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Old 01-14-2010, 21:39   #1
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Going to Alaska - What knife to take?

I am headed to Alaska! I went there last year with my wife on a cruise. Not exactly a Man trip. Some of my friends and I are headed up for a real Alaska trip. Tents, repelling, hunting, etc. What knife do I take?

I do not want to spend like $300. I want to keep it at around $100.

I know, let the "You need to spend $300 on this knife" comments begin.

Also, serrations or not?

Thanks!

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Old 01-14-2010, 21:45   #2
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RAT RC 5, best fixed blade outdoor knife for the $$ IMO. You can pick them up for under $150
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Old 01-14-2010, 22:46   #3
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Your question is a little vague (and in the wrong section, lol).
But needless to say a little more info is in order. Are you and your buddies going to divvy gear to equalize loads?
fwiw, have you considered a wyoming saw?, a nice lightweight folder like a gerber LST (6009) and a gol ol clunky knife that can be used for cutting and hacking like an ax? Someting like a big bowie, or usmc combat knife.
I think a single knife would be a failure.
I've done a lot of wilderness camping since back in the 70's, weight and function for intended use needs to be foremost in your selection.
Don't get me wrong, I have all sorts of cool gear, but the first knife I put in my hunting day pack is my LST and a mini arkansas stone, along with super glue and a needle and large roll of floss.
Around camp I keep a multi tool and a large fixed blade (usmc) is always nearby. The wyoming say is a requirement in the wilderness hunt camp setting.
Of course if you're tailgating it, other factors come into play.
PS I've wanted a fallkniven forest since I first saw one.

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Old 01-15-2010, 05:29   #4
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Your question is a little vague (and in the wrong section, lol).
But needless to say a little more info is in order. Are you and your buddies going to divvy gear to equalize loads?
fwiw, have you considered a wyoming saw?, a nice lightweight folder like a gerber LST (6009) and a gol ol clunky knife that can be used for cutting and hacking like an ax? Someting like a big bowie, or usmc combat knife.
I think a single knife would be a failure.
I've done a lot of wilderness camping since back in the 70's, weight and function for intended use needs to be foremost in your selection.
Don't get me wrong, I have all sorts of cool gear, but the first knife I put in my hunting day pack is my LST and a mini arkansas stone, along with super glue and a needle and large roll of floss.
Around camp I keep a multi tool and a large fixed blade (usmc) is always nearby. The wyoming say is a requirement in the wilderness hunt camp setting.
Of course if you're tailgating it, other factors come into play.
PS I've wanted a fallkniven forest since I first saw one.

+1 on the Falkniven! Those are amazing knives too. The VG10 is super tough!
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:01   #5
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I would take my RC-4 from Rat Cutlery.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:23   #6
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For $100. bucks get a Spyderco Military.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:01   #7
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Your question is a little vague (and in the wrong section, lol).
But needless to say a little more info is in order. Are you and your buddies going to divvy gear to equalize loads?
fwiw, have you considered a wyoming saw?, a nice lightweight folder like a gerber LST (6009) and a gol ol clunky knife that can be used for cutting and hacking like an ax? Someting like a big bowie, or usmc combat knife.
I think a single knife would be a failure.
I've done a lot of wilderness camping since back in the 70's, weight and function for intended use needs to be foremost in your selection.
Don't get me wrong, I have all sorts of cool gear, but the first knife I put in my hunting day pack is my LST and a mini arkansas stone, along with super glue and a needle and large roll of floss.
Around camp I keep a multi tool and a large fixed blade (usmc) is always nearby. The wyoming say is a requirement in the wilderness hunt camp setting.
Of course if you're tailgating it, other factors come into play.
PS I've wanted a fallkniven forest since I first saw one.

Sorry for the wrong section for this post. Obvious NewBee for this forum. .

  • We are Tailgating it for the most part so....
  • Multi tool will be in tow
  • Folding knife will also be in tow for small easy tasks.
  • 10 men are going to be on this trip. We will have a few saws mixed between us.
  • Main use for this knife is a back up. If we for some reason get 3 flats on some back country road, and we get stuck out in BFE for 2 weeks. I want to be able to survive.
  • Also we are taking a float plain out to very remote areas. Camping for 2 days, then get picked back up. Well we all know this is a perfect scenario in Alaska, but does not always happen.
  • I am seasoned in extreme conditions, but I have never been out in a very remote area.
  • I was thinking like a mid-size fixed blade, jack of all trades.
  • The RAT RC-5 is looking really nice. Or the Fallkniven S1 forest knife.
Thank all of you very much for your insight!

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Old 01-15-2010, 17:12   #8
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Others will likely have the fixed blade hunter catagory and the folder catagory covered. Why not something that is covered, yet very useful. The Woodsman's Pal.

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Old 01-17-2010, 21:52   #9
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Kershaw Outcast, and a fine/extra fine double grit DMT duosharp.

If you're not getting a diamond hone, don't buy the Outcast, it's a big slab of D2 and needs it.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:55   #10
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Get one of the Beretta Loveless Drop Point Hunters. It's an extremely practical style, mid sized blade, well made, and with the plastic handle it's amazingly cheap. <$40. If you look around you can find the nicer wood handled ones for @$100.

This is my normal carry pattern for a woods knife and serves me well. I carried a knife of this pattern (although it was a custom by WC Davis) for 3 weeks in Alaska last summer. I figured out a long time ago there was a reason every knife maker has copied this pattern; it works.

My Loveless pattern by Davis:
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Old 01-19-2010, 18:17   #11
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Thank you all.

Thank you all for you great advice. I think I will go with the RAT RC-5. It seemed to fill the foreseen uses I have in mind.

Best...

Bryce

Feel free to sell me one if anyones got one!
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Old 01-26-2010, 20:38   #12
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You can get the original rat-5 in D2. Consider it. Good steel, I got a pair of Rat-3's in that steel and they polish up SHARP, and stay that way. After you're done you have something that acts right. I like 1095 in the kitchen but D2 is hard to beat in the woods.
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Old 01-26-2010, 20:49   #13
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I got my Dad one of these for Christmas a couple of years ago and it is a terrific knife at $100 w/S30V steel.

Good luck!

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