Survival: Do You Take A Knife Or An Axe?

For this comparison the knife used is an Eka Nordic W11 (Blade length: 111 mm, Blade thickness 4 mm, Sheath: Leather) and the axe is a Gransfors Wildlife Hatchet (Face: 76 mm, Head weight: 0.6 kg, Shaft: 340 mm Hickory, Sheath: Leather). Both the knife and the axe are shaving sharp. Making Feathersticks There really is not much between them when making feathersticks, the knife being marginally more controllable due only to the curved face of the axe. However, if you are experienced this becomes almost unnoticeable.
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Gerber and Grylls Release New Line of Survival Knives

I am possibly the worlds cheapest backpacker. My gear is made of many home made items and refurbished old items that probably should have been replaced ages ago. But when I look at a piece of equipment I can’t help but remember all the outtings it has seen me through. A knife however is one piece of equipment in whihc I will make an extra investment if it’s necessary. As I mentioned before, there isn’t an item in your pack (or on your belt in this case) more likely to aid in your survival of a bad situation than your knife.
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Outdoor Survival Part IV, Your Knife

September 29, 2010 Tweet By David Maccar Gerber is releasing a new line of knives in 2011 dubbed simply the Survivor Series, representing a collaboration between the knife maker and survivalist/TV show host Bear Grylls, a first for the star of the Discovery Channel’s Man vs. Wild. These will also be the first pieces of survival gear bearing BG’s name and stamp of approval since he parted ways with Bayleyknife’s S4 series .
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A Different Way to Think about Survival Knives

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His experiences led to working internationally in some surprising situations! You can find Mark at MarkDorr.com WC is an American citizen living and working in China. He brings TSW readers a wealth of knowledge and experience in international affairs, culture and business.
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