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I hate to be that guy who has posted something similar to everyone else's post asking about the blade, but I am going to be that guy. Difference is everyone else seems to be asking "What blade can I get that is the best at EVERYTHING! ZOMG!" I however have something very particular in mind, with a few side questions.

So I have done some research, I found the pathfrinder setup for the 18inch Ontario Sawback /w Mod to sheath to deal with sappling, bush, brush and cordage etc. Which is back mounted with shoulder sling.
I have a Kershaw Camp Axe for my left belt hip. A Gerber folding knife on the left front pocket. A glock 17 on the right belt hip.

With a blade for bush, brush etc, an axe for woodchopping, and a knife for skinning and field dressing and finer work. I am trying to decide on a slim profile full tang combat blade. I am considering a thigh mount, but I don't want straps to interfere with access to side thigh pockets. I have considered upper arm mount position but don't know if I want the constriction on either bicep when climbing, and I have thought about a chest/collarbone mount but worry it will tangle with the backpack strap some how.

The blade I am considering atm is a Kershaw Mil 4351 Bootknife. My heart isn't set on anything and I would really like to hear suggestions for blades and mounting with my gear setup, as this is the first time I have considered a blade with its main purpose to be combat ready and accessible.
 

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might check a close friend of mine, he is making some awesome knives..Oliverknifeworks...He could "perfect" the design of The kershaw, and he builds his own mounts and even a mount system you would have to see to believe.
 

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Thank you for the suggestion Deebo, but staying away from anything custom atm, as pretty much want something more standard and easy to replace, should something happen.
 

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As amazing as that knife looks, the first concern is an impact would cause slippage of hand over the blade without a modification/addition of guard. Also the mini bushman which is the size I am looking for is no longer in production and internet searches aren't turning up anyone selling one. Otherwise a very impressive knife would be so fun to modify, its a shame the mini is no longer available, as the other is a giant. Very close to what I am looking for.
 

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There is no "1" do it blade SAR-1L. You find most people carry various for different tasks. Knives are one of the most important tools you can have and it's worth spending money of getting the best you can afford that fit your needs. In actuality if I was dropped into the woods and there was only one thing I could have it would be a 5 inch fixed blade with a combo edge. (serrated and straight edge) Read the various threads discussed here on the subject and see what others are using. Knives are like guns though, which means there a personal taste item that often go with how the person plans to use them.

http://www.prepperforums.net/forum/...rs-daggers-machetes/2172-survival-knives.html

http://www.prepperforums.net/forum/...etes/716-what-best-blade-carry-when-shtf.html

A good place to buy from,

Knives at Knife Center
 

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Not trying to piss in your cornflakes Fuzzee, most of the replies were a generalized answer to people with a generalized purpose for their blade. I am also not looking for the number one or best of all others blade for every situation. I am searching for a blade for a specific task as well as recommended mounting options based of their various pros & cons in relation to my current gear setup. The threads you have linked, while appreciated, do not answer my question.
 

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I am not getting the type of answers I need, how can I rephrase my question to get answers specific to recommended combat knives, and their mounting placement, in regards to my gear setup?
 

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I respect the Kbar, but it is larger/heavier than I would like. Really want something with a much slimmer profile.
 

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I don't carry a combat knife...if I needed a knife as a back up to a handgun it would be a benchmade auto clipped into the outside corner of my right front pants pocket.
 

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SAR,

The Kershaw looks great but I would question your grip with that smooth surface....Things could get messy, maybe rain, blood and you are going to find the smooth slippy.

At best I would opt to replace the smooth scales with some Canvas Micarta.

This is a Becker O mod'ed and made my own Micarta Scales.



The one thing I don't like about the Kershaw is the Kydex Sheath as it needs to be clipped to something. A nylon sheath can be strapped to your vest, side of a pack, wrapped with Para Cord.

I would say to have a look at a Sog Seal Pup Elite that has a full tang, Zytel Textured Grip, Nylon sheath.

With a little innovation you might be able to tweak the sheath to your advantage.

Bottom sheath is what come stock for a Becker.







Just my thoughts and maybe way off still from what you are asking.

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Not trying to piss in your cornflakes Fuzzee, most of the replies were a generalized answer to people with a generalized purpose for their blade. I am also not looking for the number one or best of all others blade for every situation. I am searching for a blade for a specific task as well as recommended mounting options based of their various pros & cons in relation to my current gear setup. The threads you have linked, while appreciated, do not answer my question.
Awe yeah, you pissed all up in my cornflakes son. I am disappoint. I'm going to have to send out my boys to walk all up and down your ass. :mrgreen:

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Lol, it was early and I was getting ready for work and not awake and reading as well as I could have I guess, though you did skip around a bit in your post which is why I think I went the direction in answering as I did. If you're looking for a slim profile fixed with some mounting options and light than aKbar there are some good options you might like. The Benchmade Nimravus I favor for one, a SOG Seal series as another and some of the TOPS knives may interest you. All are excellent quality choices. Just look at blades thinner than a 1/4 inch. That thick means you getting a wood chopping crowbar.



BENCHMADE Nimravus - KnifeCenter

SOG SEAL Knives - KnifeCenter

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As amazing as that knife looks, the first concern is an impact would cause slippage of hand over the blade without a modification/addition of guard. Also the mini bushman which is the size I am looking for is no longer in production and internet searches aren't turning up anyone selling one. Otherwise a very impressive knife would be so fun to modify, its a shame the mini is no longer available, as the other is a giant. Very close to what I am looking for.
Big Bug Out Trucks bobbed deuce military surplus 269287_4515301757007_1361539711_n.jpg Yes slippage could be an issue and im glad you said that. What you will need to do is tightly wrap the handle with cording this extra cording will prove useful in other ways. Another thing you will want to do is Drill a 1/4" hole at the flat spot on the blade near the base of the handle, use grade eight all thread and put it through the hole then use two nuts to secure it in place. This can be removed and used at a latter time to fasten your spear handle once you drill another hole through the rest of the handle where the factory hole is. You will also find that you can plug the ends of the handle in order to hold items in it. You dont want the mini anyway its to small you will find it hard to baton wood! The case for the bushman kind of sucks though. To use this spear for hunting watch this video.

 

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Blue Tang divers knife. Nice size, rubber grip and locking sheath. Can be found for 30 bucks. Have a few on order so I can't post a picture YET.
 

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For your specific use, i would look at the Gerber 45803 Guardian, and wear it in a right lower leg rig. I might even sew a small pocket to my pants to make this possible. If you wear it right below the knee, it's accessible yet out of the way.
 
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