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    Default Knives

    Back by popular demand - knives!
    We all carry knives to protect ourselves, cut mundane stuff, or discourage others from snoring in shelters. Some even carry a knife to perform an emergency appendicitis if need be. I'm interested in seeing the weight of these lethal sharp things.

    I'm proud to show my cheap collection with their weight. If anyone has a lighter one I'll sulk.
    The large one is an Okapi (that has probably killed more people in Africa than any other - but that's another story) - 3 ounces
    The second is a Gidgitz - 1.7 ounces

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    I won't be hiking in South Africa soon due to those lethal knives being so readily available

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    If you buy a packet of cigarettes you get one knife free

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    Met one guy with a 10" (or so) Bowie knife on the trail. I'd estimate the weight around a pound and a half. You know, for bears. I suspect he was horribly disappointed that he never got ambushed by a bear.

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    I just buy knives made in NY state. Like to see my neighbors have a job.

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    You got to have one of those 12" blade survival knifes with all the stuff in the handle.
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    0.6 oz 2" blade

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    0.6 oz blade 1 15/16"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-go'en View Post
    You got to have one of those 12" blade survival knifes with all the stuff in the handle.
    I bought one at a flea market for $5! It was called it a "Rambo Knife" ...shows you how old I am!
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    0.6 versus 1.7 is like a royal flush taking on four of a kind - I'm now sulking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swjohnsey View Post
    I was thinking of taking my original Gerber LST on the AT next year; it's 1.4 oz. I may have to get one of these little Ultralight LSTs instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swjohnsey View Post
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    0.6 oz 2" blade
    I have a BUCK version which is 0.7 oz. I also have (or had, since I can't find it right now) it's big brother which I usually carry as it's big enough to brush trail when I get pissed off with limbs sticking into the trail and poking me in the eye. I hope I can find it, I liked that knife.
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    I have used a leatherman micra for many years, the scissors and nail file more often than the blade

    do not see the one I use but it is similar to this:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/5377251...yABEgKgePD_BwE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-go'en View Post
    You got to have one of those 12" blade survival knifes with all the stuff in the handle.
    Knives are for wimps. To defeat bears and human predators you need a Viking Battle Axe. Including the 30 inch hardwood handle they only weigh about 4 pounds. If you're going ultrlalight they can double as a shelter pole too. They're great for pounding in titanium stakes as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bansko View Post
    Knives are for wimps. To defeat bears and human predators you need a Viking Battle Axe. Including the 30 inch hardwood handle they only weigh about 4 pounds. If you're going ultrlalight they can double as a shelter pole too. They're great for pounding in titanium stakes as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swjohnsey View Post
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    0.6 oz 2" blade


    I use the one from the camping section of walmart that looks similar. Half serrated blade, half fine edge. Costs about two dollars, sharp enough to do whatever I've ever needed. When it gets dull, buy a new one.
    Probably more than .6 ounces, but it's still ridiculously light.

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    There was a guy with a sword on the trail last year. Can't remember his name. He would chop wood with it and tell you the complete story about its design and historic use. He would be laughing at your bravado.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtDoraDave View Post
    I use the one from the camping section of walmart that looks similar. Half serrated blade, half fine edge. Costs about two dollars, sharp enough to do whatever I've ever needed. When it gets dull, buy a new one.
    Probably more than .6 ounces, but it's still ridiculously light.

    https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/baf...0&odnBg=FFFFFF

    I used to have a couple of those at my hunting camp.
    After having one of those literally break apart in my hand while using it.......I threw them away. So cheap its dangerous to use..
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    Battle axe, then sword... What's next? A shield for hiking? "Against bears", you know

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    I think you referring to a large replica sword used in distant years by the Romans

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