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#171310 - 04/14/09 05:30 PM Re: Principle & Back Up Survival Knife [Re: Chris Kavanaugh]
jdavidboyd Offline
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Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 78
Loc: Hudson, FL
Originally Posted By: Chris Kavanaugh

If you are traveling between the UK and US, the inevitable hassles of a knife in luggage will occur.



Does customs really give people a hard time about knives?

I used to (15 years ago) take a Puma Skinner with me all the time to Canada, and a Buck folder to England several times, and customs never even blinked at them.

Have times changed that much?

Dave
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#171314 - 04/14/09 05:41 PM Re: Principle & Back Up Survival Knife [Re: jdavidboyd]
JohnE Offline
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Posts: 601
Loc: Southern Cal
Little off topic but I saw some very interesting knives at the Renaissance fair this past weekend.

Guy makes knife blades out of recycled steel cable and what looked like motorcycle or possibly bicycle chain.

He basically takes a section of the original metal, puts it in the forge and then remakes it into a blade. The chain in particular makes for a very interesting "damascus" like pattern on the blade.

Pretty cool use of old metal, they sharpen well and apparently work pretty well as knives too. He uses a variety of materials for the handle/hilts.

JohnE
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#171315 - 04/14/09 05:42 PM Re: Principle & Back Up Survival Knife [Re: jdavidboyd]
benjammin Offline
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Yes. I can tell you it ain't anything like the way it used to be.
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#171334 - 04/14/09 09:21 PM Re: Principle & Back Up Survival Knife [Re: ]
scafool Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
It seems the Buck 120 is still available too.

http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0006503515086a.shtml

It is too long at 7.5" for me to find handy, but so it goes. I had one when I was younger, about 30 years ago.

The real reason to post on this thread again was to mention Grohman Knives of Pictou Nova Scotia. The #3 boat knife is my favorite hunting knife.

http://www.grohmannknives.com/pages/outdoor.html
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#171337 - 04/14/09 09:43 PM Re: Principle & Back Up Survival Knife [Re: scafool]
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
All canadians should buy a Grohman.

Buying anything else first would be unamerican.

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#171350 - 04/15/09 12:33 AM Re: Principle & Back Up Survival Knife [Re: Chris Kavanaugh]
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2115
Loc: NE Wisconsin
I've always been curious about the Grohman. Some day I hope to find a store nearby that carries them so I can handle them.

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#171351 - 04/15/09 12:46 AM Re: Principle & Back Up Survival Knife [Re: KenK]
Schwert Offline
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Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 905
Loc: Seattle, Washington
Grohman's look funny but handle well.

I have the boat and bird and trout, and want an Original #1 someday in flat carbon.

They are classics and would make a nice choice.

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#171353 - 04/15/09 12:54 AM Re: Principle & Back Up Survival Knife [Re: Schwert]
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
Great knives, lousy sheaths.
But that can be rectified buying a kydex from Canada too.


Edited by Chris Kavanaugh (04/15/09 12:55 AM)

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#171374 - 04/15/09 04:38 AM Re: Principle & Back Up Survival Knife [Re: Chris Kavanaugh]
SwampDonkey Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1268
Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
I have a few of Grohmann models (5 I think) and last fall had 3-#3 Boat knives (with the Canadian Army overlapping sheath) custom engraved, I gave them to my 2 hunting partners and my teenage son. The overlapping sheath can be seen here as the 3rd sheath option.

I remember "Hacksaw" on ETS had a Grohmann #3 factory custom made with a Scandi grind blade. After delivery he was not happy with it and returned it to the factory, I wonder why; it seemed like a good option to me?

Mike

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#171378 - 04/15/09 05:04 AM Re: Principle & Back Up Survival Knife [Re: SwampDonkey]
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
It's become such a popular option, the factory will take back standard knives and regrind to the flat scandi.

Not far from the factory in Pictou is a blue whale research station you can sign up with for working vacations .

I used to buy Earl grey from a guy in NS who added these strange white flower blossoms that gave it a vanilla flavour. He disappeared and I can only surmise the floweres were endangered or narcotic.

I've always wanted to watch those blue whales while sipping tea and slicing some hard summer sausage with a Russell.

I had a bird and trout years ago, it is a suprisingly ergonomic and SAFE handle.

I need another one.


Edited by Chris Kavanaugh (04/15/09 02:07 PM)

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