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TEOTWAWKI Blade Contest Entry #2

"I tried to get a better one than this, but F-16s taxi surprisingly fast."
From B.T. -
The knife I picked for my entry is an older Buckmaster 184. My father gave me this knife last year for my birthday, he'd owned it for a number of years before that. I do a lot of camping in the desert (not so much during the winter now) and he thought I would like the knife for my gear.

I think it'd be the best TEOTWAWKI knife for a few reasons. The size, of course, not too big or too small. Can be used to chop through smaller brush, I've used it a couple of times to chop smaller branches for kindling. And it's definitely heavy enough to do some damage to any zombie/invading communist you might come across. The hard plastic sheath is tough as nails, and has a small grindstone on the back (not shown in the pics). And the 184 does have the threaded points for it's grappling hook. I've never been in a situation where I've needed one, and I actually read that it's not a good idea to do so, but the points would probably help stabilize it if you had to make a quick rope anchor. They tend to rattle around in the handle, but I've solved that problem by wrapping them in a little tissue paper. And if you don't like the points, I'm sure you can come up with some other survivalist goodies to put in the hollow water-proof handle. The entire knife is built like a brick sh*thouse, to say the least.