List of Knives Used on Dual Survival

We’re big fans of Dual Survival in this household. After doing a quick check on Google to see if there was a list that stated which knives were used on each episode of Dual Survival, we came up dry and thought we’d write one up ourselves, just in case any other fans were curious about which knives were used on the show, or if anyone wanted to look into getting a particular knife they saw on an episode. Let us know in the comments if you’d like us to do this for any other TV shows, movies, etc.

By way of introduction…

Dual Survival: List of Knives Used in Season 1

Episode
Number
Date First
Aired
Episode
Name
Location
Knife Used by
Cody Lundin
Knife Used by
Dave Canterbury
Season 1,
Episode 1
June 11,
2010
ShipwreckedNova
Scotia
NoneBlind Horse Knives
PLSK 1 Pathfinder
Season 1,
Episode 2
June 18,
2010
Failed AscentNew
Zealand
Mora Classic 1None
Season 1,
Episode 3
June 25,
2010
Out of AirBelizeMora Classic 1Tops Mini Pry Knife
Season 1,
Episode 4
July 2,
2010
Desert
Breakdown
PeruMora Classic 1Victorinox Black
Swisstool Multi Tool
Season 1,
Episode 5
July 9,
2010
Panic in
the Jungle
LaosMora Classic 1Locally-made
machete (similar
to Martindale 12 inch
Crocodile Golok 2)
Season 1,
Episode 6
July 16,
2010
SwampedLouisianaMora Classic 1Blind Horse Knives
PLSK 1 Pathfinder
Season 1,
Episode 7
July 23,
2010
Split UpArizonaSilex Stone Knife
(made by Cody
on the spot)
Blind Horse Knives
PLSK 1 Pathfinder
Season 1,
Episode 8
July 30,
2010
SoakedWashingtonMora Classic 1Blind Horse Knives
PLSK 1 Pathfinder
Season 1,
Episode 9
August 13,
2010
After the
Storm
Dominican
Republic
Mora Classic 1Blind Horse Knives
PLSK 1 Pathfinder
Season 1,
Episode 10
August 20,
2010
Bogged
Down
BrazilMora Classic 1ESEE Lite Machete

Dual Survival: List of Knives Used in Season 2

Episode
Number
Date First Aired
Episode
Name
Location
Knife Used by
Cody Lundin
Knife Used by
Dave Canterbury
Season 2,
Episode 1
April 22,
2011
Slash and
Burn
AntarcticaMora Classic 1
Season 2,
Episode 2
April 29,
2011
Buried
Alive
WyomingMora Classic 1Possibly the
Gransfors Forest
Axe
Season 2,
Episode 3
May 6,
2011
Stuck in
the Muck
FloridaMora Classic 1Ontario 12 inch
Machete
Season 2,
Episode 4
May 13,
2011
BittenLaosMora Classic 1Locally Sourced
Sickle
Season 2,
Episode 5
May 20,
2011
Frozen
Planes
MontanaMora Classic 1Cold Steel Frontier
Hawk
(only the head)
Season 2,
Episode 6
May 24,
2011
Out of
Africa
South
Africa
NoneCold Steel Heavy
Machete
Season 2,
Episode 7
May 27,
2011
Out of the
Clouds
PanamaLocally Sourced
Machete
Season 2,
Episode 8
June 3,
2011
AdriftSouth
Pacific
Mora Classic 1Leatherman Wave
Black Oxide
Multi-tool
Season 2,
Episode 9
June 10,
2011
Eating
Dust
MexicoAntique Mora
from the 1940s
(similar to a
Puukko)
Habilis Tracker
Season 2,
Episode 10
June 17,
2011
Hippo
Island
BotswanaMora Classic 1Busse Basic 11
Season 2,
Episode 11
June 24,
2011
Up the
River
Appalachian
Highlands
Kellam Wolverine
Puukko
Blind Horse Knives
PLSK 1 Pathfinder
Season 2,
Episode 12
July 1,
2011
Road To
Nowhere
MaineKellam Wolverine
Puukko
Habilis Bush Tool

