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jeffrice6
04-21-2012, 11:10 PM
While basic, A good blade is paramount.... With this is mind, post up a picture of your bushcraft / survival knife with description.

To start it off ~ My ESEE 4 with molle back & pouch with "survival" tin.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/IMG_2727.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/IMG_2728.jpg

tm_jones123
04-21-2012, 11:23 PM
Not my pic, but I carry a Rat/Esee 6 in the woods.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/ESEE20620OD20LG.jpg

LuvBug
04-21-2012, 11:46 PM
I'll play. Becker BK5
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/100_0239.jpg

q3131a
04-22-2012, 4:42 AM
No pic but mine's a Cold Steel Recon Scout in San Mai III

jeffrice6
04-22-2012, 10:04 AM
Big fan of the Esee & Kabar

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/IMG_2748.jpg

From L-R: Esee izula, Esee 4, D2 Kabar 1462, Esee 6, Kabar/Johnson potbelly, Kabar/Becker BK-5

P229girl
04-22-2012, 7:23 PM
Just ordered myself an Imacasa machete :)

http://www.machetespecialists.com/imacasa-22-pata-machete-canvas-sheath.html

11HE9
04-22-2012, 7:54 PM
While in the Army... I was given a kukri made by Balisong, it saw a lot of use in the field. It will be with me if SHTF.

My next favorite blade in the field was the Army/Air force survival knife. Simple design, durable as hell (I beat the crap out of that blade). Someone helped themself to it a few years ago :mad:, it will be replaced.

146584

146585

reggie 00
04-22-2012, 7:58 PM
Wish I would have known about the loss.

The Solano Co auction site had a bunch of the Army/Air Force knives like that on the site. I dont think they went for a lot.

Would have picked up a couple if i had known they could take a beating.

11HE9
04-22-2012, 8:06 PM
Wish I would have known about the loss.

The Solano Co auction site had a bunch of the Army/Air Force knives like that on the site. I dont think they went for a lot.

Would have picked up a couple if i had known they could take a beating.

I bought mine before I enlisted to use camping. I carried it in the field for years...

It out lasted most of the "Rambo" knives guys were carrying back then :p

gorblimey
04-22-2012, 9:55 PM
A quality Nepalese khukuri sure is nice for the great outdoors. The sheath contains the main blade, the small blade (karda) for fine work, and the burnisher (chakma[k]).

I have a few items from Himalayan Imports gathered over the years, but this:

http://yhst-7333098713883.stores.yahoo.net/changkh.html

is my implement of choice for the application of brute force. It's been chopped through burl, rocky bark, thick sheet metal, into rocky ground (over-penetration), and tip-first into concrete (epic misses) which cratered the concrete. A 3lb sledge (nothing else was available) was once used to baton with it.

Total damage over the years: a couple of minor chips in the sweet spot (rock strikes), later removed by sharpening; an almost imperceptibly compressed tip after the concrete strikes; dings in the soft spine from the sledge (mostly removed with sand paper).

I fully convexed the edge, so it gets sharpened with fine sandpaper and finally a CrO-loaded strop. It push cuts paper and yet, due to the "magic" of the convex edge and differential hardening, can be chopped through the body of a car.

These Himalayan Imports khukuris are made from the spring steel of trucks and buses scavenged from Nepali and Indian junkyards. (Mercedes springs are particularly prized). Traditional smiths then squat on the dirt floor of their shanties and use bellow-induced charcoal braziers and hammers to forge the blade. (This is not the typical stock-removal-with-grinder operation.)

Differential hardening (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Differential_hardening) is achieved by expertly pouring water from a teapot onto the edge of the heated blade and watching for the location and speed of color change. Only the sweet spot of the khukuri is hardened. The rest is a dynamic, shock-absorbing chunk of spring steel that's 3/8" at the spine.

This approach is completely different from the typical higher-end US knife, whereby a rectangular slab of steel (a blank) evenly heat-treated (to perfection) is shaped into a knife with the use of a 2x72 grinder. With an overall hardness of, say, Rc 61-62, it's a heck of a lot more brittle than soft spring steel. I haven't tried, but I suspect that even a Bussekin INFI would have shattered under the 3lb sledge that left mere cosmetic blemishes in the back of the khuk.

But is a great outdoors blade a great SHTF blade? This khuk is a large and hefty beast, nearly 2 lbs. I think a much smaller knife (4-6 inch) and an ultralight folding bucksaw is a better combination. I like Moras and the supremely comfortable (this is very important!) Respirene C handles used by Scrap Yard. My favorite is a 5" INFI, high saber grind, with a Res-C handle. Don't remember what the model is called.

Phew, that was a long one. Makes me want to swing a khuk at some firewood.

