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Richard Proenneke
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Just took possession of a Real Steel Buschcraft Folder.
I’ve handled the fixed blade version. Not 100% happy with the design but unbelievably good value for money.
 

Redtail

Rüdiger Nehberg
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Now I have a pair of Hiking Buddies from Fiddleback Forge
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Specs:
185mm (7.29") OAL, 80mm (3.15") blade, 3mm (1/8") A2 steel, plain edge, skeletonised full tang.
Handles are about 18mm (3/4") thick
The top one is ruby burlap micarta with black bolsters, with a pancake style Ambush Forest sheath.
The bottom one is sunburst jade. It's matched with a Diomedes Xcarry Earl sheath.

Now begins the dilemma - which one to take along on any given hike? :confused:
 
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Thrud

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Both...one to keep and use, the other to give to your best mate Thrud.
 

Redtail

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Darn nice looking pair. Is that bearing in the back of the handle?
Looks like it, eh? No, it's Fiddleback Forge's trademark "bullseye" lanyard hole.
According to their BaldeForum page:
"Note: “Spalted™” is a trademark of Fiddleback Forge, Inc. representing its proprietary steel finish. “Bullseye™“ is a trademark of Fiddleback Forge, Inc. representing its lanyard tube design."
Odd that they can claim spalted as a trademark, too.
 

Le Loup

John McDouall Stuart
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I tend to loose track of these threads after a while, so please excuse if you have seen my knives already.
Keith.
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Hunting Knife. Dispatching, skinning & butchering.
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Legging Knife. Back-up to my hunting knife.
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My clasp knife. General camp chores, trap making.
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My tomahawk/trade axe. Used for making shelters, oil cloth shelter stakes, trap stakes, throwing for entertainment & practice, hammering in wooden stakes, sometimes for helping in the butchering of large game.
 

Chigger

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A couple of Dewey blades I bought at a gunshow many years ago

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The larger is a 5 and a half inch drop point, rather heavy and sturdy. Very comfortable grip with a nice thumb indetation for pushing down hard. The top of the blade is slightly bevelled off to help with slicing.

The smaller is a capeing knife which I have only used a couple of times with a deer hunting friend years ago.
 

ChrisM

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My newest acquisition 😀


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Chigger

Les Hiddins
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Handy little knife and I like the pouch with its securing strap. No chance of losing the knife in heavy scrub.
 

Obe-Wan

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My latest acquisition. ESEE 4HM. Handle is a big improvement over the original series.

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Obe-Wan

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Just put a forced patina on my L.T. Wright. Stuck it into a lemon overnight. Worked a treat!

Cheers, Scott. 30CFB349-8FF0-4383-A8E6-9E4F65B445DE.jpg
 

Edward

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Here is my "best" knife, even though I've never been able to bring myself to use it yet! Its a (full length broad-tang) Swedish Fallkniven Jarl SK1se (Special Edition) Hunting Knife. It has a rare natural and beautiful Latvian curly birch handle, that looks a breathtaking red-orange colour. The blade is laminated 3G Super powder steel, with a Scandi-grind and convex edge and it has a 'Bowie-style' blade geometry and the bolsters and inlaid (pinned) shields are nickel silver. I love this knife:non sono stato io:




 
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Edward

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My newest acquisition ��


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That is a fantastic knife the Fallkniven F1. So good at so many things, with a big cult following.

I had one of those in VG10. I could always return it to shaving sharp quite easily!

I hope you enjoy it!
 
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Chigger

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One of the small knives in daily use by a farmer I know, cutting the twine on bales of feed (a lot of that in this drought !), opening bags of pellet feed. A whole swarm of daily tasks which make a knife an indispensible tool around the farm.

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Chigger

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Finally had some sheaths made for my Dewey drop point and the small capeing knife. Beautifully made sheaths by a saddler place out at Dubbo, well worth the expense.


Dewey drop point and new sheath

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Dewey capeing knife and its sheath

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Only thing is the Deweys have never been used and were bought probably nearly 20 years ago so am reluctant to put them to use. Have plenty of other knives in my possession.

Robert Dewey has retired from knife making so think I will keep these ones as original momento's of a great Australian knife maker.

Rob even made knives for the Australian Army (wish I had one) and was highly regarded as a knife maker.
 
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Chigger

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My Svord curved skinner which I used a lot skinning roo's, deer and such like. A beautiful knife to use, quick to skin with and holds an excellent edge second to none.

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dataphage

Russell Coight
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The envy, the envy... it burns! 🤑
Here is my "best" knife, even though I've never been able to bring myself to use it yet! Its a (full length broad-tang) Swedish Fallkniven Jarl SK1se (Special Edition) Hunting Knife. It has a rare natural and beautiful Latvian curly birch handle, that looks a breathtaking red-orange colour. The blade is laminated 3G Super powder steel, with a Scandi-grind and convex edge and it has a 'Bowie-style' blade geometry and the bolsters and inlaid (pinned) shields are nickel silver. I love this knife:non sono stato io:




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