Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Senior Member Rug's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Chatham, ON. Canada
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7Dbl
    Tarp
    Maccat Deluxe
    Insulation
    JrB TQ/UQ,Crownest
    Suspension
    Whoopie Sling
    Posts
    700
    Images
    6

    FOUND: knife and Firesteel

    I am looking for a camp-knife and Firesteel (flint?) combo. I do not need anything of Rambo-like proportions but a good multi-use around-camp knife (with the flint to start my fires with would be nice).

    I don't know anything about holsters vs around the neck vs whatever. I also don't know anything about different styles, so I will put my trust in the group.

    I am willing to pay upto $120. Once again trusting the group not to sell me a butter-knife for $100+.

    =)
    I ride a recumbent.
    I like to HAM it up on the CW.
    I use Linux.
    I play go.
    Of course I sleep in a hammock!

    Rug.

    Hang On!

  2. #2
    sclittlefield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Northern woods of Maine
    Hammock
    It's a Secret.
    Tarp
    BWDD Winter Dream
    Insulation
    Crowsnest
    Suspension
    Slings
    Posts
    1,435
    Images
    95
    At that price tag, you'd be wise to look into Rat Cutlery - I recommend an RC-4 for all around camp use (stay away from Ontario Knives RAT versions of this same knife). You can find it for just under $100 and this way you get the lifetime guarantee. A firesteel is pretty cheap at GoingGear.com.

    Or, if you want to save even more money the Seal Pup Elite is a good blade and can be had at about $60.00 at Amazon.com. It's really light, but awfully durable, which is why I chose that one for backpacking.

    Still, my first choice would be the RC-4.
    DIY Gear Supply - Your source for DIY outdoor gear.

  3. #3
    Senior Member lazy river road's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Hammock
    Warbonnet
    Tarp
    HG/BWWD/Z-Packs
    Insulation
    Hammock Gear
    Suspension
    Woopies & Straps
    Posts
    3,237
    Images
    152
    On the advice of Forum members and a bit of research I just bought the RC-3

    http://www.the-knife-connection.com/rc-3pm-od.html

    Im not gonna lie, I dont know much (actually nothing) about knives but the little ive read about but I got to hold this knife a few weekend ago and instantly feel in love with it. Great balance, good grip, handle fits the length of my big hand. Strong enough to be a survival knife but not to heavy. But read through the below thread here on HF it has some good tips and tid bits of info, happy hunting

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...t=Sharp+pointy
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Rug's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Chatham, ON. Canada
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7Dbl
    Tarp
    Maccat Deluxe
    Insulation
    JrB TQ/UQ,Crownest
    Suspension
    Whoopie Sling
    Posts
    700
    Images
    6
    Thanks for the tips and advice. Anybody in the forum want to sell one?
    I ride a recumbent.
    I like to HAM it up on the CW.
    I use Linux.
    I play go.
    Of course I sleep in a hammock!

    Rug.

    Hang On!

  5. #5
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Hammock
    Warbonnet ON!
    Tarp
    SuperFly or MacCat
    Insulation
    Yetis & Mambas
    Suspension
    Webbing and rings
    Posts
    13,919
    Images
    136
    Quote Originally Posted by Rug View Post
    Anybody in the forum want to sell one?

    That's funny!
    Trust nobody!

  6. #6
    Mr. Arrowhead pgibson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    SW Idaho
    Hammock
    Black Bird 1.1 Dbl
    Tarp
    AHE Shangi La
    Insulation
    KAQ Prototype
    Suspension
    AHE Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    4,539
    No knives for sale but I do have some fire steels with walnut or Cherry handles
    Arrowhead Equipment -- For all your hanging, backpacking and Ultralight Fishing gear needs.

    Free APEX Upgrade on Every Kick *** Quilt (KAQ)

    Now Offering FlameThower Down Gear And Tenkara Fishing gear
    Arrowhead-Equipment.com
    Tenkara-Fishing.com
    Visit AHE on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
    Sign Up for Arrowhead-Equipment Gear News: Click Here

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    south carolina
    Hammock
    none
    Tarp
    none
    Posts
    849
    I have an Ontario RAT-3 that I'd be willing to let go, or you can buy my RAT Cutlery RC-5 for 90 bucks. It;'s not a back packing knife, by any means, but you won't break it...cause I can't break it. Even if you do, it's got a lifetime warranty on it against any damage other than normal wear and tear.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/a...6&d=1255483995

    If that picture comes up, that's both of them.
    I have heard your confession I know who you blame
    If you had it all back you'd just lose it again
    Can't bank on redemption if you ain't saved
    Don't bring me your tales of temptation and loss
    Don't bring me the pieces of your shattered cross

    -- Stuart Adamson

  8. #8
    New Member BigB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    West Harrison, IN
    Hammock
    WB Traveler
    Tarp
    HG Cuben
    Insulation
    M50 Burrow/Phoenix
    Suspension
    Dynaglide Whoopie
    Posts
    38
    Images
    1
    I recommend that you take sclittlefield's advice on the rc-4, it not really that bad of a price and the knife connection is a good company to deal with. You don't get the molle back but truthfully there not that useful unless you are into molle webbing.

  9. #9
    Old Gorge Rat Hawk-eye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Oak Ridge & Linville Gorge, North Carolina
    Hammock
    HHE, 2QZQ Mod4, Jerry 5 DIY
    Tarp
    HG Cuben/SFly Camo
    Insulation
    HammockGear Prod.
    Suspension
    Use them all!
    Posts
    9,807
    Images
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    ....stay away from Ontario Knives RAT versions of this same knife).
    Why? ... inquirying old farts want to know

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


    "A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner.
    Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote." ... B.Franklin


    Home of the Gorge Rats: Linville Gorge
    My Videos YouTube Channel
    Photo collections Flickr Photostream


    Gorge Rat Productions On FaceBook

  10. #10
    BrianWillan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
    Hammock
    Martian Bridge (DIY)
    Tarp
    Ogee / UGQ B.A.T.
    Insulation
    HG Inc-BE / Wiggys
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    1,868
    Images
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by Rug View Post
    I am looking for a camp-knife and Firesteel (flint?) combo. I do not need anything of Rambo-like proportions but a good multi-use around-camp knife (with the flint to start my fires with would be nice).

    I don't know anything about holsters vs around the neck vs whatever. I also don't know anything about different styles, so I will put my trust in the group.

    I am willing to pay upto $120. Once again trusting the group not to sell me a butter-knife for $100+.

    =)
    Rug

    Get yourself a Frost Mora knife, any of them really. They are low cost, quality knives. They are about tops in value for dollar category. Lee Valley has one for $17.50 CAD. Buy a few if you need too. Can never have too many knives.

    For your flint, head over to firesteel.com and get yourself the Armageddon with Scraper and Lanyard. It will ship to you in Canada for less than $20. I bought this exact item and I really like it.

    Cheers

    Brian

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •