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Who rocks a camp tramp/711?

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by Shotgun, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Shotgun


    Feb 3, 2006
    Truth is I have almost zero chopping needs so I haven’t done a whole lot with my 711. I need to change that and was hoping for inspiration. Anyone consider these the ultimate these days or are you guys rocking something better?

    Side question. After stripping the coating, any advice on sanding? I sanded a 6 inch rat a long time ago and it took forever but I used basic sandpaper at first. At about 300 I switched to 3m wet dry and it seemed to go faster. Not sure if it was the paper I used or if it’s just faster at higher grits. Thanks.
  2. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    I rock this 7.5" BAMF regularly. It's the thin cut version, so a little under .25".

    sanding sponges work nice but I prefer a finer grit on a belt sander more. I'm a lot more controlled with the pressure. Or get the lion's share of the polishing done by belt and hand finish the rest. However, I like the rough finish but all of mine had decent looks underneath,


    all stripped
  3. cut it out

    cut it out Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    The Tramp is easily one of my favorite knives. It’s such a great camp knife, truck knife, kindling knife, watermelon knife you name it. It will handle it [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    dman62, rpn and bikerector like this.
  4. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    :eek: If I started collecting again I would buy the knives in the bottom pic, close my bf account, run for it and save myself who knows how much money!
    Stump Buster and Hard Knocks like this.
  5. cut it out

    cut it out Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    This is a great set of all bases covered.

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