View Poll Results: Favorite Traditional Model

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  • Kephart

    17 43.59%
  • Nessmuk

    7 17.95%
  • Hudson Bay

    11 28.21%
  • Roach Belly

    3 7.69%
  • Straight Back Kephart

    4 10.26%
  • CB Neckmuk

    1 2.56%
  • Baby Kephart

    1 2.56%
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Thread: What`s Your Favorite Style Knife?

  1. #1
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    What`s Your Favorite Style Knife?


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    I like the Roach belly. Maybe with a little less belly.

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    Straight back kephart is my favorite. I find the asthetics to be most pleasing and they seem to work better for more precise work.

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    I've only got one of these knives, but I love my Neckmuk. Perfect little EDC knife with some cool aesthetics.

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    Nessmuk and Hudson Bay. I can't say why but I just like the look.
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    I think the Roach Belly is about as traditional as you can get. Once you start using one you'll appreciate the versatility. Stout enough for battoning, GREAT for food prep, and a fine enough point for detail work.

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    Kephart. Love my others, but this one trumps them.
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    I love all of them but lean a bit toward the Hudson Bay.

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    I picked Hudson Bay and Kephart. I couldn't make up my mind. I really like how the Hudson Bay looks. I also like the Kephart since it is just simple looking.

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    Hudson Bay. Good lines and I do like that wide blade with plenty of belly. So I guess it comes down to a combination of certain practical matters and aesthetics.
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    Kephart. I love mine, I just like the blade shape, good all around knife.

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    It has to be the nesmuck for me. It has a point that does all I need one to do and I love the combination of straight and lots of belly.

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    It`s kind of funny that the Hudson Bay is beating the Kephart. There has to be at least 50 Kepharts out there that I made, and only about 5 Hudson Bays.


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    You were making the Kephart long before the economy hit the skids. I don't think there is one of us that wouldn't buy a Hudson Bay if we could part with the bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Terrio
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    I really like both the Kephart and the SB Kephart, but I voted for the straight back Kephart. I just really like the look of it

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    Out of the knives you make I think that I like the Kephart the best. I just think you nailed it as far as what the "Kephart" knife was combined with nice, simple, flowing lines.

    That being said, I do prefer the Nessmuk as an overall knife for a couple reasons. First is I liked Nessmuk's writing more and then I'd have to say that I like the aesthetics of a good Nessmuk. The ones you do are nice but I like a lot of curve on my Nessies and I think Fiddleback nailed it with his large version.

    I would like to get the specs on that baby Kephart if you wouldn't mind. I'm liking that guy.

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    I went with the Hudson Bay but if I got one it would be one of the shorter models, not only do I think they look cooler but I would also use a knife that size more so than the full size version !

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    I voted for the Straight Back Kephart, it's most similar to the Slim Hunter I got from you a while back. Just like straight back (or slight drop point) knives, next to a wharncliffe blade shape.

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    Kephart

    I like the Kephart style the most but my 2nd would be a nessie

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    I like the Kephart most because it looks to be the most versatile and better suited to my normal outdoor activities (dayhiking). But the 7" Hudson just looks like a really great camp and food prep knife, love the aesthetics.

    ETA: Aw shoot, didn't realize we could select multiple options. I have add a vote to the Hudson Bay then.

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