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Hunting/Camp Knife

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:41 am

Here's something I've never done before.

Hunting/camp knife from 1084 carbon steel. Handle is stabilized spalted maple burl.


Having never made, or really even used such a knife, I just kind of winged it having been given carte blanche from the customer. Looked up a few designs, and made what I thought would make a good example.

Knife is made from 0.1875" (3/16") stock, and is flat ground down to 0.02" at the edge with a distal taper.

Turned out fairly nice.....but now it's back to some kitchen knives.

Re: Hunting/Camp Knife

Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:00 am

Nice to see some of your work on display Adam!

Re: Hunting/Camp Knife

Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:20 am

Oh, now I can go camping without fear! :mrgreen: Very nice Mr. Marr. :)

Re: Hunting/Camp Knife

Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:12 am

looks good. i've been getting interested in a lot of hunting, camping, bushcraft knives as of late....

folks that do a lot bushcraft prefer a scandi grind for ease of sharpening and what they claim also the strength of the edge.

a very successful one in that type of knife that's bang for the buck is mora knives and martiini.

they both use 12c27 for stainless. i forgot what mora uses for their carbon versions.

helle is another sucessful brand, more expensive though.

for US brands, it would probably be kabar beckers, esee, ontario, condor....

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