1. CLASSIFIED AGENT on May 26, 2023 at 4:02 am

    In Borneo, the natives use a machete/parang for everyday use. I started using it when i was 5. My dad teach me how

  2. Vince Moran on May 26, 2023 at 4:02 am

    Yoooo no da funkypepper from da UK. Ee iz wun ov da paytriutz und it mi cuntri coz dur. Lol.

  3. vpsaline on May 26, 2023 at 4:02 am

    Ontario RBS-9

  4. Bill Espinosa on May 26, 2023 at 4:03 am

    Ole’. A big 10-4 and I copy.

  5. Ash Small on May 26, 2023 at 4:04 am

    bark river grizzly would be the one for me

  6. lucian brad on May 26, 2023 at 4:05 am

    Yeah, totally agree !
    What’s the f@#$ing point to try to "survive" with a 4 or 5 in blade in the first place ?
    Ok, I got it, those would be better than nothing – and definitely better that using nails or teeths …
    But to prep a "bougout bag" on purpose with a 4 -5 in blade is kind of stupid !
    Why not at least a 6 or even 7 in blade ?!
    My "best" blade (aka quite dependable blade) is a Cold Steel Drop Forged Bowie – the large one – the 9.5 in …
    Not saying is the best but I guess it would be good enough for lots of scenarios …
    Is 52100 steel – so it should be strong enough for all sorts of abusive scenarios …
    Who knows ? Earthquakes, wars , whatever …
    Maybe, as a "handy knife" – a CS Recon Tanto …
    I generally like knives with strong tips …I guess you know why …

  7. peter ronald on May 26, 2023 at 4:08 am

    Bowie is best 🍀🍀🍀✌️😁✌️🍀🍀🍀

  8. Jean Ducheamps on May 26, 2023 at 4:08 am

    Why would terrain, climate, where you live have an impact on the most appropriate choice of the size of a survival knife? Dicks get smaller when it’s cold. Knives also? Makes no sense.

  9. Frank Serra on May 26, 2023 at 4:08 am

    Hey Tac just bought the Ontario Bushcraft Woodsman knife in the 420SS stainless steel. I know everyone is gonna say the 5160 spring carbon steel is better. But, I was looking for something with less carbon but durable because I’m in Florida and always around salt water. Can you do a test on one of these and what do you yhink about this knife with it’s 9.5" blade. Always enjoy your reviews take care my friend.

  10. Paulo Spoladore on May 26, 2023 at 4:10 am

    I would also use one of the two biggest ones here in Brazil. What is the mark of the biggest knife and machete, my email: paulo.spoladore@gmail.com.

  11. I Cast Fireball on May 26, 2023 at 4:10 am

    The best survival knife size is one you are actually willing to carry every time go are going somewhere that could turn into a survival situation. You don’t get to decide when the situation becomes survival. Its usually when outdoor daytime activities go wrong do to getting lost, trapped, or injured. Are you going to carry 10.5inch long, 1/4 inch thick chopper when going skiing? Would you really?????? 4-7 inch long 1/8" thick makes more sense for survival since you actually have a chance of having brought it with you. What knife would you throw in the bottom of your daypack for a 2-3 hour hike with kids, spouse, and dog? For me I choose cold steel bushman as it has great ratio of capability to weight while still fitting comfortably in a small daypack.

  12. Avalon on May 26, 2023 at 4:11 am

    Fuck hunters

  13. Jerry Nemec on May 26, 2023 at 4:13 am

    Bark river grizzly the Tops SXB, Tops Armageddon, Esee Junglas, Work Tuff Gear Nomad, Condor Amalgam, Dark Timber Honey Badger, Survival Lilly APO-1S, Cold Steel Trailmaster, Fallkniven Modern Bowie. You wouldn’t be screwed with any of those blades and yes I have them all and many more

  14. J.C. Owens on May 26, 2023 at 4:13 am

    If i only get 1 then its probably which ever 1 I have on me when I get put in the situ. Otherwise I’m going to bring more than 1 tool/weapon.

  15. Corley Outdoors on May 26, 2023 at 4:14 am

    USMC KABAR, MORA GARBERG, AND A LEATHERMAN SUPERTOOL. Add a cold steel special forces shovel,estwing camping ax, and a bahco Laplander and you have a complete set up

  16. zootycoon246 on May 26, 2023 at 4:15 am

    Perfect- I was thinkin’ of my BK9 during your whole vid. 9 inch blade and does so much else. Thanks for reminding me Tac!

