Switchblade vs Folding Knife

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Switchblade vs Folding Knife

Postby Billy02 » Tue May 15, 2018 8:00 am

Is switchblade knife better or folding knife for outdoor adventures?

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Re: Switchblade vs Folding Knife

Postby gravknife » Tue May 15, 2018 1:19 pm

Billy02
I would take a folding knife or lock knife over most if not all switchblades for outdoor situations .

A good Buck knife or EKA folder is handy in a backpack and has less breakable parts than the intricate switchblade and also can take cutting pressure on the backspring without wearing the Sear or mechanics all switchblades have.

If there was a switchblade i carried in my pack it would be a du bois or a german clipoint leverlock or an Al mar Sere or other heavy duty working one over any italian stilletto bayonet blade due to the obvious cutting/skinning whittling advantages of better steels a d blade types.


If you are a serious bushcrafter survivalist then a fixed blade is a must .Jaaripukko's ,Enzos ,fallkniven ,Beckers etc.
All can be used for batoning fire starting with ferrum rods and shelter building.

Thats just my take on it Billy others may have modern switchblades up to the task,but with moving parts and delicate mechanisms come problems .

Switchblades are just so good to handle and fire and drool over though....its worth packing just to give yourself a smile in the wild while you are cooking a kill .

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Re: Switchblade vs Folding Knife

Postby john » Tue May 15, 2018 1:53 pm

The Italian stiletto switchblade is not designed for doing any kind of serious manual labor. Nevertheless, there are a few push button style Italian knives that were designed for the outdoor enthusiast. Look around for the hunter style Italian, German, Mikov and other automatic knives.

However, I do agree with Ian. There are many folders and fixed blades that would be excellent for your outdoor activities.

There are many many websites that offer these type of knives here’s one: 3knives.com
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Re: Switchblade vs Folding Knife

Postby sammy the blade » Tue May 15, 2018 3:27 pm

Fixed blade over any type auto or folder for outdoor work. Less chance of breaking.
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Re: Switchblade vs Folding Knife

Postby TRYKER » Tue May 15, 2018 9:26 pm

my woods carry's are. the becker,bk7 or9 for heavy work like batoning an chopping. a enzo trapper in d2 with scandi grind (mora #1 as a back up in my bag, and sak farmer.
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Re: Switchblade vs Folding Knife

Postby Billy02 » Tue May 29, 2018 8:15 am

gravknife wrote:Billy02
I would take a folding knife or lock knife over most if not all switchblades for outdoor situations .

A good Buck knife or EKA folder is handy in a backpack and has less breakable parts than the intricate switchblade and also can take cutting pressure on the backspring without wearing the Sear or mechanics all switchblades have.

If there was a switchblade i carried in my pack it would be a du bois or a german clipoint leverlock or an Al mar Sere or other heavy duty working one over any italian stilletto bayonet blade due to the obvious cutting/skinning whittling advantages of better steels a d blade types.


If you are a serious bushcrafter survivalist then a fixed blade is a must .Jaaripukko's ,Enzos ,fallkniven ,Beckers etc.
All can be used for batoning fire starting with ferrum rods and shelter building.

Thats just my take on it Billy others may have modern switchblades up to the task,but with moving parts and delicate mechanisms come problems .

Switchblades are just so good to handle and fire and drool over though....its worth packing just to give yourself a smile in the wild while you are cooking a kill .

Regards

gravknife

i totally agree with this part "but with moving parts and delicate mechanisms come problems "

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Re: Switchblade vs Folding Knife

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Wed May 30, 2018 2:16 am

You can get by with a Buck 110 Auto for outdoor adventures if you carefully clean it with a hydrocarbon solvent and oil it after using it to clean game. My Ganzo 719 is good for cleaning fish and small game. (Hint: They work well in the field).
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Re: Switchblade vs Folding Knife

Postby Billy02 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:49 am

I was wondering about this, it is a benchmade folding knife https://swordsswords.com/benchmade-mini-griptilian-folding-knife-serrated.html
what do you think of this?

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Re: Switchblade vs Folding Knife

Postby whippersnapper » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:53 pm

All the Benchmade knives are pretty decent imo.

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Re: Switchblade vs Folding Knife

Postby fastr19 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:12 pm

Severtechs have a reputation as being heavily built for an auto....if you can find one.

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Re: Switchblade vs Folding Knife

Postby hogwild » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:58 pm

Have 2 old Severtechs, both tanto. They are beasts but not bushcraft knives. I prefer using an ESEE Laser strike. Just can't see a reason to beat a Severtech just to prove a point; they sell too dear for that.
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