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Best Overall Survival Knife? ThePrepared.com Picks Our Fiddleback Forge Duke Field Knife!

by Robert Gilbert September 06, 2019 1 Comment

Best Overall Survival Knife? ThePrepared.com Picks Our Fiddleback Forge Duke Field Knife!

The great folks over at ThePrepared.com have chosen the Fiddleback Forge Duke Field Knife as the "Best Overall" in their "Best Survival Knife" comparison.

We are truly honored to be in such great company, and to be picked by the editors. We'd also like to point out how in depth the article is on steel, materials, blade shapes, grinds, etc. It is well researched, well written, and has some great educational content about knives from a very intelligent perspective. And we're not just saying that because we won...it really is well done!

Here's an excerpt from their article:

A dependable, well-rounded prepper survival knife (sometimes “field knife” or “bushcraft knife”) is a must-buy item for your main bug out bag and get home bag. But it’s a confusing market with tons of product choices, fake reviews, and countless internet debates — so our experts, with over 50 years of combined experience using and reviewing the best survival knives, curate the top choices for you among hundreds of popular options.

Knives have always been one of humanity’s most important survival tools because they’re simple, light, relatively cheap, yet very effective in a wide range of emergencies.

Bladed tools come in different shapes: multi-tools with a knife, pocket knives, axes, machetes, hatchets, and so on.

This guide focuses on the quintessential “jack of all trades, master of none” prepping field knife — a simple blade about the size of your hand — the kind you’d want if you were in an emergency and had only one type of blade.

The field knife is the primary knife you’ll keep in your main BOB/GHB kits. Everything else is either a backup or for more specialized jobs (like a chopping axe you keep in your home supplies). And since your bug out bag is always packed and ready at home, you’ll have this field knife around even if you shelter in place.

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Best Overall Survival Knife: Fiddleback Forge Duke Field Knife

Fiddleback Forge is one of the best new makers of the past 15 years, and the Duke fixed blade is this brand’s flagship field knife. The design and materials of the heirloom-quality Duke make it perfect for any and all survival needs, and its S35VN steel is one of the toughest and most advanced stainlesses on the market.

[...]

Why you should trust us

We’ve collectively spent decades in the knife world. Your primary guides, Jon Stokes and Tony Sculimbrene, have been professionally reviewing knives and outdoor equipment for years, including interviews with knife makers, special forces operators, professional guides, big game hunters, and other serious users of edge tools. We’re preppers, hunters, and bushcraft instructors who often hang around knife-enthusiast communities.

You can read the whole article here: ThePrepared.com




Robert Gilbert
Robert Gilbert

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Robert Gilbert heads up the team over at Fiddleback Outpost. Outpost handles website support, social media, shipping, sales, and marketing for Fiddleback Forge.



1 Response

Douglas Webb
Douglas Webb

October 11, 2019

I love Fiddleback knives and have at least 15 – 20 in my collection. As an avid hunter who is in the field 10 months out of the year, I prefer hunting/survival purpose knives. One of my favorite designs is the Leuku. This a great multi-purpose design and I would love to see one offered in
1/8 A2 with a SCANDI grind. That would be an excellent, all around field knife.

Thanks,
D.E. Webb

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