Different types of knives are made for different purposes. Survival and tactical knives are intended to be all-purpose, durable and strong. Knives like this are constantly featured in the famous TV series, Dual Survival. The survival show features Dave Canterbury, a survival instructor. Canterbury’s equipment and featured knives are of high quality and considered the best of its kind.
The following knives were used in different episodes of Dual Survival:
The Pathfinder, named after his training school, is designed by Dave Canterbury himself. One of many knives in the Pathfinder Logo series, the Pathfinder 1 is made for bush crafting. It has an overall length of 10 inches with a blade length of 5.5 inches. Its blade is a 3/16 inch Scandi ground steel, with a section of thumb serrations and squared spine. Canterbury has used this bush knife with a ferro rod several times in forest and desert environments.
A knife made from 1095 High Carbon steel, the Feral Hunter is Pseudo-Scandi ground and meant for intricate cutting. Spear-pointed, it has a continuous curved 1/8” thick blade with a long, comfort shaped handle. Its overall length is 6 and 3/8 inches with the blade only measuring at 2 and ¼ inches. The edge is chisel ground and blackened. It has been used for fishing in the show.
The Dual Survival knife is traditionally trapper-styled and can bear extreme heat or fire. It has a continuous curved blade that is Pseudo-Scandi ground with a Gun-blue finish. The 1095 High Carbon steel is meant for carving and has a 4 and 7/8 inch blade with a 3/16 inch thickness. The entire length measures 9 inches with a hard-grip G-10 handle.
The RC-5 is a 1075 steel blade Machete. It features a convex edge on its 17 and 4/8 inch long blade with a thickness of 0.65 inches. Its 6-inch handle is styled with natural Micarta for secure gripping and weighs only 17 oz. Used to chop through dense saplings and leaves, the RC-5 can also cut through young trees and has stronger chopping qualities than most machetes.
The River hunter is an all-purpose knife with a Hunter’s point blade. Its blade length is 4 inches and 3/16 inches thick. The 1095 High carbon alloy blade is colored in Black Tractor coating. The handle is made of black linen Micarta for anti-slippage with a Kydex sheath. It is easy to carry at 10 oz with the sheath. Overall length is 8 ¼ inches with a cutting edge of 4 inches. The River hunter has been used often for several purposes, such as prying, rock carving and meat slicing on the Dual Survival.
Another multi-tool the Mini Pry knife is short but very strong. It is easily concealable in its dark sheath and overall 8-inch length. The 5160 spring steel creates the full-tang 3/8 inch thick blade, measuring at 3 ½ inches long. The blade is serrated and tinted in TAC black for concealing. The handle has a Pistol-grip appearance and made of black linen Micarta. This Mini Pry knife is a tool meant for opening windows, doors, cans, containers and break glass. It has been used for prying purposes by Canterbury but is also a favorite among military persons.
One of the most useful and handy of knives featured in the Dual Survival, the Travelin Man combo consists of two separate knives. Both knives feature a skeleton handle with an overall weight of 3.4 oz with the sheath. The blades are made from 1095 High Carbon steel with 3/16 inch thickness. One knife has an overall length of 5 ½ inches with a 2-inch long blade. The second knife is 9 inches with a 3 ¾ inch blade. The blades are colored in Tactical grey and TAC black. They are the ideal Dual Survival knife for travelers.
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