Folder to accompany the Old Hickory butcher / Ontario hop knife

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  1. Redneck Bear

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    Hi, I was wondering what folding knife would be appropriate to accompany my Hop knife in a leather sheath. I was thinking the Svord Peasant with wooden handles would look fine. The only thing that does not seems to be appropriate is that - in my eyes - the Hop knife is similar to a North American fur trade era knife ... but the Peasant is like 17th century, but central Europe. What do you think would be a better option?

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    Another option could be some bigger Opinel.
    It still wouldn't be much fur trady option ... at least it would be cheaper lol
     
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    Pick the one you like best.
     
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    Unless you're doing historical reenacting, I'd pick whichever knife looks more comfortable to you.
     
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    Usually, when ever someone asks about folders, I recommend the Buck 112.

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    I can imagine a Svord as a hand me down heirloom in the hands of a French trapper quite easily.
     
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    Are you wanting something historical? Basically, there is nothing that I have found anywhere that is currently readily available that really resembles anything pre-1850 or so. A regular Barlow knife might pass for mid 19th century, but the nickel bolsters that they all have today are not exactly period. I'm not sure exactly when the familiar "bag" shaped handles came into being, 1820's-30's-40's??? Before then, they had a ball-butt so-called "pistol grip" shape.

    For practical purposes, I think any traditionally styled pocket knife would "go with" your sheath knife just fine.

    I would also take any historical claims from Svord with a grain (or a shaker full) of salt. ;)
     
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    what about an opinel or wood handle sodbuster
     
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    Thank you all for you ideas, it really made me rethink what I needed. :)
    I might try to keep it low cost (as with the Hop knife) and get a Rough Rider Work knife with wooden scales.
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    PS: It's simple, wooden, inexpensive ... I'd say it would go fine with the Ontario.
     
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    Nice fire kits. I have had one of those Ted Cash tobacco tins with the magnifying glass for about 20 years. I cut an oval piece of thin leather to form fit under the lid to keep the glass from damage. Also one on the bottom of the tin and place some kerosene lamp wick that was charred underneath it to keep the char cloth intact. Regards Loosearrow
     
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    A medium Case stockman, or trapper would do nicely as a primary pocket knife to accompany your Old Hickory.
     
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