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Proto Bushcrafter

Discussion in 'Siegle Knives' started by Bill Siegle, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Been playing with this idea for a while. It's a mix of traditional "trade knife" with the iconic Bushcraft blade design. This one is made from .200 thick 5160 with Tero Tuff scales. I will be playing with this one in the woods pretty soon and think it will do well :) The overall length is 10in with a 5 1/2in blade tip to handle. I contoured the scales so the handle fits the hand a little better than most. The spine was softened on the edges just in front of the handle so as to not wear on the thumb. Further ahead on the spine though was left sharp enough to scrape a fire steel. I ground the blade in a close to scandi grind. Basically I ground it to almost a zero edge then gave it a 20 degree secondary bevel. With the higher grind, its somewhere between a scandi and a saber grind.

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  2. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    looks good -- I'll be interested in hearing more about how it does in the woods.
    Bill Siegle likes this.
  3. studio


    Jan 14, 2007
    Diggin the high scandi grind. I got a cold steel "bushcraft" folder for fathers day and the grind is so low/short it's like a wedge.

    How tall of a blade are you able to make?

    Was eyeballing this kitchen knife and wondering what a Siegle take on it would look like. Is a Santoku profile even worth considering for outdoor or harder use tasks?


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