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One of Three? #1058493 04/27/22 10:39 PM
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Been going through my knives again TRYING to get over wanting to buy another knife. I mean I only have a couple to pick from wink.

Bushcrafting/survival type use/have on your belt all the time. I’ve narrowed my present “stash” down to I think three. IF you were limited to only one out of the three which one would you pick and why? OR which would you NOT pick and why.

1. S5 (Scrapper 5)
2. Wardog
3. 411

I also have a Moderator edition of the Mud Mutt and a 511 but have kinda ruled them out over the other three. AND I am thinking about swapping out one of my big knives for my Bullnose Regulator. I DO like that knife.

Also I am thinking of having one of my Swamp Wardens or Cupidvore on a cord or ball chain around my neck at all times along with a ferro rod, striker and some tinder quicks.

Now mind you this is just a mental exercise unless it all does go south. I already have a GHB Kit in each suv and am in the process of changing them over to summer gear.

And as always feel free to add your own pick or picks and the reasons.


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I believe the Scrapper 5 will handle all your needs.


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That's a tough call ! I usually grab my 511 over my wardog latley but my sheathing has some impact. My 511 has a great BB kydex. I've never had a S5 but I've always really liked the blade profile

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So far I am leaning toward the S5, but the Wardog has it over thickness AND ease of sharpening while still holding a good edge.

Right now my S5 lives in a short Combat Master sheath along with a ferro rod/striker and a sharpening rod with a small capsule of Dog Tired built CBPJ tinder.

Oh and I might add that this an “if you have on pants you have on your knife” blade. A chopper will be lashed to the pack.


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Great 3 to pick from, I would go S5 since you will have a bigger chopper on your pack, don't need the thickness.

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I would pick the 411. It is the most used knife in my pile o’knives. The dimensions and weight were perfect for what I did. The 411 and a BK-9 strapped to the pack were all I ever needed except for the times a small axe was used in place of the BK-9.


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The S5 and 411 are my two top picks. I like the 411 quite a bit. Now if Dan would just build the Skinny Sash (SYKCO Ash) with the afore mentioned 4.5 inch long .150 or so thick blade there would not be any doubt about what I would pick.


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I am wanting to say the S5 has won out, but I still find myself fondling the 411. To me the 411 feels better in my hand but the extra 3/4 inch blade length on the S5 is also drawing me.

Guess I will have to keep “testing” them out to see who the ultimate winner will be.


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OK, I guess he’s #1 for a reason. I’m gonna take Tom’s advice and go with the S5. It’s not my “Wish” ( see my last couple posts In the Mini TW thread) but the longer blade gives it a 4.5 inch cutting edge, which could prove critical in a survival/bushcrafter situation. Choking up with your finger in the choil your (at least mine does) thumb is forward of the thumb ramp and is quite comfortable.

So, until Dan builds the Mini-Sash/Dogcrafter the S5 will serve quite well.


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Hahaha! I was going over knives of this length too the other day and I came up the the EXACT list of 3+

- SS5
- War Dog
- 411
- Mud Mutt

The decision in reality is easy for me. I don't own a Mud Mutt (if I could, I'd own the Safety Mutt, anyway) OR the SS5.

War Dog it is!

I suspect that between my Swamp Warden, War Dog, INFIdu LE, and 1311, there aren't many tasks I couldn't handle... well, any knife related tasks anyway...

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Though I DO love my 411....it's one of the best smaller blades to come out of this place. I wish I'd bought a couple extra when I had the chance...


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...just like I wish I'd bought a couple extra....well...probably EVERY OTHER blade from here I still own or wished I owned grin grin grin grin


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