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#129863 - 04/10/08 09:12 PM Re: My perfect Field knife [Re: MoBOB]
benjammin Offline
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It's all about them Busse knives I tell ya. A Busse knife, a gourmet butane creme brulee torch, a hundred feet of 100 lb test dacron fishing line, a tyvek hazmat suit and a ball o' pemmican and you can take on the world!
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#129866 - 04/10/08 09:30 PM Re: My perfect Field knife [Re: benjammin]
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I wish Busse knives weren't so rare. I'd love to give one a spin. There's an original Battle Mistress on eBay. Only 13 bids and the highest bidder is over $1000 already.


Am_Fear_Liath_Mor: How long is the blade on that Helle? The handle looks good for big hands.

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#129868 - 04/10/08 09:55 PM Re: My perfect Field knife [Re: ]
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Sharing photos of knives online is like showing the children's photos in your wallet. None of them can ever be depended upon to mow the lawn.The 'Bushcraft' knife is a genius of timing and marketing. That it falls in the general parameters of a working knife, though not a working man's (or woman's) budget is of merit vs some of the other Mel Gibbon fantasy knife seconds out there. And when people realise they cannot or will not wait 5 years and a pile of money, go out and find something just as useable; a copy or simply another good knife: Then we can all get on to what counts- getting lost, wet and hungry, surviving and planning for the next chance to get lost,wet and hungry.


Edited by Chris Kavanaugh (04/10/08 10:09 PM)

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#129869 - 04/10/08 10:14 PM Re: My perfect Field knife [Re: ]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
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Hi Hacksaw,

Quote:
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor: How long is the blade on that Helle? The handle looks good for big hands.


The blade is only 9 cm long so the handle is only 10.5 cm is size, so its quite a small lightweight knife at 122 grams with the sheath. It may be to small for big hands as its overall length is only 20cm.

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#129871 - 04/10/08 11:34 PM Re: My perfect Field knife [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
widget Offline
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Yes it does, Helle knives are a fine knife for the price. I prefer the Scandanavian grind on a larger knife, so much easier to sharpen razor sharp! Cheers!
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#129872 - 04/10/08 11:36 PM Re: My perfect Field knife [Re: Chris Kavanaugh]
widget Offline
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Chris, this is a brilliant statement, so true!

Sharing photos of knives online is like showing the children's photos in your wallet. None of them can ever be depended upon to mow the lawn.
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#129929 - 04/11/08 02:57 PM Re: My perfect Field knife [Re: widget]
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What? You need to mow the lawn? Here's what I use:



... and no, my children are not allowed to drive it.

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#129942 - 04/11/08 04:50 PM Re: My perfect Field knife [Re: KenK]
wildman800 Offline
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KenK, I have serious doubts that "your perfect field knife" is going to work well for most of the various camping uses a good field knife usually accomplishes.

However, you can use that front blade to build a defensive wall around your campsite pretty quickly & well. Of course, the middle blade(s) will eliminate high grass to keep snakes away.

I guess you can add many different rear blades for other jobs as well. There won't be any danger of getting a sore back or sore muscles, as you use these blades.

Just my observations.....
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#129956 - 04/11/08 07:44 PM Re: My perfect Field knife [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline
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[quote=Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]Hi Widget,


The Stewart Marsh handmade Bushcraft knife looks really nice, somewhat like Ray Mears Woodlore knife.

Here's a picture of my Helle Odel. It makes a nice bushcraft knife as well.


[/quote

Ray Mears is a close friend of Lars Falt. The Swedish survival instructor who wrote the book on cold weather enviroment survival. The "Woodlore" descends directly from scani knives like the one above. I personally prefer either a Mora Clipper or a Fallkniven F1. With a Cold Steel Master hunter running a close second.
Having said that they are all functional knives that have a certain spartan aesthetic to them.

But they ain't a real beauty. Unlike the lady above.
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#129962 - 04/11/08 08:38 PM Re: My perfect Field knife [Re: JRJ]
TrailDemon Offline
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+1 LMF II fan! LOL!

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