Bug Out Bag (BOB) knife

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Bug Out Bag (BOB) knife

Postby GeneticsDave » Fri 23 Oct 2009 3:54 pm

Hey, I'm not too knowledgeable about knives, so I thought I would ask you experts.

What knife would you use in a bug out bag (BOB)? I originally thought about the GLOCK knife (mainly because of cost), but heard some disparaging things online and here.

I am wondering what you suggest. What about the Gerber LMF II knives? What's the difference between the LMF II Survival, LMF II Infantry and LMF Infantry Infantry? I can't see any diff. :dunno:

What about the ones over here?

The one I was thinking about would be in coyote or sage and have the sheath with leg straps along with the safety knife and sheath for cutting belts, straps and molle stuff.

Let me know. Oh... and if you SELL any of these or others that you recommend, please get me some prices, I'm looking to buy soon.

Thx!!!
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Re: Bug Out Bag (BOB) knife

Postby Cinhil » Fri 23 Oct 2009 5:04 pm

Dave, I have had Gerber Knives for many years and they are an excellent product with a good warranty. They are durable and excellent all around knives. Whether you choose to go with a folder or a sheath style blade I feel you can't go wrong. Looking at the choices you've outlined, I really like the versatility of the LMFII. A very nice overall tool that will accommodate your needs. Pricey, with a suggested MSRP of $122.95, but it will do what you need to do and would be durable and have minimal maintenance over the life of the blade. Overall an excellent choice. Considerable more, cost-wise than what I have seen you looking for before. A good quality blade like this would be great in a bug out bag, for camping and many, many other uses. I wish you well in your search, and in your choice for a BOB.
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Re: Bug Out Bag (BOB) knife

Postby GeneticsDave » Fri 23 Oct 2009 7:37 pm

Cinhil: Any idea what the differences are between the versions? They all look the same to me...
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Re: Bug Out Bag (BOB) knife

Postby Cinhil » Fri 23 Oct 2009 9:04 pm

GeneticsDave wrote:Cinhil: Any idea what the differences are between the versions? They all look the same to me...


I actually went down to Sportsmans tonight & checked it out. They had a couple versions, the only difference I saw was in handle color. Very nice knife, weighty, but well balanced and well built. It appears that, from the information on the web site, that the difference is in what you get with whichever version you choose. Check this out:

LMFII Survival comes with;

* Rugged, versatile survival tool
* Safety knife included
* Low-profile sheath with built-in sharpener

LMFII Infantry comes with;

* Rugged, versatile survival tool
* Lashing holes for use as spear
* Low-profile sheath with built-in sharpener

LMFII ASEK System comes with;

* Rugged, versatile survival tool
* Lashing holes for use as spear
* Low-profile sheath with built-in sharpener
* FG504 Handle
* 2 leg straps
* Strap cutter
* Sheath

The price is listed by Gerber as $140.14 for each one, so I would go with the ASEK package if I were you. Of course, where you obtain your knife from will depend on what you may be charged.

I hope this was helpful.
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Re: Bug Out Bag (BOB) knife

Postby CedTex » Mon 26 Oct 2009 5:02 pm

GeneticsDave wrote: What's the difference between the LMF II Survival, LMF II Infantry and LMF Infantry Infantry? I can't see any diff. :dunno:


Here's some info on the different models of the LMF II. Hope it helps. Gerber LMF II Info :mrgreen:
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Re: Bug Out Bag (BOB) knife

Postby Jumper » Mon 26 Oct 2009 6:46 pm

you can get the LMF for cheper http://www.rangerjoes.com/gerber-knife- ... -3381.html with the safty knife

(edit 11-2-2009) just got mine today in tan i love the filling of the knife, great edge right out of the box.
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Re: Bug Out Bag (BOB) knife

Postby Gyrase » Wed 22 Jun 2011 8:05 am

If you are open to other brands you might consider the Ontario Knives Spec Plus II line: http://www.ontarioknife.com/catalog/category/3

I would specifically check out the SP48 or SP50 knives, The SP49 and SP51 are the same knives without a full flat ground but the full flat ground saves a good amount of weight in knives this large and is better for batoning. If you can take the extra length and weight go for the SP50 but if not the SP48 should be adequate for most survival tasks. In my opinion either would be better than the Gerber LMF II in a survival role, I believe the LMF II is made as a combat knife. The Spec Plus II knifes are made as wilderness tools but would also make a formidable weapon. Both the SP48 and the SP50 can be found for less than $80 which is remarkably good for a knife of this quality. There are loads of reviews for them on youtube if you want to see them in action.

Here is one to get you started: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3VlnAmL5DA&fmt=22

Edit: Wow, I just realized how old this thread is: 2009! Hope you have found a good knife by now Geneticsdave.
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Re: Bug Out Bag (BOB) knife

Postby B5.5Dan » Fri 09 Sep 2011 7:13 pm

Sometimes they get resurrected. Perhaps better than making a new thread. I would like to ask what's bad about the Glock knives (for $30)? I like them, in their simplicity...
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Re: Bug Out Bag (BOB) knife

Postby Strategic Tactical » Thu 17 Nov 2011 12:47 pm

In my BOB's I have the Cold Steel SRK Knives as well as a CRKT M16 series folders. Love them all and I have one BOB in each of my three vehicles.
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Re: Bug Out Bag (BOB) knife

Postby luckystrike » Sun 08 Jan 2012 3:10 pm

Are you making a BOB for the zombie apocalypse? If so maybe one of these... :grinningjester:

http://www.bladehq.com/item--Ka-Bar-Fam ... anto--9090
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Re: Bug Out Bag (BOB) knife

Postby UtahCFP » Mon 09 Jan 2012 6:29 pm

I was thinking about buying several knives for my "inventory" and would entertain ordering for UCCer's. I'm a dealer for Moteng (www.moteng.com) and could do a special UCC buy.
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Re: Bug Out Bag (BOB) knife

Postby moyler » Mon 09 Jan 2012 7:13 pm

UtahCFP wrote:I was thinking about buying several knives for my "inventory" and would entertain ordering for UCCer's. I'm a dealer for Moteng (http://www.moteng.com) and could do a special UCC buy.

Dave, I am in for one of these if you do the group buy thing: http://www.moteng.com/29TXC-Voyager-Cli ... id=1835986
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Re: Bug Out Bag (BOB) knife

Postby Shaolin » Mon 09 Jan 2012 7:17 pm

Just buy a Busse or Swamp Rat, or Scrap Yard.
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Re: Bug Out Bag (BOB) knife

Postby Cinhil » Mon 09 Jan 2012 8:57 pm

UtahCFP wrote:I was thinking about buying several knives for my "inventory" and would entertain ordering for UCCer's. I'm a dealer for Moteng (http://www.moteng.com) and could do a special UCC buy.



Me too, as well as Blue Ridge.
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