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Show your bushcraft knife

New postby James on Mon 26 Nov 2007 18:10

Now, that is going to be an interesting thread !

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Mine is on the right, Enzo blade from Brisa, stabilized masurbjök, titane pins, and a bee/carnauba hot wax treatment on the sheath which transformed it into something close to kydex :wink2: .
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Reason: right not left...
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby le.freak on Mon 26 Nov 2007 19:08

@James: You actually mean the knife on the right, don´t you?



Well I use a bunch of convexed Moras since they are so cheap available and can be modified easily for working with wood the way you like it.

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Last Weekend while camping I used an Ontario butcher Knife also for chopping wood - which turned out as a mistake as the wood was frozen and the blade was too thin. It chipped a lot before I realised. This knife is going to exist on as two knives. Pictures from that will follow later on.

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Also I love the Roselli Hunter for bushcraft as you can get a very powerful grip on the full lot of handle it has.

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For finer work the Enzo knives are great, too. Those are also great to handle in differend positions.

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For much finer whittling I use on of these from http://www.dick.biz and a crooked Mora knife:

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And for Foodwork in camp the Opinel and Douk-Douk knives are the way to go.

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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby James on Mon 26 Nov 2007 19:26

Waow! yes the roselli are fantastic ! I look forward to see what you do with the butcher!
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby rambler on Tue 27 Nov 2007 01:31

Inspired by Kochanski, made by a friend of mine.
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby rambler on Tue 27 Nov 2007 01:33

A closer look.
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby rambler on Tue 27 Nov 2007 02:42

My friend, the maker, warned me to keep it clean because it would rust very quickly if left exposed to the high humidity here or was sheathed wet.
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby James on Tue 27 Nov 2007 12:08

Very nice shape ! looks like a good tool ! a good thing to avoid rust is to wash any plant sap trace in water and wipe.
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby Swampman on Thu 29 Nov 2007 19:37

The rust doesn't hurt nothin'.
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby Ice Tigre on Fri 30 Nov 2007 04:26

Mine is soon to be this one, when I finish the sheath. :lol:

5/32" damascus blade by me (bought the damascus though) 3-1/4" blade, 3" edge, 7-5/8" overall. curly oak with cocobolo.brass, and a black spacer. moose beam sheath started... sharpening with no secondary bevel, took the etch off, so I'll let it patina back..

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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby rambler on Fri 30 Nov 2007 05:09

Looks like you have a good knife there. I am interested in what the finished sheath will look like.
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby James on Fri 30 Nov 2007 11:22

Very Nice, please show us the finished nife with sheath, I suspect it will be interesting !
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby ssj on Sat 01 Dec 2007 23:03

Roselli Carpenter. Nice, simple, sharp. Good knife.
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby James on Sun 02 Dec 2007 00:00

:yup: yesss!

Hows life Steve? :hi:
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby Ice Tigre on Fri 07 Dec 2007 14:49

Thanks fellows!

Here she is with the sheath, and "frog" Cow hide upper section with embossed crocodile over lay, on the top of moose antler...
Embossed ostrich skin and a deer tanned something(unknown) for the frog/hanger. Chicago screws hold the lower straps that go over the studs. I did the spacing on the sam brown studs at the width of my belt, so it can be just tucked behind it if needed. If it turns out I don't like it worn cross draw, this way i can switch around with the same main piece for different carry.

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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby rambler on Fri 07 Dec 2007 15:29

I have thought about a cross draw myself. I like the way the sheath turned out.
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby James on Fri 07 Dec 2007 19:43

Very Nice ! the sheath is brilliant!
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby le.freak on Sun 09 Dec 2007 15:41

James wrote: I look forward to see what you do with the butcher!


Here we go. At first the damaged knife:

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As told before, the blade chipped while chopping frozen wood :berk:

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That knife has served me well in the kitchen and garden and I was not able to reproduce the result with unfrozen dry wood.

But I decided to take it apart.

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This is the front-part:

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As I did not have a saw the tang hole had to be drilled only. And the drill was not long enough to make a hole so deep that the tang shown would fit. So so tang was shortened. I never expected this to be too stable but was proven wrong ;)

The Handle is a part of a Cold Steel Tomahawk-handle by the way.

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Yes, it´s a bit strange looking but I wanted it to be powerful in cutting on a cuttingboard.

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And the blade is just glued in.

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This was much more a test how easy this could be done with a stick tang and I was really surprised by the result. Next time the knife will also look good :ouch: :ouch:

Shown with the other part:

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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby James on Sun 09 Dec 2007 18:14

yeah !. Waow, huge damage ! I have to try frozen wood with mine :greend: The two little knives you made from it seem GREAT!
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby le.freak on Sun 09 Dec 2007 21:00

James wrote:yeah !. Waow, huge damage ! I have to try frozen wood with mine


It doesn´t take much, we just needed thumb-thick twigs for tent-pegs. The night before it was about -8°C and it was early in the morning. :toldyou:

Well now another kitchen knife had to be bought, tell you more soon :wanker: :wanker:
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby seany boy on Mon 10 Dec 2007 09:51

Here's my latest..............does it look familiar James?

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Really need to get out and give it some use but been to busy working lately :bang:
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby James on Mon 10 Dec 2007 11:29

:D now that will be interesting to hear about :yup: . Sad that the prices have raised a bit, make it less interesting...
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby Staaf on Sun 16 Dec 2007 14:43

Here is mine. O1 steel with dyed hickory scales and brass pins.


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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby James on Mon 17 Dec 2007 21:01

Ho boy, you make nice knives, Johan ! :bow:
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby riddleofsteel on Sat 05 Apr 2008 18:07

Probably my all time fav for general bushcraft; Stewart Marsh Bushcrafter, Scandi ground in O1 tool steel with antique ivory Micarta handle

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However I have been using a convex ground BRK&T Aurora in A2 these days. Since this pic I have Mike at BRK&T polish all the stag jigging off of this handle. It is smooth bone now.

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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby James on Sat 05 Apr 2008 19:26

:Ahh: both are extremely nice ! :thumb:
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby Jdee on Sat 12 Apr 2008 07:20

The Bark River Snowy River is the smallest I would go for an Aussie Bushcraft Knife.

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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby Steve284 on Thu 07 Aug 2008 22:35

Strong folder. Does not violate restrictive laws against wearing fixed blade knives in my state.
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby pnslts on Fri 08 Aug 2008 12:23

my bushcraft edges
the little one made by a friend 9CM blade, the big one made by tony lopes 17,5 cm blde and my little cegga axe :yup:
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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby Tenbrook on Wed 20 Aug 2008 14:34

This is the third knife I made. I cut it from a 12" saw blade, and did all the work with my Dremel. I made the sheath, hot waxed it with Bee's Wax and stitched it up with sinew.


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Re: Show your bushcraft knife

New postby James on Wed 20 Aug 2008 15:20

Beautiful ! I like the sinew assembly ! :yup:
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