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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 Tobias Gibson on September 4, 2013 at 6:27

I guess I will start with my latest edition to the collection.It's an Italian made camp knife.  In this case the Mercury 913-8DC. 

It's a six implement knife similar to the Swiss Army Spartan but with a twist.

Handles scales  Stag. (Mercury calls it deer horn). Nice brass pins  and rivets. The antler is smoothed and polished along the edges.  The bolsterless design is what really got my attention.

but then when you open the blades...

There's a Fork instead of a punch or small blade!  It's a hobo/scout hybrid!  Of course short of spearing small chunks of meat or marshmallows the fork is useless.  But it was still pretty cool to see and is at least as functional as the fork on the Case Hobo!

Back tools include the cork screw and sewing awl.  The awl could use a sharper edge but is still pretty nice.

all in all a well made knife. I'm very pleased with the fit and finish and the quality of the materials.  Pretty good snap on all blades.  I haven't noticed any blade rub, yet. The stag or deer horn is nicely polished.  I think it would have been nicer with a bail instead of key ring but the novelty of the fork makes up for that.

Comment by Ron Cooper on September 4, 2013 at 3:52

Kudos and best wishes on your new group, Toby!

Here's one of my favorite Scouts...

Comment by Ron Cooper on September 4, 2013 at 3:38

Love those lanyards, Scott -- Especially the one on that Beaver Tail! 

Comment by Scott Rauber on September 4, 2013 at 2:28

Definitely like this Group....thx for the invite Jan!

Comment by peter force on September 3, 2013 at 23:25

"FINGERS" ..i would be diggin...LOLOLOL..i love lookin for old knives in old boxes....

Comment by peter force on September 3, 2013 at 23:20

thats a beauty of a QUEEN.. nice throwback to the original as well.all the original true winterbottom pieces i find like this are always missing the sharpener on front scale...  thats a purdy knife!

Comment by Michelle "Fingers" DellaPelle on September 3, 2013 at 23:14

I remember I was young girl like 10 years old at girl camping. I used swiss scout knife the great outdoor adventure... I always played cutting any the small woods. Just tossed it to bonfire. I love it. I love camping... But I don't remember where i did putted away my old swiss scout knife in the somewhere boxes in the basement in many years ago. I don't remember. I hate to dig and search each the box for my swiss knife..... LOLOLOLOL

Comment by Charles Sample on September 3, 2013 at 23:13

Well, I will jump in first with a pic of my Queen fish knife.  It is 1 of 70, made for the Chattahoochee Cutlery Club in 2005.


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