Dual Survival: List of Knives Used in Season 3

Episode
Number
Date First
Aired
Episode
Name
Location
Knife Used by
Cody Lundin
Knife Used by
Joe Teti
Season 3,
Introduction
January 1,
2013
UnbraidedNoneNone
Season 3,
Episode 1
January 1,
2013
Mars on
Earth
ChileMora Classic 1
(custom sheath)
Tops SURV-TAC 7
Season 3,
Episode 2
January 8,
2013
On the
Menu
South
Africa
NoneBush Tomahawk
(found)
Season 3,
Episode 3
January 15,
2013
Into the
Frying Pan
New
Mexico
Mora Classic 1Tops Anaconda
Season 3,
Episode 4
January 22,
2013
Trouble in
Paradise
HawaiiKellam Wolverine
Puukko
Cold Steel Boar
Spear
&
Tops SURV-TAC 7
Season 3,
Episode 5
January 29,
2013
The Green
Hell
EcuadorOntario 6145
Machete
Ontario 6145
Machete
&
Tops SURV-TAC 7
Season 3,
Episode 6
February 5,
2013
Twin
Peaks
NicaraguaKellam Wolverine
Puukko
Tops Anaconda
Season 3,
Episode 7
February 12,
2013
MeltdownZambiaKellam Wolverine
Puukko
Tops SURV-TAC 7
Season 3,
Episode 8
February 19,
2013
Belly of
the Beast
RomaniaRon Macy CustomTops SURV-TAC 7
Season 3,
Episode 9
February 26,
2013
CastawaysFijiGeneric Dive
Knife (example)
Generic Dive
Knife (example)
Season 3,
Episode 10
March 5,
2013
Rocky
Mountain
High
ColoradoRon Macy CustomTops SURV-TAC 7
Season 3,
Episode 11
March 12,
2013
Misty
Mountain
Drop
CaliforniaRon Macy CustomTops SURV-TAC 7

Dual Survival: List of Knives Used in Season 4

Episode
Number
Date First
Aired
Episode
Name
Location
Knife Used by
Cody Lundin
Knife Used by
Joe Teti
Season 4,
Episode 1
April 23,
2014
No End in
Sight, Part 1
Sri LankaRustic Custom Knife
(of Filipino origins)
Tops SURV-TAC 7
Season 4,
Episode 2
April 30,
2014
No End in
Sight, Part 2
Sri LankaRustic Custom Knife
(of Filipino origins)
Tops SURV-TAC 7
Season 4,
Episode 3
May 7,
2014
Deadly
Dunes
OmanCustom Puuko
(similar to Helle
Viking
)
Griffin Tactical
Custom Special Ops
Multipurpose Knife
Season 4,
Episode 4
May 14,
2014
Glacial
Downfall
NorwayCustom Puuko
(similar to Helle
Viking
)
Griffin Tactical
Custom Special Ops
Multipurpose Knife
Season 4,
Episode 5
May 21,
2014
Journey's
End to a New
Beginning
N/AN/A
Episode
Number
Date First
Aired
Episode
Name
Location
Knife Used by
Matt Graham
Knife Used by
Joe Teti
Season 4,
Episode 6
May 28,
2014
No Man Is
an Island
PanamaCondor Tool & Knife
Jungle Bowie

(modified/reground)
Esee Lite Machete
Season 4,
Episode 7
June 4,
2014
Mayan
Mayhem
Mayan
Tunnels
Condor Tool & Knife
Jungle Bowie

(modified/reground)
Griffin Tactical
Custom Special Ops
Multipurpose Knife
Season 4,
Episode 8
June 11,
2014
On the
Edge
Mountain
Ridgeline
Condor Tool & Knife
Jungle Bowie

(modified/reground)
Griffin Tactical
Custom Special Ops
Multipurpose Knife
Season 4,
Episode 9
June 18,
2014
End of the
Road
VietnamCondor Tool & Knife
Jungle Bowie

(modified/reground)
Griffin Tactical
Custom Special Ops
Multipurpose Knife
Season 4,
Episode 10
June 25,
2014
One Shot,
One Kill
New ZelandSOG Voodoo Hawk
& Traditional Puukko
with Lapland style
sheath (further
investigation needed,
check back soon!)
SOG Voodoo Hawk
& Griffin Tactical
Custom Special Ops
Multipurpose Knife

Just as a summation of the lists above, Cody Lundin’s knife of choice throughout the Dual Survival TV series is most frequently the Mora Classic 1, which he typically wears around his neck. For more information on Cody’s knife, read through some of the comments below (here and here, for example).

Dave Canterbury’s knife of choice is most frequently the PLSK 1 Pathfinder, which comes from his own line of knives, Blind Horse Knives. That being said, Dave alternates between carrying the PLSK 1 Pathfinder and miscellaneous multi-tools and other knives more frequently than Cody did in the Dual Survival series, especially in the second season, where Dave only actually uses his choice knife twice (in the last two episodes).

