That's gonna depend on how hard you like to work when sharpening. All knives eventually dull, stainless is a BEAR to sharpen properly with hand tools. I like razor sharp, so I prefer carbon steel for skinning. My discontinued SOG folder is near impossible to sharpen, but it holds an edge quite a while, and I can usually con SOG into sharpening it for free when the edge starts to go.Can anyone tell me which wood be a better steel. Stainless or tool steel. I have some carbon steel knives and I like carbon steel but would stainless be a better choice for a camp and all around knife?
You could probably buy 4 or 5 SOG Bowies for the same money. I would go with the SOG hands down.I had kind of made up my mind about getting a randal #14. But I have been doing a lot of research and talking to some people about it.
The randle is going to cost around $600 with shipping. Pros Its a randall, gaurenteed quailty, tool steel, and its made in the USA. Cons: its a 7 1/2 inch blade which I feel is big for camping, fishing and hunting (I FEEL) I don't know how I feel about the shape of the handle options.
Now iv also been looking at the SOG bowie 2.0. Pros: I like the handle, Blade is 6.4 Aus 8 steel. Cons: made in tiawan, The sheath has bad reviews which is fixable but may cost more money to replace.
Check out the blackjack knives. Their model 14 is a replica of the Randall 14.Right now im looking at the randall #14
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