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Knife General
>cuttin'
>sharpenin'
>maintainin'
>sheathin'
>modifyin'
>showin'

All tangs allowed.
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For me it's the SAK.
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you forgot
>batoning
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>>1977636

>skinnin'
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>4" kabar hunting knife
>4" soldatenmesser (real SAK)
>7" kabar combat knife
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$4.50
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>>1977902
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>>1977896
>>1977904
>>1977918
based

>>1977911
I love the Kabar Short. You should watch Virtuovice's video on it.
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>>1977936
dunno what knife it is besides a kabar 4" folding hunter's knife with 2 blades. I found it rusty in the basement, remember it being my late dad's, and restored it. one time I looked it up and saw it sold for $35 in the 90s/00s, which is about $60 today.

pic related. pitting on the blades isn't bad considering it was literally too rusty to open. filled some bad pitting in the spine with epoxy.
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Ontario huntplus I cut the handle off of
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>>1978049
I've noticed the newer ones from the Ontario Knife store don't have the same grind as yours, did you re-grind it?
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>>1978054
Older 6 inch model with blue handle and no sheath. 1/4 inch thick. Found it in a discount bin at sporting goods. The original handle was absurdly bad. They would unironically sell the shit out of it if they sold it this way
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>>1978054
I did not regrind
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>>1978076
The flat grind and blade shape are perfect imo, I like knives that can do woodsy stuff & double duty as chef knives, and that one looks like it'll rock, chop & slice nicely with that grind.
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Trying to get all the rust spots off this
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My daily carries. The rat 3 goes with me pretty much everywhere. I carry the milwaukee when I'm at work and the benchmade when I'm off. I have no complaints about any of them. I also have an Esse 6 for innawoods.
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>>1978106
Tuffcloth, or steel wool and cooking oil
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Nessmuk gang rise up
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Based Case stockman
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>>1978123
Thanks, Just working through the grades of sand paper but looking to get a mirror sheen. I found the blade in a tree stump with some gold and made the handle.
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>>1978139
>sand paper
oh no no no

start with #0000 (extrafine) steel wool and Blue Magic polish.

then when it's clean, rub loose whetstone paste (aka clay and water) in small circles, gradually moving up the grits

finally sharpen the actual blade on a real whetstone. I use 3000, then 8000, then a quick touch of 3000 again to give it a bite
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>>1978142
You know what, I'll give this a bash and get back to you. Cheers m8.
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>>1978112
How does that sheath ride? Its confusing
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Requesting quality whetstone sharpening instruction video. I'm decent with the straight edges but struggling with curved tip.
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>>1978159
Virtuovice... sharpening I guess? He is a master
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>>1978161
>Virtuovice
Senpai 100% has autism.
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>>1978159
watch burrfection or murray carter

or just watch this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKMFPpNxIbM

and get some DMT diafolds and a strop
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>>1978377
Not at all. Are you familiar with the concept of culture shock? Just because someone is differs from your idea of normal doesn't make them less normal in their own environment. Imagine how retarded he would think you are if he could watch your antics on YouTube. You cant post gay porn on YouTube though
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>>1978395
Ok reddit
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>>1978384
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We knoife collectors now
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Is a trapper patern a good pocket knife for /out/?
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Can anyone recommend a good puukko in the US that isn't an arm and a leg?
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>>1978568
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>>1978142
>8k on a work knife
I wouldn't even go past 2k for that.
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>>1978145
np. check out japanese sword polishing, which is its own specialized profession:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_sword_polishing

sandpaper on metal is a bad idea, unless already know that you need sandpaper to accomplish the task. eg:
>roughing up a face for epoxy application
>smoothing out burrs in machinery with mineral oil + high grit

also, if you're gonna replace the handle anyway, try this:
>clean with steel wool/Blue Magic
>rough up with a file
>heat the tang with a small blowtorch
>apply warm-ish solid beeswax to the tang
>the metal needs to be hot enough that it can melt the wax
>molten wax applied to cold metal will not work
>when cold, buff out excess wax with a towel
this will give it a grippy, water-resistant layer that encourages the formation of beneficial oxides and inhibits rust.

beeswax wears off easily so you may want to re-coat the tang once a year until it forms an even layer of blackness that's intrinsic to the metal, i.e., scrubbing it with a soapy nylon brush won't make it any brighter.

for the handle, just wipe it down with a mineral oil saturated cloth after you do your business
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>>1978583
>for the handle, just wipe it down with a mineral oil saturated cloth after you do your business
for the blade *