Joe Teti’s knife of choice on Dual Survival is the Tops SURV-TAC 7, as he carries it in seven of the eleven episodes in season 3, and two of the episodes in season 4. Teti actually helped to design the SURV-TAC 7 with Tops, which is likely why he’s so fond of this knife. Joe Teti’s second choice of knife on the Dual Survival series is a custom Griffin Tactical Special Ops Multipurpose Knife, and his third choice of knife is the Tops Anaconda.

Matt Graham’s knife of choice on Dual Survival has been a modified Condor Tool & Knife Jungle Bowie. We originally thought this to be the case, but because of some pretty convincing angles, we changed our minds and thought Matt was using the Condor Tool & Knife Gladius Hunter. Thanks to some clear shots in episode 8, however, we are now reasonably confident that the knife being used by Matt Graham is a reground Condor Tool & Knife Jungle Bowie. We apologize for the confusion, and hope this clarifies things.

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Comments

  1. Cody never used a Mora #1. It was actually a Premier brand that went out of business years ago. The factory was actually in the town of Mora, but not the knife that is currently manufactured as the Mora 1. Look closely at he handle shapes. Plus his comment on his knife he nick-named “Honey” are online. It is probably closer to the current Mora #1 than any other.

    • Thomas Xavier says:

      Indeed, you’re right. For the sake of simplification I referred to it as the Mora Classic 1, as you’re spot on, the company that used to make Cody’s exact Mora no longer exists, and the Mora Classic is the absolute closest to the Mora that Cody carries. The Mora Classic is essentially the same knife, in terms of practical use, material, and design, but technically made by a different company since the old company is no longer in business.

      My own personal “Mora #1” is also made by one of those brands that now no longer exists. I can’t actually tell the difference between it and a Frosts Mora #1 in actual use.

      • I believe that the knife he uses is closer to a Classic #2 than it is to a #1. He sells the #2 on his own website and it fits the description that he gives for a knife better than the #1 does. They look nearly identical, but the #2 is slightly bigger. I have both the #1 and #2 and the size of the #2 looks closer to what Cody carries around his neck in DS.

        • Elise Xavier says:

          Maybe you’re right! They’re both so similar, and the *exact* knife he carries, as MB mentioned, is no longer available (manufacturer no longer exists), so there’s no way of really knowing which precisely is more close unless we snag his knife and compare them in person ;). In any case, either the Mora #1 or the Mora #2 is as close as you can get to the actual knife he’s carrying.

        • Actually, I just re-watched the last two episodes of season 1 and the first one of season two. Looks like Cody used two different Moras. He used a smaller, well-worn, older one that was the size of a #1 in the first season. In Episode 1 of season 2, he is using a brand new #2 Classic. Longer, wider shiny blade, bigger, newer handle.

          • Thomas Xavier says:

            Awesome observation skills! I would hazard that you are most likely correct, my personal Mora is the e.jonnsson S1, I really wish they had all used the same naming convention with regards to pattern and size, would have made my job so much easier!

            If anyone is curious I tracked down the Mora #1 used by Cody: https://www.facebook.com/Morakniv/posts/111886895599894

    • Steven Dick says:

      Actually, Premier was/is a Canadian Cutlery Importer and wholesaler. I have one of their red handled Mora’s I bought in B.C. maybe 25 years ago. One or another of the Swedish companies made the knives under their private label.

      • Thomas Xavier says:

        Interesting, do you know who was the contractor?

        • Steven Dick says:

          No, but all of those red handled Mora’s look pretty much a like. I have also saw the same style that were made in Norway when I was over there a few years ago. I’m guessing the Premier knives were probably Frosts.

  2. Just saw a couple of 2014 episodes of Dual survival. Looks like Cody has a HELLE’ of some sort, maybe the Les Stroud designed TEMEGAMI. Full tang on back and wood covering the front.
    PS: Joe is an amateur. I would never go into harm’s way with him.

    • Elise Xavier says:

      Thanks for the heads up! To be honest, I haven’t actually started watching Dual Survival’s Season 4 / 2014 episodes yet, so that’s why I don’t have any of the info on the chart filled up yet. Once I get around to it (hopefully soon) I’ll fill that in, but based on Cody’s taste, I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a Helle knife of some sort. Those are some awesome knives.

