Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by LostViking, Jun 1, 2019.
Anytime my friend!
Count me in as a fan of the ancient wood. Really enjoying this thread.
I really want a knife with bog oak scales. I almost pulled the trigger on an AS with bog oak when books were open and this was an available handle. I got cold feet. Wish I would’ve.
I've a couple of old sheffield pocket knives in need of new scales
I had planned to use ebony but maybe some bog oak will look more classy
These are photos of mine that @Wilderness Spirit took before it got to me. I held onto them to hold me over until my knife arrived.
Years ago I bought a bunch of blocks of Bog Oak (most are Russian) most are ~2720 +/- 40 years old but I do have one that is ~5500 years old and one that is ~7200 years old! These are mostly blocks for knife handles but one is much larger for a sword handle.
I had hoped that the large one would be large enough for @T. Pollock to make a hobo reel from for me but it is just a little to little!
I think this thread is single-handedly creating a run on bog oak products...
Great knife. I like the design.
Hard not to like a Kephart in general. But even harder when it’s clad in Bog Oak.
Another shot of the Casström Woodsman from this morning, during some Waki maintenance.
Looks like a Cold Steel Dragonfly.
One from a while back with matching fire steel,
Here is a shot of the sheath and matching Ferro Rod,
The more I use the Woodsman, the more it grows on me. I find myself reaching for it more and more.
Nice looking knives and handles folks. Would love to see some traditional folders with bog oak, or a patch knife.
I wanna play! Here's my Adventure Sworn Mountaineer with West-Virginia-sourced Bog Oak scales. The bolster scales are Sugar Maple (WV State tree).
I don't have it officially carbon dated, but I do have a letter from the district archeologist who worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers certifying the age of the sands/sediment in the soil surrounding the bog oak where it was found/removed to be between 9-14,000 years old. I'll take that as pretty good evidence of its age.
You may have won!
That my friend is a looker. And I have to believe it works as well as it looks.
Off the scales, that one.
Awe shucks, @LostViking! You sure know how to make a fella blush! She's a keen cutter, to be sure! I'm not sure how I haven't taken any action pics with her, yet, though. Blows my mind! Haha. I'll see if I can't get a few here sometime soon.
The Chronicles demand it!
SO MOTE IT BE!!!
Here's my Tony Harding.
My Bog Oak Bushcraft Classic and Baby Bearpen by Cohutta Knives
Came across this gem while surfing the web: 5600 year old English bog oak.
Wow! That is beautiful!
Indeed, and priced accordingly.
I really dig that knife and lanyard combo! Looks great!!!
Thanks! Did the work myself. Made the beads from whitetail antler and the claw is from a WV-harvested black bear (our state animal). I was amazed at how well the claw matched the handle scales.
They have one available
This thread just cost me $54 in bog wood. Thanks guys! I was always curious how this stuff worked and now I'm gonna find out.