>>1978582
i'm talking more general knife maintenance. that guy's knife doesn't look worth the effort unless sentimental, partly because already sanded.

full tang, made in USA, new handle and sheath. could be an excellent knife. dunno your knife usage but mine is 90% delicate tasks and carrying a shit $5 machete if needed.
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>>1978565
Yes. It's a cleaning/skinning/caping knife, so it is designed for very specific /out/ tasks. It won't excel at wood, but will do the job.
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>>1978568
Helle
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>>1978586
>90% delicate tasks and carrying a shit $5 machete if needed.
Okay, nvm about what I said. I see a lot of people go high on the grit for their outdoor knife, then they're surprised when the edge chips so easy when its put through any sort of abuse.
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Thinking about getting my first knife soon. Torn between a Ontario RAT 5 and ESSE 5. The esse seems damn near indestructible but it's about a pound or so. The RAT 5 seems to be lighter and has a nice grip. Any owners of either have any input? I'm just looking for something for everyday carry and use in camping.
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>>1978694
Do you need a knife designed to cut through an airplane fuselage? No? Get a normal knife
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>>1978705
Such as?
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>>1978694

Get an esee 4 instead of a 5. Them and the rats are probably about equal but the esee is better if you give it tkc scales and an armitus sheath.
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>>1978694
Fallkniven S1 or F1.
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>>1978694
I'd get at least a 6" incher with a Full Flat grind, you want it big enough to be able to at least chop & slice potatoes.

I'd go with the RAT 7 for a camp knife, for EDC/city-fagging stick to a folder like the RAT II in D2.
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>>1978099
Exactly what I look for in a knife as well. I edc izula variants. This has the exact same geometry, it just keeps coming back, getting twice as thick. A kitchen knife you can cut a tree down with
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>>1978694
For EDC, /out/, or collecting?

Over the years, I keep going smaller and smaller for EDC knives. A razor blade is nearly as useful as a 6”+ blade when it comes to EDC shit where you mostly need to open packages and shit. The Esee Izula is great on the belt, the 3 looks pretty sweet as well, and I wouldn’t mind the babby Candiru most days.
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>>1979347
A guy on the forums used to make 4 finger scales for the candiru ages ago. I emailed him recently and he got back to me but he doesn't sell them anymore. I tear up thinking about it but I refuse to buy a three finger knife
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>>1977636
https://www.deviantart.com/denisnorthsouth/gallery
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>>1979520
The Cr.2.5 has a proper grip and I believe there's a CR.3 and another similar thing coming later this year. Stainless options too.
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>>1979537
You shot that nibba in the leg. That's fucked up
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>>1979560
No you spanner
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I've memed myself
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https://youtu.be/s9GalJ-gbmk
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cheapest good quality fixed blade knife that doesn't have a plastic handle?
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>>1980273
BPS knives, full tang 1065 wood handles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGP6Vke2Jlo
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>>1980273
Mora
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>>1980273
Condor or Mora
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Haven't used my bravo 1 yet cause I don't want to beet it up lol don't care about abusing my esee though.
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>>1980593
*beat
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can anyone identify this knife form me?
i thought it was a k-bar but it is not
I found it in a dump truck cab in a junkyard if that helps
it has some markings I can't read
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>>1980606
shit forgot picture
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>>1980608
ontario pilots survival knife
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>>1980612
wow thansk
any way to know how old it is
there is some pitting where i think markings might have been
but I cant tell what couldv'e been stamped there
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>>1980616
idunno, /k/ or reddit might be better help with something like that
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>>1977960
glad you could save it
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Anyone ever try to scrimshaw their handles?
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>>1982654
i dont have any whale teeth/bones or walrus tusks ... so, no?

also i dont fuck around with that kind of old magic
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>>1982657
>>1982654
They say if you bare the mark of odin you'll die a violent death.

Sounds kinda cool to me
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>>1982667
if you´ve ever been to Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Island or some parts of norway at the right time, you WILL know, that the magic is real
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>>1982657
What about pictures of cows or bulls on cow bone?
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>>1982674
could be cool i guess
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>>1982657
>that kind of old magic
explain
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>>1982689
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>>1982696
>incantations

