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Trio of Capable Knives - MUCK, BushMaster & Bushcraft

Discussion in 'Koster Knives' started by Daniel Koster, May 5, 2012.

  1. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
  2. creativeguy

    creativeguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 4, 2009
    Looking to try that Bushmaster next!
     
  3. Diomedes Industries

    Diomedes Industries KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 19, 2007
    Who is making your sheaths for you Dan?

    TF
     
  4. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    These are by Butch Hagedorn - lives nearby.

    Dan
     
  5. Tooth & Nail

    Tooth & Nail Gold Member Gold Member

    671
    Jun 9, 2006
    Dan, Any plans to offer the Bushmaster and / or the MUCK in stainless? I bought both knives in CPM3V when you first offered them because they are amazing designs (I really appreciate their weight compared to other, similar sized knives), but in the (wet) climate I live in stainless would be a nice option.
     
  6. Skinny

    Skinny

    48
    Jan 21, 2009
    Have you noticed any corrosion?

    In my experience with 3V, it has been incredibly corrosion and stain resistant almost to the point of being stainless.
     
  7. Tooth & Nail

    Tooth & Nail Gold Member Gold Member

    671
    Jun 9, 2006
    Skinny - I haven't noticed any corrosion, but I am careful to wipe the knives down and keep them oiled. This is obviously a good practice regardless of the steel used, I'd just like to have the bit of extra protection stainless affords if I don't do my part.
     
  8. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    3V really does do a good job of resisting rust. Even a little neglect usually only results in surface rust - easily removed with NevrDull or Flitz, etc.

    I don't foresee using stainless on the MUCK, but perhaps a 19c27 version of the BushMaster...great suggestion.
     
  9. mctrinket

    mctrinket

    617
    Feb 26, 2012
    How does one order a MUCK? I want one!
     
  10. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
  11. mctrinket

    mctrinket

    617
    Feb 26, 2012
    Outstanding!

    And what about the Bushmaster? Can I also email you about ordering one of those models?
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  12. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
  13. mctrinket

    mctrinket

    617
    Feb 26, 2012
    Joined!

    Thanks Dan.
     
  14. Remo1

    Remo1

    87
    Sep 17, 2010
    Love the looks of these and have recently become a 3V fan. I'm going for the Bushmaster for sure. The other two are tempting though.

    Just joined the mailing list too. At least I think so - no confirmation yet.
     
  15. discdoggin

    discdoggin

    407
    Jun 6, 2010
    Likewise, subscribed!
     
  16. Brummie

    Brummie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    I have all three of these models. They are indeed very capable designs, and I love the handles. The only thing I would change is to skeletonize the handle on the Bushcraft, like the other two, as I feel that would improve the balance as well as shaving a little weight.

    Hoping Dan will do another run of the WSS in 3V before too long, so I can complete the family.
     
  17. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Brummie - which version do you have?

    The latest version with 0.100" thick 12c27 stainless and palm-contoured handles really lightens up the whole package and improves the balance and overall feel.


    Dan
    KosterKnives.com
     
  18. Brummie

    Brummie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    I have a flat ground Bushcraft in 3V, which I got directly from you in the first half of last year, I think. Certainly a lot thicker than 0.1" stock. Balance point is around the second finger, if I remember correctly.

    By contrast, the Bushmaster feels very well balanced to me, despite the meaty handle. I really like it as an all-purpose outdoors knife.
     
  19. arislan

    arislan

    38
    Apr 26, 2011
    Dan are you taking orders for the stainless bushcraft? I'd like to get on the list if you are.
     
  20. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001

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