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Old March 27th, 2012, 07:25 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by KRWeiss View Post
Esee makes an exceptional knife. The ESEE-5 can field dress and quarter an elk without resharpening, help start a fire while you wait for your buddy's GF to bring the spare set of keys, and finally to break the glass when she stops looking for your elk camp and heads back home (yeah, it happened).

Edit: Too bad it doesn't come with a key ring so your buddy won't lock 'em in the truck.

It has a lanyard hole; put one on there!
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Old January 17th, 2015, 03:35 AM   #17
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The new Ka-Bars are still quality blades. Stay away from the "D2" version since you are not great at sharpening. It will be easy to tell the difference, the D2 Ka-Bar knives are about twice the cost.

KA-BAR Knives-1213 Black Full Size Full Tang Straight Edge 1095 Cro-Van Steel Fighting Utility Knife and Hard Sheath.

The Esee-6 is also a great option. Like has been mention before, it is made of 1095. Any part of the blade that does not have a protective coating is subject to rust. But it will be easy to sharpen.

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Old November 3rd, 2016, 03:50 AM   #18
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I'm very fond of Ka-Bar. One helped me thru Vietnam. Still have one. That said, the Cold Steel SRK is a lot of knife for the money.
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 04:09 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by jbylake View Post
Thanks, these look like they will do nicely. Thanks to AT also. I can sacrifice a little time in maintaining the knive, an occasional wipe with a silicon cloth will do nicely. I also understand the advantages of the "hard" steel knives, but they don't do me much good, like I said, I could never get them re-sharpened very well. So what I give up in plain balls out durability, I gain in practicality and usefulness. A knife that I can keep sharp is worth something to me in the field. A knife I can't sharpen, no matter what the quality, is only useful as long as it's sharp. This is exactly what I was trying to explain in my origional post. I think I'll shop around for best price and buy one tonight.

Once you develop the skills to sharpen your 1095 steel blade, I think you'll find that you'll be able to sharpen the harder steels with a medium diamond "stone."
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