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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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Lures (artificial bait) of the Great Out\doors

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Jan Carter Sep 13, 2017. 22 Replies

I am by no expert on fishing lures, new or old, but my latest trip to Dowagiac, Michigan, home of the Original Heddon Lures peaked my interest. I suspect others out there either use or collect …Continue

Low Priced But Good Quality Scout Knife?

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by D ale Aug 25, 2017. 31 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

Join and like the group and possibly win a knife or two

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) Aug 21, 2017. 12 Replies

Let's see how many people are here and how many more people can be enticed to join! We're at 90 members now but only 20 of us has "liked" the group.  I'm looking to get at least  140 members and 100…Continue

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

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Jay Apr 25, 2017. 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

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Comment by Charles Sample on February 25, 2015 at 18:02

My RR Sidewinder is larger than that, Tobias, but I like to carry it when I am out and about in the woods.  BTW I chopped down that tree with it.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on February 25, 2015 at 12:09

I recently bought a little Rough Rider fixed blade and reviewed it in the "Fixed Blade" discussion in this group.   In the past, when I've gone day hiking I've sometimes carried a fixed blade that was around 8-9 inches overall with a 4.5 or five inch blade.  

Considering I've rarely use it for more than notching wood, stripping bark or turning over smal stones, I'm now thinking of carrying a smaller knife such as this 6 3/4 inch fixed blade.  For one thing It'll fit in a pocket easier.   My other thought to wear a neck knife such as a ESSI Izula or TOPS Cheetah.

The reason I'm leaning toward the Rough Rider is it would look less threatening to game wardens and would also cost less to replace if confiscated.

Has anyone else gone small when it comes to carrying a fixed blade?  If so would you care to show the knife and your reasoning for going small.

Here is the Rough Rider Outdoorsman Fixed Blade I intend to carry when wandering in the woods. 

Comment by Tobias Gibson on November 4, 2014 at 16:08

And part one of the same interview

Comment by Tobias Gibson on November 4, 2014 at 15:51

Intersting (but long) discussion on bushcraft knives:

Comment by Tobias Gibson on November 2, 2014 at 6:01

Just a reminder, the "Win These Knives" contest ends on Veteran's day.  If you wish to enter go to this link:


Comment by Tobias Gibson on September 30, 2014 at 6:48

This site is really for discussion of knife of the great ourdoors.  I have another thread that discusses this topic located here.  Please continue the discussion  in the other thread:   < http://www.iknifecollector.com/forum/topics/usa-versus-the-world-th...  >

Comment by Andrew Roy on September 30, 2014 at 6:07

If we outsource the vast majority of our manufacturing, and we only purchase the ultra cheap products being made overseas, then we can kiss American ingenuity goodbye.

Comment by Alexander Noot on September 30, 2014 at 0:09

German to the discussion?

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on September 29, 2014 at 18:34

Thought this might be germane to the discussion:

Comment by Tobias Gibson on September 29, 2014 at 14:28

No it wasn't, Andrew but as you can see there are parts that can be construed that way.  I think that is why Jan cross-posted it.


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