Confessions of a Gear junkie (me), I've carefully weaned myself away from impulse buying of "bushcraft" gear over the last few years, and I've given away allot of stuff that I bought and didn't use much or didn't get to use at all, it truly is an addiction, I had the same problem when I was younger with guns and fishing stuff, at one time I owned a Speed boat, Bass boat, 14ft. bay boat, a 10ft. John boat, and two Canoes, now I'm getting better, I'm down to two Canoes.
I've kind of settled on four packs that I use on my day hikes, occasion overnighter, and one in case I might want to take an extended trip over a couple of days, and just enough gear to take what I want with me, and these day I travel as light as possible.
Which brings me to favorite knives, I have two large drawers full of fixed blades, one for customs and one for production knives, and one drawer full of folders, now you would think that that's enough, well, I've got another one coming in the mail this afternoon that I'll have to make a sheath for and make room for in my customs drawer, or start a third drawer, like I said, it's an addiction.
I was going through my stash of fixed blade customs yesterday and the thought came to me that while they are all very nice knives I seldom use any of them, and I certainly don't need most of them, maybe it's time to sell some of them, it would certainly clear up some much needed space and put some cash in my pocket, but which ones would I want to part with, now that's a problem.
Some I have just because I love the way they look, but in reality they don't fit my woods style, for example, I have an MLL Adirondack model, it's a beautiful Nessie styled blade with very nice Bocote wood scales, it feels good in the hand and cuts great, but I just can't get into Nessmuck styled blades, I also have a Kephart styled knife that is absolutely stunning, it's got a 5"bade, walnut scales, it's 3/16th" thick and the blade above the cutting edge is left with the forge marks, but it's a little heavy for my taste, maybe it should go along with a few others that I don't use.
So, what's my favorite bush knife, I've got a custom classic bushlore that I love, an Enzo Trapper that is a perfect bush knife and one of the most comfortable that I have, a few months ago I picked up a Bark River Aurora from Yellow yak that could be in the running for my favorite, but then again I haven't actually seen or held the Bush Tool that I have coming in today ?
It's soooo hard deciding.
How about you guys, do you have a favorite Bush Knife, and why is it your favorite ?