Are there survival combat knives for close quarter fighting?
Yes! There are many military survival knives to choose from, most of them pretty good.
When in need of a knife for survival AND combat there is simply no better knife than the KA-BAR US Marine Corps Fighting Knife. If you’re not interested in combat there are better choices though.
If you serve in the USAF (United States Air Force) or are a private pilot check out the Ontario 499 Air Force Survival Knife.
It’s essentially the same as the KA-BAR except that it has a fully serrated top which is very useful to cut through thin metal sheets and airplane equipment (like seat belts) after a crash.
I like the Rambo movies, would you recommend Rambo’s survival knife?
No, his knife is actually utter garbage.
But then it probably doesn’t matter if you’re fighting with a gun, a knife or a toothpick when you’re Rambo.
You can buy a functional replica of the Rambo survival knife from the movies here.
Comes with a compass, a hollow handle filled with matches and Sylvester Stallone’s signature.
Great for boasting in front of your friends but do yourself a favor and never try to actually use it in the woods.
Is the Gerber’s Bear Grylls knife a good survival knife?
It depends: There are about half a dozen different Bear Grylls knives.
The Gerber 31 Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife is cheap, functional and comes with a free fire starter and knife sharpener.
While certainly not the best survival knife you could do worse, especially on a tight budget. You can read more about the Bear Grylls Ultimate in my review above.
My wife once asked “How many knives do you need?” I answered “I don’t understand the question.”