Re: The Hoodoo Voodoo Bushcraft
Thanks for posting that Roger. I'm really excited about it. Can't wait until the little brown truck shows up. :-) Or if the post orifice, the little white car. :rolmao:
Here's some background info on that knife.
Way back when I used to hang out on the survival forum over at bladeforums, there were a few of us who were mora nuts. But as much as we loved the mora, a couple of us were very interested in finding a full tang scandi. That's when I discovered the Mears Woodlore. But that sucker was pricey (way more than I was paying for knives at that time ) and the waiting time was forever. I contacted a couple makers but I could find no one who was interested. American makers thought I was nuts, and Scandi makers couldn't see the point. Soooo...I thought I would try to make my own. Unfortunately, I was not too swift at grinding the bevel and too lazy to pursue the project with files.
Anyway, during my time at the KF outdoor survival forum, blademan contacted Nick Wheeler and together they came up with a fantastic full tang scandi. I ended up with three and price wise, the three together were probably the same price as a custom woodlore (or close). So I was a happy camper and eventually accumulated a few more knives of this style.
Then one day Tactical Knives sent me one of Roger Linger's knives to evaluate for an article. I knew it was a custom design bushcraft by Ron Medise. I was so impressed with his work that when I discovered Roger was willing to do complete custom work, I decided to order something from him. I got to thinking about this and then remembered my old woodcrafter project. The perfect project for Roger was my thinking! I still wanted a woodcraft knife with an exposed tang for scraping hides and wood and this looked like the way to get 'er done!
So I still had the blank lying around, which I sent Roger. Below is the old A2 blank and the new S30V blank that Roger made.
All through this project, Roger sent me tons of emails asking me detailed questions about my preferences. It was awesome! I felt like I had total input, right down to the exact measurements for the handle profile. It don't get more custom than that!
But the cool thing is that Roger went WAY ABOVE and BEYOND what you might expect.
Roger also offered to grind, taper the tang, and heat treat the original A2 blank at NO CHARGE. How could I say no to that? :biggthump
Here's what he did to the original blank:
So, mucho thanks to Roger! I can't wait to get my hands on the Hoodoo Voodoo, and I'm also looking forward to slapping some scales on the original. I never thought it would ever happen but it's a slam dunk now. Roger is da man!
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