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Offline ThoseWhoWander

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I purchased the 2 Arrow Knives California California Bowie on a forum a few weeks ago and I love this thing. It's stout yet very capable of doing bushcraft tasks. Just the right size for me needs.

If you want to see more of his work, check out his IG: https://www.instagram.com/2arrow_knives/

Some stats:
3.5" blade w/ clip point and a scandi grind w/ a micro bevel
4.5" handle w/ brown canvas micarta
80CRV2 steel
Full tang
90 degree edge
blackwash finish
Came with a kydex sheath w/ a leather backer



For my use, I think it's a great size and also very stout. The blade is 3.5" and is long enough to baton through wood w/ the chipping away method (excuse me if that's the incorrect term). The blade is pretty broad, 1 3/8". A couple of whacks at the spine, sends the blade in deep.

The clip point, sets the tip about at the center line of the blade. So creating pivots for a bow drill kit wouldn't be hard. I used the knife to make a "one stick fire", "cap full of feathers", and an abbreviated version of Mors Kochanski's "trystick".

The 80CRV2 steel did a good job, after using it for a few weeks doing bushcrafty tasks, I really didn't notice much dulling. I stropped it after every use.

One Stick Fire:
It was a easy as pie. Breaking the wood down, was a snap and Zach put a really nice edge on it so feathering with is was very fun.



Cap of Feathers:
Very fun and fast.



Try Stick:
Beforehand, I thought the broadness of the blade would make it more difficult to complete the Try Stick but I found the clip point allowed me a lot of tip control and also maneuverability in the notches. I thought it did great.



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Offline wsdstan

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Re: Custom Bushcraft Knife 80crv2 Steel: 2 Arrow Knives- California Bowie
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 09:42:34 PM »
It does look like a really good workhorse of a knife.  I tend to shy away from straight handled knives with no guard to prevent running a finger over the edge but other than that it sure looks useful.

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Re: Custom Bushcraft Knife 80crv2 Steel: 2 Arrow Knives- California Bowie
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 01:23:10 PM »
I really like the look of the shape and size of the handle. I'd love to see one with a blade of 4' - 4.5"
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Re: Custom Bushcraft Knife 80crv2 Steel: 2 Arrow Knives- California Bowie
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 07:42:56 PM »
I really like the look of the shape and size of the handle. I'd love to see one with a blade of 4' - 4.5"

Hi Yeoman.  I think you're right, 4" would be awesome.  I just ordered another blade from him, a Skookum styled knife.  Maybe sometime next year, I'm going to get one of his larger models. 

It does look like a really good workhorse of a knife.  I tend to shy away from straight handled knives with no guard to prevent running a finger over the edge but other than that it sure looks useful.

Yeah it's was a concern too.  There's a little bit of a swell.  I just have to be extra careful.  But it is nice being right up to the edge, a bit more control- albeit potentially a bit more dangerous. 

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Re: Custom Bushcraft Knife 80crv2 Steel: 2 Arrow Knives- California Bowie
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 07:59:21 PM »
those are some fine shavings there.

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Re: Custom Bushcraft Knife 80crv2 Steel: 2 Arrow Knives- California Bowie
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 08:11:28 PM »
Not quite my thing but it does look useful
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Re: Custom Bushcraft Knife 80crv2 Steel: 2 Arrow Knives- California Bowie
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 01:45:10 PM »

  That's a nice sized knife for general camp tasks,  I have a Stilwell, and a Woodlaw  with the same type of handle and Puukoo styled blades of about 3-7/8" in length,  I've seen some examples of 2 Arrow's knives and they are well finished,  looks like a keeper to me,  congrats on a good score,  is it a full scandi ?
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