What is the best or some of your favorite big ol' camp knifes?

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  1. 353

    353 Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 20, 2015
    My camp stuff.

    Haven't tried the 14" bladed Kailash sirupate khukuri yet, but I can imagine it's gonna be A LOT of fun when I get my ass out to do so.


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  2. knoefz

    knoefz

    Mar 20, 2009
    The KaBar Becker BK7 suits my camp needs :D
    And is a size I dont mind carrying with me to the camp site :p



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  3. jabski

    jabski

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    Mar 11, 2012
    I’m new to knives. Which one is this? Looks pretty badass...
     
  4. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    That is a Busse Battle Mistress. The model is the Nuclear Meltdown Battle Mistress.

    Busse makes real hard use blades!!!

    I've had a few over the years.

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  5. jabski

    jabski

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    Mar 11, 2012
    Thanks, much appreciated. I’m going to look into that. I JUST DID get the knife bug. 63 years old. Not sure why it took me so long, but I have it bad now. Fixed, folders, autos. Im hooked and suddenly the checking account has shrunk.......
     
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  6. GREENJACKET

    GREENJACKET

    Feb 23, 2000
    There is no cure!
    Buy an Opinel No:7 or 8. and then compare all knives for sharp from that.
    Work tools, and just fine cutlery. Buy a folder from Chris Reeve Knives for understated class, and then use that to compare mechanical excellence, or not, from that.
    The rest is your own taste and how the hobby takes you. Its like a sweet shop out there. There is a lot of hype over practical, but some is just for the fun of it.
     
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  7. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2007
  8. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    That is a lot of knife for the price!
     
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  9. HwangJino

    HwangJino

    Dec 2, 2012
    Its a busse nmfbm (nuclear meltdown fusion battle mistress).
    I sand papered her down with various grits to get a mirror polish, looks cool when used.
     
  10. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    The BK-7 is about as large as I will carry hiking and generally it is because I think I may need a larger blade for whatever. The first time I looked at your pictures I wondered what the orange flower pots were along a stream.... then I realized you took the picture with a wide angle lens. :D

    @GREENJACKET Yes, it is mostly about fun.
     
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  11. DangerZone98

    DangerZone98

    Dec 7, 2019
    Hey everyone. Got a question for the Beckerheads here. I know the BK9 is usually the go-to for choppin’ but is the BK7 an adequate camp knife as well in your experience? Thanks!
     
  12. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I have heard, will need to research, that the ones with the deep markings into the blade, with the BK 9 BK 7 stamped deeply, not the laser etch, may break from stress if try to baton wood. Because of that I heard that is why they laser etch the logos now. Just what I have heard so that needs to be looked into before I would trust it as gospel. My BK7 has it and it was made by Camillus.
     
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  13. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    It must have created stress risers in the blade. It would be nice if they would try their hand at 3V in the becker line like most these days are seem to be doing or trying out.
     
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  14. DangerZone98

    DangerZone98

    Dec 7, 2019
    Oh I see. Well, I don’t think I’ll be batoning any time soon. I’d prefer to have an axe for that. I was thinking more along the lines of chopping thin branches and making feather sticks for fun. Thanks for sharing the interesting piece of information. I didn’t know that.
     
  15. DangerZone98

    DangerZone98

    Dec 7, 2019
    Beckers in 3V or INFI would be awesome.
     
  16. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    BK7 for me
     
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  17. Win Heger

    Win Heger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    Two of my favorites, Jimmy Fikes "Parang" and Camp knife.

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  18. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    If you’re defining a Camp knife as something suitable for food prep duty in camp as well mine would be the Becker BK5.
     
  19. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Jerry wouldn’t like that idea much , just saying for a friend :)
     
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  20. shortwinger

    shortwinger Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2010
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    These are some of my favorites. 2hawks Longhunter and Warbeast Hawks, CS Trail Hawk, CS Gurkha Kukri and Trail Master (Both SK5], and Grohmann #3 Boat knife.

    edit: The bottom pic is a Nepalese knife they call a Tracker. In use it feels and behaves like a kukri but is more compact and is easier to use as a regular knife.
     
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