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Knives of the Great Outdoors

A group dedicated to knives and equipment used by Scouts, Hikers, Fishers, Sailors and all the other outdoor adventurers.  A place to show off everything from  the knife in your bug-out bag to your tackle box. Or the knife you take on a day hike or climbing the Matterhorn.

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Knives of the great INDOORS!

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Tobias Gibson Sep 10. 8 Replies

I thought maybe it would be nice to talk about the unsung heroes, the Knives of the Great Indoors! (and perhaps the back porch, patio, garage or workshop).  These are the knives that are rarely…Continue

Axes (and Adzes, Cleavers, Kukris, Machetes, Saws, Tomahawks & Ulus) — — Hosted by Andy Voelkle "AxeMan"

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Tobias Gibson Sep 9. 97 Replies

Blades larger than standard fixed and folding knives. In other words, the top 90% or more of all the knives in use..…Continue

Tags: Saws, Tomahawks, &, Ulus), Machetes

Lures (artificial bait) of the Great Out\doors

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Tobias Gibson Sep 3. 19 Replies

I am by no expert on fishing lures, new or old, but my latest trip to Dowagiac, Michigan, home of the Original Heddon Lures peaked my interest. I suspect others out there either use or collect …Continue

Odd and Novelty Knives of the Great Outdoors!

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Tobias Gibson Aug 27. 7 Replies

I'm sure I have more than my fair share oddities and novelty knives that were made for the outdoor enthusiasts.  I think the chief target is the  the Angler!  Show 'em if you got 'em.  I'll start off…Continue

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Comment by Jan Carter on September 7, 2014 at 11:40

Great concept for the contest Tobias!  Thank you for all you do!

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on September 4, 2014 at 19:09

Thanks for the heads-up, Tobias.


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Comment by Tobias Gibson on September 4, 2014 at 18:00

Wow!  We're up to 105 member.  Just a heads up to everyone in the group.  I'll be announcing another knife give away soon.  I'll be announcing in a video on my you tube channel.  I am aware that not everyone can view you tube.  Don't despair.  The you tube video will direct people to join iKC and then join this group where they will need to post the answers to the questions.

The contest will be very similar to the ones done by me in the past.  The questions are very simple and require no research to answer.  Look for the contest in a couple weeks.    It should be fun!

Comment by Shlomo ben Maved on September 2, 2014 at 22:25

I made a minor typo -- Mora is Frosts not Frost.

You want some lovely choppers then check out the Destroyer by Entrek (http://ennis-entrekusa.com/) or the KH/KL by Extrema Ratio (http://www.extremaratioknivesdivision.eu/).


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Comment by Tobias Gibson on September 2, 2014 at 21:53

Thank you so much for the correction, Schlomo.  I have been under the impression Frost owned the TM.  Glad to hear I was wrong.

Comment by Shlomo ben Maved on September 2, 2014 at 19:28

Jim Frost has absolutely nothing to do with Mora.

Mora (manufactured by the cutleries of the town of Mora in Dalarna, Sweden,) knives were mostly produced by the "KJ Eriksson" and "Frosts Knivfabrik" companies; they merged their brands in 2005 under the "Mora of Sweden" brand.

Frost was the cutlery division, Erisson the outdoor version.


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Comment by Tobias Gibson on September 2, 2014 at 18:18

Howard, when I saw the price I almost fell out of my chair and it wasn't because i was laughing!   I can't imagine paying that much to hack at twigs and brush!

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on September 2, 2014 at 17:10

Really nice leather sheath, though.

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on September 2, 2014 at 17:07

Okay Tobias, here's one for your Christmas list:  Bark River Grasso Bolo III.

Total Length: 17.2"

Blade Length: 12"

Steel:  5160 at 57-58 RC

Blade Thickness:  .217" ( a short 7/32") - nice

Weight:  27.4 oz. - not so nice

Price:  $$$ - really not nice.

http://www.knivesshipfree.com/grasso-bolo-iii/?sort=alphaasc


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Comment by Tobias Gibson on September 2, 2014 at 16:12

Howard, The one I have is a modern military version.  I'm on the lookout for an older one with the round hand guard.  I've used this one on several occasions and has proven to be exceptional for what it does.  The problem with the WP is it is heavy.  If I was going through a bamboo jungle or had to cut my way through a hedge row I'd grab it and have at it.  However most of what I need to cut is small brush and over grown grass. A full size machete is actually too long. 

I was tempted to pick up the Camillus Carnivore but 8 inches was too short and 18 was too long.  (plus it was partially serrated) Then the more read about the Carnovire, the less I was inclined to buy it.   Another option is the Gerber Gator Jr. but it also has mixed reviews.  The Ontario Camp machete is also a possibility but first I'll see how the field knife does!

 
 
 

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