SUGGEST A GOOD TOPS SURVIVAL KNIFE OR ANOTHER BRAN

I am looking for a good all around survival knife.

I would like one that if i get stranded for a day or two i could use it for a multitude of purposes. It would need to be very tough and made from a good quality steel


i like TOPS brand but I am open to other suggestions

I don't know anything about TOPS brand but generally mass produced knives are heat treated evenly meaning that the spine is as hard as the cutting edge. This makes for a knife that is more brittle than a differentially heat treated blade. A skilled knife maker can heat treat a knife with a hard edge that will hold it's shsrpness and a less hard spine that allows the knife to flex. In a survival situation I would prefer the knife that would hold up to hard ude the best. Consider looking up bushkill blades. He is very highly reviewed. Phone Post 3.0

I love my Gerber LMF II ASEK

Bk-7 or 9.

Why not?

I have a couple Tops, I like them. Quality stuff. Find one that fits your purpose. Phone Post 3.0

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I have a Fletcher Blades Tango that is brand new that I need to unload. $200 OBO. Google Fletcher Knives then scroll down to the Tango. I have other blades that I use regularly from him, just never used this one because it's so pretty. Have the original kydex and a custom leather sheath.

It's ill-nanny. Phone Post 3.0

Fletcherknives.com. Also, Tops is shit. Read reviews on Blade Forums. Phone Post 3.0

GettaJaab - Fletcherknives.com. Also, Tops is shit. Read reviews on Blade Forums. Phone Post 3.0

Why do you say they are shit??


What forums do you suggest?


Thanks

Esee, Becker K&T

The woodsman's pal.
Best survival bladed tool around.

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Thats a beauty...what was it worth from Alto? ( not that I should be ordering any more of his knives)

Ninpo Silva - The woodsman's pal.
Best survival bladed tool around.

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That knife looks cool but I cant imagine packing it along on a hike.

Sennin - Phone Post 3.0

Not sure from the picture if this would be a decent knife for abusive use..

I am talking about getting stranded out somewhere and using it like an ax or hitting it with a log to split another log.

you can baton a solid knife though. i think above should be fine, except that the spine isn't flat for batoning but i'd love to torture test it.

beckers:
http://www.kabar.com/knives/hunting-outdoor

i've been interested in getting one ontario blade as well.

http://www.knifecenter.com/item/ONSP8/ontario-sp8-machete-survival-10-1095-carbon-sawback-blade-cordura-and-leather-sheath

http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/ONRTAK2S/ontario-randall-rtak-ii-fixed-combo-blade-micarta-handles-8629

http://www.benchmade.com/products/product_list.aspx?category=28

yusul - you can baton a solid knife though. i think above should be fine, except that the spine isn't flat for batoning but i'd love to torture test it.

beckers:
http://www.kabar.com/knives/hunting-outdoor

i've been interested in getting one ontario blade as well.

http://www.knifecenter.com/item/ONSP8/ontario-sp8-machete-survival-10-1095-carbon-sawback-blade-cordura-and-leather-sheath

http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/ONRTAK2S/ontario-randall-rtak-ii-fixed-combo-blade-micarta-handles-8629

I have a Marine Kabar that is probably sixty or seventy years old.. it has been my go to knife for a long time but I am looking for something tougher with better steal

i think if you have a blade for 60 years, it's plenty tough, lol.
although i'm surprised you like the tops as much as you do. i don't own one, but i heard mixed reviews.

other brands though are benchmade and ontario. i guess you'd have to look at type the steel you prefer, but i'm a fan of what's made in the usa, sweden and finland.

i like how mora knives hold their edge.

http://www.moraofsweden.se/explorers/pathfinder?group=prod_prod_grp-s1%2F41



if you want something specialized, you should just hit up atlofsky at bushkillblades imo. reasonable prices.

yusul - i think if you have a blade for 60 years, it's plenty tough, lol.
although i'm surprised you like the tops as much as you do. i don't own one, but i heard mixed reviews.

other brands though are benchmade and ontario. i guess you'd have to look at type the steel you prefer, but i'm a fan of what's made in the usa, sweden and finland.

i like how mora knives hold their edge.

http://www.moraofsweden.se/explorers/pathfinder?group=prod_prod_grp-s1%2F41



if you want something specialized, you should just hit up atlofsky at bushkillblades imo. reasonable prices.

I have now read some reviews of Tops that werent so good so maybe i will pass on them.



As far as my Kbar it gets very little use but my dad got it when he was a kid and he said it was old then and he is old so the knife must be as well lol

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Not sure from the picture if this would be a decent knife for abusive use..

I am talking about getting stranded out somewhere and using it like an ax or hitting it with a log to split another log.
The caption for this pic was something along the lines of 'Fuck your Kabar'. I figured it was built to handle at least the same kind of treatment. Phone Post 3.0