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Where do you carry your canoe trip knives and what are they?

Nov 30, 2017
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There’s a fancy knife catalog I drool over, but…

a Mora always on my belt…even at home
a more than 50 year old Swiss Army knife with everything, including a magnifying glass, in my day pack
a leatherman in repair kit…have never used it
Gerber that attaches to the pdf
Opinel in a different pack
(I’ve never taken an axe or saw or anything similar. The potential for serious injury is pretty high, considering my lack of ability.)

I’ve enjoyed reading about the other knife options…thanks!
Jul 31, 2011
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Aberdeen, MD
I always carry at least a Swiss Army Knife Tinker in my pocket, every day carry. In the woods, this becomes a SAK Fieldmaster or Huntsman, which has a saw and scissors in addition to the Tinker's tools. The SAK's tools are stainless steel, and the blades are a slightly harder steel, but still stainless.

Depending on the trip, I'll also carry some sort of saw, hatchet/ax, and/or a sheath knife. If a sheath knife goes, it's usually a Fallkniven F1, which has a roughly 3.5" stainless steel (VG10) blade. It's sturdy enough to split short firewood, long enough to clean fish, and non-rusting so I don't have to worry about it.