I'm talking about motifs of animals and plants. There is undoubtedly some totem magic involved in carving a whale into a whale tooth, but I thought you were talking about images not spells or mantras.
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>>1982702
im talking about what happens to a man, alone, in a hut
carving runes into a whale bone
that whole atmosphere
if you havnt been there you wont get it
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>>1977636
>Clean handles
Why don't people use their knives? I'm waiting on a custom Bushcrafter II from Bark River in 3v that I can not wait to beat the shit out of.
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>>1982721
Perhaps you'll take a picture of it when it arrives?
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>>1982713
You sound retarded. Do DMT pussy.
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>>1982726
NO no no no, NOone would EVER do THAT
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>>1982726
Sure. I'll post it in whatever knife thread is up. Brass pins. Orange liners. Green micarta. It could take months but i'm excited.
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>>1980612
>>1980616
Important note: It could be a Camillus, as Camillus made the original run of knives. And Camillus as a company is basically dead now with the brand being used to push chinese shit, so that may add value to it as a collector's piece.
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Lockdown project to alleviate the boredom
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>>1982752
oooh nice.
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Dont get much. That little one i know is super old. I would like to either get a really good knife or make one.
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Someone know the Douk-douk..
French shit, small but strong
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>>1982731
Joe Rogan? is that you?
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>>1982785
dat slippyjoint be fly
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recommendation on a good pocket knife for /out/ tasks?
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>>1983013
Rat 1
Byrd knife
Victorinox
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Kabar kephart
Bark river hunter
Small sebenza (edc)

The bark is awesome for camping but the kephart is the rough use knife.
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>>1983027
>rat 1
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>>1983013
Victorinox Farmer X

>>1982974
Looked at those and wanted one, but can only get them online here in Leafland. That means about a $25 increase to the prices with shipping and customs.

>>1983064
Nice blades. Did you had to buy any special sharpening gear for that elmax steel?
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>>1983136
Ceramic rods from the sharpmaker works perfectly and I use all the grits from the pocket strop company. Honestly its been easy for me to sharpen the elmax.
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Here's my favorites. Got a knock off k-bar for batoning and other abusive shit not made for expensive knives.
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people that beat their knives are mentally ill
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>>1983245
what do you mean "beat"?
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>>1982752

I like that. What's it like in the sheath?
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>>1983181
Kizer Sheepdog? How is the cleaver type blade? Looks like a cool knife but it's a bit bulky and I'm not sure it's great for food prep.
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>>1978112
Not like you need anyone to tell you this, but that's a very high quality lineup you've got there, Anon.
>>1978724
>>1978694
This. I own an S1 and if I were to rebuy, I would get an F1. My only complaint on my knife is that it can be slightly too big for some tasks, but its really not that cumbersome. If you are going to get an ESEE, do what this >>1978710 anon says and get the 4. It will be much handier.
>>1983334
>>1982752
It's impressive when you can improve on what is already one of the most aesthetician knife producers' work. Good job, Anon.
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>>1983478
I love it for its bulky-ness. It cuts with more umph. The other one is a super light very precision cut.
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>>1983478
>>1983500
The Kizer is a damn heavy blade if that's what ya want
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>>1979520
Look at what CRKT did with the SPEW, it’s that little knot of cordage at the end that ends up the pinkie, it feels better than you would expect.

I wouldn’t mind the short handle on the Candiru. I have big hands so the Izula is 3 fingers for me anyway.
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These are mine, They're all from Knives of Alaska (made in Texas) in D2

I changed the grinds on the caping knife and the camp knife from saber grinds to a flat convex on the caping knife and a flatter saber grind on the camp knife and removed the ricasso on both of them. I like the entire edge to be useable. I also added some jimping on the thumb rams on the caping knife and the camp knife.

I rounded and smoothed the corners on the rubberized handles to remove hotspots on all of them but the elk hunter knife, that one had a guard extending from the tang that I removed to use it in a reverse grip easier. In hindsight I could have just got the Alpha Wolf which has the same blade but without the guard.

The D2 steel had held up well over the years and survived me being rough with them at times. Having these, using them and altering them has allowed me to learn what I want in a knife and I'm quite happy with them now, but I can't help but admiring all the cool knives I see on the board. These aren't that pretty but they're very useable.

The knife I've had my eye on for a while now is a belt knife made by William Collins, called the Woodsman's Belt Knife or WBK. It's like a big thick survival knife, a chef knife and a Mora kansbol had a baby in AEBL. I don't need it, but damn I WANT IT. Thick where I want it thick, thin where I want it thin, slicy and comfy-grippy coke bottle scales.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZZlXCY_1ac
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>>1983647
lel, forgot pic.
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>>1983525
There are extended scales for the izula
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>>1983648
i like that butterknife chopper, is it good
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>>1983693
>is it good
he´s been posting it here for years, and Knives Of Alaska is a reputable brand as far as i can tell

some of their knives are DUMMY THICC and the designs are kinda stoopid but i guess they feel better then they look
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Best 50$ and under knife to buy on Amazon?
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>>1977960
thats cool
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>>1977960
because it has a lanyard hole it should be from some time in the 80´s
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Some years ago I bought a cheap chinese knife to get kind of get started on whitling. I did such a shit job that I actually blunted it on its first use.
I tried to sharpen it a couple of times, of every attempt ended with a still blunt edge.
I know I'm essentially just bitching at my own incompetence, but how the fuck can I not sharpen it when all it should take is grinding it at the same angle on both sides?
I usually use a handheld diamond file, but it has never given me acceptable results. The only time I actually got a decently sharp edge was with a dollar store whetstone with a stabbing motion.

