The knife is the primary survival tool. If you find yourself in a survival situation and can only have one tool, it needs to be a knife. Why? Because you can make things with it. You can make a fire, make a shelter, make weapons. A good knife is essential.
There are a lot of independent knife makers in the country. One of them, Todd Schexnayder of Hahnville Louisiana is one of them. Todd and I are served on the Army Pistol Team together, and he does great work. I have attached pictures of some his work for your review. If you are interested in his work, he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. So if you like what you see, drop Todd a line.
You can see more of his work on his Facebook knife works page at https://www.facebook.com/tschexnayder2/media_set?set=a.756809087687266&type=3
A dull knife is more than just useless. It can even be dangerous to the user. There is a lot of great gear out there to help you keep your edges sharp.
I have used a lot of multi tools over the years and still have a few of them. For the last few months I have been using one by Gerber called the Suspension.
The sharpened edge is probably the first tool humans made. From sharpened bone, to knapped stone, to bronze, then iron and steel, we now have a selection of edged weapons and tools for every use. So what do you need?
I have been an armed professional for over 40 years now, and quality knives have always been an important part of my personal kit. I have carried a wide variety over the years. The last one I carried in the Army and still carry is Cold Steel’s Recon Tanto.
Mankind has been depending on cutting edges from the very beginning of time. Early blades were probably sharpened bone and then later sharp obsidian and other volcanic rock. When the Iron Age rolled into steel making the knife truly came into its own. Every culture developed its own designs to meet specific purposes. Even here in America, Jim Bowie’s famous knife design is still one of the most popular of fighting knives.