Zepplin, I have a Persian, a Chinook II, a few Natives, and a raft of other Spydercos, athough no Military. For your scenario, I'd grab the Chinook II first, but the Persian would be my second choice. Those two knives are built like bank vaults. Thick blades, thick dual liners, and front locks. The Chinook's blade is just a tad longer and a tad thicker than the Persian's and the G10 is both grippier and probably stronger than micarta, athought it would take horrendous abuse to damage either of these knives. The Chinook clip can be set up for LH carry, while the Persian's cannot. Although the Native can also be set up for a lefty, its blade, while just as thick as the Persian, is quite a bit shorter and my Natives are all FRN, and unlined FRN just doesn't instill the same level of confidence I feel with the dual liner knives. IMHO Natives are great for EDC, light and sturdy enough for darn near anything, but for WTSHTFC, I want something even sturdier.
Edited to add: I would be very curious as to how someone who has a Chinook, a Persian and a Military would rate the three.
Edited by - The Deacon on 1/19/2004 3:33:17 PM