      Personally, the first two seasons of Dual Survival have and will always be my favourite. I loved Cody and Dave together, and I understand why Dave was forced off the show, but I really think the show was so much better with him there. I haven’t really been keen on watching this season because last season was definitely not the same, nor will this one be the same, as the first two seasons. And yeah, I’d definitely rather have Cody or Dave on a survival team any day. I’d feel safe with the two of them, can’t say the same about Joe.

    • Thomas Xavier says:

      Hi G30S! Yeah it does look a lot like a Helle, I took screenshots of the show and compared that with Helle’s catalog but nothing matches up 100%. For the last 2 episodes the closest knife is the Helle Viking (but with pins).

  3. Colin Cote says:

    I have missed a lot of episodes since Dave was axed and Tedi came on. I saw the first three or four and became completely disgusted with the turn the program had taken by replacing Dave with a true military mutton headed ass. I guess now that these Idiot producers have completely screwed the program by replacing Cody I will only be watching reruns of seasons 1 and 2 on Amazon.

    Tedi has such a limited vocabulary… “In a situation like this” “Situational awareness” ” The last thing you want”
    are about all he knows because he knows nothing about survival. With him it is all about his self over rated military experience. Which if he was worth a dam in there, he would not have had to jump from one branch to the other in the first place. He is like a stupid bragging little kid who would not have the skills of survival he has today if it were not for spending time with Cody. Discovery….you fucked up !

    • Elise Xavier says:

      I have to second a lot of what you’ve said. That being said, I swear I heard somewhere that season 3 was the highest rated of Dual Survival. That’s kind of sad, considering when Teti and Lundin were together, you pretty much got more fighting than actual survival footage, in my opinion. For good reason, as the two clashed about nearly everything, but it wasn’t my cup of tea – not at all.

      There’s no way Teti is nearly as interesting to listen to as Lundin in terms of vocabulary (and even sarcasm!). I don’t even know how I’ll be able to watch the show at all without Cody. I just don’t understand how the show can “go on” without him… it’s going to be so bad. So yup, I’ll be doing the same as you, rewatching the first two seasons over and over, and half pretending the other seasons of Dual Survival don’t even exist.

  4. I have been a dual survivor fan since the beginning and season 1 & 2 are the best seasons! I love all survival show’s but Dual Survival has such a unique element since you are dealing with 2 different/strong personalities. Why do I like Dual Survival? Dave! The show is so much better with Dave. Dave was willing to do what it took to make his partner happy, he wasn’t always mad & complaining like Joe. Dave is also a natural teacher. He taught us/Cody survival skills, climbing abilities and HUNTING skills! When have we seen such an accomplished hunter on a survival show? Dave walks the walk and talks the talk- the guy is the real deal, I don’t care about his military background.

    If you go to his website, his philosophy is to only carry items you need that are also multifunctional. He also believes in the 5 C’s for survivability. His Pathfinder school has really opened my eyes on the purpose and reason for each item in your kit.

    Since I have watched Dual Survival on Netflix about 1000 times, I have now transitioned to Dave’s you-tube videos. There are over 900! A lot of great ideas for us since we have always been car campers and now trying backpacking. I want the peace of mind to know how to survive if we get lost or if something bad happens. Besides, my wife leaves it all to me so I need to have the answers.

    I’ve been purchasing off his site recently and they do sell quality merchandise, including the PLSK1, the thing is a beast. Probably the last knife I will ever buy. Miss you Dave & thanks for the AWESOME info you’ve shown us over the years!!

    • Elise Xavier says:

      I loved Dave a hell of a lot, too. Cody is still my favourite, just because he’s essentially a fire-god, but Dave’s hunting skills are actually insane – I can’t believe all the amazing things he did in those first two seasons alone. I agree, Dave is an amazing teacher, great at describing how to do things, and very knowledgeable in the field. I don’t care in the least about his military background, and to be honest, I’m actually glad he exaggerated/fudged his resume because otherwise I wouldn’t have gotten 2 amazing seasons of Dual Survival that I can enjoy over and over.

      I really need to start watching his YouTube videos, but like you said, there are so many, so I don’t really know where to start. His store is awesome… he never tries to push his products either, and isn’t a gimmicky personality at all, which I think is an incredible strength of his. I wish he and Cody were back on the show together, but there’s no way Discovery’s going to make that happen.

      • Okay, I’ve watched the first two episodes of season 4 with Matt Graham, and here is my review: Matt is pretty cool. He is clearly competent at what he does, and knows how to make fire like Cody. He seems to be taking the patient parent attitude toward Joe, as opposed to the “I can’t stand this little brat!” attitude that Cody had towards him. Of course, this could change as it goes. Matt is new to working with Joe and seems to be doing most of the important work thus far. He gathers more food (he didn’t need Joe to help kill that pig, not to mention catching that turkey!) and builds quicker better shelters, as well as being able to make fire.

