Top 10 Best Survival Knives | Best Fixed Blades For Survival & Bushcraft — Budget Bugout 2015

In both survival and bushcraft scenarios a good survival knife can be the difference between life or death. In this highly-requested video I show you my collection of my best survival knives and my best bushcraft knives.


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— Survival Knives Shown:

Schrade SCHF36 – $29 ►

Condor Bushlore w/Wooden Handles – $35 ►

Condor Bushlore w/Micarta Handles – $50 ►

Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Black – $50 ►

Ka-Bar Becker BK2 – $70 ►

Cold Steel SRK – $70 ►

Ontario Blackbird SK-5 – $110 ►

TOPS Brothers of Bushcraft – $120 ►

ESEE-6 – $125 ►

Fallkniven F1 – $125 ►

Blackheart Gunner-12 $497.25 [w/ 15% “BudgetBugout” discount code] ►

Morakniv Light My Fire – $25 ►

Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty – $17 ►

Morakniv Craftline Basic 511 – $11 ►

Morakniv Craftline Robust – $17 ►

Morakniv Companion w/Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade – $17 ►

KA-BAR US Marine Corps Fighting Knife – $65 ►

KA-BAR US Marine Corps Fighting Knife – $69 ►

Buck 0119 Special – $47 ►

CRKT Chance In Hell – $39 ►

ESEE Izula – $48 ►

Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Pro – $60 ►

EnZO Trapper O1 – $135 ►

Helle Eggen – $109 ►

— Other Products Shown:

Red Rhino Customs Sheaths

Mora Leather Sheath

Gransfors Bruks, Small Forest Axe

550 Firecord by Live Fire

— Special Thanks To:

Knife Hog, Massdrop and Blade HQ for providing me with some of these knives. Use discount code BDGTBGOUT for %5 off at



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malachi savage says:

my brother indrudced this video to me a have quite a few knifes there realy not-so good,neither are the brands,EX:M-Tech USA,Tac-assault,Tac-extreme,SOG,but I also will be getting better knifes like morakniv,Colt, & maybe even TOPS(probaly not TOPS).smith& wesson,hawke brand,rengade & KA-BAR,it may take a while to get(because of my budget).

James Case says:

Very nice collection I enjoyed the video

ScaleReality says:

You have picked a cracking selection of knives here, excellent choices and video!

MK MK says:

nice video, alot more informative than most..thanks

Dad_a_Monk says:

Great list! I have used my Cold Steel SRK old Carbon V version that I got in 93′ and carried throughout my time in the military and teaching survival.

coolkid1118200 roblox says:

By any chance could you talk about elk ridge knifes?

robert childers says:

Thanks very much for the review. You’ve certainly got an investment in knives. It is good to see them reviewed in comparison to each other.

Ian song says:

do these knifes ship globally?

Paul'ie 4X says:

Say Heah, I really enjoyed this video to compare some of my knives to the ones you shared. I don’t have those Condor Knives, But I do have a vintage Blind Horse Bushcrafter. I had the handle made flat and polished in the tan Micarta so it L@@Ks like a high end Kephart, I also have a S.R.K. in the CarbonV, I also have the BK-2 and the Blackbird SK-5, The B.O.B. Tops Knife I want to get it in the 154 CM. But one of my Fav’s is what I did to my Rodent 6, I had it thinned down and the top guard taken off, so now it L@@Ks like a Ratmandu on steroids. I almost got the Fallkniven F-1 to team with my A-1, but I changed my mind and I got the H-1 because its similar to my 3V Skookun Bush Tool. I carry my set side by side because the way the Sheaths fit togeyher a awesome combo that can be used also in wet and snowy conditions. Thanx for sharing some nice knife. Last weekend I teamed my Fix Parang Bushcraft Jungle Knife with my Mora Kansbol and my Mora Eldris as my neck knife. Another awesome set. I didn’t bring a Axe or Hatchet, but I did use my Agawa Canyon 21 Boreal Saw, yeah check it out.,,.p

Maria Ramos says:

i love your vid

Gstar 0092 says:

Nice job on the video bro, keep up the good work!!

Alex Cravey says:

Blackbird is SK-5 not 154CM. It’s marked on the blade. Also throws sparks like crazy w/ferro rod.

Body of Truth says:

Wow! All those knives look brand new. That says a lot as to the process and criteria for the “review.” Try watching the channel Tactical to see an alternative approach to reviewing blades. Hint… the knives actually get used.

Meat Fork says:

You look like a Bob’s Burgers character

Mark J says:

great overall review. I appreciate you spending the time on the knives, rather than half the video on the sheaths.

doomsdaymachine619 says:

No Bark River Bravo 1 ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Desert9999 says:

Very neat video here Sir

Grouchy card20 says:

Why didn’t you put a karambit on here

MrJumbolegz says:

Does your Mora Bushcraft sheath rattle? Mine does. The Companion sheath is better imo.

xands50 says:

$20 Cima is one of the popular budget knife

Tyler Totten says:

U ever use a grohmann knive

aurjun tamang says:

Nice video but there are knives better than some of them u got but it’s opinion so everyone is correct

Thomas Jefferson says:

In my opinion once you break over 100 dollars you’re venturing into an area of “tacticoolness” and the knife now becomes a conversation piece around the campfire. If that is what the person is looking for by all means spend the money and be “tacticool” but for the rest of us we just want to save some money and buy a capable knife to do the camp chores with.


CRKT M-21 is really nice

EdgyReviews says:

Are you from minnesota?

whatbuttondoipush says:

You missed the Real Steel Bushcraft. Specs:8 1/2″ over all 4 1/8″ blade, scandi grind, D2 tool steel, 59-61 HRC, G-10 handle, full tang, 0.138(3.5mm)thick, kydex sheath that is right, left, or side draw. Cost new is about $54 and you can find sellers that offer free shipping on ebay all day!
This is one bad mama jama of a knife. I have the schf36 and bushcraft 2 (and used to have the Mora Companion) and the bushcraft 2 is my new favorite!
Good job on the great video, now I’m going to be broker than usual lol

j gutormson says:

This guy seems like an decent dude, but he just looks like a complete goober.

Mr. Blackwell says:

It doesn’t look like his favorite knife to “wield” has ever been used. Maybe he’s saving it.

Ayrton Senna Fan says:

Still won’t trust the black gunner over the esee. You’re paying high price for handmade materials and craftsmanship like in work of art not being durability. Plus in my opinion 1095 is better suited than Aus steel, given some rust care. Still great knives 😉

Smock Knives says:

Hmm I might have to make a good bushcraft knife.

Tall Thingy says:

“um uh um um um um uh uh um oh uh uh um”

Truly Odd says:

Gina Davis lookin’ motherfucker

Southern Patriot says:

forgot to mention the bow drill spot on the handle on the TOPS B.O.B.

danhold1 Holdcroftski says:

Great review

Kyle Margarit says:

Your so fucking ugly

D Money says:

that last 1 was bad ass but $580 I wouldn’t want to beat on it.
and I noticed all his knives look brand new. must be a collector.

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