“Every so often, a knife comes along that defies convention and blends concepts from two different circles into something really impressive,” Kevin Estela writes. “I found the Ben Orford Trapper at the center of the bushcraft and hunting Venn diagram and had to give it a go.” Check out Kevin’s review of the Ben Orford Trapper, an AEB-L-steel fixed blade available in a variety of grinds.
Have a favorite knife but fallen out of love with its handle? “Take it or leave it” options are less than ideal, but unlike car colors or other essential items that don’t give you much room for personalization, more knife companies are catching on to the appeal of customization. Rick Hinderer Knives, Three Rivers and Flytanium are only a few of such companies offering ways to swap out your handles.
It’s a good idea to have a few grab-and-go kits at your disposal, each for a different scenario. A bug-out kit, a hiking kit, maybe one for hunting. The Morakniv Kansbol with Survival Kit is one such knife-and-kit combo worth exploring. This affordable, thin-bladed bushcraft/hunting knife comes with a sheath, a sharpener and a ferro rod.
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