Knives of the Great Outdoors


Knives of the Great Outdoors

A group dedicated to knives and equipment used by Scouts, Hikers, Fishers, Sailors and all the other outdoor adventurers.  A place to show off everything from  the knife in your bug-out bag to your tackle box. Or the knife you take on a day hike or climbing the Matterhorn.

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Axes (and Adzes, Cleavers, Kukris, Machetes, Saws, Tomahawks & Ulus) — — Hosted by Andy Voelkle "AxeMan"

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Jay Apr 25. 105 Replies

Blades larger than standard fixed and folding knives. In other words, the top 90% or more of all the knives in use..…Continue

Tags: Saws, Tomahawks, &, Ulus), Machetes

Garden Tools of the Great Outdoors.

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Tobias Gibson Mar 24, 2015. 2 Replies

I'm guessing we all have assorted garden gadgets and tools.  Not to mention soem advice on what works and what doesn't work.  Some of us may even have a few "garden tools that we collect and don't…Continue

Low Priced But Good Quality Scout Knife?

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by 3vks1wqj3luwp Mar 24, 2015. 28 Replies

I was recently asked to recommend a low priced but good quality Scout knife.  Well I've purchased just about every scout knife I could find that is currently being produced.  Currently the only two I…Continue

Multi-Tool Collectors Club

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Steve Hanner Jan 30, 2015. 112 Replies

If you find yourself buying & carrying Leatherman, SOG, Gerber, Swiss Army, Swiss-Tech, Atwood, or other types of multi-tools than this is the club for you!…Continue

Tags: forum, collectors, tool, Multi

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Comment by Tobias Gibson on July 15, 2015 at 14:58

Such a deal on the Woodsman Pal.   I'd jump on it but I've got one already and I'm guessing it will still be chopping long after I'm gone.  It's one heck of a tool.

Comment by Jan Carter on July 15, 2015 at 14:46

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Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 8, 2015 at 11:32

Just throwing out an idea and figured this is one of the best place to start.  I'm thinking of either forming a group to discuss fishing.  I'm think everything from sharing fishing stories, advice on gear, etc.   Of course  a good chunk would also focus on collecting vintage tackle and knives as well as what you use when you go fishing today.  Would people be interested in such a group?

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 9, 2015 at 19:01

Thanks Charles.   It was kind of fun and now a basic "no frills" utility knife is a little more personal and not so basic!   Most important to me is actually the lanyard hole!

Comment by Charles Sample on May 9, 2015 at 14:10

Good job Tobias!

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 9, 2015 at 13:29

The R. Murphy Fisherman's Pal is an old school bait knife.  From their website:

Camping and Fishing Knife: Polished 16 gauge (1.7 mm) high carbon stainless steel 4-1/4 inch (10.8 cm) blade with serrations for scaling and skinning. Bubinga wood handle.  Made In U.S.A

It's an excellent quality utility fish knife at a low price (around $24)

I figured it needed a lanyard  as well as some flash.  Trust me.  Bubinga Wood is extremely hard.  Make sure you have a very sharp, quality drill bit!

Fisrt I drew the fish on painter's tape.  Then i used a very small screwdriver score the wood.   Enamel paint was used to fill the etch.  I'm still doing some minor cleaning, but the smaller flex are nearly invisible to the naked eye.  to I'm not sure if I'm going to do anymore art work.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on April 29, 2015 at 20:23

I had planned on posting a review of the Kabar Hobo knife here but as usual I was too long winded and I exceeded the character limit!   I instead made it ablog post which you can find here.

For those not wishing to read the long winded review the short version is the knife impressed me quite a bit.   I was actually amazed at how well the fork and spoon performed despite thir somewhat small size.   I was even able to eat spaghetti with the fork with no problem.  And the spoon compares well with some of the plastic disposable spoons you get stuck with a fast food joints.

The lock back center mounted knife was also a nice addition.  Unfortunately it wasn't that sharp and will probably need sharpening right out of the box.  The knife also needs some breaking in as it didn't come apart easily at first so you should probably use it for a while before hitting the woods with it!

Still pretty darn impressive for a $25 knife.  Thanks for the knife Jan!  It was a pleasure to review it.  I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5 based on its price point and usability.  Fro more info and more pics see the blog.

Comment by William Bernstein on March 18, 2015 at 9:25

I just sold this knife after having it a while not knowing anything about it so before I sent it to the new owner I asked him what he knew - bout the same as me - a 1941-1946 Camillus3 5/8" 4 blade scout/camp knife covered in what I call "cracked ice camo" Haven't been able to find another one like it on the internet so I thought Id post a couple pics here before I send it on its merry way.  Comments welcome - thanks!

Comment by Tobias Gibson on March 12, 2015 at 15:33

Looking forward to take this recently found big boy out in the woods and making some little sticks out of big sticks.  I've been looking for a machete with a blade profile like this for a few years now - last week I walked into a pawn shop there it was

Comment by Tobias Gibson on February 25, 2015 at 20:45

Steve, you are correct, at least when compared to the little Outdoorsman:

While I like the Sidewinder, it is more knife than I need on my day hikes.  Plus as the  name states - it is a Heavy Hunter!


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