Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Saturday, 29 January 2022
The vast majority of us have no real need for knives this big. Your standard folders or fixed blades with a three or four inch blade will do any conceivable camp chores you need. But… if you are doing bushcraft, where you’re making shelters, chopping tarp poles and pegs, digging rocks out of the ground to make a campfire ring, batoning firewood… you need a big strong blade, and one that can stand up to some punishment. This fella here can almost replace your hawk or hatchet for most lighter chores. These blades lead hard lives, so any embellishments should be eliminated or kept to a minimum.
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No bling needed here - that already has great lines. My field folding knife is a Victorinox Fireman. Has both a fine and blunt serrated blade, a wood saw and a few other tools fit for the wild. Too large for comfortable pocket carry, the belt pouch has a few more 'Batman In the Boondock' tools as well.ReplyDelete
Any reason you didn't go with a Leatherman or similar multitool?
I'll pass on that thing. Just bought this one recently.ReplyDelete
Hmmmmm... never heard of 7Cr before. Is it easy to sharpen Mike?Delete
For all I know its recycled Fukushima nuke pipes. The interwebs says it is "a budget steel that will sharpen up easily and hold a fair edge. 7Cr17's elements are: Carbon 0.60-0.75%, Manganese 1.0%, Chromium 16-18%, Nickel 0.60%..."Delete
It'll take an edge easily and lose it just as easily. I consider 8Cr13MoV to be the minimum I'd look at and that's for a beater like a Sypderco Tenacious. That said, Spydercos heat treatments are better than most.Delete