Rambo, John J.

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    I then needed to unwrap the tip of the cordage to be able to insert one end of the thorn hook, then wrap it tight and open up the cord wrap a little higher to work in the other end of the thorn hook, so it wouldn't fall off. Add worm and we're in business!

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    Now one thing no one will ever tell you on survival shows is that worms are a horrible bait to use on this kind of hook, since they have no barbs and worms, even pieces of worms, like to wriggle and that makes them fall off the hook. What I found that helps is to open up a loop on the cord just above the hook and feed a piece of worm through the cord, then wrap the cord tight again.

    I fished this for about an hour, losing many worms. But I did get to play in some nice sections of stream.

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    But in the end, the tally was Fish -1, John J. -0. I got skunked by the brook trout. Had I been using this setup on a bluegill pond, I probably could have picked up a couple bluegills.

    I then had to go resume my parental duties for the weekend, so no more playtime for dad.
     
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    Nice day you had with excellent improvisation.
    Thank you for taking us along.
     
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    Watching football with a buddy yesterday, he mentioned he'd just gotten his "survival" knife back from another friend of his after 20 years. Other friend had used a grinding wheel to "sharpen" it, I thought I'd taken some before pics of the ugly PA080007.JPG , musta forgot...got most of the mess gone, but, it'll never be a user/ useful knife, the steel is crap.
     
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    A bump for a cool thread !

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    I stand corrected....
     
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    Outstanding!

    I've been looking at an old Parker Brothers hollow handle knife one guy at he local gun shows has, but haven't broken down to spend the money that he's asking. I was also looking at a Buck 184, but this would require a home loan.
     
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    This old thing is still plugging along
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    awesome thread haha. who didn't want a rambo knife?!
     
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    Careful, now! That looks like you're shooting @alukban's avatar!
     
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    One of my favorite movies and I've also loved that knife. Thanks for sharing and posting this @Sandcut!
     
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    this is a fun thread. thanks @Sandcut for bringing back the memories.
     
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    Got this mod done today. Gonna have some stuff for this thread soon.

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    Sah-weeeeet!!!

    Did you cut the saw teeth yourself?

    i just picked up a SCHF2SM in a trade and was making some simple mods on the handle and I'm trying to figure out what to stick in the handle.
     
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    Thanks!

    Yeah, I cut the saw teeth with a coarse double-cut triangle file. I had only done one sawback before this and used a fine single-cut file. Started doing this one and realized that file wasn't going to 'cut it'. Because the blade is pretty thick, the notches had to be pretty deep. It tool a while but it came out alright. Just make sure you have a good file if you are going to do it.

    I'm still figuring out what's going to live in the handle but there's a good abount of room in the schrade after you get rid of the silly screwdriver stuff. Also, since the butt cap is aluminum, I think I'm going to drill it out a bit to increase the capacity a little. If not, the ability to turn a bit isn't bad I guess.
     
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    Like that this thread is still going.
     
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    Yeah, the screwdriver stuff got thrown into my cordless drill bag. However, the fact that the pommel cap can accept a hex fitting does provide the opportunity to throw a small drill bit for a cordless drill into the cap for making small holes in wood like you would with an awl. That could be useful for doing various forms of wood joinery like cutting mortises and pegging tenons like I did here awhile back:

    https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/thre...he-humble-clothes-hanger.160555/#post-3366085

    My gears are turnin'! Gotta see where it leads us.
     
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    Raised cooking/work stand made from scavenged materials and 550 cord. Better than the swamp floor.



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    ok youve had it a while so whats the verdict great decent crap ? worth the money half as much i need to know!
     
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    Great stuff! Rambo is awesome! I always wanted a knife like his.

    I love threads like this. Super fun play and making the naysayers eat their words. Keep it coming!
     
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    I think that I've pretty much stated it a few times during the reports on then different "missions". But it's good to resurrect the thread so others can contribute some action.

    The reproduction knives are what they are......and that would mostly be decoration. The knife design itself is a wonderful design. As I've said before, if they made this knife with even a half decent steel like 440C and made the saw teeth tapered 0.02 - 0.025" lower on the front edge of the saw teeth so it would actually cut, this would be an absolutely amazing knife.

    But, even with the cheap dive knife steel that they used, the knife is plenty capable at doing all kinds if things. It just needs to be resharpened more frequently. But, if you really think about it, the steel that is on it now is still probably a bizzillion times better quality than a lot of the steel that was made up until almost the 1800s. If people can conquer the world with cheap steel, we can certainly play at bushcraft with it.
     
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    We tried to blow it up, but Rambo ain't so easy to kill!
     
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    Look what followed me home today...

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    We don't want guys like you in this town...

    Now why would you be carrying a knife like this?

     
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    Well, all right!

    Now you have to get it dirty!
     
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    $25 is a good score for that!
     
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    That's the plan!

    I thought so to.. missing the survival kit in the handle, but it looks like it's never been used or sharpened. Gonna have to change that!
     
