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Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by pitdog, Mar 12, 2012.
Yowza, that's a beaut!
Man, this was a fun thread to browse. Siegle really nails convexes. Lots of Gossman goodness too. Fun read.
When I designed my Camp Knife I was thinking of car camping basically. If you were going out lightweight style, a hiking style knife is plenty. But then, I called those sized knives hiking ish names. Mine is a big honking pants dropper that is meant for firewood and shelter pole collection. I wouldn't carry a knife like this on my belt. I keep one near the firewood stack to baton my kindling. My belt knife is 1/10 the weight.
I'm shocked there wasn't one mention of the ESEE Laser Strike. Makes me second guess it a bit. Very cool topic to read.
I use my "camp knife"
Leaf spring bowie I forged, old elk shed scales with a textured foregrip when hand wet or in gloves.
Look like a perfect team - beautiful set. :thumbup:
Robert B. What did your blade start as and what is the marking on the blade? Thanks, John
It was a leaf spring, hammer forged to completion...only descaled with 220 grit paper, then 400 and "stone washed" using a red scotchbrite pad. Marking is my makers mark, R B and mjolnir under it.
Robert.B, thanks, nice job. John
The CABS is a superb woods knife. The convex blade, the INFI steel, just keep on working. Bark River Aurora is also convex, and very capable as well. I don't think one of these is really better than the other.
Don't think I saw a Koyote Knife in this thread...that ain't right! Here's my LBK Woodsman...
New favorite camp knife - BR's Hudson Bay Camp II:
Classic as all get-out, but hardly just a 'period reproduction knife.'
9" full-tang blade of A2 with a .200" spine, 14.6" overall.
Took apart a couple Christmas trees with it the other day, and was seriously impressed. I'd put this knife up against a modern chopper any day:
Fire prep, from splitting to shavings, is a breeze:
I've used it a fair bit in the kitchen as well, and in my opinion this is what separates the true "camp knife" from a knife that is just a big, dedicated chopper. It sliced meat and veggies as finely as knives 1/3 its size. :thumbup: