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    Default Camp knife

    Made this from an old kindling chopper, thought you might like a look! Sheath by me too. Comments good or bad welcome, thanks.

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    Handle is Oak rescued from a skip !

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    Very nice work. It reminds me more of a machete or parang, but it does look good.

    Sheath is very nice too.

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    (Thought i'd help with the images)

    Nice one
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    Whats camp about it? Looks like a mans knife to me

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    Cracking looking knife and sheath

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    I don't like the shape of the handle, or of the knife. I don't like the ridges on the back of the knife. I don't like the ricasso. I don't like the symetrical sheath so you can't tell which way the blade is.

    I like the little spacers in the handle. I like the leather colour and effect. I quite like the handle wood.

    Not something I'd ever use, but good for you for doing it. I hope it works well for you, it's always good using gear you make yourself.

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    It looks to be a good size, small enough for whittling, but big enough for splitting. I could do with one that size, I've tried the parangs, but they are too big

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    Default I like it!

    To me, the knife looks like a creative cross between a leuku and a kukri (the wider belly toward the tip). I like the little bit of file work and the fact that you left the forging patina on it.

    I find it very interesting indeed.

    What are the dimensions of the knife?

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    I do like the knife, that blade's got some lovely curves! The sheath? Not so keen personally. There's no accounting for taste, is there ? How big is it ? Real nice job
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    I like that knife.

    Out of courtesy, if there was something I didn't like I'd keep it to myself, but there isn't as I like it. Nicely done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougster View Post
    I like that knife.

    Out of courtesy, if there was something I didn't like I'd keep it to myself, but there isn't as I like it. Nicely done.
    Well said mate

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    Roots, dont be disheartened by negative comments. Its a good knife and im sure it does the job for which it was intended. Like any craft, its a skill where you learn. Next time you might do things differently. Do you make any other things yourself?

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    Absolute stonking knife roots - A really nice larger knife.

    Very, very well done!

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    Ugly and impractical - not!
    Looks a belter to me!
    Well done!
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    Very nice. Do like the fact its all salvaged/recycled as it were.

    Guessing a 4&#189;"+ handle, and 9"+ blade?
    Last edited by Jared; 24-10-2008 at 21:14.

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    Well done, looks like a great user. How big is it?

    Don't worry about the negative comments - they are only jealous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougster View Post
    I like that knife.

    Out of courtesy, if there was something I didn't like I'd keep it to myself, but there isn't as I like it. Nicely done.

    I think being nice for the sake of it is a poor show. He asked for "Comments good or bad welcome, thanks." There were nice things in it that he did that I liked. And some I didn't. I wasn't harsh or overly critical, I gave my opinion. All feedback helps you work out how something could be improved. If we just tell everyone, "you've done a great job, it's perfect", when it's not, people will just keep at the same level and not try to do better.





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    Stunning piece of work. One of the nicest pieces of new work I have seen in a long time.

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    I totally agree about not paying atention to negative comments, If we were all to do the same thing we would never see any variety. We would still be using stone tools and there would be comments like " where does he think his is going with that piece of flint, I don't like that." Well done, keep up the good work.
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    SimonM, don't try to cause an argument. You're wrong.
    So the kids at school tell me every day

    Subtle bit coming up...
    Don't worry about the negative comments - they are only jealous
    See that little emoticon - thats humour that is!

    Get a life and stop taking yourself too seriously!

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    I dunno,

    Can I hear some billy goats trotting over the bridge? Aah well

    Still a nice knife

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macaroon
    There are too many people with a mouth full of much obliged and a hand full of gimme who bang on about rights but have no clue as to responsibilities

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chips View Post
    I don't like the shape of the handle, or of the knife. I don't like the ridges on the back of the knife. I don't like the ricasso. I don't like the symetrical sheath so you can't tell which way the blade is.

    I like the little spacers in the handle. I like the leather colour and effect. I quite like the handle wood.

    Not something I'd ever use, but good for you for doing it. I hope it works well for you, it's always good using gear you make yourself.
    its a cracking job mate take no notice of kn**head,all I seem to read from "chips" are negative or provocative comments,he seems a right miserable sod to me!.perhaps the "chips" is a chip on his shoulder?:,but whatever that scarf round his neck looks like soft wrinkly skin to me,hmm now where have I seen skin like that before!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by British Red View Post
    I dunno,

    Can I hear some billy goats trotting over the bridge? Aah well

    Still a nice knife

    Red
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chips View Post
    I think being nice for the sake of it is a poor show. He asked for "Comments good or bad welcome, thanks." There were nice things in it that he did that I liked. And some I didn't. I wasn't harsh or overly critical, I gave my opinion. All feedback helps you work out how something could be improved. If we just tell everyone, "you've done a great job, it's perfect", when it's not, people will just keep at the same level and not try to do better.





    SimonM, don't try to cause an argument. You're wrong.
    You don't like it you dont like it fair enough, but it cost's nowt to be polite does it had enough squabbles here lately so lets not have anymore eah

    Bernie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chips View Post
    I gave my opinion.

    SimonM, don't try to cause an argument. You're wrong.
    Opinions are one thing, a list of don't likes is difficult to quantify into constructive criticism.

    I have read what you said. I believe it discourteous to list dislikes.

    I believe it discourteous to criticise in this manner - but I'm not going to tell you you're wrong.

    I'm not going to start another heated argument, I'm not saying you did something wrong. The values I live by led me to the course I took.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Fenna View Post
    I can see the moon rising......
    Is it a bad moon a rising?
    Quote Originally Posted by Macaroon
    There are too many people with a mouth full of much obliged and a hand full of gimme who bang on about rights but have no clue as to responsibilities

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    clean and elegent blade shape,

    no fuss but well executed handle,

    Refreshing sheath style

    All in all like it!, it somehow looks like a powerful chopper, yet lite (What is the balance like)
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    Very neat package, I'd certainly buy one!

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    Chips, Sorry - I may have been a liitle quick to bite

    Lets get back on thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeE View Post
    Very neat package, I'd certainly buy one!
    Argh thought you wanted one of my folders

    Bernie

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