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    Malcolm Douglas

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    Handmade camp knife

    A mate of mine makes knives.
    He decided both he and I needed knives for using when out and about.
    This is mine.

    Made from a circular saw blade that he was able to date from the makers mark (circa 1880's)

    knife and sheath (Copy).JPG

    Knife and sheath 1 (Copy).jpg

    The catch system will be replaced in time.
    It kept getting caught walking through the scrub, so I'll make a snap catch for it.

    Apart from that it is very useful and a decent size/weight.

    Cheers
    Will

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    That is a useful sort of knife and looks good and strong. Over the years have found all sorts of pieces of metal in and around old gold mines. Would love to make a replica early colonical type blade out of some these pieces of old steel but alas have no skills or even a rudimentary metal workshop.

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    Looks good and sturdy. The belt loop with the ring on it looks like a good idea , when moving through the bush the leather sheaths get bent up I find as there not enough movement there when legs move up climbing over objects.
    I even thought about downsizing my blade length , so there would be more movement there , as it can get in the way.

    Here's a homemade pig knife and sheath I made which needs to be long , which sheath has a small flex due to the two part sheath , joined with 1000 kg break strain "apparently" cordage . IMG_20180722_135759.jpg

    I like the homemade stuff ,
    this ones made from a lawnmower blade ,some threaded pipe and fittings. The sheath is plastic conduit pipe.

    For the retainer strap , a donut of bike tube will work a treat ,IMO. I'm happy with rough gear .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldnslow View Post
    A mate of mine makes knives.
    He decided both he and I needed knives for using when out and about.
    This is mine.

    Made from a circular saw blade that he was able to date from the makers mark (circa 1880's)

    knife and sheath (Copy).JPG

    Knife and sheath 1 (Copy).jpg

    The catch system will be replaced in time.
    It kept getting caught walking through the scrub, so I'll make a snap catch for it.

    Apart from that it is very useful and a decent size/weight.

    Cheers
    Will
    Reminds me very much of the Hudson Bay camp knife.
    Hudson Bay Camp Knife.jpg
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    How thick is the blade? Those old saw blades are awesome. Great leather work aswell.

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    Nice work mate..
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    Quote Originally Posted by clckclck View Post
    How thick is the blade? Those old saw blades are awesome. Great leather work aswell.

    Good question.
    3.8mm thick 47.5mm wide and the blade is 195mm.
    He did a real nice job of it and it feels good when using.
    Not too light or too heavy.
    Last edited by Oldnslow; 27-07-18 at 02:04 PM.

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    Howling Dingo

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