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#5859830 - 08/02/15 01:33 PM Camp Knife
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I've kinda gotten hooked on the, "Naked and Afraid" series on TV and that motivated me to finish a "camp" knife I ground out several years ago. Originally I was trying to incorporate a chopper/skinner/survival knife all into one platform. The idea is to use the straight edge on the spine for chopping while saving the primary edge for game processing. There is a flat spot left on the tip of the spine for batoning and a pointed tang for cracking/prying open mussels, clams, nuts, etc.. There are a lot of holes for lashing to a staff or using a safety lanyard. The grinds aren't perfect but I think it will be quite functional.

A good, simple, no frills bush craft knife will probably perform better but being able to explore options is one aspect of knife making I love.

It is made from 3/16" O1, flat ground, micarta scales. The blade was acid etched and then cold blued. I know the bluing isn't going to last long but it looked cool for the pics. While I don't plan on being naked and afraid, I may toss this in my hunting gear to do some lane clearing and game processing.



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#5860071 - 08/02/15 05:29 PM Re: Camp Knife [Re: Misfire]
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I blue a lot of my blades at least 10 times and they last for years. I know, I use them, I take care of them like I would a rifle.


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#5860488 - 08/02/15 10:51 PM Re: Camp Knife [Re: Misfire]
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Looks like it will do the job. Nice work. up
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#5861474 - 08/03/15 03:27 PM Re: Camp Knife [Re: Misfire]
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what is the specs on the knife O.A.L. & Blade length?
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#5862082 - 08/03/15 09:16 PM Re: Camp Knife [Re: Misfire]
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The OAL is 11 3/8" and the blade length is 5 5/8"

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#6269051 - 04/20/16 07:35 PM Re: Camp Knife [Re: Misfire]
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I'm bumping this old thread in order to show off the sheath that I finally got around to making for this knife

It comes complete with a ferro rod, striker, flashlight and a mini benchmade knife sharpener.

Here is a pic of the accessory placement prior to the outside wrap being complete.


Here it is complete.


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#6269261 - 04/20/16 09:43 PM Re: Camp Knife [Re: Misfire]
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Very nice work, I like it all.

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#6269867 - 04/21/16 10:47 AM Re: Camp Knife [Re: Misfire]
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Nice I like it!
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#6269957 - 04/21/16 11:34 AM Re: Camp Knife [Re: Misfire]
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#6269969 - 04/21/16 11:38 AM Re: Camp Knife [Re: Misfire]
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That should do the job up
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#6270101 - 04/21/16 12:39 PM Re: Camp Knife [Re: Misfire]
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I like how you incorporated useful tools into the sheath. Nice job.

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#6270586 - 04/21/16 06:38 PM Re: Camp Knife [Re: Misfire]
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Very nice, I like the tools you added.
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#6271403 - 04/22/16 12:14 PM Re: Camp Knife [Re: Misfire]
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I really like that! up

Looks like the perfect camping knife.

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#6271568 - 04/22/16 02:34 PM Re: Camp Knife [Re: Misfire]
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That's really a cool concept. I like!!!!

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#6272332 - 04/23/16 08:11 AM Re: Camp Knife [Re: Misfire]
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great job, I would buy one
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