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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A Szabohawk and an Enuff Clip Point. Oh, and a Manbug for the small stuff.
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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.
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. 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.
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
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?
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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My spydie-radar is scanning for a Lil' Native Lightweight
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