We all own more than one knife. Some of us even carry more than one knife at a time. It can be a real struggle for some to decide what knife to carry every day, but what if you could only have one knife indefinitely? If you got stranded on an island and you could only have one knife, what knife would you want? What one knife would you choose to have your life depend on?
In those types of survival situations, you’d want your knife to be able to do everything from food prep to the hard-use stuff, like chopping up fire wood or building a shelter.
Here are the knives people here at Blade HQ chose:
(ESEE was very popular)
“Super stout, could use it for building shelter, splitting wood, processing food. ESEE has a great heat treat so you wouldn’t need to worry about sharpening it as much as other knives.”
“Good all around and has a hidden fire starter in the handle.”
ESEE-5 (the ESEE-5 was the most popular choice by far)
“It’s fixed so no locking mechanism to fail. It has a bow drill pivot for making fires, and it is large and heavy. You can’t beat a fixed blade for durability!”
“Bow drill divot for making a fire . . . super sturdy, no way for the blade to fail, perfect grip of the handle eve if it’s raining. Not too big or too heavy for a survival situation.”
“I personally own it and think it is indestructible and can take a beating. It’s my favorite fixed blade for anything.”
“Good size for big work but not so big you couldn’t do fine work with it.”
“It is versatile and all-purpose.”
Now let’s hear what you have to say; what knife would you want to be carrying if you were trapped on a desert island and why?