Does no one use tomahawks at their go-to blade? What's up with that? Hawks are great. As with any hatchet, you can choke up on the head and use it as a clumsy ulu-type knife. Prep your food, limb your firewood, brain your enemy... what's not to love?

gh0stface
04-22-2012, 10:10 PM
Bark River STS-8
So far, the 154CM has held up to chopping and batoning. I might get the bravo-1 to do smaller jobs.
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jeffrice6
04-23-2012, 7:52 PM
Does no one use tomahawks at their go-to blade? What's up with that? Hawks are great. As with any hatchet, you can choke up on the head and use it as a clumsy ulu-type knife. Prep your food, limb your firewood, brain your enemy... what's not to love?

Not a tomahawk, but the postman just dropped off my Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet this weekend!

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/IMG_2824.jpg

ADAM
04-23-2012, 8:11 PM
http://www.crusaderforge.com/images/clip_image001_001.jpg

love this blade, it rides on my hip wheen in the woods

11HE9
04-23-2012, 8:25 PM
Not a tomahawk, but the postman just dropped off my Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet this weekend!

Very nice!!

Always a place for a hawk, hatchet, or axe in a SHTF/survival scenario!!




I guess the Norsk blood in me keeps my interest in hawks/hatchets/axes alive. I made a set of throwing axes last summer, just to see if I could... they were loosly patterned after a Viking design ;)

tm_jones123
04-25-2012, 11:35 AM
If I only had the money!

http://www.rmjtactical.com/

kotetu
04-25-2012, 5:20 PM
I like ka-bar knives, especially the Camillus designs. I've got a BK2, a BK3, and a BK11. I'd love to get my hands on a Brute. I also have a Kukri, and a Peter Janda Fin drop point

The BK2, BK11, and one more are coming with me to Joshua Tree next month.

Allentu
04-25-2012, 5:52 PM
I use my falkniven s1 for camping/hiking/wood work. I have even used it to shave AFTER having used it for woodcraft

ElvenSoul
04-25-2012, 6:57 PM
These guys have some nice Bushcraft Gear http://canteenshop.com/id73.html

I like this Russian Machette http://youtu.be/qDn3CmoTbis

jonnyt16
04-25-2012, 7:03 PM
I have several knives, but for my go-to survival blade I wanted something that could ride on the belt and a blade that would fill the gap between a big chopper and a small bushcraft knife; as close to a "do all" knife as I could get. Enter the Fallkniven A1.

Hailing from Sweden, it is their army's official survival knife and for good reason. This blade is stout, the handle feels very ergonomic and very grippy, and the edge came absolutely wicked sharp! The fact that it is made of VG-10 steel was a huge plus for me as I don't want to have to worry about rust in a survival or a long-term SHTF situation. This is definetely not an inexpensive option, but I have complete and utter confidence in this knife to handle any task that a SHTF scenario might throw at me. You really can feel the superior quality and craftmanship just by handling this thing.

I'm also really glad I opted for the Zytel sheath instead of the wide, thick leather one because I found that a Maxpedition pistol magazine pouch fits perfectly around it. I've always been a firm believer in having a multi-tool with you and this setup ensures that I will always have my knife, a multi-tool (in this case a Victorinox Swisstool) and a firesteel on my person even if I get separated from my pack. Fitted a mini Photon light with some paracord as well.

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/4251/a1sheath1.jpg

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/6638/a1sheath2.jpg

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/5148/a1sheath3.jpg

k1dude
04-25-2012, 7:12 PM
I just picked up a new SOG Team Leader for $39. Seems interesting and the price was right:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/SOG-TEAM-LEADER-TL03N-CP-Zytel-Handle-Fixed-Blade-Sportsmans-Knife-w-lanyard-/00/s/OTAwWDkwMA==/$(KGrHqVHJFQE88fBbRj,BPTUyR4Z(g~~60_12.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/SOG-TEAM-LEADER-TL03N-CP-Zytel-Handle-Fixed-Blade-Sportsmans-Knife-w-lanyard-/00/s/OTAwWDkwMA==/$(KGrHqNHJEgE8oY,psQNBPTUysP3n!~~60_12.JPG

jeffrice6
04-26-2012, 10:37 AM
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/5148/a1sheath3.jpg

Great looking blade! Is it full tang?

Allentu
04-26-2012, 5:10 PM
here is my pic. Sorry for the cell phone quality.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b339/silforty_element/For%20Sale2/247973_229921657021062_100000096870938_1028879_763 1993_n.jpg

I am a firm believer that you shouldnt go too cheap on knives because they can literally last forever.

jonnyt16
04-26-2012, 7:31 PM
Great looking blade! Is it full tang?
Absolutely. It even sticks out the bottom of the handle slightly for improvised hammering.

