Plainsmen Knives Review

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  1. leightyj2

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    Just wanted to do a quick review on Plainsmen knives for those who are curious. He is one of our own makers here on the forum and does awesome work. 2B217EB6-C614-4089-B6E1-44E440FEF1F5.jpeg

    This model is the Orion micro and is an awesome size for EDC, carving, even for food prep. Came with one of the sharpest edges on a custom I have seen. Paper thin curls with ease.

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    Here is it next to my favorite Karelia knife, this model is 3/32 which is smaller than the 5/32 knife next to it. 3/32 is pretty awesome for fine work, and still has no problem with batoning anything slightly smaller diameter than the length of the blade at 3”. 150EBF14-A5CD-4E0E-9AAF-5B153B6C382B.jpeg

    This one was jade g-10 with lime green liners. The handle does not slip on your hand when wet and the recessed area for a lanyard makes the knife easier to pull out of a sheath and adds a nice touch IMO. D1FDDB31-DD3C-4A93-9AA7-430507E083FA.jpeg

    Makes an easy little one stick fire and can fit in your pocket. Can ask for much more than that for a small blade!

    Another interesting point. Chris does his heat treat in house and does an awesome job. This knife is 01 steel with his heat treat and continues to be hair shaving sharp with only light stropping needed. I practice feather sticks and split wood fires several times a week and have used this knife many many times to date without needing to be sharpened. This knife was cheaper for me to purchase than many semicustom knives out there and Chris has this blade made and sent to me very quickly. I highly recommend purchasing one of his knives if you are in the market. Do so before his order books fill up like crazy! Word gets around fast about great knife makers and I am proud to have a Plainsmen knife! Will be doing a review on another coming soon.

    Would be really interested to see others post some photos and share experiences with Plainsmen knives!
     
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    Thanks for the good words brother! Glad to see ya like it!

    That next one, I'm sure a lot of guys here will want to see! I cried a bit today when I shipped it out.
     
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    The dark side must be stronger! For I have taken the light captive!!!:eek: IMG_0877.JPG
     
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    Lewis I was looking for your thread and couldn’t immediately find it so I created this one. Really looking forward to getting the knife and sheath back for this. If anyone is looking for a great sheath just talk to @badglide9705 !!
     
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    Uhhh I may have to add some orange to this thread by the end of the week! :D
     
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    I haven't had a chance to get my Plainsmen Orion Micro out in the woods yet, but it took the tail off a raccoon pretty easily! It's also 3/32".
     
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    Like this? :D

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    Ok that's nice, who did the sheath? And does the fire drill divot help a little with retention?
     
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    Maybe, I called the po and told them to hold it......:p
     
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    Mine can remove finger prints:

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    Both of them can. ;)
     
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    Nice write up! Thank you
     
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