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Buck Omni Hunter – Homemade Leather Knife Sheath (prototype)

The factory knife sheath on the Buck Omni Hunter is of lesser quality than the knife itself. One fine Sunday afternoon, I got tired of being bored and decided to make my own sheath. Bear in mind, this is my first attempt at knife sheaths, and only second attempt at leather-craft in general. The end […]

Buck Omni Hunter 12 PT with gut hook

Overall length 9.75″ Weight 7.8 oz Steel material 420HC stainless Blade length 4″ Accessory Nylon sheath I have gained experience after several trips to the woods, that would not have come any other way.  One of the most used tools is a camp knife.  In the beginning, I thought bigger is better, and started with […]

CRKT Vertex drop-point

Overall length 7.25″ Folded length 4.0″ Weight 3.8 oz Steel material 8Cr14MoV stainless Blade length 3.125″ Lock Mechanism Locking liner Update 5/31/2011: Just after a few weeks of use the pocket clip has lost most of it’s spring.  I had to use pliers to compress it again, so that the knife would not fall out […]

East German AK-47 Bayonet

Length w. Sheath 13.25″ Knife length 10.75″ Weight 2.8 oz Steel material Carbon Steel Blade length 5.75″ Accessory Wire cutter If you are looking for a cheap knife to throw in your BOB and forget about it, the East German AK-47 Bayonet is a reasonably good solution.  It’s large, it has a built-in wire cutter […]

Keyhole Saw

One of the tools for making a semi-permanent shelter in the woods is often overlooked.  The tool I am talking about is a saw.  This can be a pruning saw, a folding saw, or anything in between.  Many people try to use a machete, or a hatchet, or even a camp axe to chop wood.  […]