Chontkleer
04-26-2012, 8:00 PM
I use my falkniven s1 for camping/hiking/wood work. I have even used it to shave AFTER having used it for woodcraft

Yep, those are the perfect knives.

dwh100
04-26-2012, 8:24 PM
US Army Phrobis III M9 bayonet
Generation 2
1987 Desert Storm
Flat top "M" Lazy "9"

Linh
04-26-2012, 11:42 PM
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/linhh82/2012-03-2620-47-22004.jpg

Chontkleer
04-27-2012, 1:12 AM
There it is, 4th from the top. The Brusletto Troll Hunting Knife:

http://www.discountcutlery.net/en-us/dept_25347.html

FrankG
04-27-2012, 6:13 AM
There it is, 4th from the top. The Brusletto Troll Hunting Knife:

http://www.discountcutlery.net/en-us/dept_25347.html

that looks just like an original mora knife.

K3n
04-27-2012, 12:26 PM
What do you guys use to oil the knives?(if you do). Ive been using MPro7, just wondering if you guys had better suggestions or thoughts.

jonnyt16
04-27-2012, 3:21 PM
What do you guys use to oil the knives?(if you do). Ive been using MPro7, just wondering if you guys had better suggestions or thoughts.
Any gun oil works fine for knives. Hoppes or Slip2000 is what I usually use. Sometimes just a quick squirt of Break-Free CLP is all ya need. I usually don't even bother on my stainless blades (VG-10, 154CM, CPM-S30V, etc.) but on your non-stainless steels (1095, 5160, D-2, etc.) you kinda wanna make sure they stay oiled or at least wipe them down real good if they were around water or moisture.

kb58
04-27-2012, 4:11 PM
I have several knives, but for my go-to survival blade I wanted something that could ride on the belt and a blade that would fill the gap between a big chopper and a small bushcraft knife; as close to a "do all" knife as I could get. Enter the Fallkniven A1...
Darn you, I have enough knives... now I have one more.

There's something that pulls at guys' baser instincts when it comes to knives, guns, and high-power LED flashlights!

wash
04-27-2012, 4:37 PM
Last year several members on the bladeforum wilderness and survival forum did a head to head test of bushcraft knives.

Ban Tang of San Jose came in second place in a very close race. Some of the complaints about his knife were based upon a preference for leather sheaths rather than the optional kydex that Ban supplied and a few of the larger handed testers felt that the handle should be longer.

For the very best bushcraft knife money can buy, get Ban to make you an M4 steel choil-less BT4 with a handle sized for your hand. If you like kydex get the optional sheath, if you like leather, send the knife to Armorall Leather for one of the best leather sheaths money can buy.

jonnyt16
04-27-2012, 6:00 PM
Darn you, I have enough knives... now I have one more.

There's something that pulls at guys' baser instincts when it comes to knives, guns, and high-power LED flashlights!
Man, if you can deal with the pricetag for one of these babies you will not be disappointed. The more I use it the more I love it.

Here are some recent photos I just snapped. As you can see I have not been taking it easy on this knife and it has handled everything I've thrown at it, including batoning through firewood. Most impressive is I have yet to sharpen this thing and it still has a wicked edge!!

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/7950/a11est.jpg

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/1001/a12hd.jpg

kb58
04-27-2012, 6:10 PM
And props to you for suggesting the addition of the pouch... I actually searched out the exact one you have and ordered that too. Already have the other tools but they're knocking around loose or in their own bag; your's is a great idea to group the most important tools together.

(FWIW I found the knive for $168... still a lot but not as much as many places.)

Biigg50
04-27-2012, 6:18 PM
RDS Custom Knives, Roger Shirley
www.rdscustomknives.com
Check them out, I have 4 of his custom knives and my son has 3. They are truly awesome knives.

orangeglo
04-30-2012, 9:20 PM
Just made a kydex sheath for it. Should have a pic soon.

Blackbird SK-5

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/5313/2012022037.jpg

kotetu
05-01-2012, 7:24 AM
I found this knife sharpening place in LA: http://www.rosscutlery.com/

I don't know about you guys but personally I don't have any training and not a lot of experience sharpening my knives.

summit2g
07-18-2012, 2:55 PM
Here are my bushcraft / survival blades. The top one is my customizes Becker BK-9 and the other is of course the Esee 4.
http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/summit2g2/SAM_3272.jpg
http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af253/summit2g2/SAM_3228.jpg

summit2g
07-18-2012, 2:56 PM
Man the SK-5 is awesome !! The sheath is nice to.

Just made a kydex sheath for it. Should have a pic soon.

