience. I'm more of a Spyderco guy when it comes to folders.
     
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