Discussion in 'Gossman Knives' started by S.Gossman, Oct 3, 2012.
I'd send it to either of you for a couple weeks.
And this is why this sub-forum is one of the best little corners of the internet. You’re good people my friend.
I’m good. I have more tools than time or hands.
Yeah he is.
So when your 8 year old says “Dad, can you make my stick pointy so I can walk in front of you in the woods and protect you from wolves and bears?” what do you do?
You get out your Polaris and you make that stick as pointy as you possibly can. And you thank your lucky stars that you’ve got the most awesome kids in the world. Of course, I may be a little biased
Something interesting I noticed in the difference between steel types. My 4V Polaris from @S.Gossman has started developing a patina. However my 3V WST has not, if anything it has slowly gotten polished in some areas from use.
That is interesting. I can’t speak to 4v since I don’t have anything in it; but my experience with 3v is similar. I haven’t seen much if any staining or patina with it.
4V will patina where 3V can but not as much. It has something to do with the chromium carbide distribution during heat treat. Most 3V knives made react the same way. That's why 3V is sometimes mistaken for stainless steel which it is not. It has 7.50 percent chromium and 4V has 5 percent. You need at least 14 percent chromium to be a stainless steel.
Some of the tools I like to use. All have been proven.
Lookin forward to some pics of @Madhatta ‘s new Bolo in action! Mine is watching fire it made.
Making water bottle cordage.
I've seen that done before. It is pretty slick! How many feet of cordage did that yield? Could the strand be made thinner to give more cordage?
yesterday, i use my Polaris for making a fire in a bushcraft camp
I'll measure the amount of length.
I did the same thing with my Newt Martin knife. Dwayne Unger posted the video on his IG page. It went viral with over 37,000 views. Here's the knife.
Bolo, Polaris, Coffee
Thinking some removable scale might go well with this one......
Back at it chasing embers.
Another foraging mission success. Found the ramp honey hole. The GST is a fine ramp digger-upper. And a bonus giant shed and the first morel I've seen this year along with Dutchmans Breeches and Squirrel Corn.
Great shed for sure! Awesome stuff
Practicing on some me scrap lumber... not the best wood for this project, but it helps with learning.
Yard work, lawn care, landscaping, tree pruning...
Some handy tools that help around the home, or wilderness, some times town.
Not So Instant Coffee:
My wife thinks I'm nuts that I won't just throw a mug in the microwave. But on a nice day when there isn't time for an actual trip to the woods making a cup of coffee in a little more old fashion manner is the next best thing (even if it's not much of a challenge for my Tusker).
Spring landscaping is back in action.
Selection of tools...
Went inside to get more coffee and saw this...
“Proper Tool” vs Preferred tools...
Hey......you got your knife dirty!
Aren’t knives supposed to be clean and shiny?
Yeah the 4V Polaris also stabbed through a few rocks today to.
Sorry for late reply, I got 10 feet of cordage. At 1/4" wide I'm sure if you dropped the width down you could get 20 feet or more.
Family pic. They really need to get out and play...
Trying to get back to basics...
A place for everything else... ready for adventures and lunches out and about.
Bushcraft lunch. Get out and do shit! Have a great Easter weekend!
A little dreary out this morning so the Polaris and I decided it would be a good day for some stew.
Let’s see...feather sticks- check. Making pointy sticks- check. Slicing a pile of meat- check. I guess the only thing left to do is go stick the Polaris in the dirt and dig some stuff up
Prepared for the day...
Leaving behind strange tracks...
What the Duck!
I'm going to have to pick up a Polaris there great looking little knives!! Finally joined the gossman family yesterday
With a nice cpm 154 tusker. Go figure it poring rain up here today so I haven't had a chance to use it yet but I can already tell it's going be a beast!!!