another day hike: battle creek knives' kephart.

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  1. JV3

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    i was able to do a quick hike earlier today with mountainmistwanderer and test out rob's pass-around kephart knife briefly.

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    mountainmistwanderer's firesteel, made by rod ferro.

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    and his bark river aurora i think along with the kephart.

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    chorpie was nice enough to send me this pair of stainless steel chopsticks :) check out that custom-fitted case that he used to mail it to me - this guy has the same ocd i do :p

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    noticed this spider rappeling down my sleeve.

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    ...and down on the snow/ice.

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    gotta have the black microspikes - hey, i don't always have to have everything orange!

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    I love a winter walk thans for sharing

    just curious about the knife - what are the pins made of? they look like the same handle material?
     
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    the knives look great. i love getting out in the end of the winter/early early spring
     
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    Nice looking Kephart.
    I've got the same ice spikes -- great piece of gear:thumbup:
     
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    Very nice high quality photos. Good looking trip.
     
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    I like those crampons! And it looked like the passaround knife did its work just fine.
     
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    that is one of the nicest looking kepharts that i have seen in photos ...
     
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    Great trek sweet knives and chopsticks
     
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    natural micarta pins
     
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    great stuff J.. i really like the looks of that knife.. Rob does some fantastic work..
     
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    Sweet knife! :)
     
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    Great pictures, that's a really nice looking Kephart!
     
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    The knives are great but how do you like that stove? I have been considering one in Stainless.
     
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    Awesome pictures! Looks like you two had a great time.

    That Kephart looks awesome too. I love seeing people's renditions of the classics.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    That Kephart is gorgeous!!! Excellent pics!
     
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    Awesome knife

    Looks like a very nice blade. Always been drawn to the kephart style blade, and this is a very fine example. Photography is first rate as well. You have some talent in that arena. Thanks for introducing me to Battle Creek. I hadn't heard the name before, but will be looking into them for my next major purchase.

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    you're welcome! not sure what it's made from. i'll ask the maker and will get back to you.


    i twisted my right knee on my last day hike so now if there's even the slightest hint of snow or ice on the ground i'm bringing those spikes!


    it's an awesome stove. i had the stainless and for some reason it felt very heavy for it's size so i switched to the titanium...i rarely start an open fire anymore and when i do on overnighters it's mostly for the atmosphere and to a lesser degree, warmth rather than cooking.


    thanks! i spoke to the maker and he mentioned about opening a vendor sub-forum here once he gets the chance.
     

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