The Bog Oak Chronicles

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  1. kronin323

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    Wow. Thanks.
     
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    Anytime my friend!
     
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    Count me in as a fan of the ancient wood. Really enjoying this thread.
     
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    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.

    Jason
     
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    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
     
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    FBCADAAE-51BC-44AD-9E6F-C293187A2EBE.jpeg 33F66D8F-161A-4B19-A812-2AF5E524EF5F.jpeg 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.
     
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    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! :(
     
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    I think this thread is single-handedly creating a run on bog oak products...
     
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    Great knife. I like the design.
     
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    Hard not to like a Kephart in general. But even harder when it’s clad in Bog Oak.
     
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    Another shot of the Casström Woodsman from this morning, during some Waki maintenance.
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    Looks like a Cold Steel Dragonfly.
     
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    Spot on!
     
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    One from a while back with matching fire steel,
    Here is a shot of the sheath and matching Ferro Rod,
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    The more I use the Woodsman, the more it grows on me. I find myself reaching for it more and more.
     
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    Nice looking knives and handles folks. Would love to see some traditional folders with bog oak, or a patch knife.
     
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    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).

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    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.
     
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    Play??

    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.
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    Awe shucks, @LostViking! You sure know how to make a fella blush! :8: 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.
     
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    The Chronicles demand it!
     
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    SO MOTE IT BE!!!
     
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    harding_bog.jpg Here's my Tony Harding.
     
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    My Bog Oak Bushcraft Classic and Baby Bearpen by Cohutta Knives

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    Came across this gem while surfing the web: 5600 year old English bog oak.
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    Wow! That is beautiful!
     
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    Indeed, and priced accordingly.
     
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    I really dig that knife and lanyard combo! Looks great!!!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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