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A few outdoor and knife pictures from the last weekend

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by lightleak, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. lightleak

    lightleak

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    Jun 11, 2009
    Hey everybody,

    I stayed in a small holiday/weekend house a week ago and took some pictures for your and my entertainment. Here they go:

    Beautiful forest area where I made a small hike (one hour). I know this area very well, I come back to it multiple times a year.
    Lots of wild raspberries and blueberries this season. And even some edible mushrooms already.

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    Of course I also played with a couple of knives. The big one is a simple scandi camp knife I have designed, something like a full tang leuku.
    The blade was made by a german knife maker. The handle job is very basic/rough, just a piece of beech I had laying around and some brass pins. I made and shaped it by myself so it fits my hand wonderfully. The wood is coated with boiled linseed oil. I also made the dangler sheath which came out pretty nicely. Handle length is just under 5", blade length just over 8". Thickness is 4mm.

    The small knife Is completely designed and made by myself, except for the heat treating which has been done professionally. I wanted to make a very small and light scandi knife that can do a lot of chores and is easy to resharpen in the field. Blade thickness is only 2mm, steel is the german equivalent to 1095. I really like how it came out and I carry it with me almost every day since I made it 3 months ago. Handle and blade length just a bit less than 4". The pins are made of an old steel nail.


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    Butterfly had to be rescued from inside the house.

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    Impressive night sky with hidden full moon.

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    I'll head back tomorrow early in the morning for a second weekend in that beautiful area, this time with a buddy.
    might have some more pics to share afterwards!

    Thanks for looking and hope you enjoyed it!

    ll.
     
  2. schmittie

    schmittie

    Nov 28, 2009
    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. tek77

    tek77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    Nice knives. The small one looks like it would make a good carver/whittler too.
     
  4. VA27

    VA27

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    Dec 24, 2005
    I REALLY like the large knife!
     
  5. lightleak

    lightleak

    291
    Jun 11, 2009
    Thanks guys! Used both knives again this weekend and I really like them. Indeed the small one makes a good carving knife, too.
    The large one showed off its strength while battoning through 12 cm bone dry beech wood. :thumbup:
     
  6. lazy otter

    lazy otter Banned BANNED

    Apr 4, 2013
    I really really love the small knife .. Do you make them to sell if so I'll take 1. Beautiful pics too !
     
  7. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell

    Apr 20, 2001
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    Wow, that is a winner!
     
  8. lightleak

    lightleak

    291
    Jun 11, 2009
    Thank you! Sorry to say I don't sell them, it was just a basement project. I can give you the exact specs if you want to try to make your own and
    will also answer your questions regarding how I made it if you like, that's all I can offer.

    Thanks, I must say I am indeed very satisfied with it, it works great for me.
     
  9. lazy otter

    lazy otter Banned BANNED

    Apr 4, 2013
    I live in a small apt with no real tools to speak of I had to sell them when I got injured overseas so making 1 just isn't possible for me....but I love that knife. Great job man!
     
  10. tman038

    tman038

    Dec 21, 2011
    wow.. looks like a great place. very nice work on the knives too. thanks for sharing.
     

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