Blackbird SK-5

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/5313/2012022037.jpg

jyo
07-18-2012, 9:10 PM
I vote for the Fallkniven A1 as well---if you want/need a larger knife, there is the A2 model (think Cold steel Trailmaster big)---these knives have sure gone up in price as the value of the US dollar as gone down, but still worth it as they are lifetime knives. You can kill a Buick with an A2!

drifts1
07-18-2012, 9:45 PM
Don't have a pic right now, I use a Ranger Afghan Bush with a kydex sheath. I use frog lube since its nontoxic and I may use it for food prep as well.

jeffrice6
07-18-2012, 10:21 PM
On the way... Been waiting 2+ months :mad:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/rodent6_sm.jpg

summit2g
07-18-2012, 10:30 PM
Don't have a pic right now, I use a Ranger Afghan Bush with a kydex sheath. I use frog lube since its nontoxic and I may use it for food prep as well.

Wow that's a good idea to use frog lube for carbon steel blades. Man that is an amazing idea especially it being non toxic.
Thanks for sharing.

summit2g
07-18-2012, 10:31 PM
Man that's a beautiful blade. Hope it comes for you soon bro.



On the way... Been waiting 2+ months :mad:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/rodent6_sm.jpg

KillZone45
10-02-2012, 2:58 AM
Just acquired this about a week and a half ago, going to collect most of them. Outstanding knives and I hope to put them through their paces
http://spartanbladesusa.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=71&zenid=316c582f6282610e94cafa0e23b56c3d

cptorrez
10-02-2012, 12:45 PM
I just picked up an esee rc-5 and also a mora "light my fire"
The mora is a small blade with a light my fire fire starter in the handle..pretty cool little secondary knife

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SLT3BG/ref=asc_df_B007SLT3BG2208067/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395021&creativeASIN=B007SLT3BG&linkCode=asn&hvpos=1o2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1433201302242343202&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=

problemchild
10-02-2012, 1:15 PM
X2 that is a beauty.......

Any of the esse, swamps or busse's would be a great knife to own. I really like the newest busse with --->5<--- tie down points.

http://www.bussecombat.com/images/knives/gemini_tanker_black_g10.jpg

On the way... Been waiting 2+ months :mad:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/rodent6_sm.jpg

ireload
10-02-2012, 4:41 PM
I've been happy with my Cold Steel SRK knife which i've had since 95'. It's running mate is a Cold Steel Kukri LTC which only seen a few uses. I like it's curved shape really good for chopping chores.

ElvenSoul
10-02-2012, 4:51 PM
Post removed per request

jeffrice6
11-14-2012, 2:09 AM
Just to show the comparison between the Rodent 6 & the ESEE 6.

R6: Blade Length: 6 3/8"
ESEE6: Blade length (end of handle to tip of blade): 6.5"

R6: Overall Length: 11 3/4"
ESEE6: Overall length: 11.75

R6: Blade Width: 1.60"
ESEE6: Blade Width: 1.56"

R6: Blade Thickness: .265"
ESEE6: Blade thickness: .188"


http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/IMG_2982.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/IMG_2991.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/IMG_2985.jpg

LuvBug
11-17-2012, 1:07 AM
Please bring on more pics! Looking for a new blade.

jeffrice6
11-18-2012, 8:59 PM
Just ordered A Swamp Rat Ratmandu (black on black) ~ Now for the wait.

Not my pic

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/SwampRat3.jpg

Redyourdead
11-18-2012, 9:06 PM
You guys are making me buy abother knife.


Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 2

jeffrice6
05-02-2013, 11:15 PM
Just received my new blade, a Blackjack Tac-Ops 8 in A2 ~ The Blade was made & HT'd by Barkriver Knives. http://www.knivesshipfree.com/product_info.php?products_id=17933

Sorry for the crappy pics.........

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/P4251043_zps2c6d51fd.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/P4251057_zps116a1145.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/P4251061_zpsc5004f45.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/P4251056_zps694b5250.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/P4251062_zpsedd0b25b.jpg

Lex
05-03-2013, 7:31 AM
I have a Ka Bar 7 and recently got a Tac Ops 8. One thing for sure I dont buy knives to collect dust. I use them and abuse them. If they can take the abuse.. they are worth of keeping. I got the one similar to the above yesterday. Beautiful blade and well balanced. The weight felt great in my hands...

Cactus_Tim
05-03-2013, 10:34 AM
I got a Becker BK7 combat utility knife for general chopping and making kindling for fires and whatnot.
http://images.nitrosell.com/product_images/7/1748/large-bk7.jpg

A BK15 to keep with the camp kitchen stuff.
http://images.outdoorpros.com/images/prod/6/KA-BAR-BK15-rw-87514-101964.jpg

and a BK17 'cause I like knives and it's great for general use..
http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae360/chc_hmc/BeckerBK-17_iii.jpg

I'm considering the BK5 Magnum camp knife, 'cause it just seems like an awesome knife.
http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/2959/bk5new.jpg

Plus, if I end up with too many, they'll make great gifts for my brother, cousin, or nephews.

