Kershaw camp 10 chopper. Anyone have one???

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  1. injun51

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    I have a Kershaw Outcast and wanted to see if the Camp 10 is as good of a blade as that???

    I have one on order from Woot.com but was curious if anyone here had experience with one???

    Thanks folks.
     
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    I do....it is a steal for what you pay. Fit and finish are solid and consistent (miner issue with sheath snap) the steel is Chinese but it really holds an edge well and sharpens easily (better than cold steel machetes). The texture on the handle is very grippy and the balance is very good. Overall it as a great value beater of surprising quality.
     
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    I also have one and agree it's great value. I don't like super grippy handles, but other than that it's a solid knife. It performs, nuff said.
     
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    Honestly, my Outcast is my go to chopper and wood splitter. I have high hopes for the Camp 10.

    Thanks for the reviews.
     
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    Funny, have had one for over a year and never really used it. Decided to add a quarter round ala'Tracker. Still a work in progress, have stripped it and cold blued it, working on some scales.

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    The grinds are thick and nasty but once you fix that it should be an ok tool. Reports indicate the steel is soft. I can't stand the aggressive texturing of the tacky rubber handle--the shape is good but that texturing and rubber kill the whole tool for me. For extended use you want to have a hard grip that can pivot smoothly in the hand.
     
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    New pics
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    Nice work!
     
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    Nope until this Thread I wasn't aware of it but am now and may be parting with more $ real soon on one of these
     
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    I have one for a work blade. I'm finding I prefer the 14 just as easy to carry and bites a lot deeper.
     
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    woot runs them for about 23 dollars
     
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    Yup, and $5 bucks to ship. Got 2.
     
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    That's less than wholesale, for reference.
     
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    i have been wondering about getting one of these also. still not sure, lol.
     
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    Reviving an old thread.

    The wife bought me a Camp 10 despite me telling her not to buy me anymore blades. Don’t get me wrong. I love blades. I’m just getting particular about what I want.

    I’m very surprised by how well the Camp 10 performs. I easily took out honeysuckles, and I chopped several cedar branches with ease. The edge held up well which by the way came very sharp out of the box.

    The only initial slight negative is the sheath. As numerous reviewers have mentioned, the blade is loose and rattles in the sheath. I’ll fix that. I might make a leather or Kydex sheath.

    I don’t expect I’ll use this blade often. Maybe it will become a truck blade. But I trust it will perform well when I need it.
     
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    Ive used one once, it seemed like a good knife/machete. I was actually going to buy one but decided to get a skrama instead.
    Nic
     
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    Hi,

    I bought one out of curiosity and it performs extremely well, though did not see much use after the initial test because I don't like big knives, preferring an axe for chopping tasks. Batoned the living daylights out of it on hardwood and it did not show any edge damage and remained sharp.

    It is a very cheap knife and I imagine that the QC is probably not very strict, so some may turn out to be excellent and others poor. However, I have read reports that the textured part of the handle tends to be somewhat short lived.

    As @hlydon mentioned, the blade rattles around in the sheath and it quickly dulls. I did a makeshift tweak by gluing a strip of leather into the sheath and the problem disappeared, however in a wet environment this will probably cause some corrosion.

    Cheers
    John
     
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