  17. Nikola Sudac on May 26, 2023 at 4:15 am

    Respect you alot but knife is precision tool for fine and precision work, food preparation, wood crafting.. So small will be ok, pilots cary in their gear something like falkniven f1.
    Main thing is to be sharp and good steel. For fight many other options tomahawk, gun, bow…

  18. Brian Bender on May 26, 2023 at 4:16 am

    What would your recommendation be for a do it all survival blade 7" – 11" within a reasonable budget for finer work I’d have a 4" companion blade

  19. Shadow X on May 26, 2023 at 4:18 am

    All good, valid points.

  20. RNKMode on May 26, 2023 at 4:19 am

    I don’t care what all the little knife fans say, a Big Bowie is Badass and being attacked by anything or anyone, I’d rather be thrusting and slicing with a CS Survivalist, or Marauder rather than a Mora or some other Bushcraft knife. JS

  21. john Mutton on May 26, 2023 at 4:19 am

    Wish you could still get that 8" blackjack, good looking blade.

  22. NJ on May 26, 2023 at 4:19 am

    If I had to pick one. I’ll pick a BK9

  23. Torfinn Johnsrud on May 26, 2023 at 4:22 am

    If you want reach, why not get a tomahawk? That with a 4-5 inch blade would be better for "survival" because good luck cleaning fish, squirrel, rabbit, deer etc. With an 8" blade. Carry a small knife for knife takes and a light hawk. It’ll do better than an 8" knife

  24. DOROTA MARAT on May 26, 2023 at 4:23 am

    Pełen półkłupek

  25. Poparod Cassidy on May 26, 2023 at 4:25 am

    Full Tang Kukri all the way!

  26. Babak P on May 26, 2023 at 4:25 am

    Bk9 for me is the perfect survival knife. Its in the sweet spot

  27. ScalpingYour TP on May 26, 2023 at 4:27 am

    This was 5 years ago according to youtu.be. I agree on many arguments you made.
    My line of training and it’s pretty long from boy scouts to Army.
    Anyway I was taught a survival knife is the one you have when shit hits the fan. Now that said I’m the older generation. I carried a Buck 110 or a copy in boyscouts. The main reason was I was left handed and I felt off carring a fixed blade backwards. So I learned to do everything with what I had.
    I love big knives I agree with everything again. Just you have to hope everything goes do when you have all your gear with you.
    I went through a school in the army in Georgia. It was a 3 day survival program. Run by some old guys that escaped Vietnam camps and another guy that nobody knew anything about but all the scary men looked up to. Lol
    Anyway what I got out of it. When things happen it’s Murphys law. That means if your lucky what’s in your pockets is all you have.
    With that thinking you learn what you really need and what you can make.
    I always have a coldsteel knife because of the lock. Usually 2 knives a big and a smaller. 5 inch and 4inch. A way to make fire. Usually some 550 cord. And a few folded ziplock bags.
    I have different bags for different environments but basically the 5 Cs.
    Sorry it was so long.
    I really wondered what if anything do you find different now? You tested some of the best blades. You and juggle knives are my go to research.
    I wondering what’s your favorite blade. And what caliber gun do you like for wild dangerous game 2 &4 leg. Not hunting rounds just woods carry. I’m 357 myself wheel gun.

  28. William dabill on May 26, 2023 at 4:28 am

    I have a Fallkniven modern bowie and a Bark River Bravo III are those good for survival?

  29. Michael Wilcox on May 26, 2023 at 4:32 am

    I once had a 91/2" Bowie which was great for chopping anything but far too big for combat. If I had a 7"- 8" blade and you had the 10" you’d be a gonner. That Bowie was far too big for hand to hand combat.

  30. RPRIMICI on May 26, 2023 at 4:36 am

    Big knives for me mainly for processing wood. For defense against animals? — not likely to occur but will help if it does. I like my Kershaw Camp 14 for that kind of thing.

  31. Ramon Anzures on May 26, 2023 at 4:37 am

    If i can grab 1 knife ide grab my machete

  32. UL Bushcrafting on May 26, 2023 at 4:38 am

    My man TAC! Speaking the gospel! My EDC is the 9” Puzon. If the viewers had disposable money AND lived where they could carry a big knife DAILY- to , AT, and from work, 95% of the balzillion EDC viewers would ditch their folders.
    As soon as my 10” custom blade I’d finished, I will carry that one. The smallest I carry, is the DW Backcountry.
    Keep up the good work man!