Damn True
05-03-2013, 10:58 AM
On the way... Been waiting 2+ months :mad:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/rodent6_sm.jpg

I ordered a Scrapyard a while back. They told me 4-16wks.....ugh.

jonnyt16
05-03-2013, 11:38 AM
Just ordered A Swamp Rat Ratmandu (black on black) ~ Now for the wait.
Did you go with the black paper micarta or the canvas micarta handle scales? You may be disappointed in the paper micarta. Aesthetically, they are stunning for sure. But for providing actual grip they pretty much suck. I find them way too slick to give me any kind of confidence.

I have a Ratmandu Prototype version with black paper scales (the Prototype only comes with that handle) but I'm hoping that Swamp Rat will change them out for me with their canvas micarta if i send it in. I haven't contacted them yet but in the meantime, I wrapped my handle with some MossyOak camotape that I use on my hunting scopes. Grip has definetely improved but would rather have canvas micarta. Anyway, here she is (crappy pic)...

http://imageshack.us/a/img839/6669/rmdcamo1.jpg

Also, see my thread here: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1064444-Love-my-RMD-Prototype-but

Damn True
05-03-2013, 12:15 PM
Last year several members on the bladeforum wilderness and survival forum did a head to head test of bushcraft knives.

Ban Tang of San Jose came in second place in a very close race. Some of the complaints about his knife were based upon a preference for leather sheaths rather than the optional kydex that Ban supplied and a few of the larger handed testers felt that the handle should be longer.

For the very best bushcraft knife money can buy, get Ban to make you an M4 steel choil-less BT4 with a handle sized for your hand. If you like kydex get the optional sheath, if you like leather, send the knife to Armorall Leather for one of the best leather sheaths money can buy.

Beautiful stuff but...........Hoooo-wee, he's proud of those knives eh?

jeffrice6
05-03-2013, 3:09 PM
Did you go with the black paper micarta or the canvas micarta handle scales? You may be disappointed in the paper micarta. Aesthetically, they are stunning for sure. But for providing actual grip they pretty much suck. I find them way too slick to give me any kind of confidence.

Ya, I went with aesthetics, I wanted an all black knife, and that "black canvas" sure aint black! ~ You're right though, the canvas slabs are much "grippy'er" than the paper, but no disappointment here, I got me a RMD :D

RandyD
05-03-2013, 4:04 PM
I have a Bark River Bravo 1. This knife has an interesting history. Check out the website http://www.barkriverknifetool.com/SAR-Bravo-1.htm

Here is a primer of what is on the site.

The Bravo-1 was specifically designed with the folks at the Southern Training Center of the Force Recon Units of the U.S. Marine Corps. That initial contact was back in 2006 and we began delivery in 2007 of the Bravo-1 and they are is still in heavy demand from professionals, both Military and Private Contractors, and is in use by a lot of private citizens as their "Go To" knife for Heavy Outdoor Use. Since that time we have delivered over 14,000 Bravo-1s.

This All started back in 2006 when the instructors from Force Recon took $5,000.00 of their funds and bought a bunch of knives to test. They never told any of the Manufacturers and bought them online, like any other customer. When all the testing was done there were only two knives left not broken or damaged beyond use. The Bark River Gameskeeper was one of the two. It was totally undamaged in everything these folks did to it.

We got a call and were asked if we could re-design the Gameskeeper to be the knife they wanted.

The Bravo-1 is the result of their input.

Sumo99
05-06-2013, 10:42 AM
Becker BK2 and I attached the sheath to a Maxpedition Janus pouch that I had laying around. I sprayed the handles with bed liner and removed the coating at the base of the blade so I could use it to strike a fero rod.
http://i.imgur.com/wsPRORu.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/K0Ytdcm.jpg

Also carry a Mora for finer work

Tanner68
05-06-2013, 2:59 PM
Not a tomahawk, but the postman just dropped off my Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet this weekend!

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/IMG_2824.jpg

A very distinguished "blade". Congrats. Sometimes I want to plan backpacking trips to distant lands, just so I could have an excuse to practice my axe craft.

ElvenSoul
05-06-2013, 3:05 PM
Removed per request

JCavSD
05-07-2013, 5:17 PM
Latest in the collection, and maybe greatest, is my Bruce Culberson Hudson Bay. Good light chopper, great slicer, and tough.

