The 5 Best Places to Strike in a Knife Fight

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Using a knife on another human being is a brutal business, on attack or defense. It isn’t like using a gun, with its brute mechanical efficiency: align sights, pull trigger, bang, hole is punched in target. While some gunfights happen at bad breath distance, and they sure are fights, they still lack the primal viciousness … Read more

The Best EDC Knives

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by Charles Long before history was recorded, even as scribbling on rock, man has relied on blades to help him conquer his environment. First as sharp rock and later as metal, the sophistication of knives has steadily increased through the ages while their function has remained the same: to cut, and to pierce. Both remain … Read more

26 Survival Uses for a Knife

by Nick A survival knife is probably the single most versatile tool in your BOB, INCH or GO bag, but did you know quite how much you could do with it? Here are 25 different functions of any good survival knife. Caveat: you shouldn’t do most of these unless you really have to, as you’ll … Read more

Carry a knife? Better check this website…..

I often have a knife in my pocket and always a couple in my Jeep. Honestly – I have never given whether it is legal or not a second thought. I came across a really cool website about knives that has a section that covers laws for each state. The website is – and … Read more

Fixed Blade Or Folding Survival Knives: Which Is Better?

F.A.S.T. knife strapped to pole

For a skilled outdoorsman or an expert prepper, nothing can be as important as having a good survival knife. It’s a basic item that should always be included in any survival gear and not one of these guys would ever go out without having this gear on their side. Survival knives come in many forms … Read more

“TEOTWAWKI Blade” contest entry

Back a few years I entered a contest over at The contest revolved around sending in a picture of your favorite knife and somehow making your entry unique. Here is my entry. Figured you might find this entertaining:   Buck Hoodlum Survival Knife Blade Length: 10″ (25.4 cm) Blade Material: 5160 Carbon Steel Carry … Read more

MSO participates in “expert roundup”……..

I recently participated in an “Expert Roundup” of sorts over at  Check it out HERE. As part of the roundup I answered the following question: “What was the single most useful tool you’ve ever used while outdoors?” The single most useful tool I have ever used was a knife. To be more specific – it … Read more

Cold Steel GI Tanto update

A few weeks ago I published a review the excellent knife – the Cold Steel GI Tanto. A great knife at a great price. The ONLY complaint I had was the handle was a little too slick. Compared to the rest of the knife and the sheath included – this is a minor concern. Regardless, … Read more

Knife Review: Gerber Warrant

I love knives and like most any survivalist own many. Knives have to be one of the most important and useful preparedness tools in existence.  Ever try cutting rope without  knife? Not easy. Several months ago I picked up a Gerber Warrant. This knife is generally considered to be within the “tactical” genre -whatever that … Read more


[This is a response to recent post A few thoughts on knife fighting…. – Rourke]   Rourke,   Shotguns are often touted as first response to home invasion or burglary. I arm myself with a SIG P220 .45acp because a pistol telegraphs less around corners than do long guns. I will have my combat knife as … Read more

A few thoughts on knife fighting…….

Alright. My very first thought and advice is DO NOT DO IT! Getting into a fight with another person and both yourself and your opponent are armed with knives is tremendously dangerous. To face off against someone with a knife and you are unarmed is flat out insane. I have trained with knives before however the … Read more

Couple additions to the stockpile……

Lawrence over at SurvivingTheDayAfter (yahoo group) has been on me about trying out some bowie knives from Kennesaw Cutlery. I decided to go ahead and purchase the Timber Rattler Jungle Fury you see in the pictures below. My initial impressions of the knife are positive. Overall quality seems very good and blade is very sharp. … Read more

Remembering some cool knives……

When my interest first peaked in “survival” I was around 14 years old. This was in the mid-80’s between the release of the movies First Blood and Red Dawn. Survival knives began to gain popularity and there are several models I remember fondly. Now – I am not suggesting all of these were actually very useful … Read more

Remington F.A.S.T. Knife Durability Test

A while back I reviewed a Remington Sportsman Series F.A.S.T. knife and….well….received some criticism for it. What was this criticism? Primarily its manufacturing origin of China as well as the belief that you get what you pay for. This knife is less than $20.00 and some readers posted their opinion that it will not hold up in … Read more