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A dicsussion group about knives of the Great Outdoors  needs to have an area to discuss all those fixed blades.  This will be a place to show off your fixed blades.  Doesn't matter if it for filet fish or just the knife you use around the camp fire.  Maybe its your favorite deer skinner!  Let's see it!

For years, the knife i took camping was my Camillus Mk2 Fighting knife.  But it is now in retirement.  Not because I found something better, just because it has too much sentimental meaning to have it confiscated by a park ranger or game warden or lost through stupidity.

My current camp knife is a Rough Rider 844 Burl Wood Hunter.  Why?  Because it has been getting the job done.  I've got Hunters by Bear & Son, Case and Buck that all cost more but  this one seems to get the job done better and cost half as much as the others.

The only issue I had with the knife was the strap for the sheath. It got in the way of taking the knife in and out of the sheath .  A little altering and all was fine.

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That is one nice fixed blade, Tobias!

Here is my Buck Omni Hunter.

That's a nice Buck Charles.  How does the handle feel in your hands?  I'm a lefty, how do you think it would handle for a lefty?


Thanks Howard.  Hard to beat it, especially for the $8 or so that I paid for it.  It was going for $5 (free shipping) on eBay.   And I recall thinking, "Nope!  That knife looks too good for  for anything less that $10" so I made a last second bid for $10 and wound up winning it for around $8 and change.  I didn't even want it when I placed the bid.  I placed a bid of spite just because I didn't want to see someone else get a good deal on a nice looking knife

I felt kind of stupid after I won.  ended up not having enough money for some other knife i wanted to buy later than night.  (I was short buy about $2!   I learned my lesson and  repented.  I no longer make bids of spite just to run up the price on a bid. And I think in return, the good Lord gave me a decent camp knife for learning the errors of my way.   As for the other knife I wanted to buy later that knife -- I can't even recall what it was.

Yep, I've done some pretty stupid things in my life.  But the wise man learns from his mistakes.  No more bids of spite for me.

 
Howard P Reynolds said:

That is one nice fixed blade, Tobias!

The handle feels good in my hand.  I have used it to field dress deer.  It works good for that.  I am very right handed so I can't really say about left handed.  However since the handle is the same on both sides I think it should handle just as good left handed as right handed.  The only difference for a lefty is that when worn on the left side, the handle would be backwards in your hand when you pull it out of the sheath unless you twist your hand palm out.

Tobias Gibson said:

That's a nice Buck Charles.  How does the handle feel in your hands?  I'm a lefty, how do you think it would handle for a lefty?

This really is a nice looking knife. Nice guard and swelled pommel for control in a slippery hand. Drop point for an ergonomic angle to a cutting surface. I doubt if a person would feel the need to choke up on the blade. It appears to be full tang, which will make it easy to re-handle. Some people think a lanyard gets in the way. Maybe they haven't lost a knife in a swamp or stuck one in the top of their bare foot. I've gone around with a lanyard hanging out of my left pocket tied to a folder for many years. A pull on it and quick switch to the right hand just comes natural. Thanks for posting this.

Don't beat yourself up. LOL  I often feel like just messed up and "won" another one. Some don't pan out. But, as stingy as i am, it doesn't break the bank. I keep telling myself that I'll have one heck of a knife sale some day. I get a kick out of giving a knife to someone I know hasn't learned the value of carrying one yet. Especially, when they later comment that they don't know how they ever went without one, 

I have resisted buying "lots" because it seems like someone is just offloading their junk. But, i got weak the other day when I saw a lot that you could hardly see in the photo and there was no description. I could make out a straight razor and a what appeared to be a camp knife. So, for $11 including freight, I went for it. The camp knife turned out to be a nice vintage Colonial Forest Master and the razor is a vintage NY brand. I stropped the razor and shaved my neck and oiled up the camp knife and threw the rest of them in the mistake drawer. Sometimes the "Knife Gods" are with you.



Tobias Gibson said:


Thanks Howard.  Hard to beat it, especially for the $8 or so that I paid for it.  It was going for $5 (free shipping) on eBay.   And I recall thinking, "Nope!  That knife looks too good for  for anything less that $10" so I made a last second bid for $10 and wound up winning it for around $8 and change.  I didn't even want it when I placed the bid.  I placed a bid of spite just because I didn't want to see someone else get a good deal on a nice looking knife

I felt kind of stupid after I won.  ended up not having enough money for some other knife i wanted to buy later than night.  (I was short buy about $2!   I learned my lesson and  repented.  I no longer make bids of spite just to run up the price on a bid. And I think in return, the good Lord gave me a decent camp knife for learning the errors of my way.   As for the other knife I wanted to buy later that knife -- I can't even recall what it was.

Yep, I've done some pretty stupid things in my life.  But the wise man learns from his mistakes.  No more bids of spite for me.

 
Howard P Reynolds said:

That is one nice fixed blade, Tobias!

PIC - Soligen

Finland Filet

This is My Jefferson Spivey Sabertooth Knife.  I,  like Mr. Gibson carried the same MKII by Camillus that I carried when I was an active duty Marine.  I still dont leave home without it, however I carry this Jefferson Spivey on my belt, EVERYWHERE I go. I am lucky enough to live in a state where carrying a fixed blade knife over 4" long is based on intent of carry.

   http://spiveysabertoothknife.com/History/History.htm

Above is a link to the history of this knife.  It is a great American story, IMHO.

   This knife was a given to Me by a friend who knows how I feel about my MKII.  As a Marine I have used my MKII for just about everything at one time or another and he recommended I try this knife instead, which could eventually save my beloved MKII that I carried while active duty from any number of terrorible demises.  Thus far I have sawed through wood, Aluminum, part of the roll bar on my 77 Jeep CJ5 and yes...I started a nice cut into the head of my sledge hammer...Ill ry to take some pics and post them if theres interest.

  So far I have few negatives to this knife and a few positives.  The positive definetly out-weigh the negative...by far.

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Great, Michael!

Great looking knife Spivey built, and great story.

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