        Joe, seems like a kid with ADD. Jumping back in the water to try to find the lenses for those glasses was asinine at best; especially after knowing Matt could build a fire with other means. He doesn’t have anywhere near the maturity of Dave, Cody, or Matt. He blames things on others too readily and minimizes his own mistakes.

        I think Cody was just fed up with Joe and then began to shake his head and laugh at his stupidity that was designed to do nothing but create “reality TV drama.” Discovery should have kept Dave and Cody, but, despite how much Joe sucks, Matt is at least watchable.

        • Thomas Xavier says:

          I couldn’t have put it better myself, Specially since the last episode Joe did with Cody he accused Cody of “endangering the mission” – what was jumping back if not endangering the mission? What an imbecile.

          I really hope Matt can dig in and keep his head/calm when dealing with the brat. In either case I look forward to seeing his skills at work.

  5. Jeremy Whitten says:

    Excellent resource! Bookmarked!

  6. Cody did use a mora because in slash and burn Cody’s knife said mora of Sweden and can Elise Xavier recheck the machete in stuck in the muck

    • Thomas Xavier says:

      AFAIK his original Mora was by a now non existing manufacturer similar to my own E. Jonsson and as Danjo said in season 2 he switched to a newer Mora (manufactured by Mora of Sweden). With regards to the machete, they are always very difficult to identify as they have uniform shapes with no easily discernible logo’s. I believe it is the Ontario due to the saw back + general size and handle shape.

      • It had no saw back and in season 1 cody did have a mora classic because of it sheath and look and logo

        • Thomas Xavier says:

          The sheath is generic (my E,Jonnson has exactly the same sheath as a Mora of Sweden). Cody has publicly stated that his Mora is from a discontinued manufacturer (during the first season), he does own numerous Mora’s including some made by Frost (now known as Mora of Sweden) as evidenced in his book 98.6 but if your dead set on knowing exactly which variant I would suggest you e-mail him directly. At the end of the day the pattern, materials and design is almost identical with only negligible variance in terms of fit and finish. The older 90′s manufacturers often did not square the spine and left it with a rough forge finish up until 2005. Now Mora of Sweden/Frosts owns the entire industry and thus any debate is pointless because as far as anyone is concerned Mora = 1 company now as opposed to what is traditionally the Swedish equivalent of Thiers, Sheffield or Solingen).

          The Ontario 12″ is the closest alternative that I could find in current production and also comes in a plain back/non sawtooth version. Unfortunately Ontario unlike Condor (the oval divot) does not have a unique aesthetic flourish and thus unless presented with a viable alternative I am forced to stick to it. If you have any suggestions for a machete that fits the pattern + size and with 3″ at the ricasso being unsharpened I would love to see them!

          EDIT: Forgot to mention; Carl Andersson was the manufacturer of many Mora’s during that period in time before Frost & Erikson took over the market and I believe (possibly) Cody has one by him as the name strikes a memory. Another alternative is Bröderna Jönsson, Premiere or FMM Mattsson but good luck finding any examples for sale. He also has a Frosts (old school with the oversized oval logo) that he has owned for “over 20 years” as per his book 98.6 Degrees.

          EDIT #2: https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/407368_359732390705637_1724392393_n.jpg this is the Mora that Cody owns and used in the first season AFAIK as per his facebook page, the brand is “premiere” with the model number H-114 made in Mora, Sweden.

          Here is the source: https://www.facebook.com/Morakniv/posts/111886895599894 , and with that I now consider the debate closed. :)

          • I can understand the reason for the switch after season 1. I’m sure that “Honey” has sentimental value to Cody and since he could get a brand new knife that was virtually identical and avoid risking losing or damaging his personal favorite during filming, he did so. Thanks for the links, very interesting!

  7. Cody did use a mora classic because of the ring on the knife

    Knife looked nothing like that picture

    Alo the handle was the same handle the classic had not like the picture had plus the blade was the same as the classic and not that
    And he did not switch moras because the sheath had a pice of tape in the frist season and had that pice of tape in the 2 season too

    • Thomas Xavier says:

      Once again jonathan,

      1) All the knives listed are Mora’s as I already explained, Mora is town which is famous for making a style of knife, Mora of Sweden (Frost’s) does not *own* that pattern. They all have a “ring” at the ricasso of the blade. Another good example would be the Sodbuster pattern- whilst Case is famous for manufacturing it they do not *own* that pattern. A Sodbuster is a Sodbuster and a Mora is a Mora- i already explained this in my previous comment.

