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Camp Knife

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by Johnnyboy1971, May 13, 2011.

  1. Mountainwalker

    Mountainwalker Forager

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    I have a BK2, it's an excellent prybar! Actually, I think it's surprisingly versatile. I take it on outback motorcyle trips as a substitute axe. Not sure if you could carve a spoon with it, maybe a wooden sledge hammer....
     
  2. Siberianfury

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    i reckon a leuku would be a good choice
     
  3. Woodcutter

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    THESE look interesting.
     
  4. keen-edge

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    I finished this little beast a few days ago i made it from a file i wraped the handle with para cord makes a very good handle and if needed you have around 10 feet of it the total length is 11";)

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    Opinel #12.
     
  6. BadUncleBob

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    I use a Falkniven F1 which has served me extremely well. I'm looking at getting a Martindale Golok soon!
     
  7. Stainz

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    My Dad was in the USCG in WWII - in the S.Pacific - and carried a USN KaBar. I used it in my youth as a camp knife - later added a Western 66 hunting knife my Mom got me with S&H Green Stamps. The KaBar was, in retrospect, a bit much - hard to carve a flute or a spoon with it, that's for sure. The smaller hunting knife was a tad small. After years of looking, including a selection of knives from Bark River, Benchmade, Buck, Marbles, and Puma, I found a great candidate - the ESEE RC4. I have had their RC5 for a while - great knife, but a bit large - perhaps for car/van camping. For hikes, etc, resulting in camping, the RC4 is fine. Like the KaBar, it is made of 1095 carbon steel - and coated. Made in the USA, ESEE - formerly RAT Cutlery - is in Gallant, AL, I bought mine through evil-bay for $90 (U$D) delivered - I don't know what the cost would be overseas. Not cheap - but really a decent camp knife. Good luck!

    Stainz (... near 'the other' Birmingham!)
     

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