What am I doing wrong? Help a retard out.
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>>1983757
Mora
BPS Knives
Condor Terrasaur
Steel Will Roamer
Spyderco Bow River
Victorinox folders
Steel Will folders
Ontario RAT 1 folder

lots of options depending on what you want
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>>1983757
that buck MAX or whatever it's called is like a mora but better
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>>1983500 (checked)
>>1983501
Thanks!
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>>1983334
First sheath I used too thin leather and it came out awfully and I've been too nervous to try again, because the wet environment of the leather is bad for the blade. I have a squirrel pelt and might try making it out of that without doing a wet forming. Could be fun.
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>>1983793
Even if you want to incorrectly argue that Buck knives are better. Buck sheaths are absolute trash.
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a good knife for small game like squirrel and pigeons? wouldnt mind a folder but not a requirement
i use an Opinel now and the pivot is wearing out and its hard to clean, sharp tho
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What's a good heavy duty knife that can function as an all-in-one tool for fire prep with minimal risk of it breaking?
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>>1983767
You were probably getting a burr on the edge, which is like a little flap of feathered metal on the edge that folds over when you try to cut things, and ends up making the freshly sharpened knife feel like it has a round edge.
You can avoid it by using a hyper-aggressive grit stone and leaving the edge extremely rough like a mini serrated blade. The downside of this is you'll get dull quickly and have to sharpen more often. Or, what you should do is 'hone' or polish the edge to remove the burr. Honing in particular, and sharpening in general is a learned skill that takes practice and time. This is the downside of honing. Getting rid of burrs causes a lot of people problems and there is a lot of material on YouTube about how to fix it.
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>>1983852
Look for a 'bird and trout' knife. They are designed for cleaning small game.
Grohmann #2 in full-flat grindis what I'd recommend.
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>>1983693
It's pretty good, works well as a cleaver and skinner and works ok as a small hatchet, the spine on it is 1/4 inch so it's decent for splitting kindling. The hole on the shaft is actually pretty handy for breaking sticks into hobo-stove sized chunks.

So yeah, it's good.
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>>1983181
>Got a knock off k-bar for batoning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsBH_iyrqxg
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I'm finally pure
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>>1984462
It looks nice duder
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>>1983780
a brand that is very budget friendly but not on that list, Elk Ridge knives.

most of them are going to 440 or 3crmov variants but generally being in the sub $30 range they're an option for somebody on a budget or looking for a knife to get started with bushlarping.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFgSNaYdHWw
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How do knives work, bros?
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>>1983248
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>>1978571
This but get the one with the guard.
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>>1984555
what did he mean by this?
>>1984610
are you a child or have impaired function?
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>>1984518
Microscopic wars between steel atoms and whatever you cut.

>knoifes and knipex
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>>1983013
CRK Sebenza
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>>1984688
Holy shit.
Thanks, Anon.
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>>1984688
Not far from the truth, actually.
When you cut something, you are breaking the bonds between the atoms. There are billions of tiny nuclear explosions when you cut something. Dull knives = fewer explosions.
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>>1984899
thats not what an explosion is
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>>1984899
No atoms are harmed in the making of a cut johnny. Learn physics
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>>1984895
That's a great movie
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>>1978159

https://youtu.be/cWU_qTp3DLM

>>1978384

That video is not very good for teaching a beginner. What a beginner really needs is to understand how they can verify their progress before moving on to next steps. A detailed explanation of a traditional burr based sharpening approach does that, while that video does not.
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Opinions on guthooks?
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>>1985046
Unnecessary. You just need a nice round "belly" on your knife
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WTF is this? I tried to ask on the cooking board but they said to ask Reddit.
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>>1985301
It is just short of 19 inches long. The blade is 13 inches. It is heavy and the back of the blade is thicker than a meat cleaver we have.
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>>1985302
The handle is brass and some kind of old school plastic. I think Bakelite or similar. It came to me in this condition and, based on the pitting, was cleaned up by someone and then abandoned again. No stamps or makers marks.

