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vintage camp knife

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by freddy1, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. freddy1


    Jan 27, 2005
    i recently baught a kindda "old style" camp knife, hand made (not my hands:D).
    I post it cause i am quite happy with it.
    I put it closed to a john Greco Bowie, in order to give you an idea of it size.

    the specs
    "Hand forged med. drop point camp knife, med. brown curly maple, 4 brass pins
    Blade size about-7 1/4" (18.4 cm)
    handle size about-4 3/4" (12 cm)
    width-1 7/16" (3.7 cm)
    thickness-3/16" (0.5 cm)
    1075 high carbon steel (oil tempered)
    58-59 HRC"

    I test it few second outside, it works quite well :D

    so basicaly, for it price, i am more than pleased with it.
    After batoning a bit with it, it shows some marks but remains sharp, so i think the temper is well done.
    May-be i will order another one (smaller). Onlt problem is that it comes without shealth, i'll have to find a solution if i want to go in the wood with it.
  2. sidecutter


    Nov 28, 2008
    hmmm... looks a great kitchen knife too. :thumbup:
  3. freddy1


    Jan 27, 2005
    honestly, i don't think so.
    You need a thiner blade in kitchen.
    I have two japanese custom knives perfect for the kitchen !:D
  4. the lone gunman

    the lone gunman Basic Member Basic Member

    May 29, 2008
    Thats nice. bout the right size for camp duties, I think.
  5. D lisch

    D lisch KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 27, 2007
    When I think camp knife I think of a knife that can cut lunch meat cut the heads off my fish dig a hole for my fishing pole sharpen a stick for making shmores . chop up the vegetables for my fish head stew. and finish up with a game of mumblely beg. I think that knife would do all that very well.
  6. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Nice looking design. I find my self more and more drawn to older simple designs.

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