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Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Survival Knives - The Right Blade

My friend Leon has an interesting video post regarding chosing the right blade for your survival knife.  Leon has become a self trained expert on quality knives for the hiker and hunter.

Survival knife video: Choose the correct blade spine for ferro rod firestarting
Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by Leon in Leon's Blog
An often overlooked part of a survival blade is the back, or spine. With the proper grind, the back can provide an edge that saves the razor edge for other uses.
by Leon Pantenburg
It’s easy to ignore the dull part of the knife blade. But the spine, ground correctly, can becomes another useful part of the knife.
Before  you consider buying a blade, here’s some spine grinds you  don’t want:
No guthook: A guthook is a specialized grind that is designed to be used in a few specialized cuts while field dressing a big game animal. Other then a few times every year, the guthook is just an impediment. The hook, if properly sharpened, could also hook your hand or clothing. The hook eliminates any other use of the spine. If you must have a guthook, get a specialty one, apart from your main survival/hunting knife. The seperate guthook  will do the specialty cuts you want it to, and you won’t have to deal with the hook on your blade.
To read the rest of Leon's post go here.

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