Discussion in 'Gossman Knives' started by S.Gossman, Oct 3, 2012.
One of the good ones helping with fire prep.
Psk making curls, really liking this knife so far!
Made my first ever loaf of Irish soda bread today. Then I packed it up and took it to the campfire. I made it so we could dunk slices of it into this pot of Guinness Irish stew...
I got to play with my JK custom.
and my newly gifted Gossman Polaris...this knife is a laser!
and I got to do all of that before the rest of the St. Patty’s day crew rolled in. Good times had by all. My O’Rourke ancestors would be proud!
Looks like a great time! Enjoy! Burlap handle on that JK fits right in with your Gossmans too.
It’s a nice knife and John does good work. I’m not going to say anything bad about it, but trust me, it’s not a Gossman.
Working on a leprechaun trap...
Iron pyrite or fools gold for the bait...
Fig. 4 Leprechaun trap...
That lil' fixed blade is incredibly enticing bait!
Spent this past weekend in the Pa. mountains with friends.
Had a package in the mail today, so family picture time I suppose. @Murman introducing me to these things a couple months back may have not been the best thing for my wallet, but definitely worth it in my opinion. @S.Gossman makes one hell of knife!
Thanks @ugashooter I do appreciate that. Plus everything you guys bring to this forum.
I'm surprised nobody asked what knife I'm batoning in the above photo. Now don't think you will see anymore of them. I have no plans to make any to sell for profit since it is not my design. That knife is my inspired version of the original Ontario RTAK I knife which is now long discontinued. I've always loved that knife and wanted to make my own. I used oversized 3/16" thick S7 steel. Here it is next to the Ontario. I did post it awhile back on IG and FB.
Here's a pile of frozen red oak I busted up with my version of the RTAK I.
I remembered seeing it recently on IG. It looks like a beast!.
Some 9-10” Tuskers with some 3/16” S7 would be awesome. Great looking knife!
Could call it a G-TAK or some such. Maybe when the stars align, I can get my paws on one!
The 10" blade seems to be the sweet spot length for choppers. All my woods running buddies do agree on that.
LOL, you are the fourth person that has said to call it that.
Scott, I haven't ever used an RTAK, let alone your interpretation of one. How does it compare to the ESEE Junglas? Or haven't you had a chance to compare them?
S7 is unbelievable steel. I don't know how many times I driven it into twisted/knotty oak and maple that has flexed the blade up to 20 degrees and has sprung right back to true. Even 1/4" thick S7.
I've never used a Junglas or RTAK II.
I have to admit I've never batoned the Ontario RTAK I. I used it more as a machete and chopped with it. I'm hard on blades batoning. I like to get the nastiest wood I can find for testing my own blades. This past weekend @kahuana had his Wenger Kuko. That knife is a beast and we had it flexed 10 to 15 degrees in that brutal oak. 80 CrV2 steel is some tough steel. We also used it as a planer making a bench.
A2 steel is no slacker either. Remember when Busse knives were A2?
Holy moly what is that?
That's a 10" blade BBT 2.0
I’m digging this ULP.
I know I'm repeating myself, but the ones without choil really appeal to me.
ULP works outstanding in the kitchen.
That's sweet! So you'll be selling that survival puuko soon then?
Sorry NEVER will I be selling my Gossman Puukko. I will be the homeless guy walking around with Gossman knives strapped to me before I part with them.
haha fair enough!
Took the Bolo and a Polaris out to clean up some fat wood. Using the Bolo to baton through those super hard knots had me a little hesitant, since I’m used to using the BBT (or a similar thickness blade), but of course it did just fine. Both knives excelled as expected.
I saw it on instagram too. Same one in this video?
I should have taken a pic of that flex action! I was loving the Gossman version of the TAK, 3/16" S7 is the ticket!!
Great pictures brother!
Thanks man! You weren’t lying about the Bolo being a must have blade. Thing feels like an old friend I’ve had forever!
Out to my secret local fatwood graveyard with my best buddy for the inagural beating of the 10" s7 bbt. It's such a liberating feeling to not have to worry about the durability of your knife as you chop, hack, baton and dig in the dirt. Ultra bonus is that I found one of my bucket list fungi species. The Deadman's Fingers.
Took my Polaris on a couple scouting hikes today. The edge needed a bit of TLC after the last few months of use.
Edge has a bit more polish to it now, pops hairs, and still treats seasoned hardwood like butter.
I swear, I use this knife more than any other!
Dude talk from Instagram...
PSK Jr. with Micro Tusker...
Some beautiful knives in this thread.
Just enjoying some beautiful weather and some relaxation with a couple friends in A2 today. Hopefully next weekend will bring some turkey and quail carnage, but we’ll see..
Where did you find that Bolo with no lanyard holes? Must have been re-handled by someone else.
I don’t know the backstory on this beauty but came to me as a user from one of the good guys around here and BF. Handle actually feels perfect, but I was thinking earlier that it could use a dang lanyard hole.
You ever make any Bolos in 1/4”, or anything thicker than 3/16”? Seems like would be a beast of a chopper a little thicker.
Yep, not my handle work. I have made a few 1/4" thick.
Dang, makes me wonder what happened with the original handle, and also what your handle would feel like. I do dig the brown micarta on it though, and can’t argue with the comfort. I guess “you learn something new everyday!”