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BIg camp knife I made for a friend

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Einar, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Einar Purple Belt

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    Just finished this big camp chopper for an outdoorsy friend of mine.
    20 inches OA, 14 inch blade, 1/4" thick. (about 51 cm oa, 36 cm blade, 6,4 mm spine) Made from nablo spring steel and birch burl. Going for a bit of a rustic look, I only hand sanded to 180 grit, as this will see a lot of heavy use and I also wanted a finish that my friend can easily touch up himself if it gets stained or rusted.

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    Can we be friends?
     
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    That's really cool.

    For research purposes, how well would it cut through an infidel's neck?
     
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    Why such a large knife?

    Looks great, nice work.
     
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  5. genecop Brown Belt

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    Wow beautiful work.
     
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    It looks like it can stab efficiently. Very nice!
     
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  8. usulrah Blue Belt

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    Fucking awesome, Whats a nablo spring though? a leaf or coil spring?

    I make knives myself,great hobby.forged out my first tomahawk yesterday(well first successful one).gonna heat treat tomorrow
     
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  9. loyalyolayal Silver Belt

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    This knife...

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    ...will cut.
     
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    thing of beauty
     
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  11. usulrah Blue Belt

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    I think the general idea of a camp knife is that's it's an all rounder. Can chop and split wood, clear brush, food prep etc. while it it won't be as good as an axe at wood processing or as good as a machete at clearing brush or as good as a kitchen knife at food prep its capable of all them things in one package
     
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    That makes sense, but chopping and splitting wood with a knife sounds like a terrible idea.
     
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    Fantastic piece of work there.

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    That handle looks like the fires of hell.

    Beautiful.
     
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    To open up a pack of bubblegum, of course.
     
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  16. usulrah Blue Belt

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    The splitting part is usually done by batoning, where you hit the spine of the knife with a stick through the log. Some of the big camp knives are quite effective choppers

    Se Asia has a history of large multi use bush knives, here's a vid with a range of uses
     
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    The MMA of the blade world.
     
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  18. Loiosh Detective

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    Awesome video, thanks for posting.
     
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    Burl is a motherfucker to work with. Nice blade. Don't see many this size with tanto style tips.
     
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