Tuesday, September 29, 2009


This is a longshot as I am sure my readership pool is very small, but I am trying to get my hands on a specific model mora that is not made anymore. I'd like one or preferably two plastic OD green handled carbon steel blade knives. Top dollar paid, or we can work out a trade.
Thanks for reading!

From Ben's Backwoods online catologue, I am looking for the bottom knife:

Follow up:
I emailed both Ragweed forge and Bens backwoods and neither has them in stock at all. Ragweed forge emailed me back with this:

Thank you for the message and inquiry.
I'm sorry, the OD Craftsman has been discontinued. I have none.
Actually the Craftsman line itself has been discontinued. I'm selling
off old stock.

I have quite a bit on hand, but when it's gone that will be the end of it.

Best regards,

So get them while you can!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

1980's Awesomeness!

A while back I made a post about the survival knife concept and mentioned my first real knife purchase was a hollow handle survival knife. I think this might have been it right here.

Monday, September 21, 2009

How to make a hook knife

Ran across a great article on how to make a hook knife and thought I'd share it.

From cariboo blades, Aki and Scott over on my links list. Give it a read, I am sure it will inspire you to give it a try.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cool video, Knives, and Elk

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the time passes when I am busy with nursing school and the clinicals that go along with that, not to mention the daily life of a married man with a nine month old. So I may not post as much as I'd like to, but I thought I'd pass along a video I ran across lately that is a fun watch, as well as a knife or two I have been drooling over...

Alone in the Wild
First up is Ed Wardle, a British (?) guy who was alone in the Yukon for a good bit. His goal was three months, but he did not make it that long for some unspecified reason. It is a National Geographic show set to be aired here shortly, and it is worth a watch, but not as nicely filmed as Survivorman, and Ed doesn't have much to say that is very educational, nor is there much in the way of great scenery. C+ to B-, worth watching on a quiet fall afternoon when you can't get out.

Check out a great article written by Roger Phillips of the Idaho Statesman. "The finer points of elk hunting." While you are at it, check out Corey Jacobsen's elk 101 website.

I am in love with Both Gene Ingram's and Charles May's knives over on the blademakers website. They are similar in design, and just look downright handy!

The Gene Ingram #30 with a firesteel and a cocobollo handle looks just about right for anything I can throw at it in the woods.

The Charles May Skifa looks like a top notch bush knife with everything that Mors Kochanski recommends for a all around knife.

Paired with an axe, I am sure I could stay comfortable in the woods for some time, but I am not sure I want to put myself out there like Ed Wardle, Les Stroud or Bear Grills just yet.