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Old 10-18-2007, 02:25 PM
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i am thinking about doing a fixed blade knife for a prsent for my brother. he is heading to alaska in may to hunt bear...and i imagine a nice new knife would look good on his belt. i really like the looks of thr maverick..but it seems so long...just wondering what people feel is an ideal length for a belt knife..that will be carried all day in the field etc......or what, if any do they think is too long to be comfortable, useable to be worn. thanks all...this place is addicting...
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:33 PM
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I really think it depends on the person and situation their in. For example on the weekends working around the house I usually carry a 3 1/2" fixed blade - perfect for most of my chores and if I need to run into Wal-Mart for something I don't scare the old ladies. Camping is a different storie - I usually carry a 7" nessmuk style knife or a khurkri. Hunting - yet a different knife. The maverick is a nice size hunting/utility knife - I tihink your brother would be happy with it on his side.
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:19 PM
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I really think it depends on the person and situation their in. For example on the weekends working around the house I usually carry a 3 1/2" fixed blade - perfect for most of my chores and if I need to run into Wal-Mart for something I don't scare the old ladies. Camping is a different storie - I usually carry a 7" nessmuk style knife or a khurkri. Hunting - yet a different knife. The maverick is a nice size hunting/utility knife - I tihink your brother would be happy with it on his side.
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thanks dave..ya this wouldn't be an every day carry..just for hunting trips. i am going back and forth between the maverick, the tapered tang hunter and the modern skinner


anyone have any opinions or advice for any or all of these knives. as a total newbie are these knives too involved for me??


also, is it up to me to make a sheath?? or are there sheaths available for these knives??

i kind of like the idea of making one....

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