      2) The handle is identical in all Mora’s so any difference will be with regards to the condition of the paint, not the style or shape. Cody always has tape around his sheathes, both on screen, in photographs from his survival courses and in the photographs for his book.

      3) Cody has stated that was his knife, if you have a problem with that take it up with him ;)

  8. Are you sure Matt Graham isn’t using the condor gladius hunter in the last two episodes? Cause it looks a lot like the gladius hunter to me.

  9. No problem, I was looking. For a new knife to take to school with me (survival school) and I ran across the gladius. Now that I see how well it does for Matt graham I’m sold!

    • Thomas Xavier says:

      Aye, Matt seems to really know his bushcrafting, Very impressive. I might have to follow your lead and pick up the Gladius too!

  10. It appears that you are wrong about Matt’s knife. Now the false information is spreading around the internet. He isn’t using the gladius hunter.

    • Elise Xavier says:

      Do you have any decisive evidence as to which of the two knives it is? We originally thought it was a modified Jungle Bowie, but specific angles make it look like the Gladius Hunter. Has Matt said anything about the knife himself?

    • The shape looked like the Gladius, but, as some on other forums mentioned in a now (bizarrely) deleted thread, it was too big to be a Gladius. Thanks to that screen cap, it is a modified Jungle Bowie. No harm done, mistakes happen.

      • Elise Xavier says:

        Yeah, that long thread that was on Bushcraft USA is now gone. Maybe a mod deleted it? Who knows. Either way, those screenshots we found on there definitely helped us see the modified Jungle Bowie much more clearly, so thanks to whomever took those.

        And thanks Danjo for always trying to help us figure out which of the two knives it was. Luckily episode 8 cleared it up.

        • Dominick says:

          In regards to BCUSA I am the one who started the thread and it mysteriously disappeared. I believe the mods removed it for reasons I don’t understand. When I saw Matt using the knife I was curious and Yahooed “what knife does Matt Graham use on DS?” I came across this website and with this info I thought I would share it with members of BCUSA. DS was always a hot topic there and I thought I’d share this info…they deleted the thread with no explanation. Too bad there was a good conversation hoping on…

          • Elise Xavier says:

            Hey Dominick! Thanks for having shared this link on your thread at Bushcraft USA. Yeah, I noticed that thread really took off. I was reading along as people were commenting, it got to over 5 pages in less than a day, and was filled with a lot of really interesting information, a lot of really knowledgeable people writing on it, too. I figured you wouldn’t randomly delete your own thread, especially since it had such a great discussion going on. Needless to say, I was pretty bummed the next day when I checked the link again only to find the thread gone. :(

  11. Thomas Xavier says:

    Alright, Thanks to Episode 8 its for sure a modified Jungle Bowie-

    A screencap found on the internet for you guys: here

  12. joe mama says:

    Thanks for keeping this updated. I use Busse,swamp rat ,becker and essee knives,These show choices prove its the owner vs steel .

  13. Thank you for this list!

    My first thought, yesterday evening, while watching the episode Mayan Mayhem when Matt Graham drew his knife was, “Dude, I love your knife!”, but I couldn’t find what it was. This is very, very helpful!

    • Elise Xavier says:

      Glad to help!

      What kinda sucks is how much modification it would take to get the Jungle Bowie to look like his. Though it does look awesome without modification, I can’t believe how badass he’s managed to make it with the reground. Would be awesome if Condor came out with a knife modeled after his modification ;).

  14. I’ve always watched dual survival but would often get bored with watching cody and joe argue now that matt is on I never get bored I think him and joe make a good team.

    • Elise Xavier says:

      I still miss Cody + Dave together, but since that’s never going to happen again, Matt + Joe aren’t too bad to watch (still not the biggest fan of Joe, however).

      • yeah joe is kind of a jerk but he’s fun to watch running through the woods like a kid playing rambo and he makes a good pack mule to carry the gear. I have to say though he did step up and get some food in the vietnam episode.

