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50BMG
06-16-2012, 05:48 PM
Looking to get my first TSD knife and like the look of both. With the Father's Day special on the GNS and the intro pricing on the Bowie, it seems like a good time to buy. The question is which one.

Looking for a good utility knife/all-purpose knife. I like the Bowie, but concerned its going to be too big to wear on my battle belt. I really like the GNS that TSD has, but don't want to sell myself too short.

The other option is going with the ESEE 5 knife, which I've been drooling over for awhile.

Thoughts?

aklovinguy
06-16-2012, 05:57 PM
Get the grab n stab bro!! It will be a daily use knife ! At least thats what I would do! Good luck and let us know what you end up with.

Ps. Like C sed if you can, get both!

Wilburt
06-16-2012, 06:08 PM
Looking to get my first TSD knife and like the look of both. With the Father's Day special on the GNS and the intro pricing on the Bowie, it seems like a good time to buy. The question is which one.

Looking for a good utility knife/all-purpose knife..... The other option is going with the ESEE 5 knife, which I've been drooling over for awhile.

Thoughts?

I very much like to support OST, but with the criteria you laid out, I think the ESEE would be the best choice. I have the GNS and like it a lot. It actually has replaced my ESEE 3 as my EDC. However, it was designed as an EDC fighter, NOT a utility knife. Even Gabe points this out Here (http://www.warriortalk.com/showthread.php?98729-The-Grab-N-Stab-READ&p=1363094#post1363094). Also, the new TSD knife is in the same category I would image, designed a a big fighter more than multi-purpose. However, I assume it would be more universal while still lending to fighting.

The problem is most knives are slightly specific with there design and purpose. A jack of all trades is the master at none. Decide what you want and how you think you will use it most. Then pick from there. METT-TC still applies.

PCGlock
06-16-2012, 07:03 PM
I have a GNS on the way. I will carry it a lot more. Don't think you can make a bad choice with how they are priced right now.
Maybe flip a coin.

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Mike Heckathorn
06-16-2012, 07:55 PM
If you want a general use knife, the gns is probably not the best choice. It is a purpose built knife (designed to grab and stab). I love both of mine, and I carry them as defensive weapons for retention. I will be picking up a UFK as my knife to use for camp chores and general use on the battle belt.

bae
06-16-2012, 07:58 PM
If the blade geometry on the TSD Bowie is at all reasonable, it will make a nice general purpose knife, and I'd go that way. I'm hoping the sheath can be rigged for concealed carry with minor effort.

Mike Heckathorn
06-16-2012, 08:15 PM
If the blade geometry on the TSD Bowie is at all reasonable, it will make a nice general purpose knife, and I'd go that way. I'm hoping the sheath can be rigged for concealed carry with minor effort.

For some reason, I feel the need to be able to carry out concealed as well:)... Good to hear I'm not the only one!

bae
06-16-2012, 08:19 PM
For some reason, I feel the need to be able to carry out concealed as well:)... Good to hear I'm not the only one!

If that sheath doesn't work for concealed carry, a Southern Comfort will :-)

Mike Heckathorn
06-16-2012, 08:42 PM
If that sheath doesn't work for concealed carry, a Southern Comfort will :-)

I have a design that I want dale fricke to make for me. Who makes the southern comfort?

irishmike
06-16-2012, 09:12 PM
Mike Sastre, river city sheaths

Chris Upchurch
06-16-2012, 10:00 PM
The GnS is not a general purpose knife. It's designed for a very specific purpose. It is, however, something you can carry every day.

The TSD Bowie is more general purpose (though its still designed primarily as a fighting knife). Its probably too big for EDC but it would be at home on a battle belt. It's rougly the same size as my Ka-Bar replica that a great many Marines carried on their belts in the Pacific in WWII.

corrupt
09-18-2014, 03:02 PM
I have a design that I want dale fricke to make for me. Who makes the southern comfort?

What are people using for the frogs on these southern comfort style sheaths? I want to just attach one to a piece of kydex and screw it on the sheath that came with the bowie.

Maine1
09-18-2014, 10:08 PM
I'd go with the bowie. Many small to midsize knives can be rigged for inverted edge use. NONE of those will be a bowie knife.


The FROG is a peice of leather/canvas that incorperates a belt loop, it is typically connected to thesheath using the Stud on the sheath. SC sheaths come complete with a stud, IIRC. Mike would not do you like that.

Mike Sastre is the man behind the SC at River city Sheaths.