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View Poll Results: Which brand is better in the $20 to $40 category?
Buck 32 62.75%
Gerber 19 37.25%
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Old 04-16-2004, 10:02 PM
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www.erniesknives.com - he'll fix a guy up with a good knife.
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Old 04-23-2004, 10:32 PM
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The Rifle and Kansas Bowie are beautiful. I just ordered "Get Tough" by Maj. Fairbairn. Soon I will be able to fight an assailant, armed with fresh fruit .
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Old 04-24-2004, 12:35 AM
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The Rifle and Kansas Bowie are beautiful. I just ordered "Get Tough" by Maj. Fairbairn. Soon I will be able to fight an assailant, armed with fresh fruit .
Thanks gregarat. There's been alot written on that Fairbairn/Sykes knife! I've got a Gerber boot knife that was a Christmas gift in 1979, an assailant armed with fresh fruit would be in trouble with it also .
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Old 04-24-2004, 04:40 PM
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Fairbairn has some wacky h2h combat methods, for example: using a matchbox as a weppon. He does write about a TON of usefull stuff too.
At work (sometimes EDC), I carry a Cold Steel Safekeeper III, push dagger. A Spiderco Delica w/h a dremel modified hole, for fastdraw. Lastly a Kubtion Koppo stick, for impact and asist in joint locks. Somewhere I have a few cans of Pepper. I dont carry pepper, cause it doesnt afect things like Pitbulls, people wacked out on drugs, some people with "no brain = no pain", and so on. Someday Im going to get a Shurefire flashlight. I just cant force myself to spend so much $ on a flashlight, right now.
I wish my county didnt restrict general pistol permit carry. Then I can leave most of that crap at home and just have my .357. At work.

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Old 07-05-2004, 01:19 PM
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GERBER?

Just a question, not any sort of complaint yet, but recently paused to look at a display board of new Gerber knives. Some good looking blades there.

To my surprise they had been made in China. Is this something new, just some Gerber models or what?

Is Buck still made here?

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Old 08-13-2004, 06:48 AM
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I own both ,but prefer the Gerber over Bucks. IMHO Bucks are to heavy. Luckily I purcased my knives what seems like eons ago when Gerber really made good speciality knives. I've got thier drop point fixed blade with a 3 1/2 inch blade that opens up game like a zipper and dandy for skinning. Also a fillet knife they used to make called a Coho ,probably the best large fish filet knife design I've ever seen or used.
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:10 PM
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can't say either maker will suit you better cause i'm not you, but i can tell you what style "should" work best. i used to wok in a butcher shop before they were called meat cutter(politically correctness is for the birds). when ever you start into a new job you start at the bottem. i had to butcher hundreds of chickens and turkeys a day. when i was done that i had to fillet all the breasts(waisting and breast meat was not tollerated and speed was of the essence). to make a long pointless story short i found that a medium slightly swooped bonning knife worked like the cats ass pardon my french.
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Old 08-27-2004, 12:34 PM
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Those are the types of knives that I use for breasting geese and ducks. I think the Gerber EZ out would qualify and the new Buck that I bought would also qualify. If they don't, please let me know what a medium swooped boning knife from Gerber or Buck is.
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Old 08-28-2004, 10:36 AM
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I'm a Buck man myself. I've bought a few Gerbers here and there and while their a nice blade for sure, I've had my quams. The biggest that I've noticed is straight out of the box the Buck tend to be a bit sharper with a better edge than the Gerber. While I admit I'm no expert on blades, I do know how to keep em sharp.
Anyone know the differences in the steel, off hand?
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Old 11-22-2004, 07:26 PM
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BUCK all the way!!!! Gerbers are made in China now aren't they? I just wish Buck hadn't stopped making the Muskrat #313. IMHO Crowcommander
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Old 10-18-2005, 03:02 AM
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fabs, I have to agree with dog yeller and the fillet knife for breasting....It is the one I look for when doing my turkey and opening day at the sportsmens club I walked into 32 geese laying beside the hunters...only 2 guys were doing the birds so I helped out.....and I ended up doing 1/2 total birds while the 2 guys did the other 1/2....the short thin blade used for fish was the ticket that day and as you said....one can never have enough knives and toys..sometimes it makes it hard to decide what to take with you.... This year I am using a buck folding blade and must say I was impressed to no end...it went through the pelvic bone like butter.....
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Old 11-12-2005, 06:15 PM
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I havent used a Gerber before, but I know that Buck is a good knife, if you have a local Wal-Mart you can get a good Buck knife there I dont know if it would be to big for your uses. I know that my dad broke his Buck knife gutting an Antelope he took it to the place where he bought it they told him that Buck didnt make that type of knife anymore but they gave him a new 80 dollar knife about a week later. Like I said I dont know much about Gerber knives but I know Buck is good. Go with Buck.
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Old 08-16-2006, 10:47 PM
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Hello Fabs..

I have several knives, I think that either Buck or the Gerber will serve you well, what I would recommend is one of this guys knives I have two one for me and one for my oldest son all I can say is wow!

I think all hunters should have a custom blade n their collection.

Prices are reasonable and the craftmanship is outstanding..

www.javelinaknives.com

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Old 08-23-2006, 11:19 AM
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i prefer buck.
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:08 PM
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I bought a 'cutco' hunting knife a few years ago and gave it to one of my daughters....I did use it before and she has used it..never have I had to sharpen it yet and it melts through things to make it an easy job...cutco makes a great hunting knife....huntinbuddy, when I was in the service, I got 2 buck knives..one for me and one for my brother..was at the time called ' frontiersman'...buck sells one called that now but it is different from the ones we have..first of all we have a lanyard hole in the handle and the new ones don't...If I get around to it maybe I will post a picture of it and would like to know if it is the one you speak of that broke...my brother broke his but I found out he was using it to spilt wood...hit it with a hammer ..."brothers"......I got it welded / ground for him (buck not make anymore so couldn't replace it) and the first time I fixed it for him he broke about an inch off the tip when he dropped it into his bathtub while washing it in the sink....I use to carry mine hunting but is too big for that now..retired it.
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