BCNW-01, Woodbear Bushcrafter, Lagom and Similar Knives. Share Yours!

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  1. pab1

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    This style of knife really appeals to me. All the comfort of a classic Mora handle in a beefed up, full tang knife. I started with a Lagom and recently added the others.

    Share your pics of knives with similar handles, whether its one of the knives I listed or from a different manufacturer.

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    Lt Wright Lagom Bush Knife
    Dominick..........
     
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    Awesome tread
     
  5. pab1

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    I know there are more out there! :dblthumb:
     
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    Man those are some awesome looking blades guys looking forward to seeing more of these. Nice pics!
     
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    Bottom knife in the top photo is a looker!
     
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    I agree, it has beautiful scales. They are bocote. I should have left them in order when I flipped them but the top knife in the second pic is the opposite side of it.
     
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    BCNW-01 I have had this for 8-9 years, never let me down.
    I have handled many fine knives in that time period and never felt the need to let this go.
    great feel in the hand................

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    Wish I still had my BCNW-O1..
     
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    I think that is it, did you sell one about 8-9 years ago on this forum?
     
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    The BCNW-O1 has an amazingly comfortable handle. The closest in comfort so far have been the Lagom and the Native Survival (which has a better guard). They all just melt into the hand!
     
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    Ha. Yes. I did. Right on. Good to see it again. Regretted selling it instantly but needed the $$. :D
     
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    Lt Wright Kamrat. I like it so far, have not had it out since making this small fire a few weeks ago, though.
     
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    Thanks @pab1 . Now I want another knife. These look like a great design.
     
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    How tall are the handles on these?
     
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    I've had my eye on the Kamrat. Would you mind posting a pic of the handle from the rear? I'm curious if its as rounded as the Lagom pictured below on the left.

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    If you're talking palm swell, top to bottom my first Woodbear Bushcrafter measures 1.255" and my first BCNW-01 measures 1.322" at its widest. Since they're handmade there is some variation from one knife to the next. My second Bushcrafter has a slightly wider handle than my first. As much as I like the first one, I like the second one even more.

    The two versions of the BCNW-01 (first and fourth knives in the top pic of post #1) I have are very different. Both knives are very comfortable.

    Here's a review with more detailed measurements of two of my knives.
    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/bcnw-01-compared-to-woodbear-bushcrafter.235194/
     
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    Thanks @pab1 . I hadn't seen that thread yet. Those measurements will be useful info for me soon, but right now I was wondering about this measurement.
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    That's the measurement I listed above but I listed them backwards in that post (I'll edit it). My first Woodbear Bushcrafter measures 1.255" and my first BCNW-01 measures 1.322" at that point. Out of the knives I posted above, the widest is my Lagom at 1.386". Hope that helps. I look forward to seeing your project!
     
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    That looks about perfect in shape - The measurement in that area will depend on the user's hand. I found the BCNW-O1 about perfect and the Lagom just slightly large but still comfortable.
     
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    Happy Thanksgiving guys !

    Here’s my BCNW-O1

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    @pab1 here's a pic of the handle shape as requested. Just took a couple days to remember to get it!

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    Not so great of a photo, but here ya go.

    LT Wright Lagom, 2 Woodbear Bushcrafters, Entrek Forester, Benchmade Puukko, and a Killrothi Strzyga
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    The Condor Bushcraft Basic doesn't miss the same design by much.
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    I have one more knife similar to the Woodbear Bushcrafter made by a Eastern European Maker, but I'll be damned if I can find it. One of the joys of being in transition of preparing to move and not knowing where anything is.
     
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    There's also variations on the BCNW-01. Here's a comparison of both of mine side by side. While both are comfortable, I find the wider scales of the one on top and left in the pics below to be more comfortable. Its closer to the feel of the Woodbear Bushcrafter (who at one time made the BCNW-01). The other BCNW-01 with its more pronounced tapers and thinner scales is closer in feel to the Lagom. They're both great knives.

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    Very nice collection @buckfynn!

    Now the magic question, if you could only have one, which would it be?
     
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    Asking such a question is liken to asking which is my favorite grandchild, there is never a proper answer. I like some characteristics of all the knives I mentioned. I will say I have had the Woodbear Bushcrafter longer than all the rest of them. At one time Andras called the Bushcrafter, the Karhu, and I had one from that time period (not sure what happened to that knife) and was my first Woodbear. All things considered, I guess my bias wood go to the Woodbear.
     
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    I agree, not an easy question to answer. I like them all but if I could only have one it would be my second Woodbear Bushcrafter (#3 in first pic, #2 in the second pic). There's a slight difference between the feel of it and my first Bushcrafter. Both are excellent knives.
     
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    image.jpeg Bcnw-01 and BCNW Celio
     
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    ^^ Lagom.
     
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    Really like the Celio! Their Shrike is catching my eye too.
     
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    I am somewhat surprised no one has posted an older version of the AS Woodsman which has a similar profile to the knives being discussed here.

    It would be interesting to see a side by side photo of the AS Woodsman next to a BCNW-01, Woodbear Bushcrafter, or LT Wright Lagom.
     
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    Here is what I put together. 1084 steel with coffee bag burlap micarta scales. Thanks for all the info @pab1
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    Very nice work!
     
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    AS Woodsman on top, Lagom middle, & Kamrat bottom. The Kamrat is the most comfortable and better size for my purposes. I'm into smaller, and thinner blades these days
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    The Kamrat keeps calling to me!
     
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    Thanks pab it's one iv made myself 01 tool steel iv made a little neck knife to go with it .
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    Very nice work!
     
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    Made this one myself - Nitro-V, 3/32”
     

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    @Blackhawk60 The Kamrat is the model I was speaking about Unfortunately, I found the Lagom very uncomfortable in my hand. Has this one been modified? The one I had was shaped more like the kamrat pictured. I didnt care for the hump on the top. I think it would be much nicer if the handle were flat across the top - continued in line with the spine. What's your take @shanerbass ?
     
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    @AaronW , absolutely beautiful work. Wow.

    Here's one that I deeply regret letting go, made by our own incomparable @MichaelBear :
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    Very nice work!

    I like that design!
     

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