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Mors Kochanski on survival knives

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he has a good grasp of what I would call wilderness survival he is not wrong in he opinion

 

I look at a knife in a bit different way, he is right but I need more than one knife and there are reasons

 

you cannot take a feral hog with a medium to small knife or fight off a large predator in a conflict over

 

taken game or to save your life in an attack even if it is mounted on a staff to make a spear.

 

it will not penetrate deep or wide enough to kill quick and a wounded animal is more deadly and strong in it's last moments.

 

I use a Swiss army knife to do the intricate work it has a short blade a 3 inch blade and numerous tools like an awl, file and saw

 

but it will never take the place of a cold steel bushman it has the size and heft to make a sod hut cut heavy limbs use as

 

a lever {it won't break} spear you can hammer the spine with a hammer without damage.

 

but there are pluses to the neck knife size so let me not dissuade anyone but rather add to their collection.

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