post pics of your favorite bush crafting knife/s

Wave Man

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here's a selection of my bush crafting knives, tho I am thinking that when my BK-2 and Mora 2010 bushcrafter turn up they will become my 'go-to"knives for bush crafting tasks.I plan to make the 2010 bushcrafter into a neck knife set up with kit and the BK-2 will be paired with my CS SMIII trail master.(as soon as they turn up I will post pics)
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Bechmade Bone Collector 15000, CS pendelton lite hunter, Boker Plus Rhino, Condor nessmuk, CS outdorrsman lite, SAK super tinker, Mora clipper, Mora2000, Hanwei Sable, BM mini barrage.
 
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Left to right: Poaching shears... Schrade PH1 with diamond lap and ferro, Custom hatchet, Gerber gator, Cold steel bushman (work in progress.... watch this space!!!)
 

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2 more knives turned up over the last few days, and are destined to become my 3 favorite bushcrafters.(add my CS san maiIII trail master and this will be my 3 knife EDC when in the bush)
Beker BK-2 and Mora 2010 Bushcrafter



 

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i will be convexing the edge on my BK-2 on the week end, utilizing my old mans Worksharp tool sharpener. I will post results on Sunday.
 

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Dan Hanwei make a great knife, solid, quality and reasonably priced. I have to admit tho my recently arrived BK-2 has made the Sable a little redundant, but that is one of the pleasures of knife collecting.
 

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Its not redundant Wave, now its in "rotation"

Most of mine rotate, but just recently I realized that I didn't have a knife (4") that I'd be happy with for an extended trip.
Most of them come close, but I'm always on the hunt for a fixed blade that will gladly skin, trap, prep wood (just shavings not hitting) and create shelter.
All whilst looking like knife porn. I must admit though I am my own worst enemy when it comes to picking one. I NEED to have it as a custom.
 

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you and me both Dzyan. I have found I have too many large knives to choose from.I like your "rotation" idea.
 

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Yeah I've got "sets"

Have the Nessmuk set, large knife/medium knife set, working on the frontier set. I'll get a modern set, I'll work on a Kephart set (haven't read about that yet)

Worst part is if I decide I really like one knife out of one set then another one from the other. I like them to match you see, and then I have the process of finding makers who will recreate such blades for me but for a reasonable price and to my specifications, including matching materials.
 

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another idea I like, "sets", and I too have gone that way somewhat, having preferred groups of knives that compliment each other.I have been long searching for the "perfect" combo for hunting/bushcrafting/camping and general utility, and I am starting to think that I have finally gotten a combo that works(CS SMIII trail master, BK-2 and 2010 BC)
 

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My favourite ... well, this week anyway

Tracker's Forge - Bob Alderman - Bushcrafter

8.75" OAL, 1095 steel, osage orange handle. Manufacturer's sheath.

Photos are from previous owner. I bought this second hand (and hardly used) about a year back. Since then, it's been a toss-up between this and my BRKT Aurora that accompanies me on walks.



 

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And speaking of Auroras ...

Maroon linen micarta, A2. Leather embellishment added by me, and removed the second time I used it (got in the way!)

I must say, that the only disappointment I've had with the knife is that it takes good light to appreciate the micarta. With hindsight, I would have gone with a burl of some sort. Fussy, eh!




The sheath got damaged the very first time I put the knife in it. It was brand new, and the blade just caught the indent enough to slice straight through from the inside out. The supplier promised me a new one, but that never happened. (Long story.) I patched it with a bit of superglue, and haven't yet bothered to replace it.

 

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Ha Ha! I did the exact same thing with my BRKT Northstar too! And yes... I took it off just after I used it... lol
 
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