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Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:41 pm

Say you are the lone survivor of a plane crash and you could have any Spyderco knife or knives, more than one even, to help you survive. You are in the middle of, say, a tropical jungle and have to make your way to the coast, and avoid getting eaten by cannibals, ravenous carnivorous beasts, and snakes and the rest. Which would you pick? Caspian Salt? Walter Brend Mamaba? Pacific Salt? Endura? Pingo?

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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby Stuart Ackerman » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:43 pm

Temp 2... :)

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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby jabba359 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:33 pm

Stuart Ackerman wrote:Temp 2... :)
Probably this, or a Schempp Rock.
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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby npad69 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:45 pm

perhaps an h1 warrior for a fixed blade

for a folder, i think i'd go for a tatanka

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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby farnorthdan » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:51 pm

Yep a schempp rock for sure and a spydie saw.
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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:11 pm

A Szabohawk and an Enuff Clip Point. Oh, and a Manbug for the small stuff.
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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby 3rdGenRigger » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:15 pm

Just one? Schempp Rock, with the Bushcraft as a second choice. Maybe Seratta as a third choice.
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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby VashHash » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:19 am

Forester. Is there really any other choice? Also my H1 SE Spyderhawk. That knife goes everywhere with me.

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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby BTG » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:39 am

npad69 wrote:perhaps an h1 warrior for a fixed blade

for a folder, i think i'd go for a tatanka
I'll 2nd vote these two.

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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby tvenuto » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:11 am

For a folder there's no contest: Manix XL (probably the classic S30V). For a fixed, probably the warrior given the situation you describe. It has both PE and SE, and I'm not sure how much "bushcrafting" there is to do in a tropical jungle survival situation. I'd also want a doublestuff stone.

For a few models I don't own, I really would love to try a forrester, and I'm sure that would work pretty well at jungle hacking. Another intriguing choice would be the Bradley Bowie, which can be lashed easily to a pole for instant spear action.

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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby SpydyLover1234 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:47 am

Schemp rock, bushcraft, and the sage 1. Also a Southard so I could have something to flip to keep me occupied.

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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby Knivesinedc » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:03 pm

I'd go warrior, Manix2, Szabo hawk, doublestuff stone. Any and all of them could prove very useful. Especially the Szabo hawk for fighting.

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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:54 pm

I would take a Bushcraft, Temp2, Bradley Bowie or Schempp Rock and for self defense I would probably be making a spear/staff with the blade for backup.

I hate to say this but I would probably take my Leatherman Wave or Vic Craftsman over any current Spydie. :o Even with self defense in mind I would rather have the extra tools on one of my multitools and just make an improvised weapon in the field.
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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby BronislovasLTU » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:06 pm

Folder - Paramilitary 2.
Fixed - Mule.

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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:27 pm

Related question, I'm glad people brought up the Bush Craft: Based on your experience with it, and from what you can see, are there any ways you would improve on or re design the Bush craft? Like would you use a different blade and handle material, or is it basically at its peak the way it is?

From what I can tell, it seems to be at its best.

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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby DougC-3 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:13 am

If I had to choose from blades I have, I would take Manix2-XL S90V, cruwear Millie, and cruwear Manix2. These would provide redundancy for spear points or in case of loss. Then my D'Allara Rescue for quick slice-sawing of limbs -- these serrations are much quicker than sawing with regular sawteeth. Then my SB Dragonfly for splinters and minor surgery.

In terms of knives I don't own, I would take a Schempp Rock and a Jumpmaster, which has an inch more serrations than the D'Allara and an inch and a half more than the Warrior. Then maybe a Worker or Bradley Air for splinters.
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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby JD Spydo » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:01 am

Temperance 1 model, C-44 Dyad and a Jumpmaster. I would feel extremely confident with those three. Well at least from the stainpoint of having enough cutlery hardware. With those three models I feel like I could do anything necessary.

The trouble is you can speculate all you want and you can plan out things in advance>> but in all honesty in a situation like you described you really don't know what you would be up against. Truthfully if I was in that exact situation I would also want a gun, a method of water purification and a device to start fires with. Truly I hope to GOD that doesn't happen.

But yes it is also wise to be prepared for a rough living situation

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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby PayneTrain » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:06 pm

Szabo Hawk and Rock Salt. Also someone who runs slower than me that I really don't like.

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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby skatenut » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:35 am

Rock Salt, Temperance 1 serrated and the original C95 Manix.

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Re: Jungle Survival Spyderco?

Postby NoFair » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:23 am

Rock Salt, Spydersaw, double stuff and a Proficient. If just one the Rock salt.. A reground Forrester would also do well...


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