I want a Skookum Bushtool SOOO bad its jepordizing my rational daily thinking!!!!!

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  1. CodyKenobi

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    I am consumed. I can't find enough photos to look at or threads to read about them. I think my desire for one has become unhealthy and the only solution is to get one. I am on the infinite waiting list, but that isn't going to cut it.

    Anyone have good photos of bushtools to drool over? links to good reviews & such to tied me over until I have one of my own?
     
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    I got on Rods waiting list in September, with an estimated 27 month wait time.

    It will be an epic day when it finally arrives at my door.
     
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    Aw man, now I want one!

    Don't have the money though.
     
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    I made this about a year ago from a bad 3V blank in Rod's shop that was not good enough for a paying customer (The holes in the tang were not properly aligned). Some things are worth the wait, and I think custom knives are one of them.


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    I would love to have one to. Wish I could find one that looks like it.
     
  7. CodyKenobi

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    there is one that looks like it. exactly like it. But I just wouldn't be satisfied without the real thing from the original maker.

    Google RJ Evans Bushtool
     
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    that. is. super. nice.
     
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    here you go mate !

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    Sold em'!
     

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    SOLD'EM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why?
     
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    I have one and they are an amazing knife but no more than an adventure sworn. And they come up allot more often. There are allot of really great makers like Cody Jared or Shannon that make simar style and quality blades that will go toe to toe with a sbt. Ask woodsplitter. He's loves his sbt but he was surprised at how much he lives his as explorer.
     
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    I was going to put myself on the list but gosh 27 months for a knife.....now I don't mind waiting.....one of my bows took 12 months, one took 13 months and one took 7 months to get. I know alot of fine craftsman ship goes into a good knife, bow, tool that will be used and perhaps passed down......but I just can't do it for the Skookum......maybe I have too many other knives to choose from....maybe I'm not smitten enough...I know I took many years to find a custom bow maker and when I did....I waited....twice....when the Skookum's come up for sale here and there I'm usually too tight on funds or spending what I have on something else at the moment.....maybe someday......
     
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    3 year waiting list = $1.28 a week. :)
     
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    [video=youtube;UT4u5kn-160]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT4u5kn-160[/video]
     
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    See the SBT is so badass, it carved a nutcracker FIRST, just to make a bow drill kit.
     
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    Until the next knife then it will start all over again.
     
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    Probably very true. BUT the SBT is like my Woodlore, the holy grail of knives.


    although J. Oeser makes some pretty fine looking blades. :)

    the best part of a new knife is: 1. The wanting the knife, 2. Ordering it, 3. Receiving it. Then somewhere down the line is actually using it.
     
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    While you wate for your skookum you should look into building your own, I built a knife as similar to a skookum as I was capable at the time and I love it, it made me want the real thing even more. Until that fatefull day I'll pack my skookum kinda thing, I need to make a sheath more akin to the skookum neck rig, mine is more like a turd than a knife sheath, my leather working skills are lacking to say the least!
     
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    do you have a pic of this "thing" you call turd? lol :)
     
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    If waiting an option go for it. I would post a wtb here and on bladeforums. They do pop up. Ask and ye shall receive. The sbt is great but the woodlore clone has been around forever. The slight drop point makes it allot less prone to snapping the tip and if you had to skin the slightly raised edge won't make a mess like the sbt tip. It will dig in. Also they are equally capable carvers Its a must have for a serious collection but you may find later. When the day is done they all get the job done.
     
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    I am also on the waiting list (been there over 2 years) it will be just my luck when my time comes I'll probably be broke...
     
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    I would go with Brian (sargant), he makes a nice blade very similar and has his own vendor sub forum here at home.

    Or commission another maker to do the same blade. Steven Long is working on a blade for me and I can only say incredibly good things about him and his awesome work.
     
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    So, how is this Skookum Bushtool better than a Mora? :4:
     
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    That's a nice small secondary knife but I don't see any big deal about it.
     
