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Time for a GAW!!!!!

Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by daniel4572, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. daniel4572

    daniel4572 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Its been a while since Ive done one of these so here we go:

    Open to the first 20 people that would like to play along.

    You just found out that youve been picked for one of these survival shows. You will be dropped off in a wilderness type area with temps between 25-45degrees and must survive off the land for the next 30 days. You will be allowed to bring some type of water bottle/ canteen, 1 roll of duct tape, 100 feet of cordage, fire steel, and the clothes on your back. Only allowed 1 JK cutting tool from your current collection no other cutting tools allowed.

    Post your reasons for picking that particular JK cutting tool from your current collection along with some pics of the cutting tool you would choose.
    Also include a number from 1-20.

    After we get 20 complete posts with a number included I will have my youngest son pick a number form 1-20 that randomly pops up in his head and gladly UPS the winner a JK Fixed blade knife with sheath!!!!

    Only stipulation: Open to members in lower 48 states. And this is all about seeing what others would carry and there reasons behind there pick. Its all in good fun.

    List of #1 and names:
    #1 w.t. anderson
    #2. Kysteve
    #3. WA Martin
    #4. cbach8tw
    #5. gusnuts
    #6. rssajs
    #7. SpyderPhreak
    #8. YoungCurmudgeon
    #10. heefageLA..............WINNER WINNER WINNER WINNER
    #11. abbydaddy
    #12. Kalibr906
    #13. 1066vik
    #14. glennbad
    #15. Old Biker
    #16. gruntsolider
    #17. fishiker
    #18. tlovesknives
    #19. tall_papa
    #20. mykel
    #21. NJBillk/Protourist (they can knife fight over it!)
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2017
  2. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Not an entry, looking forward to seeing the replies. Very generous of Daniel to do this.
  3. daniel4572

    daniel4572 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Thanks sir.
    Sorry I should have asked you first now that Im thinking of it.
  4. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    I would bring my HBXL:
    I have no fear of it breaking, no matter what chores I put it to.
    It can be used safely as a draw knife or scraper
    sturdy enough to split bone for marrow soup, or wood for the fire to cook over
    wide enough blade to get a solid grip for fine work holding it up near the tip
    rounded spine for comfort in a variety of holds
    wide enough blade it could be used to dig if need be.
    long enough blade to section up a large carcass, filet a large fish, or use as a froe to make shingles for a shelter
    heavy enough blade to be an efficient chopper/limbing knife


    lets go with #13
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2017
  5. daniel4572

    daniel4572 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Awesome sir!
    Thanks for playing. Please pick a number form 1-20 for the drawing.
  6. YoungCurmudgeon


    Oct 15, 2014
    I would bring my Camp & Trail (even the name is fitting). It's large enough to handle all "camp and trail" chores. From wood processing to food prep, it will handle it all. The blade is hell-for-stout and the O1 will stand up to use. While the full grind and deep blade make it a fine slicer. And the point is fine enough for detail work.

    Also, if spirits get low the blue/white liners will remind my of the Cats, home and my family. [​IMG]

    It wouldn't hurt in the given scenario if the C&T could bring along it's best friend. [​IMG]

    Ps. Thanks for the opportunity. Number 8, please.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017
  7. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    sorry - didn't read all the instructions.
    I was thinking my post # was my number. :)
    edited to add #13
  8. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Well, I'm somewhat limited in my choices, as I only have 3 JK to date. So I suppose I'd have to make due with my Stainless steel (154CM) Element Hunter.




    It's the larger of the two knives shown above. I admit, I'd feel a bit under-gunned for a 30-day true survival situation with only a 3" x 1/8" thick blade, but it could be done. I wouldn't really have to worry much about corrosion, and it's got the better sheath for the trip. 154CM is easy to sharpen, and holds a decent edge. Processing of large logs for firewood would be a bit difficult, but I suppose I'd have to figure something out.

    And I'll take #7 if still available. #11 as a back-up.
  9. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    Well, obviously I can't really play, because I don't really own a JK knife. But I will pretend that I could play along (but, in case it wasn't clear, this is not a real entry because I am aware that I am not eligible).

    Edited: Since Daniel is letting me play anyway, I think I will shift off of my original number and take #11. (#12 as an alternate)

    And imagining that I had a collection of JK knives, if I had to pick a model out of the models on the JK Handmade Knives website, I would go with the Mud Turtle because it seems like a good all around knife, with a grind and shape that I know would work for woodworking for me. And because the handle appears to be big enough for my hand to be able to get my pinky on (which is important for a working knife for me because of an old injury and because I have big hands).

    That's what I would pick if I could. :) Good luck to everyone.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017
  10. fishiker


    Nov 5, 2006
    Great idea for a GAW, thanks for the opportunity. Having only one cutting tool it would have to be versatile, capable of handling jobs that would be better suited for a hatchet. I'm not sure if this recurve has a model name but it will take anything I throw at it from processing fish and vegetables to chopping wood. If necessary I know I could trust my life to this blade. Is there any more that can be said about the quality of John's work?
  11. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I have an order for one of those in May. When you guys post pictures it really helps get orders.
  12. daniel4572

    daniel4572 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Thanks for your contribution. I'll add u to the gaw!
  13. daniel4572

    daniel4572 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Thanks for your feedback. Please pick a number from 1-20 that hasn't been picked yet for the gaw.
  14. fishiker


    Nov 5, 2006
    I asked the wife for a number and she said 17, thanks again. I can now blame her for not winning.
  15. greatscoot

    greatscoot "Cask Strength Ear Poison" Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    I would take my Rule#9 and because of that I will take #9.

    Most of the JK's I have are smaller so I am primarily choosing this because of its size. Right in the middle of this group.

  16. KYenglish


    Nov 26, 2010
    not an entry, but i'm surprised i don't see more hawk bids

  17. gusnuts

    gusnuts Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 7, 2015
    Awesome GAW! I would bring my 4" Hiker. Perfect knife for the woods. Large enough to chop, and small enough to do detail work. I'll pick number 5!

    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017
  18. heefageLA


    Feb 2, 2015
    Heres my official entry.

    I would bring my go-to woods knife. The MUD TURTLE!
    I just love this knife. Its big enough to do 'big knife' chores like chopping and batoning, but small enough to fine work also like feather sticks and carving.

    Any time im out in the yard or the woods I make sure to have this knife on my side.

    Ill take entry #10 if its available.



  19. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    Thank you very much. That is very generous of you. I appreciate it. And good luck to everyone.
  20. Kalibr906


    Jun 6, 2016
    I do not own JK (yet) but I still have some opinions. When I can order I think I will probably choose the Michigan camp knife, though the camp and trail above looks absolutely amazing.

    If I had to pick just one for survival I'd be looking at the Kephart or Mud Turtle due to their size. I think both would function extremely week in a variety of tasks ranging from chopping to more detailed work. That being said I'd probably say the Mud Turtle beside I think it would be a bit tougher with those man made handle scales and the scandi(?) grind vs a full flat. Heath's picture above of the Mud Turtle further solidifies my choice if I had to pick one for survival.

    Threads are always better with pictures but unfortunately I don't own a JK to post here. If you need more entries than I would gladly join the fun with #12. Awesome gaw you created, excited to see what others post, maybe I will see a JK I didn't know existed.

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