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx329/JCavSD/BushBash%20Spring%202013/aa192eb3-499a-4c03-b92f-4b700ab08c83_zps59b48575.jpg (http://s768.photobucket.com/user/JCavSD/media/BushBash%20Spring%202013/aa192eb3-499a-4c03-b92f-4b700ab08c83_zps59b48575.jpg.html)

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx329/JCavSD/Bruce%20HB%20Knife/2013-05-05_16-15-52_247_zps52e444ce.jpg (http://s768.photobucket.com/user/JCavSD/media/Bruce%20HB%20Knife/2013-05-05_16-15-52_247_zps52e444ce.jpg.html)

MustangSteveGT
05-07-2013, 9:02 PM
I have enjoyed my lightweight, reliable, sharp Falkniven S1. I like some of the sheath ideas like the ones that carry the fire starter. I appear to be a little behind in that area with duct tape on the original sheath and the fire starter out dangling from it.
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b45/MustangSteveGT/IMG_1279_zpsd66fba09.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b45/MustangSteveGT/IMG_1267_zps75516a39.jpg

jonnyt16
05-08-2013, 4:28 AM
JCavSD....that is an awesome knife. Is Bruce Culberson still making knives? I couldn't find a website for him or anything.

Damn True
05-08-2013, 11:58 AM
Looks like I NEED another. My preference is a smaller knife.works better in a body cavity
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o609/thomashoward1/KNife.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/thomashoward1/media/KNife.jpg.html)

How long did you have to wait for your Scrapyard?

jonnyt16
05-08-2013, 6:22 PM
I have enjoyed my lightweight, reliable, sharp Falkniven S1. I like some of the sheath ideas like the ones that carry the fire starter. I appear to be a little behind in that area with duct tape on the original sheath and the fire starter out dangling from it.
MustangSteveGT....see post #21. Get yourself a Maxpedition pistol magazine pouch, cut the vertical velcro straps off, and use the horizontal ones to wrap around your sheath. This will not be enough to completely secure the pouch on the sheath however (it will want to slide down), so use a small ziptie or two and then it won't move.

MustangSteveGT
05-08-2013, 6:28 PM
MustangSteveGT....see post #21. Get yourself a Maxpedition pistol magazine pouch, cut the vertical velcro straps off, and use the horizontal ones to wrap around your sheath. This will not be enough to completely secure the pouch on the sheath however (it will want to slide down), so use a small ziptie or two and then it won't move.
Thats a nice idea you have there. I might have to do that too.

thomashoward
05-08-2013, 6:47 PM
Syko was about 2 weeks
Rodent Solution about 3 weeks
I bought both when they were newly released

HPBrowningMK3
05-08-2013, 11:16 PM
For my money nothing beats a Cold Steel Trail Master(Bowie knife). I can use it to chop, cut, build things or for self defense. It is $$$, but it's a high quality knife that will last a long time.

jeffrice6
05-08-2013, 11:45 PM
My two Rats

RMD Black Paper & Rodent 6 Black Canvas ~ Size Comparison

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/IMG_3113_zpsd4d1f0de.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/IMG_3110_zpsa7580e7e.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/IMG_3112_zps1b3eb87b.jpg

socal147
09-28-2013, 2:47 PM
What do you guys use to oil the knives?

Bear grease or seal fat is the best.

progray45
10-17-2013, 8:32 AM
BRK Bravo series have always appealed to me, even more so with the intro of the Bravo 1.5. Im of the mindset that if I could have one tool with me, it would be one that Is capable of a wide range of tasks. Just picked up a Bravo 1.5 for a buddy as a thank you gift for lots of hours he spent teaching me about firearms and overseeing my reloading project. Also ordered one for myself along with a GSO 6 by Survive Knives. All in 3v steel.

spalterego
10-25-2013, 11:28 AM
Ontario Knife Company Ranger RD6

http://ontarioknife.com/images/stories/store/product/camping-outdoor-survival/ranger-tm-knives-ready-detachment/9416bm-rd6-black-micarta.jpg

Stock/company photo

jeffrice6
06-20-2014, 10:20 PM
Picked up the TOPS B.O.B. not to long ago.......

Handle is excellent & feels great in the hand. It also has the length for large hands and enough room for different hand hold options.

Blade is pretty thick, "feels" a little to thick for a knife this size. It came very sharp but the tip was so thick it had a hard time puncturing, I relieved it a bit, but it needs more work both functionally & aesthetically. I also did a force patina with mustard to keep the bare metal from rusting.

Sheath is alright, nothing to write home about. It holds the knife securely, what more could one ask for. Connected to the sheath is a firesteel with wistle, there are much better firesteels out there, but good in a pinch I guess.

All in all, not a bad blade. Would I purchase again, not so much. At the BOB's price point I think the ESEE 4 is a better option. And for a few dollars more I think the Swamp Rat RMD really steals the show!

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/IMG_3311_zpsd081c335.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/IMG_3313_zps52854cc7.jpg

ESEE 4 ~ RMD ~ BOB

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/IMG_3325_zpsb3809800.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/IMG_3326_zpsd84d7ff2.jpg

jonnyt16
07-03-2014, 5:48 PM
Picked up the TOPS B.O.B. not to long ago.......

Handle is excellent & feels great in the hand. It also has the length for large hands and enough room for different hand hold options.