What kind of knife is it, what is it used for, and who could have made it?
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>>1985301
looks like a knife
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>>1984973
ignore this guy, it's not that fucking hard.
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>>1984973
seriously??? 30 fucking minutes to sharpen a scandi-no brain grind. GTFO
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>>1983923
If there's a burr, it must be microscopic, because I can't feel it with my fingers. I must be fucking up my angle or something.
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>>1984899
Must be a fucking leaf.
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>>1985445
>>1985446
It takes 30 minutes to actually teach someone to actually understand how to sharpen in a way where they can accurately evaluate that they are accomplishing what they have to at each step of the process to reliably get good results.

Beginner sharpeners tend to struggle with angle control so teaching them to work a blade on one side only until they get a burr along the whole edge and then flip it guarantees that they have actually apexed the edge, then it's just a matter of learning how to remove a burr. This will give a beginner much more reliable results than any other approach to sharpening.
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>>1983767
Watch the tutorial in >>1984973, use a coarse stone, and work one side of the edge until you raise a burr you can see and feel along the whole length of the edge from heel to tip, then flip the blade over and do the same on the other side until you flip the burr to the other side along the whole length of the edge. Doing this guarantees you've properly apexed the edge along its whole length.

Next, start doing 10 passes per side alternating sides and then after a few back and forth 10 passes, start decreasing the number of passes per side by 1 counting down to 1 pass per side. This will reduce the size of the burr, and can essentially eliminate it by the time you get to one pass per side. There are other methods for removing a burr, but I this one is my personal favourite. Another approach you can look up on youtube is using high angle passes to shear off a burr. It works, but won't leave you as clean and refined an apex as declining sets of passes will.
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Thoughts?
I know a tanto isnt ideal, but it was cheap and lightweight
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>>1985455
Yes, they get smaller and harder to see/feel as you go up in grit. I use the skin on the side of my finger or my lip to feel for them.
You can round your edge over if you are using a strop or sandpaper and pressing down too hard. It's important to use light pressure and resist the urge to bear down and try to remove a lot of metal at once.
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I was looking around for a kukri, for light chopping. Gas anyone had experiences with Kailash blades? in particular the falo.
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>>1983929
can i get one of these in a folder?
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>>1985629
The #1 yes, but I don't think you can get the #2 in a folder.
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>>1985519

Safer than any POS from a nickel and dime store and totally fine in a better than nothing way. You might have been able to get a fixed blade mora or something for a similar price that would arguably be just as light and give you more knife but if you're happy then fore away!
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>>1977636
Are these your knives? Why do you own so many knives that are nearly identical?
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>>1979520
What a stupid knife
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>>1985519
Looks pretty useless for anything you'd want a knife for. Why didn't you just get a box cutter?
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is a larger hatchet the best type of all purpose camping knife to carry? I am just getting into camping and trying to assemble gear to graduate into multiday hikes
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>>1985676
Not my knives, no.
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>>1985683
>>1985679
Stfu nilbog
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>>1985679
What’s so bad abour the Candiru?
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>>1985683
The big sharp edge not going to cut what you need?
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>>1985687
saw>axe>knife>pocket knife
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>>1985683
>Looks pretty useless for anything you'd want a knife for
whittling sticks, cutting apples, fishing line
im sure it will do fine
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>>1985301
>>1985302
>>1985305

That looks like a patagonian faca. The gauchos down there usually use these for different tasks and such, however it is not intended specifically for bushcraft or hard duty things. Just sharpen it and remove the rust no need to temper it
>t. spic
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>>1985722
Nice
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>>1985764
I'm assuming with the saw being the most important the biggest need is to process firewood right? I should just focus on a portable saw for that and pocket knife for misc bullshit
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>>1985799
I'm glad you are brown!!!
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>>1985829
The man said he runs a saw....... Youd best just leave it at that junior
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>>1985838
my new is showing that bad eh
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>>1985829
>I should just focus on a portable saw for that and pocket knife for misc bullshit
pretty much yea
dont trust youtube and such with all the unnecesarry woodprep, let the fire work for you
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>>1982721
Imagine using state of the art tools like a chimp
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Anyone ever sharpened a higonokami on a Whetstone?
I just can't get the thing sharp to even get through paper
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>>1983767
Consider buying a mora, opinel or sak. Chances are the steel is shit if it's a cheap China knife, either heat treat failed or they just used pot iron. The aforementioned knives however are among the best value and simplicity and you won't ever regret them.





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