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    Anything u add will be better than what they came with anyways. Does that one have a compass in the cap??
     
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    It does. Non liquid filled but accurate. It's the official licensed copy of Rambo: first blood part 2.
     
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    You got a great price on that.
     
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    Couldn't pass it up
     
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    That's the exact same one I have. Bought it new.
     
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    Took the knife out and beat on it a little bit...

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    Glamor shot!

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    Tried out the saw... meh. :rolleyes:
    Chopped ok I guess, but after a couple wacks the guard started wiggling. The blade to handle was still solid though. Kind of surprising.

    I used the knife to start delimbing some dead pine to make a small impromptu shelter. That's when the edge bent!

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    Oh well.

    Shelter under construction

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    Better check my bearings. I inaccurately described the compass as being non-liquid filled. It actually is. And pretty accurate to!

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    Cut some bark to make a wind screen for my alcohol stove. It is decently sharp and cut ok.

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    One of these days Silky will have to make a sawback rambo knife. And when they do I'll buy it.
     
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    Amen to that! :18:
     
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    Something to look forward to and see what knife Rambo uses in this movie... rambo-v-poster.jpg
     
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    If Silky makes it buy two as there saw blades tend to break with only the slightest provocation. :p
     
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    Magazine ad circa 1989...
     

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    RB2 is what I have. Blast from the past...
     
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    Ok, ok you got me. I looked around and I see the Rothco 3235 on Amazon for $16.61. The description says it does not come with matches or the slingshot, but still has all the other goodies.
    https://www.amazon.com/Rothco-Delux...s=rothco+3235&qid=1566334806&s=gateway&sr=8-1
    Rothco even has different models including one with a small ferro rod.
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    I have wanted a hollow handle knife when I was a kid. I saw my uncle's that I think he got off a tv when I was a kid, and I remember as a kid it was huge lol.

    My brother had a toy plastic knife that looks like the one in @field-expedient post and when the plastic blade broke off we still played with the handle and the compass.

    By the way, let's not forget the hollow handle shovel.
    https://survivalkitmart.com/product/compact-multi-function-shovel-tcs/
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    What would you put in the hollow handle to customize it?

    GOD Bless you and your families

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    I know it is not a real Rambo knife but this one is closer to my budget.

    I got it today, it came in a plain white box and no instructions.
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    There is a sharpening stone on the back side of the sheath. 20190821_181025.jpg

    Inside the sheath is half of the survival components.
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    Inside the handle there is a piece of cotton and a white tube with Morse code printed on it. Has anyone actually used Morse code to signalled for help from something like this, without knowing Morse code first?
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    The compass does point north. I dont think the piece of cotton is for a fire starter but rather to protect the glass on compass from being scratched. 20190821_201110.jpg

    The tube opens on both ends to make it easier to remove the contents.
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    There is
    2 bandaid
    Small surgical blade
    Small ferro rod
    A pencil with spare pencil tip
    2 small safety pins
    Fishing kit with needles
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    Here is the ferro rod and pencil with my Firefly ferro rod.
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    The fishing kit has
    3 hooks
    3 splitshot weights
    2 sewing needles
    Some fishing line and
    Some green thread.
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    Continued
     
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    I could not get the other half out. So I used the cross guard to pry it out.
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    This metal piece hold the bag inside the sheath.
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    There is a harpoon
    A whistle
    Short wire saw with 2 handles
    And a piece of string.
    I am thinking I could squeeze a couple of tinder quicks into the metal piece and maybe a couple waterproof mathes.
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    Thanks to @Sandcut for this thread.

    GOD Bless you and your families

    Kenneth
     
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    Replace that with any other wire saw you can find. My Buckmaster clone had the same one and it was useless...I ditched the whole kit that came in mine and I replaced it all with my own selection of components. At the least, I'd replace the saw and trade out the mono fishing with some braid or super line. The braids and superlines don't degrade over time, are chemical proof and don't hold memory like that mono will have, especially it's stored rolled up tight like in the knife handle.
     
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    That's a pretty cool knife with a LOT of goodness to accompany it!

    Let's see what she can do! The point of this thread is to demonstrate that, in the hands of someone with some imagination/vision, even a "junk knife" can be a viable woodland tool. You don't even necessarily need to be highly skilled or experienced as long as you can put your thoughts into actions.
     
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    I like Kabars myself, but I will be at the theater for the new movie lol.If you havent read the books you should, they are alot better then the movies. 20190825_001129.jpg 20190825_001315.jpg 20190825_001700.jpg
     
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    I am so enjoying this thread!
    I do not have any affilitaion with survival stuff per sé nor do I own any Rambo knives... but the memory remains strong!
    I used to stand in front of the surplusstore shopwindow and drool over all that heavy metal (they had those patches too, y'know) as a young teenager.
     
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    I wish I still had my knife. It had the compass under the cap. I used the hell out of that knife when I was a teen.
     
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