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Grit

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I do appreciate a well made knife when being outdoors - like this one by Bryan Raquin. San mai blade (I forget the steel right now) and burnt oak handle.

Most of my outdoor knives are made by makers that also make good kitchen knives, and it would be interesting to see if that’s the case for many of you or if you prefer specialised makers of outdoor knives.

So, what do you carry when in the forrest, at the hills or by the sea?

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Another favourite is the finish style puukko from Jean-José Tritz, who also makes good kitchen knives. The puukko has very clean lines, monosteel and a curly birch handle. I really like the simplicity of it. Nice leatherwork to. I can definatelly recommend anyone to ha have a everyday outdoor knife like this - it usually follows me when I go out (hard competition from the Raquin though 🙄)
Oh, it works well at the table aswell.
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I do appreciate a well made knife when being outdoors - like this one by Bryan Raquin. San mai blade (I forget the steel right now) and burnt oak handle.

Most of my outdoor knives are made by makers that also make good kitchen knives, and it would be interesting to see if that’s the case for many of you or if you prefer specialised makers of outdoor knives.

So, what do you carry when in the forrest, at the hills or by the sea?

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this is a beauty!! I love the lines
 

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I got rid of all of them except one. keeping this around if I ever get lucky enough to kill an elk. or I finally ride my motorcycle to Canada camping along the way.

this is a stock pic, but mine looks just like it.

I do want one more. the Carothers FK2.

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Perhaps not the kind of knife he makes for the young local reindeer herders (yes, I think he called me old :) ) but this knife from Tomas Magnusson is filled with stunning details. Clean lines - and the engravings ❤️

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since my last response to this thread, I did find a Carother Field knife II. FK2. it came up for sale with a regular price and I bought it.

it is so dang sharp. I have only used it to whack off suckers from my fruit trees. haha..

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An 8.5" harpoon point chopper in Nitro-V with stabilized elm scales. I made it months ago and someone grabbed it a couple of weeks ago. My only regret on this one is the copper pins, they blend way too much.

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An 8.5" harpoon point chopper in Nitro-V with stabilized elm scales. I made it months ago and someone grabbed it a couple of weeks ago. My only regret on this one is the copper pins, they blend way too much.

Very nice!
I am REALLY liking Nitro-V as a blade material. I live in Hawaii, near the water, and spend a lot of time ON the water fishing. I have a number of knives in Talonite, Stellite and 6K, but the cost is now pretty prohibitive. A number of small makers are using Nitro-V on knives, and it's corrosion resistance is just excellent. I have some small fixed blades made by Tom Krien and Joe Watson in Nitro-V, and it has been my most carried blade steel recently.

For every day carry, for over 20 years I have carried a lefty CQC6 made by Ernest Emerson, and own a good number of his knives. I also own and carry Strider knives, as well as knives made by friends of mine who are knife makers like Tom Mayo, Tom Krien, David Winch, The Jones Brothers, Bob Terzuola and the late Kit Carson.
 

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I don't buy a lot of fixed blade outdoor knives, folders are another story, but this is my baby.
Michael Rader, MS, submitted this and 4 others for his ABS Mastersmith rating. I have a few of his chef knives, but I'll always love this one.
 

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The latest addition to my collection: Todor Hristov puukko. It has 1.2519 steel core.
 

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Roselli's ultra high carbon steel is one of my favorite steels or even the favorite steel for a proper puukko knife. That old Grandfather knife is regular carbon steel and the rest is UHC steel.
 

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In Finnish language Mora is a synonym for knife (puukko) . From a tender age I've been using and collecting Mora knives. Here are some of them. Moat of them are 40-100 years old.
 

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On the subject of outdoor knives, has anyone tried Carter’s FS1? The testing videos for it seemed pretty rigorous, and there’s a part of my lizard brain that never outgrew the tacticool stage that makes it appeal to me, although the price for the non-mutekis is a little eye watering
 

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The first one is a 1981 Western Bowie knife I was gifted from a neighbor, he put a grinder to it trying to fix a scratch, so I did the best I could to get it back into shape




The second one I found in my dads tackle box, from what I can tell it looks to be a pre WW2 Western skinning knife
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I tried to give these to a member here but my wife said I either sell them or keep them, well I was to embarrassed to put them on BST so they sit on a shelf, feeling a little guilty about that, really don’t use out door knives like I used to, but love working on them
 

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since my last response to this thread, I did find a Carother Field knife II. FK2. it came up for sale with a regular price and I bought it.

it is so dang sharp. I have only used it to whack off suckers from my fruit trees. haha..

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bought one just like it off the maker at the Atlanta Blade show a few weeks ago. No chance to use it hunting yet though.
 

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Ya’ll are terrible influences. Now I just need to work up the nerve to use it without worrying about destroying it 😂
 

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I’m a bit embarrassed to put any of my outdoor knives up after seeing some of the fancy ones in previous posts. Most of mine are pretty beater.

This is one I use a bit. A Nessmuk I made by cutting down a Ontario Old Hickory skinning knife. (I strongly suspect the original Nessmuk knife was made from a trade knife blade the same way).

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If that one is ground anything like mine I don't think you are going to hurt it doing anything reasonable in the woods with it.

Funnily enough, I managed to roll the edge feather sticking some pretty clean pine. It was a confusion experience for everyone involved, the thought on bladeforums is that it probably shipped with a wire burr. Makes sense to given how hard people use CPK with no issues. It’s been sent home so Nathan can have stern words with it
 

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Can't remember who made this one but it's always been fun to take out!
Sweet dammy cladding. Do you ever run into the issue with wood packing in that choil when battoning? Seems like it could get a bit ugly but maybe a nonfactor in real world usage
 
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