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Show me your custom camp knife/chopper.

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by shaving sharp, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    This is a custom I had made by Brian Johnson.8 inch blade 2 inches wide and 1/4 thick 5160 steel.
     

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  2. defaultuser

    defaultuser

    May 3, 2006
    Here's mine :D

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  3. stephanfowler

    stephanfowler KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 14, 2005
    I've REALLY enjoyed playing with this one since I made it


    9 1/2" 1095 Blade Clay HT'd
    Caramel Micarta handle
    416 SS Double Guard


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  4. WILLIAM.M

    WILLIAM.M Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    3RD ONE DOWN

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  5. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    One of my very favourite categories - here are a bunch for you:

    Dan Farr Competition Cutter:

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    "Mojo" camp knife made by Dan Far, Matt Gregory and yours truly:

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    "Canadian Bushwacker" camp knife made by yours truly:

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    Amboyna chopper with a killer hamon that Matt Gregory made for me:

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    Full integral camp knife by Burt Foster:

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    "Old Yeller" and "Mitternacht" camp knives by yours truly:

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    Carbon fiber reinforced walnut handle on this mid-sized camp knife by Dan Farr:

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    Damascus integral camp set by Bailey Bradshaw:

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  6. braillediver

    braillediver Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Roger you're making some real nice knives. It must be very satisfying being able to make them like you want.


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  7. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    Thanks very much Mitch.

    Roger
     
  8. Doberman_Dave

    Doberman_Dave Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 13, 2004
    This was my first knife from Matt Lamey and is definitely one of my favorite users. I'm glad he didn't end up keeping it for himself after all.

    It handles like a dream and cuts likewise. Seems like the edge is always exactly where I want it to be (maybe a given for other people, but not always as much as I'd like for myself).

    Blade - W2, 10" x 2" x .25" tapering to .125" near the tip
    Handle - maple, stainless guard

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  9. Hmathews

    Hmathews

    Feb 22, 2005
    This is our favorite camp/chopper to date. Charlie made this several years ago and we have made several variations since. This one remains our favorite. It went through a 2X4 in four chops (deep ones, not fast ones), including a nail, without a mark on the blade. You couldn't feel a single hanging rope when you hit it or a bundle of 6. The handle was designed after a small antique hand ax in Charlie's collection and there are no hotspots with extended chopping. The blade is one of two blades that have left our shop that we can't identify the steel with absolute certainty. It heat treated like 5160 and came from a truck spring. The handle has Bubinga scales and the blade is 10 inches long, flat ground with a Moran edge. The blade has a reverse taper....at the widest part of the blade, it is 3/8 inch thick at the spine. At the front of the handle the blade is 1/4 inch thick and at the butt the full tapered tang is 1/8 inch thick.


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  10. Russ Andrews

    Russ Andrews Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 27, 2002
    Not much to look at, but last I knew this one was at work somewhere south
    of Maylasia. 8" blade is L6, and 5 1/2" horse stall mat handle is very grippy
    for wet work. Meant to be a light brush knife.......
     

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  11. TekSec

    TekSec Böse Messer

    Dec 8, 2006
    Here's one I made a little bit back....
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  12. Doug C

    Doug C

    Mar 15, 2005
    Bailey Bradshaw, Competition Cutter, 10", CPM 3V rubber.

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    Craig Camerer, 10"+, W2 belah (aussie black oak).

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    John Fitch, 10", 1084 stag.

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    Matt Lamey, 8", L6 koa.

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    Chris Moss, 12 1/4", 1084/15n20 DI.

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    Matt Roberts, 9 1/4", 5160 buckeye burl.

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    Matt Roberts, 8 1/4", 5160 walnut.

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    Doug
     
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  13. resinguy

    resinguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Burt Foster Blue Collar Camp knife

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    Bill Siegle Jungle Knife

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    Jim Crowell Camp/Competition

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  14. P. McKinley

    P. McKinley KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2008
    This is one I finished up for myself just a few weeks ago. I'd never had a proper "big chopper"...... I do now!

    Blade: O1 steel 3/16" x 11" cutting edge length, 3 3/8" at its widest.
    Handle: Figured Bubinga with black fiber liners and ebony pins.
    Sheath: Bubinga, fully lined with oiled leather, full welt, removable shoulder strap.

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  15. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Wow guy's some real beauties. To many to mention by name

    I have used a bowie for a camp knife

    Local maker Bob Kuhn This thing is a chopper and a half
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    MMHW Ted makes a heavy D knife here is a bowie but I have another bigger one without a sharpened clip and not so pointy which he calls a survival bowie. I keep it in my Hum Vee
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    I also use alot of Busse's and Beckers for hard use knives although they are not custom's

    But for big time chopping Steve from Coalcreeck forges these from jackhammer bits and they make for great camp tools and fun to throw:D
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  16. SBranson

    SBranson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 29, 2006
    Here are my 2 knives. First is by Ray Richard (same as in my avatar)
    It's got a 8 3/4" blade of W2 with a nice hamon, wrought iron fittings and a bubinga handle.

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    The other is by a local maker Dave McKenzie who lives up island from me. It's made from 1095 off an old logging truck at about 9 1/2" blade with Cypress burl handle and iron fittings. I did the vinegar patina.
    It's a real chopper.

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  17. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    Joe, that bearded hawk is awesome!
     
  18. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Here is one from Bill Siegle.
     

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  19. lwrhea

    lwrhea

    May 24, 2005
    Here is one of my favorites. 5160 steel, 10 inch blade, and a handle of laminated Cocobolo and Blackwood. Lin
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  20. Karl B. Andersen

    Karl B. Andersen

    Jul 27, 2003
    "Belle Blue" said she wanted to play!
    5160, Bakelite and wrought iron:

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