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  1. C_Claycomb

    A wild fox visited me while I was building a house in the forest alone.

    Do other people, hikers or campers, use the area? I was wondering if the fox had been fed by other people and got used to them. Chris
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    The LandRover itch.. Do I scratch it?

    Sorry. :lmao: I don't have either, but have quite a few friends who have tried Landrovers and come to the same conclusion Bazzworx did and have been much happier with Toyotas, citing reliability, quality and costs.
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    A wild fox visited me while I was building a house in the forest alone.

    Well filmed. A couple of the shots of axe work made me nervous for your fingers and toes (well fingers and feet really). Chopping the notch towards your hand and removing branches from the log, one foot each side. I know folk say they are careful and practiced, but I know someone with more...
  4. C_Claycomb

    It is a Gizmo, what on Earth is it ?

    what do you think the two rings are for?
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    It is a Gizmo, what on Earth is it ?

    Looks like some sort of incomplete kit. Like there would be a couple of things in those rings, maybe things that get hammered in. The hammer appears held on with a finger tightened screw, not the usual thing for a permanent fixing to spin around. I would expect that the handle would be held...
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    Surviving the Garden

    https://modernsurvivalblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/how-to-keep-weeds-down.jpg Tengu, Time for garden chores is possible. Garden chores are like creating anything else...you can sink as much time into them as you can, there is always more. You can strim the grass once a month and call it...
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    Advice for 16 year old buying a lock knife?

    ....or as the comment about the true meaning of BB being "buy both"...a Boker Plus Techtool1 right now, learns sharpening, and the HH UKPK when it appears, for the same as the S110V UKPK :lmao: If that is the situation, then I think the S110V might be a bit of a big step to make in one go...
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    Advice for 16 year old buying a lock knife?

    Would FRN/S110V be a good alternative to red G10/S30V for your son? That is a really hard question. While there was much I liked about my original UKPK, I never got on with the S30V. Basically, S30V should be sharpened to give a toothy edge, 600-800 grit, which it then holds for a long time...
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    Advice for 16 year old buying a lock knife?

    While I have found my original G-10/S30V UKPK and my replacement (lost the original) FRN/S110V to be very good from a practicality point of view, I get a greater buzz from my Lion Steels. The Bestman reminds me of the Stockman type knives that my Grandfather carried, but it is also modern cool...
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    Advice for 16 year old buying a lock knife?

    What Toddy says is the reason why I am distrustful of quoting the law based on legal notices published by places that sell knives and tools. Since the crime is selling the knife to the wrong person, it is easier for them to play safe and put up that the law says no for everything to anyone up...
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    Advice for 16 year old buying a lock knife?

    While I love my old Swiss Army for its tools, and think everyone should have one...for the tools, the blades are a bit rubbish in both how sharp they can be made, and how long they will keep that edge. They are hardened to only 54HRC, whereas an O-1 bushcraft knife would be 58HRC and many good...
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    Advice for 16 year old buying a lock knife?

    Good point, thread title changed. Can you please link to the legal source regarding age restrictions? I have been looking and found conflicting, fairly official, sources and want to see which one reflects the actual legislation. https://www.gov.uk/buying-carrying-knives Says 16-18 can...
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    Advice for 16 year old buying a lock knife?

    It seems that one handed openers have not been targeted by the newer legislation. Flippers very possibly so, and spring assisted, most certainly.
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    Advice for 16 year old buying a lock knife?

    Telemarkmike, I have not had any recent legal experiences, good or bad, I had a scar when I was in university, but that was 22 years ago. I have tried very hard not to have any experiences with the law and sharp tools. I have had friends who have had conversations with police and their...
  15. C_Claycomb

    Newbie from Cambridge

    Dear Steve, You have come to the right place. A forum for quiet, unsociable, outdoorsy, crafty square pegs struggling to fit in society's round holes. Based on my observations at our annual BushMoot gatherings over the last 14 years, bushcraft attracts a higher than average number people...
  16. C_Claycomb

    See through hammock

    I would be worried about longevity. I have one of the good UKHammock WoodsmanX hammocks, and one can see through that, somewhat. Fairly soon after I got it, I found that there were stress marks appearing in the fabric, fibres pulling and showing more light through. Over time, one or two such...
  17. C_Claycomb

    oak handline

    I suppose there are two tests. One is casting, do you use the rod to cast? Second test would be what happens to the line if a fish is hooked. If the line remains attached to the "rod" and causes it to bend, you are using the rod to catch the fish. There is little difference other than...
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    oak handline

    It would be good if when posting stuff like this, the person posting could include a statement about the law where they are and how they intend to use, or test, the equipment. It would be a shame for people who read the forum getting the idea that we condone or promote anything illegal, or get...
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    Sold Stove - Further Reductions

    Hi BlackwaterBushcrafter, Just to let you know, you don't have Private Messages, not because you are not a full member, but because you haven't made more than this one post. The first few posts that all "new" members make are manually approved by a moderator. Before the posting threshold is...