      • Hey, I’ll put in my two cents on dual survival characters. I dislike joe, severely. More shallowly, I can’t stand the way he says the word “huge.” More in depth, I think he’s arrogant, overbearing, and an extremely negative representation of what it is to be a military man. I am a Captain in the armour corps, qualified in air crew survival (weird, I know), and I would never want a guy like joe on my team. This being said, Matt is incredible, and I think he’s far better than cody, educationally. Whereas Cody’s style and personality would push many people away, Matt’s doesn’t. So, Matt great, Joe terrible. My solution, pair Matt up with either John Hudson, or Terry Schappert, and Dual survival will be unstoppable. You can see these two on “dude you’re screwed,” if you want to get a good sense of them.

        • Elise Xavier says:

          I agree with most of what you’ve said. Matt is a hell of a lot better at this than Joe, there’s really no contest. And I can maybe see where Cody’s style and personality would push some people away, but I have to admit he’s always struck me as really knowledgeable and a very good teacher, probably because his style/personality is spot on with what helps me to learn, personally.

          Also, you meant pair “Matt” up with John Hudson or Terry Schappert, instead of “pair Joe up” in the second last sentence, yeah?

          • I think DS has become boring. Joe is boring. It got old listening to him argue with Cody and it is tedious listening to him say stupid things while Matt patiently waits him out in order to say something intelligent. In a real survival situation, people would survive in spite of Joe, not because of him. He over dramatizes the smallest things in an apparent attempt to build tension and suspense and tries to make the simplest things he does seem fantastic even though we’ve seen Dave and Cody sail through them several times before.

            The show was only really good when Dave and Cody were a team. They had complimentary skill sets and and their arguments were generally intelligent. Both were mature enough not to let them get in the way of the ultimate goal of getting out alive and healthy.

            I recently finished re-watching the first two seasons, and what struck me was that Dave was generally more versatile than Cody. Cody was hands down more experienced in the desert scenarios, they were dead even in the arctic and tropical island scenarios, but in the forrest, swamp or jungle, Dave knew more than Cody and it became more obvious as the show went along. Cody was much more skilled at friction fires, but in any other type of fire making, Dave was at least as good, if not better than Cody (reflection fires, starting one from that car battery etc.), and as far as hunting went, Dave was better than either Cody or Joe Teti. Matt Graham, seems to be a good hunter too with that spear thrower.

            One of the things that really gets me about Joe is how he makes killing a pig or porcupine into a Rambo-like ordeal. Dave killed a porcupine with a paddle in the very first episode and made no big deal out of it. Joe always acts like he just defeated a lion with nothing but a sharp stick. It’s ridiculous.

            I don’t think Cody or Dave were ever worried about the other one having their backs. I think Cody and Matt are worried with Joe. If it were for real, I think Dave, Cody or Matt would abandon Joe very early on and tell him that he was on his own and walk out themselves much more effectively than they would having to carry Joe along and listening to his constant mouthing off.

          • Yes, sorry, pair Matt up. Not joe… hmm… don’t see a quick edit button, will look for it… wouldn’t want anyone reading that and thinking I actually encourage Joe going anywhere in life… In fact, I think Joe may even be dangerous, from an educational perspective (for the viewer who has little to no experience); a bit like Bear Grylls.

          • Elise Xavier says:

            Danjo: Yes! On so many levels. I agree with so much of that I can’t even explain. Couldn’t have put it better myself.

            Aaidan: Just changed it to “Matt.” I guess there’s no quick edit button on the commenter side, but at least there’s one on the back end! And agreed.

  15. Henry paulsen says:

    I really like the looks of the knife that Cody used in sri lanka. It looks to have a black blade with a wooden handle and sheath. I can not find any information on this knife anywhere nor can I find a knife that looks similar to the one that he had. I like your website. I will be on it a lot.

  16. Henry paulsen says:

    Could you see if you could find some still pictures of it? Thank you very much.

  17. Henry paulsen says:

    Correct me if I am wrong but I think that the knife that Cody used on Deadly Dunes and Glacial Downfall is made a custom maker named Ron Macy. He operates out of Oregon somewhere I think.

    • Thomas Xavier says:

      It might very well be, I did mention the Ron Macy custom in past episodes but in Deadly Dunes I couldn’t get a clear enough shot to positively 100% identify it, In time I will most likely go back and re-watch it in a high resolution format. I’ll try to capture some stills but no promises! Of course if you find any stills yourself then I will update it to a knife that fits.

  18. henry paulsen says:

    A knife that I think looks more similar to the custom puuko than the Helle Viking is the BushcraftNorthWest O1. The design and shape seems to me to be a better example. It has a full tang with pins but only two. The handle shape looks to be about the same. It is carbon steel hence the name O1. The handle is made from compressed bamboo. The handle of Cody’s knife looks to be made of curly or sallow birch. The sheath design is different than Cody’s but the k-nife is very similar. You should look up this knife and decide for yourself. Thanks for a great and trueful site.

