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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
WTB: Bushcraft knife on 07/30/2014 22:11:23 MDT Print View

4-5" blade, stainless(I know), quality sheath(not Mora), not an arm and a leg. Grip suitable for larger hands.

Give me our suggestion or make me a offer for what you have.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: WTB: Bushcraft knife on 07/30/2014 22:21:35 MDT Print View

What's your price range?

Any preference on style? Tactical/modern or traditional?

I like the sog seal pup in plain edge, reasonably light for it's capability.

Real puuko knives made in northern europe are beautiful and scandinavian grinds are very user friendly (cut well/easy to sharpen).
http://woodtrekker.blogspot.com/2011/02/kauhavan-puukkopaja-vuolupuukko-review.html

There are a bunch of custom knife makers over on bushcraft usa if you are willing to pay a lot and possibly wait.

Go for stick tang over full exposed tang to save weight.

Edited by justin_baker on 07/30/2014 22:24:21 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: WTB: Bushcraft knife on 07/30/2014 22:25:26 MDT Print View

traditional

nothing fancy

I am a fan of the scandi grind.

Have had Moras forever. Hate the sheaths.

Just seeing what treasure the inter webs will bring forth.

The traditional Scandinavian knifes are works of art.

Edited by kthompson on 07/30/2014 22:27:46 MDT.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Re: WTB: Bushcraft knife on 07/30/2014 22:38:27 MDT Print View

http://www.helle.no/products/knives/

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: WTB: Bushcraft knife on 07/30/2014 23:06:30 MDT Print View

http://www.kellamknives.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_33_36_144&products_id=1190

Too many choices.

I like the Fallkniven F1 too. As far as the other end of the Scandinavian design spectrum is concerned.

Justin Trick
(Rye_Tyler) - M

Locale: NorCal
Koster Bushcraft on 07/31/2014 00:16:44 MDT Print View

Dan Koster's Bushcraft is my go to knife, a little pricey but definitely worth it.

http://kosterknives.com/knives/bushcraft/

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Koster Bushcraft on 07/31/2014 07:12:52 MDT Print View

Let's keep prices lower than $125

Bud Chapman
(budman5) - M

Locale: Alaska
silver steel on 07/31/2014 08:18:37 MDT Print View

Ken
you mentioned kellum above.
I have a heidi that I would sell for 105 shipped.

Justin Trick
(Rye_Tyler) - M

Locale: NorCal
Helle on 07/31/2014 08:35:52 MDT Print View

Not affiliated just passing it on.

http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/939813/

Will Elliott
(elliott.will) - F

Locale: Juneau, AK
Puukko on 07/31/2014 18:19:30 MDT Print View

Lots here. https://www.ragweedforge.com/

Condor knives are great: Kephart, Bushcraft 4", Sapien, Woodlaw. You can cut stuff with them.

Knife kits?

Enzo Trapper?

Edited by elliott.will on 07/31/2014 18:21:46 MDT.

E J
(mountainwalker) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area & New England
Ken you can have it all - Scandi grind, good sheath and value price too on 07/31/2014 21:58:44 MDT Print View

You can stay well within budget, stick with your scandi grind and Mora by getting a Mora Bushcraft and combining it with a Kydex sheath you buy from a cottage maker or make yourself. There are makers who will make quality kydex sheaths for $20.

Plus with a blaze orange Mora Bushcraft you'll never misplace it in the field.

Edited by mountainwalker on 07/31/2014 21:59:34 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Puukko on 07/31/2014 22:08:57 MDT Print View

Thanks Will. cuttin' stuff is fun.

EJ I want no mora.

Will Elliott
(elliott.will) - F

Locale: Juneau, AK
E on 07/31/2014 22:38:11 MDT Print View

Here are about 400 of them:

http://www.lamnia.fi/items.php?lang=en&sgid=5&sin=51&gclid=CJP-zNye8b8CFSyCMgodyBoARQ

Wood Jewel knives are economical.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Thanks Will on 07/31/2014 22:43:17 MDT Print View

That helps a lot. Not going to be easy making up my mind.

E J
(mountainwalker) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area & New England
Re: Re: Puukko on 07/31/2014 23:20:58 MDT Print View

Oops Ken I read that a bit too fast - thought you were looking for a Mora but with a better sheath...lots of stuff out there should fit the bill. One I would recommend is a Bark River Necker II 3.5 in. blade which you could buy used for a better price. Very light yet tough but it's a convex not scandi grind, though Bark River makes some scandi grind knives.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Thanks Will on 07/31/2014 23:22:29 MDT Print View

If you want to put your personal touch on it, the Ray Way knife kits are $30 and the leather sheath another $20.

Other kits out there too

Some Helle steel here:

http://www.dryadbows.com/helleknives/BLADES/blades.htm

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
WTB: Bushcraft knife / Benchmade Hidden Canyon Hunter on 08/02/2014 09:18:45 MDT Print View

I saw this knife at Sportsman's Warehouse yesterday and it seems to meet some of your criteria except not scandi grind. Fits great in my hand and is simple but a work of art imo. Of course I'm a Benchmade groupie so there's that.

I think this would compete well with the ESEE Izula or KaBar Necker Becker (which I own and don't recommend due to the sheath).

The leather sheath is nice and secure.

http://hunt.benchmade.com/product.aspx

.Hidden Canyon Hunter

Edited by IDBLOOM on 08/02/2014 09:41:24 MDT.

Nick Levesque
(Quixotic_1) - F

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Bushcraft knives on 08/02/2014 18:54:23 MDT Print View

Have you taken a look at Bark River knives, Battle Horse Knives (formally Blind Horse Knives), or Blackjack knives. Check "fleabay" for the aforementioned makers and you'll likely find something suitable. Good Luck.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: WTB: Bushcraft knife / Benchmade Hidden Canyon Hunter on 08/02/2014 19:08:36 MDT Print View

No, don't like those tall blades Esee Izula won't do. Want a nicer handle. I will stick with a Scandinavian design. That should at least narrow the search field.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Scandinavian knives on 08/02/2014 20:37:44 MDT Print View

Ken, if you're looking for a Scandinavian knife, Ragweed Forge has the best collection I've seen, without getting into the very pricey models. I won't recommend a specific model, instead, wander through until you see one teat strikes your fancy. Be sure to click the photo of anything interesting - the photo usually enlarges and shows the sheath as well. The ordering is a bit strange, but the guy is nice to deal with.

http://www.ragweedforge.com/

Okay, I'm going to note one I really like: the Järvenpää Aito Puukko (Finnish) has a birchbark handle that is just amazing in the hand, like hard velvet! Nice carbon steel blade (not your spec), but the handle and a stainless blade is found lower on the page in the Kauhavalainen Puukko, but I've not used that particular model.

Edited by grampa on 08/02/2014 20:51:28 MDT.