My Bryan Breeden knife. Tessa.

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  1. Lg&m

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    What happens when you take the day off work and travel to Fairbury NE to hang out with Bryan Breeden? When I did it I got a cool new knife.
    After talking about design and use.
    He did a little cutting
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    Then some grinding
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    So far
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    some more grinding and heat treat.
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    After lunch and talking about everything from knives to the Marines to politics and TV.
    Add some handles and pants
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    Meet Tessa
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    I have enough paracord on the sheath to make a bow for a bow drill, make a lanyard , strap it to a pack or wear it horizontal on my belt.( a little long for that)
    Bryan used a solid 7/16 rod for the center pin then dished it out to make the “Breeden divot” ( patient pending )
    Works well
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    It chops and splits better than most 5/23” thick 4 ¾ long blades.
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    Cuts shavings great
     
  3. Lg&m

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    the edge comes close the handle for greater control.
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    The spine is squared for scraping wood and works great on a fire steel
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    The handle is 4 ¾ with the exposed tang . A little longer then I wanted at first but good to have if used with gloves or mittens.
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    The squirrels on my hike approved.
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  4. Lg&m

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    I am not of the one knife for everything school but for me this is about as good as it gets.
    I’m even feeling OK about the pending zombie / vampire apocalypse.
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    This was the secound time Bryan and I got together. He knows his stuff and is fun to hang out with. Thanks Bryan.
     
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    Nice work. Im working on three..hopefully I get to put the handles on tomorrow.
     
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    Thanks for posting. As you already know you have a great blade in hand. I got my first knife from Bryan about 2 months ago. That is one very good guy to know and he can make one heck of a knife. The things he does with O-1 steel and a convex edge are amazing! I have chopped, batoned, made fuzz sticks, made traps, and done kitchen prep with mine and it still shaves.
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    That's a sweet blade! One of these days I'll see "the one" and pull the trigger on a custom.
     
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    handsome work right there ...
     
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    That's a nice blade. Congrats. Love the grind, and the orange scales.
     
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    Hell , I would go hang out there at least once a week, great lookin steel!

    Larry
     
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    Bryan does some nice work. I have a hatchet he did for me for a survival kit up here while flying.
     
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    Sadly I did not get to use Tessa this weekend. I was at a boyscout klondike campout and fixed blades are frowned upon :58: I don't understand it. A little PSK would have been great.
    Any way here are some new pic's
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    That's a great knife.

    I don't approve of the Scouts anymore. My grandpa was an employee of the BSA in the '60's and 70's. He loved scouting. That old man would be spinning in his grave at what a nutless, sissified organization the Boy Scouts has become. When I was in scouts, we carried guns and machetes and big survival knives and no one ever gave a crap. Then a few months ago, my nephew asked to borrow a folding knife from me for some scouting activity in the woods, and they wouldn't even let him carry it. That was enough for me. To hell with the BSA. I've learned more about bushcraft and the outdoors from BCUSA, Bladeforums, and Youtube than I ever learned from Scouts. If you have kids, teach them that stuff yourself, and save your money rather that give it to the PC-addled BSA.

    Okay, maybe I sound a little bitter, but my dealing with the scouts in the last few years has left me with a real distaste for the whole organization. They are not what they were twenty years ago.
     
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    super sweet looking
     
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    very nice; like the total look. it is well thought out.
     
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    Agree! That is one sweet looking blade, but also super practical.
     
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    Very nice! Looks like a good functional size too!
     
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    Pretty Tessa.
     
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    Love that blade shape!
     
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    Sweet blade !!
     
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    I really like that knife. Nice pick up!
     
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    Sure have. :dblthumb: Thanks All. Bryan it might be my design but you did all the hard work.
     
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    You did some of the work too. Next one you are going to be doing more lol.

    Chat with you later,

    Bryan
     
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    I would love to do all you will let me.
     
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    Very nice! Thanks for posting.
     

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