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Ohm D.





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PostPosted: Wed 20 May, 2009 5:52 pm    Post subject: bushcraft knife and japanese water stone???         Reply with quote

hey i was just wondering if someone could tell me where i might be able to look for a good bushcraft knife. i've searched around a little on the internet and haven't found anything that has really wowed me.

i'm looking for a carbon steel blade, full tang, single bevel, and between 11-15" in total length. i know its kinda long for that type of knife but i find that bigger knives sometimes help. also anything below $200 would be great.

also i've been looking for a good japanese waterstone. i've found a few but i'm not sure which one would be good for me. i'd like something that only needs one straight slide for a knife thats between the size listed above and i'm not too sure what grit would be good.

any help at all would be welcomed.

Thanks Big Grin
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PostPosted: Wed 20 May, 2009 11:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for, but it is a very solid camp knife - Ka-bar bowie #1277- 14.25 inches overall length

http://www.tomarskabars.com/1277_INFO.html

Found all over the internet at various prices.
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J Anstey





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PostPosted: Thu 21 May, 2009 1:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is a camp knife that measures around 33cm - probably a bit over your $ budget though.

These are made by a sword smith that makes all of his blades from his own tamahagane (steel made from iron rich sand sand) in other words it is made in exactly same way as a traditional Japanese sword and polished with Japanese water stones.



PM me if you want me to put you in contact.

Expect to pay between US$300 - $450 depending on the size and fittings.

Cheers

Jason
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PostPosted: Thu 21 May, 2009 8:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I love my MOD knife (mine is the version with wood scales, but they are otherwise identical):

http://smkw.com/webapp/eCommerce/product.jsp?...KU=LI71680

Blade/tang is .25" thick throughout its length. Full tang. Takes a very fine edge-- sharp enough for fine work but also with such mass that it goes through 1" limbs like they're not there. It's no lightweight, but then it also won't break when you most need it--making a shelter, etc. The sheath is no good without modification, unfortunately. It's very sturdy, but the strap allows the blade to come far out of the sheath when you don't want it to. Just move the button strap down or replace it with a Velcro strap.

-Sean

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Ohm D.





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PostPosted: Thu 21 May, 2009 12:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J Anstey wrote:
Here is a camp knife that measures around 33cm - probably a bit over your $ budget though.

These are made by a sword smith that makes all of his blades from his own tamahagane (steel made from iron rich sand sand) in other words it is made in exactly same way as a traditional Japanese sword and polished with Japanese water stones.



PM me if you want me to put you in contact.

Expect to pay between US$300 - $450 depending on the size and fittings.

Cheers

Jason


man that looks like a great knife. but yah you're right. its out of my budget. maybe after my summer job starts i could look into it but thats not gonna be for a while so i just need to stick to my current budget (unfortunately lol)
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J Anstey





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PostPosted: Thu 21 May, 2009 7:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

... have a look at the Al Mar Sere

here is a link, they go for around $150 nowadays. I have one and they are a great knife. Al Mar has a number of different models that might be worth looking at - the steel is amongst the best in production blades.



http://www.bladeops.com/Al-Mar-SERE-Operator-Sawback-p/amsros.htm
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Ohm D.





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PostPosted: Thu 21 May, 2009 7:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J Anstey wrote:
... have a look at the Al Mar Sere

here is a link, they go for around $150 nowadays. I have one and they are a great knife. Al Mar has a number of different models that might be worth looking at - the steel is amongst the best in production blades.



http://www.bladeops.com/Al-Mar-SERE-Operator-Sawback-p/amsros.htm


do you know if there is another one like that, but without the saw back? Not a big fan of those, make some maneuvers with a knife a little tricky
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J Anstey





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PostPosted: Thu 21 May, 2009 8:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

yep, the exact knife comes without sawback, do a quick google and you should get plenty of hits "al mar sere operator"

Cheers

Jason
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PostPosted: Fri 22 May, 2009 1:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I second Sean's suggestion I've had a MOD knife for more than 20 years, it has seen all sorts of abuse including been used as a lever and cutting down a tree (in my youth). Then sharpens up, have used it too butcher animals (with a folding skinner).

A bit on the heavy side when carrying, but great when using. The handle had some sharp edges but some sandpaper soon fixed that.
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Ohm D.





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PostPosted: Fri 22 May, 2009 3:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

ok so i've found this really nice bushcraft knife that is in my price range, but i'm not sure if the site is reliable.

does anyone know if this site is reliable or a way to find out if it is reliable??

site and knife i want - http://www.cloudberrymarket.com/servlet/the-4...%2C/Detail
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J Anstey





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PostPosted: Fri 22 May, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ohm D. wrote:
ok so i've found this really nice bushcraft knife that is in my price range, but i'm not sure if the site is reliable.

does anyone know if this site is reliable or a way to find out if it is reliable??

site and knife i want - http://www.cloudberrymarket.com/servlet/the-4...%2C/Detail


That looks good, I don't know the brand. However I do know the following brand and these are awesome

http://www.ragweedforge.com/RoselliCatalog.html

I thing t he Ultra High Carbon might be out of your range but the standard are very very good
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J Anstey





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PostPosted: Fri 22 May, 2009 5:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

.... woops, I see the UHC are in fact in your price range. The prices must have come down or this site is cheap.
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Carl W.




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PostPosted: Sat 23 May, 2009 12:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some more ideas in...

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...light=lion

Also, I recently bought & so far like a lot this Silver Stag Pacific Bowie (good price, but stainless)...

http://www.smkw.com/webapp/eCommerce/product....SKU=PB7030
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Josh Watson





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PostPosted: Sun 24 May, 2009 9:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For a good budget knife that can do camp chores and such I recommend the Cold Steel Bushman. Carbon steel blade with single piece construction and hilt formed into a socket for mounting on a shaft. Check it out at www.coldsteel.com[url]

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