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Old 08-28-2013, 07:01 PM
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What would you recommend as a "starter" knife?

I'm looking for a knife to start learning some general bushcraft type knife use(excluding processing game for now). I'd like to keep on the lower end of the price scale with my first knife until I get more of a feel of what I'd like in a knife, and gain some experience and have less chance of screwing up the blade, etc. I'm going for $25-$40 range. One that I came across that seemed like it might be good and has good reviews is the NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:51 PM
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This is reposted from an earlier post of mine.
I fancy the Mora Knives.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:56 PM
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:19 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I had seen the Schrade, but I'm thinking about it more again. I am a b NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:31 PM
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:03 PM
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Thanks again for the help. I'm still not sure if the Schrade is more knife than I need(still figuri NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:44 PM
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If you want a starter knife with a low price, I'd have to suggest a NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:03 AM
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+1 on the Mora. They are inexpensive and good quality. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:31 AM
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Thanks all for the suggestions of the a Mora. I've read many times that they're great for the money NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 08-30-2013, 12:04 PM
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FirstRWD, I follow your line of thinking and feel you're off to a great start. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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