  33. Hooman Zamannejad on May 26, 2023 at 4:39 am

    You are my guy 🙂

  34. Lakstha on May 26, 2023 at 4:40 am

    Cold steel size always the best for me, but sometimes the size kinda make me hesitate to killing someone..

  35. circedge on May 26, 2023 at 4:41 am

    Survival sword.

  36. Bowie Upland on May 26, 2023 at 4:41 am

    Thank you for pointing out the reality of survival. For me, a survival knife has to be a good fighting knife too.

  37. tim b on May 26, 2023 at 4:44 am

    If you’re faced with a mountain lion you pick the gun.

  38. LukaVideos on May 26, 2023 at 4:45 am

    And we know you must be a master survivalist since your wearing all that stuff on your face.

  39. Phil Muheiny on May 26, 2023 at 4:46 am

    4 year’s later I can see what you’re saying sometimes a Swiss army knife just ain’t going to cut it

  40. DirtyRice703 - on May 26, 2023 at 4:46 am

    That’s what she said, 🤪 CLASSIC..

  41. DDDYLN on May 26, 2023 at 4:47 am

    If you have a properly sharpened Ontario SP10 Marine Raider Bowie, a field sharpener, and a multitool, that’s all you need (besides firearms and lots of ammo!). If you want to carve wooden animals, buy a bushcraft knife. I’m pretty sure my Leatherman will make far better feather sticks than a bushcraft knife, and it comes with a bunch of other functions. 1 quality multitool, 1 fighting knife large enough to chop wood, firearms, and ammo.

  42. A L Lopez on May 26, 2023 at 4:49 am

    A machete is excellent.

  43. John-Paul Gagliano on May 26, 2023 at 4:50 am

    Tac, you are THE BEST reviewer of products of this kind! The quintessential in my opinion.

  44. Brian Bartulis on May 26, 2023 at 4:55 am

    Survive what? A cougar?…that’s whimsical. Grab a large outside farm cat, hold it over the edge of a tall roof and see if you can get it off your arm. You’ll be spittin’ bubbles as "nice kitty" worse than falling into a large cacti.
    Heck, one would be better off with a geologist pick hammer for a cougar…hand being wrong.
    Sig 357 auto? no wonder of lack of ammo. jk really, I’ve just two pellet rifles.

    Survival is to aim at thriving~~ dressed in the morn. Watch, fav pocket folder and your Sig right? Oh I fell out of a plane, glad I grabbed my Bowie knife ta boot.
    Much of bushcraft survival is tool making as you made fun of. You wandered into some video game, when decent 20.00 one handed Buck should be jewelry as a wrist watch..always there sharp as.
    3.5" blade easier to pound to skull/neck of a cougar to rescue a gal pal..twist/release and repeat for simple reason we run faster..same as bar thugs if so lucky, besides making hooks for fishys.

    yep, ima dying to abuse my ’68 Western Bowie fighting knife next spring because I don’t wanna leave it pristine to my lame nephews when dirt nap. iyam presently waiting on a HB 9.5" length camp axe. I’ll have to figure ‘billies/ reason to pack each.
    ~ lateral dorsi forearm smash to anyone wearing a mask farks up the door/wall behind them ‘n quicker than any pocket reach. js

  45. SgtAwesome97 on May 26, 2023 at 4:56 am

    Personally I’ve always gone by the words "It’s easy to do small knife stuff with a big knife, it’s a pain in the rear to do big knife stuff with a small knife"

  46. DDDYLN on May 26, 2023 at 4:57 am

    I’ve never understood the concept of carrying a knife that isn’t good for self defense. All you need is a big strong knife, and a multitool. If weight is a problem, scout carry your Bowie knife on the back of your belt.

  47. HillbillyFromTheSwamp on May 26, 2023 at 4:57 am

    Love this! Your absolutely right too. If I don’t have my Esee 5 with me Ill have my junglas. Preferably my junglas for survival though. But I’m still blade shopping and have some others coming soon. Good video bro

  48. kolak kolak on May 26, 2023 at 4:57 am

    Bowie knife my personal choice but that might be my texas bias

  49. François G on May 26, 2023 at 4:59 am

    Agree on everything Tac

  50. Pops Cola on May 26, 2023 at 5:00 am

    What make is the middle range knife?

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