BHK March special!!!!!

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  1. MysticFlight

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    Normally I can certain my need for new cutlery from BHK monthly specials..........BUT NOT THIS MONTH!!!! Couldn't contain myself and pulled the trigger on their new Bush Pig! New sheath design and all. If you haven't seen it yet its worth a look and for $112the shipped it one hell of a knife and think will be a great addition to my ever growing BHK stable.
    http://blindhorseknives.com/index.htm
     
  2. Calafia666

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    Hahaha I feel the same way! Me and my pops just ordered a couple.
     
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    Ya same here I hope it becomes a regular release.
     
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    Ya I ordered one also.
     
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    That's one sweet deal.
     
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    Looks like a nice Knife.
     
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    Rounds just sent down range. I might get to sleep outside tonight whether I want to or not. I am off to make her favorite dinner.
     
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    Had to snag this one myself, although it looks like it was a hit. Backordered, and on the day of release, too. :D

    Even love the name. Can't wait for the knife.
     
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    just snagged one also looks awesome
     
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    Glad I checked my email early. Ordered mine 20 mins after it was announced. I have a few BHK's but this one I think will be a real user. Sit back and wait now.
     
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    It had me when I first opened the email. Cool new sheath design as well. Looks like this one will be a great user too.

    I'll do my best to resist next month's special. :OP lol
     
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    Yeah, they suckered me too. LOL. I've been steering clear of the recent smaller monthly specials, but I had to jump on this one. Especially at this price. Interesting blade shape and sheath. Cool name to boot.
     
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    Great! Now I need to work some overtime. Love the design.
     
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    I'm In

    If I can't find ammo or magazines I'll buy knives :59:
     
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    Thanks for twisting my arm on this one. I like it ALOT. Even the name appeals to me also. Paid in full but money well spent.
     
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    Good job guys, I was supposed to stop buying new knives...

    Look at what you made me do.

    haha. jk

    How am I supposed to wait 90 days?!?!

    I guess I'll be posting up some more knives for sale soon.
     
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    I just got one for me and the wife; I can not wait.
     
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    Not my very favorite design but it looks like a good user knife and you sure cant beat the price for a good A2 blade..Wonder what they will be regular price?
     
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    They haven't put out a monthly special that I've cared for in a while, this one included. It does look like it has a comfortable handle, but I don't care for the blade shape. Just looks weird IMO. I do love BHK though! I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a Woodsman Pro.
     
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    You can't lose with the woodsman pro. I've got lots of BHKs, but that is one of my faves. I like the looks of the Pig, though.
     
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    I think everything they make is backordered on the day of release. L.T. and Dan are marketing geniuses. I know folks that buy every new release regardless of what it is. BHK could put out toenail clippers forged from the bumpers of Chrysler K-cars and folks would still flood them with orders.

    Now dang it, when are they going to ship my new Small Workhorse?! :4:

    So Cavemike, where in Luthersville are you at? That's a half-whistle stop town so you can't be too far from my daughter and son-in-law. I'm just up the road in Fayetteville.
     
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    Interesting design. Rick Marchand had a knife out several years ago called the Bush Pig.
     
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    The Woodsman Pro is probably their best large blade. I think the success of that blade caught them a bit off guard. They had a hard time completing all the orders during the initial release (part of the problem was that they were having trouble sourcing some of their custom Micarta). I got one when it was originally released and it is by far my favorite BHK blade - the size, blade profile, handle shape and balance are about perfect. It is one stout piece of steel, and carries a bit heavy on the belt, but it is an excellent all around blade. I'm actually thinking of asking them to make me another, but this time in D2 or CPM 154. I'm tired of my O1 blades rusting if I so much as look at 'em funny.
     
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    This knife looks like a great deal, but I am still unsure as to what niche it fulfills. Is a blade of this width going to make it impossible to do intricate tasks? It looks pretty sweet nonetheless. I sort of wish that they made a Woodlore clone, although the bushcrafter exhibits some resemblance.
     
  25. Woods Walker

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    I also ordered one. Shoot I really can't afford to buy another knife but darn for a total of 112 shipped they hooked me. This will be my 3rd BHK.
     