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    I have one. Got in Rods book in September of 2009. Got my knife late last spring, April 2012.

    It's awesome, I love it, if I'm honest, I'm afraid to actually use it.

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    Don't be afraid, you only live once, use it with trust and confidence, you won't regret it mate!!

    www.TPknives.com , grtz, Jurgen.
     
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    Do you have a skookum?

    www.TPknives.com , grtz, Jurgen.
     
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    Fortunately for me, I am blissfully ingnorant enough to look at the picture and see a merely a nice looking bushcraft style knife. I do not have an all consuming desire (need?) to own one. As I said, I am ignorant and this in no way should diminish your need for this knife. Now, I have been designing a semi-subterranian bushcraft bunker in my head over the last few months and once the weather straightens out a bit I feel compelled to begin building it. How do these things pop into our heads and, more importantly, how do those non-bushcrafters we live with put up with us without thinking we are completely daft?
     
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    Every body has something to joy about mate,that's the important thing, no matter what.

    grtz, Jurgen.
     
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    I love the knive but my sheath leaves alot to be desired. One day I will have a real skookum till then this home made one will hafto do.
     
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    Sheath I made for woodsplitter



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    Didn't take a pic with leather belt strap or firesteel loop attached. That was at the stage if he wanted to use it for necker.
     
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    Heat dried the handle a little. Little walnut oil back to new.



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    The SBT is a great woods knife. I have one and love it, but I am also on Rod's list for another one. The wait is worth it, but they do pop up on the used market once in a while.
     
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    If BHK'S still makes the the boat tail scandi, that might be a good alternative.
     
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    Oh...

    Why would you do that? Now I've got my sights on another. If my wife ever figures out my paypal password this whole knife buying thing is in the dumper.:27:
     
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    This is an extremely close alternative. In some ways better. The boat tail is an amazing knife for close in detail work.
     
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    I learned from experience long ago that whenever I've wanted something really bad like this, that once I got it, it was never quite as earth shattering as I made it out to be in my mind. Doesn't matter if its knives, guns, vehicles or women. So I started trying hard to be content with what I already had or what was readily available to me. Just something to think about.

    BTW, check out Blade Forums section on Used Knives. I see them pop up there every once in a while.
     
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    The Boat Tail Scandi is certainly a fine knife but, its blade is a full inch shorter than my Skookum...if that is a consideration. Too, the BHK O1 is a bit softer than either Rod's O1 or A2 in my experience. Not a big deal but the edge retention is going to be slightly better with the Skookum. Nevertheless, I rarely carry only one knife, or one tool, so any differences don't usually pose an issue.

    During one of my primitive bow making classes a few years ago (at the ranch), my Skookum knife was spotted on one of the workbenches by an elderly student with a discriminating eye for detail. He, being a retired, professional cabinet maker, wood worker and accomplished wood carver, I had no problems letting him evaluate the knife on a white wood stave. In my hands, the Skookum is a fine, all-round wood working tool. In his hands, the Skookum became a Stradivarius. Had I another Skookum at the time, I would have given him the knife where its design could be fully utilized and appreciated by his refined talents (he loved the knife).

    There is no magic in these knives, but only in the users hands will magic be found. The Skookum will fit some hands and supremely fulfill a variety of needs; others will find the Skookum lacking features that best meet their desires in the bush with regards to size, design and materials. Accompanied by an axe, I find there is little I can't do with the Skookum in my woods, or the adjoining wilderness area with a view to staying warm and comfortable.

    Top down: Entrek Forester, Skookum Bush Tool, Blind Horse Knives Boat Tail Scandi.
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    This one came in yesterday,there seems to be only 4 of orange G10 made,according to Mr. Garcia,so I am a lucky bastard i guess !!


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    That looks great in orange. I really like it!


    for the poster I mean this only in a fun way :

    [video=youtube;1FTQju0KvVk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FTQju0KvVk&feature=youtu.be[/video]
     
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    I can even see the OP's avatar/pic in the background. LOL!
     

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