Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by Ripmyfly, Sep 24, 2008.
I like the looks of this one so I looked it up. Seems it's made in New Zealand from Swedish steel? How well does it keep it's edge?
This unbranded knife looks a lot like a Camilus electricians knife i used to carry. it didnt have a brand on it either.
my knives after the serial shadow 3 two other custom-made by my colleagues
It holds the edge fairly well, it does seem a bit on the softer side, but it also takes an edge quite effortlessly. It is an inexpensive knife for what you get, but the V-edge will come somewhat rough and uneven new. I put my own convex edge on it using sandpaper, and like it much better. I think of these as project knives; put a little into them and they become something more.
Ah, sort of a kit knife then. Are the wood scales pretty tough, or do they scar easy?
Thanks for your input.
I love my Bark River Liten Bror.
I have quite a few others, but these are my favorites......at the moment.
I have no idea what the make of the folder at the bottom is. It was a gift from a friend. It's a very well made knife that so far seems to hold an edge very well. No markings on it at all.
I haven't noticed any scarring on mine, though it rides in a leather pocket sheath with coins/keys/whatever else may be in there at the time. The scales feel quite light for their size. The knife is ready-to-use and put together from Svord albeit the edge being somewhat rough. The friction tension is easily changed with a flathead screwdriver to fit your tastes. I really like the Svord Peasant that I have, and bought 2 others to tinker with and give as gifts. Overall, for the price, I quite like them.
I remember this one:
- It's not a bushcraft knife / probably It's not a knife - It's a tool - a work horse ...
- hand re-profiled to very sharp convexed edge Glock 78 knife
Two Blackjack Mamba knives and a CR
They Only made 50 of the Blackjack Mamba knives and I have two of them.
Looked for one of these for twenty years, finally got one!
here is my newly acquired condor bushlore. i got it yesterday and have made a few mods to it, i added 3 jimping grooves in the spine and polished the blade. allot of people dont like jimping but for me the spine was just a wee bit too slick
Thinking about getting one eventually. What'd you use to polish/get the coating off? Just a sharpening stone or sandpaper? Looks fantastic
You a nice job polishing that Condor. Looks excellent. Would like to see a side view.
thanks ! i used wet/dry sand paper started with 220, then 500, then 800, then 1000, and finished it with allot of hand polishing with mothers mag polish that i had. it turned out allot better than i expected. the knife is definitely worth the $24.00 i paid for it. ill try to get a picture from the side but i couldnt get it to show up because it was reflecting so much light haha. ill try again and post back though
this is the best i could get with my phone, sorry for the poor quality
Western skinner, Made in Boulder Colorado
Super Love it
Man, that brings back some memories. My dad had one of those when I was a kid.
Bushcraft Kit Chorus
It has been quite awhile since I posted up my last chorus of the knives in my kit.
But this last Christmas brought me a new addition, a Bark River "Aurora", to fill in the "Baritone" section of the chorus. I took it out for the first time this last Saturday and wow, can that knife sing!
So here is the update of my current kit carry, at least during this time of year in Minnesota.
From left to right:
Singing for the "Bass" section... the Becker "BK2" (Everyone knows this famous Bassist)
For the "Baritone" section... the Bark River "Aurora" (What a smooth voice that one)
For the "Tenor" section... the very capable Mora "840 Clipper" (The one you can count on to solo when you need them)
For the "Alto" section... the wide range, multi-octave Becker "BK14" (This one seems to want to sing tenor, baritone and bass, but can handle soprano melodies with sharpness and clarity)
And finally, for the "Soprano" section... the Swiss Army "Farmer" (Now this one brings a whole lot of heart and fire to the complete ensemble)
I could listen to them sing all day. I hope some of you have had the same chance to hear them together in five part harmony or even solo. What a joy.
My last Nordic: Karesuando Wolverine
Group photo of my darlings
IMG_0027 by Finnbear., on Flickr
Blade I carry the most, doesn`t look much, but stays sharp, fits to my hand and is easy to sharpen.
IMG_0033 by Finnbear., on Flickr
Couple of big ones.
IMG_0047 by Finnbear., on Flickr
Few folding knifes
IMG_0045 by Finnbear., on Flickr
Last, but not least: knife that has special place in my heart, I had it from my grand father few monts before he died. I really do`t have a heart to use it though he said: "remember to use it":
IMG_0038 by Finnbear., on Flickr
Couple of Moras, I know you love them
IMG_0059 by Finnbear., on Flickr
Amazing...love that lanyard loop. Never seen another like it.
Nothing special but works for me.
Here's the collection of very thrify and kind of picky 25 year old. The Moki, third from right, has recently replaced the SOG for EDC in the office. I love my Esee and my RAT-1. The two Opinels have minimal modification that I mostly did out of boredom.
I feel like this covers most cutting task in camp. The only one I forgot is a small J. Marttini filet knife that goes along on trout specific trips.
For the more experienced BCUSAers out there what do you think I should add?
I'd hesitate severely to call myself more experienced, but JMHO I'd add the rest of the ESEE/RAT line or at least the RTAK....
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and then there were fewer.
Dug out and dusted off this one this weekend
I found a few laying around for a photo snap. Others are in packs or the truck, or lost who knows where. But heres what I gathered:
I think the one in the picture is my favorite.
That's not a bad suggestion at all.
Svord Peasant with finger choil mod, and mustard patina.
I really like the choil. The knife looks good.
Guys those last photos i posted weren't mine, they belong to finman, i was trying to quote but something went wrong and it didn't show up as quote. i was commenting on the second picture.
Twins in forged RWL-34 steel:
p.s. More pics here:
Cold Steel Master Hunter in Carbon V, one of my all time favorite knives!
Made this for the boy.. (when i said "made", maybe i should say "modified") He
likes the zombie culture... Go figure..
And your RTAK just exploded across the room....
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He felt left out
Nice looking blades. Is the sheath homemade? Thanks for sharing!