Blade is pretty thick, "feels" a little to thick for a knife this size. It came very sharp but the tip was so thick it had a hard time puncturing, I relieved it a bit, but it needs more work both functionally & aesthetically. I also did a force patina with mustard to keep the bare metal from rusting.

Sheath is alright, nothing to write home about. It holds the knife securely, what more could one ask for. Connected to the sheath is a firesteel with wistle, there are much better firesteels out there, but good in a pinch I guess.

All in all, not a bad blade. Would I purchase again, not so much. At the BOB's price point I think the ESEE 4 is a better option. And for a few dollars more I think the Swamp Rat RMD really steals the show!
jeffrice6, what do you think about your RMD's paper micarta scales? I personally hate them on mine. I can't imagine doing any kind of real work with them especially with wet hands. I was going to send my RMD back to SwampRat for a handle swap but I actually have really come to like the feel and look of the camo wrap job I did to it (see post #70). Anyway, nice knives.

blazeaglory
07-03-2014, 8:04 PM
Just received my new blade, a Blackjack Tac-Ops 8 in A2 ~ The Blade was made & HT'd by Barkriver Knives. http://www.knivesshipfree.com/product_info.php?products_id=17933

Sorry for the crappy pics.........

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/P4251043_zps2c6d51fd.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/P4251057_zps116a1145.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/P4251061_zpsc5004f45.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/P4251056_zps694b5250.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m302/jeffrice6/P4251062_zpsedd0b25b.jpg


Hell yeah! That makes me want to get a Bowie Knife! Thats pretty clean...

I got the only Schrade here it seems. I have yet to put it through its trials...

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=337699&d=1404446648

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=337700&d=1404446685

jeffrice6
07-04-2014, 3:08 AM
jeffrice6, what do you think about your RMD's paper micarta scales? I personally hate them on mine. I can't imagine doing any kind of real work with them especially with wet hands. I was going to send my RMD back to SwampRat for a handle swap but I actually have really come to like the feel and look of the camo wrap job I did to it (see post #70). Anyway, nice knives.

As we discussed before, the paper is more for show. It's not bad, but I feel that the canvas would have been a better choice. Owning Rats in both black paper & black canvas, I can say this: The paper while slick, is actually black, while the black canvas has more texture, although it is most definitely not black.

Ronin2
07-04-2014, 10:19 AM
Knife snobs......... :49:

Supertac916
07-05-2014, 8:19 AM
I'm fairly new to knives, but have collected several Benchmade's over the years. What are your guys thoughts about the Mora Bushcrafter? I picked one up for backpacking after reading the reviews. They seem to hold up to all of the abuse people have put them through. After reading this thread, it looks like I might pickup a few Esee's as well:)

BayAreaShooter
07-05-2014, 2:30 PM
I'm fairly new to knives, but have collected several Benchmade's over the years. What are your guys thoughts about the Mora Bushcrafter? I picked one up for backpacking after reading the reviews. They seem to hold up to all of the abuse people have put them through. After reading this thread, it looks like I might pickup a few Esee's as well:)

I love the Mora Bushcrafter as well as other Moras. I have not put mine through any hard use though. Mainly use them as fishing knives. I get the Stainless Steel blades not Carbon.

SimonBirch
07-11-2014, 9:17 AM
Scrapyard 1111 and regulator

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t585/Mfchavez1982/Mobile%20Uploads/20140709_174751_zps326c035b.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/Mfchavez1982/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140709_174751_zps326c035b.jpg.html)

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t585/Mfchavez1982/Mobile%20Uploads/20140707_140244_zpsecff7da3.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/Mfchavez1982/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140707_140244_zpsecff7da3.jpg.html)

Supertac916
07-15-2014, 6:41 AM
I just picked up a Fallkniven F1 and it's pretty nice. I'm taking it with me backpacking in a few weeks, so we'll see how it goes.

JWHuey
07-15-2014, 7:40 AM
Not expensive, but they all work GREAT!
The Kershaw Camp 10 is, without a doubt, the BEST $40 I've ever spent!
http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l609/soberhuey/IMG_5689.jpg (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/soberhuey/media/IMG_5689.jpg.html)

Friesland
07-15-2014, 11:46 AM
Aeteocles has these; "WTS: Bushcraft Knives-- Benchmade 162 Sibert, BHK ScreechOwl", with pictures even. The Battle Horse Screech Owl is interesting/different.

