Dave’s Tips: Some Survival Jobs Call for a Hatchet

There a great deal of emphasis put on survival knives these days, and they are featured prominently on survival-related TV shows, often as the primary tool given to a survivalist abandoned somewhere off the beaten track.

 

We like a good survival knife, and we sell plenty of blades that fit into that category. But we also like the simple hatchet, which has many outdoor and survival uses and is often a better choice than a knife. For example, you may be able to chop down a small tree to make a ridge pole using your knife, but the job will go faster with a hatchet. You may be able to use the butt of your knife as a hammer, but that’s another job for which your hatchet is better suited.

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Product Spotlight: Combat Knives by Spartan Blades

There’s very little that makes us happier than days when new knives are delivered. Okay, so maybe we’re happiest when there are doughnuts on delivery day (hint, hint, Dave), but there’s nothing like cracking open the packaging on a brand new knife, especially if it’s from Spartan Blades. We were especially happy to recieve three brilliantly designed modern interpretations of classic combat knives: the Spartan-George V-14 Dagger, the Difensa, and the Spartan-Harsey Hunter.

 

A Spartan Blade is a worthy investment for serious serivce members, hunters, outdoorsmen, and knife afficianados because it will thrive for years in harsh settings. Spartan designs are used by elite military units and martial agencies of the U.S. Government and now Canada, and are used in hand to hand combat in Iraq and Afghanistan which means that the knife you buy is held up to the highest of standards. After wiping the drool from our chins we passed the blades over to our knife guy to help us explain our excitement.

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Southern Grind Knives Now Available at Captain Dave’s

We are proud to announce that Captain Dave is now an authorized dealer for Zac Brown’s Southern Grind knives. Made in the United States – Georgia, to be exact – these high-quality blades are nice enough to suit the collector but tough enough to use every day. These knives are semi-custom, meaning that each knife is hand assembled and produced to fill our specific order.

 

For a limited time, all Southern Grind Knives ship free to the lower 48 states

 

Captain Dave’s usually has more than 100 different knives in our display case, and the Southern Grind Bad Monkey folding knives fill a definite niche above the traditional folders we offer from companies like CRKT, Syderco and SOG. Compared to a mass produced knife from the likes of Gerber or Cold Steel, the materials, workmanship and attention to detail of the Bad Monkey stands out.

 

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