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  1. mick91

    Dartmoor knife help

    Well I like some others here took the plunge and bought a Dartmoor blank and handle (at a very VERY reasonable price :D ) from a member here. While thrilled with the parts I've got I've hit a dilemma. I'm more than comfortable with making and fitting fingerguards, most of my knives actually...
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    Buzzard mk2

    Coming up for sale tonight lads and lasses is a Buzzard MK2 in VG10 with English walnut root handle and brass fixtures and mosaic pins. Scandi ground with SB. Will be polished up and shiny new for Christmas :) Not the best pics but the walnut root has come up lovely. How does £70 to your...
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    Woodpigeon jerky

    Thought I would share my basic recipe for woodie jerky as I've put a batch on today. I'm no cook so bare with me! But it does taste very nice and keeps a good long while. Recipe also works with venison and beef, and probably others too. 8 Woodpigeon breasts sliced to 1/4 - 1/2" thickness...
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    A productive morning (contains pictures of animals killed for food)

    Being outdoor types, I'm sure you've all noticed we've had a bit of rain recently, in fact we've had an awful lot of rain recently! A local farm we shoot woodies on has a wheat field that's taken a particularly heavy battering from the weather (thanks to nearby "redevelopment" affecting...
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    Damascus bushy

    Digging through my box of tricks I came across a Damascus bushcrafter I made early on in the year, the original customer has since fell out of contact so figured id fling it up for general sale. Damascus from damasteel with oiled flame beech handle with brass lanyard tube and mosaic pins. Full...
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    KvK Locking folders

    As its Sunday I've done a spot of testing for a selection of locking folders. The lineup as it stands. Lets get to it! Knife: jar o knives generic folder Blade material: metal Overall length: Blade thickness: 0.2 Blade length: 5.5 Blade shape: Drop point (semi serrated) Cutting edge: 5 Grind...
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    A smoking partner!

    Somewhat off topic but managed to take a snap of this little guy (girl technically I know) while having a few drags on my ecig outside of work today About a foot tall or a little under so my guess is a Merlin. Amazing to see you still get nature in the car park of an office block in a busy city...
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    Bushcrafters are never beaten!

    Sad moment this morning. After a fairly aggressive smoking session trying to fathom something out, my trusty briar pipe cracked. Had it been yesterday, not a problem, today however my local (and only) tobacconist that sells pipes was closed. A few tools of the trade, a length of brass lanyard...
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    Buzzard mk2

    Just finished today, a rethink of my buzzard. Blade is around 4 inches with a buffed and polished semi convex edge in 3.8mm D2 with a slight distal taper and 90° spine. Again big thanks to my local uni for the use of their digital kilns. Hardness 56<57 and being convex will take a good...
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    Walnut Buzzard

    A Buzzard ready to fly the nest! VG10 steel hardened to 56~57HRC (massive thanks to my local uni engineering department for letting me use their induction kilns, and showing me how!) brass hardware and a nice high scandi grind. Vulcanised black fiber liners and English walnut scales oiled with...
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    A rare foray into damascus

    It's been a while since I worked in Damascus, I love the look of it but as any knifemaker knows it's a very challenging material to work. I had this design on paper for some time itching to make the pattern in Damascus and a nicely figured hardwood. The blade profile and handle geometry is...
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    Mid range bushcraft knife

    Long story short I need suggestions for a popular choice of mod range bushcraft knife. Not looking for advice to buy as such, I'm looking at doing a bang for your buck comparison on fixed blades. Lower end the venerable Mora is making an appearance. Lower high end the fallkniven F1. But I need...
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    Yorkshire

    Well I'm sharpening big ugly so that can mean only one thing. Camping! Anyone know of decent sites in Yorkshire with vehicle access? Or anyone who fancys a few fireside drinks tomorrow and Wednesday night feel free. Only thing is that my mate is recovering from surgery so can't do anywhere wild...
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    A facelift for an old friend

    I've owned ALOT of knives, big ones, small ones, cheap ones, expensive ones, high tech fancy steels and carbon fiber to pig iron and plywood. But anyone who's camped with me, will be familiar with "ol' rusty" A garlands skinner that cost me £7 out of a shop now defunct called field and forces...
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    Karesuando kniven axe

    Picked myself up a little treat as an overtime gift to myself. Im not an axe man, I prefer a machete, and I prefer them on the larger side. But recently my bushcrafting style has mellowed somewhat so I decided on a small hatchet for carving and light stick chopping/kindling splitting. The...
  16. mick91

    Upgrade or upscale?

    Pretty basic opinion, exactly as the op asks. Given the choice do I upgrade or upcycle my axe? Currently using a 100+ yo coal board axe that could do with some TLC. Do I bother or do I buy a Karesuando from HH or a GB and have done with it? Answers on a postcard gents. May shock you to know for...
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    Flamers natural firelighters

    Picked up a box of flamers natural firelighters from http://www.certainlywood.co.uk/flamers and was impressed enough to warrant a little review! I know. Firelighters are firelighters, and firelighters are cheating. But these are a little different. For a start they're made of wood! They come...
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    CRKT Edgie review

    Recently picked up this interesting little EDC and I must say I'm quite impressed. The edgie from Colombia river knife and tool. I'm sure we're all familiar with CRKT as a brand, and most of us will at some point have owned or used one. This is my first EDC legal by CRKT. The knife comes...
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    Wild edibles January

    As per my post last month decided to post a list here. Maybe not a comprehensive list but may be of use and interest! January. Dandelion Nettle Daisy leaf Gorse flower Greater Plantain Ribwort Plantain Buck's Horn Plantain Scurvy Grass Hogweed Chickweed Sea beet Sea Radish...
  20. mick91

    The new (old) safe

    Not really bushy in the slightest, apart from maybe because it's going to be an ammunition safe. But my aunts father in law was throwing this out and asked me to put it out for the scrap men. Instead it's found its way back home! Had a pig of a time lifting it with my cousins husband (and we're...