    • Elise Xavier says:

      Nice spot! I’d say they’re both really good examples of knives that are similar to Cody’s custom puuko. I’ll leave the Helle Viking up as an example just because it’s a lot more difficult to get a hold of the BCNW-O1 than it is to get a hold of the Helle Viking (the BCNW-01 even shows out of stock on Bushcraft Northwest’s sales page here). Until I figure out what exactly Cody was carrying, I’ll list the most similar knife to the custom puuko that’s also easiest to get a hold of.

      That being said, if you spot a knife that’s relatively easy to get (preferably production) and fits better than the Helle Viking, I’d of course be happy to change what’s on the list!

  19. henry paulsen says:

    Another knife that looks very similar to Cody’s puuko is the Entrek Forester. The design concept looks to be about the same. I think this is a production knife but it is kind of pricey and I do not think it is hard to get a hold of. The major difference is the fact that the Forester is made with a micarta handle and a kydex sheath instead of the one that Cody has with a wooden handle and leather sheath. The Helle Viking would be a good choice for those wanting traditional materials and the Entrek would be good for those who want modern materials and wouldn’t mind paying a little more. I think the price is 150 dollars which I think is a bit much for a knife. I think this is another knife you should look up. You do not need to replace the viking if you do not feel the need but this knife is just another option for those looking for a similar knife to Cody’s.

    • Cody definitely favors Scandinavian knives. The Moras (he’s used a Classic 1 and 2) and sells both the #2 and another signature Mora on his own webpage http://www.codylundin.com/abo_store.html He’s used the Kellam Wolverine and other Puukko knives on the show. I think that his goal was always to show how much could be done with a small knife, ala Mors Kochanski.

      I personally LOVE Moras and other puukko knives. I have 5 Mora knives (a #1 & @ Classic; Two Old Frosts Mora Craftsman [stainless]; and a HighQ Robust), as well as a Kellam Wolverine and a Eraapu Pukko carver. They are excellent for woodworking, and I’m certain would be great for survival if the skill set was there. I always bring the Frosts camping or fishing as backups and loaners in case anyone forgets a knife, or something should happen to mine (I generally carry a Bushcraft Basic #1 from Condor, which is another Puukko design).

  20. The GMAN says:

    The Premier was produced by us as a “Private Brand” more than 20 years ago. At that time the factory was named “KJ Eriksson” and we changed to “Mora of Sweden” in 2005. Today we use the brand MORAKNIV (= “Mora Knife” in Swedish) on our craftsmen and outdoor knives.

    • Thomas Xavier says:

      Very interesting, I wonder if the process for making Mora blades changed significantly over the years, any idea?

      • The old Premier #1 used to have a full length rat tail tang that was peened on the bottom of the handle like most puukko knives. The current ones have a 3/4 tang that is a bit thicker (and supposedly stronger) than the old ones.

        • Thomas Xavier says:

          I wonder if the difference in strength is at all noticeable in real world use, thanks for the info Danjo!

          • I doubt there is any practical difference. Cody has used his old one on and off for the past 24 years or so. I have seen many pictures where he’s used other Moras too, but that old #1 has seen a LOT of hard use and still works. Most knife fails are either due to really poor craftsmanship or people who don’t know how to use them. Since Moras aren’t poorly crafted (I have 5 currently, and have had zero complaints), my guess would be the latter in most cases with Moras, old or new.

          • Thomas Xavier says:

            Agreed, there is this weird trend in the knife industry that for a knife to be considered tough it must be 1/4″+ thick and full tang. I can’t say I have ever felt “under knife” in the bush with a Mora.

  21. Wow Cody used his personal Knife in season 1 which although is no longer made is thicker than the current Mora 1. It’s closer to the Mora 2.0 and 2. It’s a rat tang blade. Like the 2.0 . Weaker than current 3/4 epoxy builds. Subsequent seasons he retired his 24 year old Premier for a plain old Mora 2 with a custom sheath. I’m such a geek.

    • Join the club. Yeah, you’re correct about his Premier Mora being closer to the current #2, which is probably why he sells it on his website. I love Moras. I currently have a #1, #2, two old Frosts Craftsman (stainless) and a HighQ Robust. I have never had a complaint myself, or from anyone I have lent them to.

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