SimonBirch
07-17-2014, 9:30 PM
Not expensive, but they all work GREAT!
The Kershaw Camp 10 is, without a doubt, the BEST $40 I've ever spent!
http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l609/soberhuey/IMG_5689.jpg (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/soberhuey/media/IMG_5689.jpg.html)


The camp 10 is good for the money. It can handle a beating

Yehosha
07-17-2014, 10:56 PM
I like Schrade knives myself. Currently using the Schrade SCHF3N (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035ELWS2/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i05?ie=UTF8&psc=1). I don't think you can find a better blade at that price.

weespeed
07-18-2014, 3:56 PM
I vote ESEE. Great knives at decent prices and awesome warranty.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/19/quravuju.jpg

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk

jonnyt16
07-30-2014, 5:39 PM
I vote ESEE. Great knives at decent prices and awesome warranty.
Absolutely. ESEE is top-notch and I've been a fan of the Izula for a long time now. I just recently purchased an ESEE-6 too. If you're curious, you can see my little review of it here and see how it compares to my all-time favorite knife the Fallkniven A1.... http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1165757-I-love-my-new-ESEE-6-but

weespeed
08-01-2014, 12:28 PM
Absolutely. ESEE is top-notch and I've been a fan of the Izula for a long time now. I just recently purchased an ESEE-6 too. If you're curious, you can see my little review of it here and see how it compares to my all-time favorite knife the Fallkniven A1.... http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1165757-I-love-my-new-ESEE-6-but

Love the Fallkniven A1, had one but lost it when I moved.
That was my very first pricey fixed blade knife.

MrSam
08-04-2014, 8:48 PM
I always care a Kershaw Antelope Hunter II. Amazing knife for the price. I will be testing out Schrade's line of knives next, as they seem to be priced well.

SimonBirch
08-04-2014, 9:45 PM
How about a BUSSE SOB?
http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t585/Mfchavez1982/Mobile%20Uploads/20140804_131229_zps614041db.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/Mfchavez1982/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140804_131229_zps614041db.jpg.html)

Garandimal
08-06-2014, 2:26 PM
Old School...

http://imageshack.us/a/img137/5449/picture0171024.jpg




GR

SimonBirch
08-12-2014, 11:35 AM
Reviving this thread. We need more knife guys in this world. Take ur pick
http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t585/Mfchavez1982/Mobile%20Uploads/20140811_210739_zps861b4125.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/Mfchavez1982/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140811_210739_zps861b4125.jpg.html)

blazeaglory
08-12-2014, 1:32 PM
Reviving this thread. We need more knife guys in this world. Take ur pick
http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t585/Mfchavez1982/Mobile%20Uploads/20140811_210739_zps861b4125.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/Mfchavez1982/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140811_210739_zps861b4125.jpg.html)


Top blade is kinda of cool...

You carry all of them on you at one time?;)

Medic451
08-12-2014, 2:15 PM
http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss349/surfmedic451/Mobile%20Uploads/15529268-E57D-4B12-B83C-56B9D7AD22DA_zpsiflm33sn.jpg

Chris Reeve Pacific (web photo), replaced my old Ontario SP2 Air Force knife.

SimonBirch
08-12-2014, 2:35 PM
Top blade is kinda of cool...

You carry all of them on you at one time?;)



No some of them are just collectors

jonnyt16
08-12-2014, 5:25 PM
Reviving this thread. We need more knife guys in this world. Take ur pick
I'll take the Team Gemini! I'll pm you my address so you can send it right away, thanks!!

SimonBirch
08-12-2014, 6:05 PM
I'll take the Team Gemini! I'll pm you my address so you can send it right away, thanks!!

Lol not for sale

blazeaglory
08-12-2014, 8:39 PM
No some of them are just collectors

Pretty nice collection!

jpkar
08-13-2014, 10:45 PM
Just got the Esee 5 myself as my go to knife but haven't put it through its paces yet

SimonBirch
08-14-2014, 9:24 AM
I'll take the Team Gemini! I'll pm you my address so you can send it right away, thanks!!


I just ordered another team gemini. Who knows I might sell one

SimonBirch
08-21-2014, 11:18 AM
How bout a little nmsfno action
http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t585/Mfchavez1982/Mobile%20Uploads/20140821_120829_zps40881305.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/Mfchavez1982/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140821_120829_zps40881305.jpg.html)

Ronin2
08-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Reviving this thread. We need more knife guys in this world. Take ur pick
http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t585/Mfchavez1982/Mobile%20Uploads/20140811_210739_zps861b4125.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/Mfchavez1982/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140811_210739_zps861b4125.jpg.html)

Never bring knife posts to a gun forum :rofl2:

SimonBirch
08-21-2014, 12:08 PM
Lmao. I see what u did there

retired
08-21-2014, 1:31 PM
I don't know if Mad Dog Knives (Kevin Mcclung) have been mentioned, but here is his website. Kevin is an administrator on Tacticalforums.com, a very good forum and one not restricted just to knives.


https://www.arizonacustomknives.com/Mad-Dog-Knives.aspx

His custom knives, some of which are very expensive (over $3K) are considered excellent knives, by the military and le personnel members of TF.com who have purchased them. I don't have any, but thought I'd make you aware of them.