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Will Elliott
(elliott.will) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA / Wasilla, AK
WTB fixed blade knife on 08/28/2013 21:23:26 MDT Print View

Hi all,

I'm hoping someone has a heavy knife they'd like to get rid of. 1/8" by 3–4" blade, carbon steel preferred. Not looking for any works of art, just something like a Condor Bushlore (~$30 new).

Thanks!

belay

Edited by elliott.will on 08/28/2013 21:24:09 MDT.

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Buck Knives on 08/28/2013 21:47:57 MDT Print View

Buck Knives makes a nice sheath knife with about a 3 inch blade and a skelontonized handle. Can't remember the name but its sold at Walmart for $20-$30 and I bought one for a brother a year or so ago. I remember being impressed with its edge.

Edited by Cameron on 08/28/2013 21:49:07 MDT.

Will Elliott
(elliott.will) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA / Wasilla, AK
1 on 08/28/2013 22:30:25 MDT Print View

Thanks for the rec. Someone else PMed me mentioning Moras (love their Craftline models). Both good options, but I was looking for something a bit more classic— full tang, wood handle, etc.

spelt !
(spelt) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: 1 on 08/29/2013 08:01:39 MDT Print View

Check out Hammock Forums swap. There's a lot of knife enthusiasts over there. (not all the expensive collectors, either).

robert van putten
(Bawana) - F

Locale: Planet Bob
Old Hickory? on 08/29/2013 12:30:02 MDT Print View

How 'bout an old hickory butcher knife? Lots of folk have been known to re-grind or shorten these a bit, or leave 'em stock, and use 'em as woods knives.

Just ordinary 1095 carbon steel, hardened to about RC 56 or so. Ontario makes 'em.
The 7" butcher knife is actually quite light despite its size.

Ace hardware has 'em for about ten bucks -

http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3689092&KPID=6332170&cagpspn=pla&CAWELAID=364629884

Or you can just keep yer eye out for one at yard sales and second hand stores.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: west coast best coast
Re: Old Hickory? on 08/29/2013 12:38:00 MDT Print View

I love the old hickory knives. A lot of blade for the weight. The 7 inch one is around 6 oz. Very tough and a nice slicer. I use mine as a baton blade for winter camping with my Laplander folding saw.

Steve Chan
(sychan) - M

Locale: SF Bay Area
If you want something like a Condor Bushlore, why not just get the Bushlore Mini? on 08/29/2013 14:15:39 MDT Print View

They have a Condor Bushlore Mini now for just over $32 on Amazon. Full tang 3" carbon steel blade, walnut handle.

Will Elliott
(elliott.will) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA / Wasilla, AK
1 on 08/29/2013 14:21:24 MDT Print View

Hi all,

Re: the Old Hickory knives:

I'm assuming the 3.25" paring knife is a thinner blade than the 7" butcher?

http://www.ontario-knife-store.com/3-25-inch-paring-knife-753-3-14/

Thanks!

robert van putten
(Bawana) - F

Locale: Planet Bob
Not sure on 08/29/2013 14:54:22 MDT Print View

Hard to say...
I have the 4" paring knife. I found it some years back down in Oregon. It was just a little rusted thang, but it cleaned up nicely and I kept it for a patch knife.
It is ground on one side only, which makes it ideal as a patch knife.

My father in law has the 7" butchers knife and I think it is quite a bit heavier but I have never compared 'em side by side.

Now, my father in laws blade is rather old, I understand the new knives are thinner? Not sure.
This page - http://www.ragweedforge.com/HistoricalKnifeCatalog.html

Seems to indicate that they are about the same thickness, but I'm not sure how accurate that is.

I recommend you simply email Ontario and maybe even Ragnar at Ragweed forge. Hes always been helpful to me in the past.

Modifying the Ontario ( Old Hickory ) butcher knives has quite a following -

old hickory

I can't imagine this would so popular if the smaller Old Hickory blades were as thick.

Edited by Bawana on 08/29/2013 14:55:03 MDT.