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    I had to order one. Too nice of a deal to pass up.
     
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    For 112 I can't beat it, I have one on the way, the bushpig may replace my boat tail.
     
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    Also suckered me in. This will probably replace my woodsman...90 days is a long time.
     
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    So how does everyone feel about A2 steel?
     
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    Don't know how i feel about A2, I don't have much experience with it. Compared to O1, it has more chromium, no tungsten. For all intents and purposes will probably be similar to O1, but be marginally harder to sharpen, will keep it's edge marginally longer and will stain/rust marginally less. Doesn't seem like a whole lot of difference.
     
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    Harder isn't necessarily bad, except for the negatives you mentioned. I don't have anything in A2 though and I ordered the BushPig while the ordering was good before reading up too much on the steel. Will A2 still throw enough spark from a firesteel?
     
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    Anything sharp with a higher rockwell hardness than a firesteel will throw a spark from a firesteel.

    I really don't think we'll be able to tell a discernable difference between this and O1. There's probably going to be greater variation due to heat treating than the metalurgical makeup of the steel.
     
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    I am curious if A2 will make sparks with a piece of flint or churt, that is one huge thing to me about O1.

    I like having the availability to use any means nessisary to make fire all the realistate between the edge and spine on the bush pig would make it a easy knife to use for flint and steel fire craft assuming A2 will make a spark
     
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    Zero-

    Any high carbon steel with a rockwell hardness LESS than your flint will make a spark. A2 will. I'm not sure if stainless will or won't.
     
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    That is wha I was thinking, I didn't know if A2 has enough points of carbon, I have herd it called a semi-stainless steel, with the right rock I'm sure it will spark
     
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    Ah, awesome. I'm still learning all my steel types and didn't know that. Thank you
     
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    I have a benchmade folder that is made from 154cm stainless steel and it makes great sparks.
     
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    Everything I've heard about them has been nothing but positive. I went ahead and just placed an order for one with black G10 scales. Expect some pics in the picture thread soon. :4:
     
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    High Carbon is only ~5% carbon or less. I don't think A2 is a semi-stainless steel. Stainless is 15% chromium or higher. D2 is considered Semi-stainless and thats 13%. A2 is 5% chromium.

    Also, even very hard rockwell carbon steel is going to be low 60's. Your typical flint is 80 rockwell or so IIRC.
     
  40. CodyKenobi

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    I saw this and TRULY wanted it. BUT..bad timing for such an awesome knife of the month for me. Just spent all my future hard earned money on a SKookum Bushtool.

    Maybe one day one of these will cross my path at the right time.
     
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    I don't think A2 is semi stainless like D2. Maybe a bit harder than 01 but heck if I know. Also I think it might some confusion between tossing sparks from a rock or firesteel using a knife. Darn. I hate waiting for a knife. :(
     
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    From everything Ive read and seen A2 is a bit tougher than O1 and will be a bit more stain resistant because of the 5% chromium..No where near stainless but more so than O1..Should have just a bit better edge retention than O1 but maybe not enought to see it in the field..S.Gossman(sp?) on this forum has a lot of exp with A2.Hes pretty well known for it,maybe he will chime in here..:4:
     
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    Thanks Lisa.
     
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    There is quite a bit of difference , 01 will patina instantly upon cutting up some fruit , a2 takes more effort to take on the same patina. Also 01 will rust really quick if left with even a little moisture on the blade. A2 will as well, but not nearly as easy
     
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    A2 in my experience approaches the corrosion resistance of d2
     
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    So this is a quote from Rod Garcia from Skookum Bush Tools concerning A2. This should clear up some of the questions (and some of my slightly wrong answers) about A2 tool steel:

    A2 is about 10-20% tougher than O1 and will hold an edge a little longer. O1 will be slightly easier to sharpen and also will allow the user to strike a spark off the spine using the flint and steel method of fire lighting ( A2 has a little too much alloy to get a good spark). Since A2 has a higher chromium content it will be a little more stain resistant than O1, however both will rust if not wiped down after use or abused. Both are excellent knife steels and will give you good service.
     

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