I recently completed modifying an old Forgecraft knife I’ve had for many years (Old Hickory (?) Knife Mod) It so happens that it fits nicely in a sheath I have for one of my other blades so I figured I’d take it out with the dogs to play. I found a nice patch of broad leaf plantain so I thought I would harvest some to make a fresh batch of salve for my wife. I took some of the seeds too, so I could plant some at the house. We have narrow leaf but not the broad leaf variety. When I reshaped the blade, I squared up the spine, from about an inch in front of the handle to the tip. This was a good opportunity to test it for scraping cedar bark. It scrapes nicely. My rest and lunch stop. Since I had the cedar bark, I thought I’d go ahead and spark it up with some flint and steel. It didn’t take long to get an ember going in some charred punk wood. I dropped the cedar bark birds nest onto the embers and gently blew it into flame. After the dogs and I ate a quick lunch, we headed on back to the vehicle, I had chores to do at home. It was nice to get out and play a little, even if only briefly.