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Offline Mr. Tettnanger

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Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« on: May 04, 2012, 01:43:15 PM »
I just got a beautiful bushcraft knife from Bernie Garland. It really is a work of art!

This is my first custom knife and first real "bushcraft" knife.

I am wondering how durable the stabilzed woods are. This knife has stabilzed box elder handles.

Do I have to worry about getting it wet, bloody, grimy from sweat and dirt? I am leery of how slick the handle may be if I use it when my hands are sweaty, etc.

Do I have to worry about cracking or breaking the wood if I smack on the end of the handle to split a deer pelvis or something?

I really like this knife, but it is so beautiful, that I am half afraid to use it!




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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 01:49:35 PM »
If you're afraid to use it, send it my way!

Seriously....use that bad boy.  Stabilized wood should be good to go and I don't think Bernie would sell you something that wasn't, right?

Congrats on the new knife.  Now go put it to good use, like it was meant to be.
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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 01:52:28 PM »
Bernie makes users, stabilized wood is tough and should stand up to the rigors of use, being stabilized it is pretty well sealed against the elements, main thing as with any knife, just wipe it clean after use and give it a wipe down and light oiling when back at base....sorted  :)


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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 01:54:52 PM »
  Stabilized wood should be good to go and I don't think Bernie would sell you something that wasn't, right?



LOL!!

In no way do I think that Bernie did me wrong, not at all.

I just don't want to screw this work of art up! I keep telling myself, to use it and abuse it like a well built knife should be, but it is just so damn nice...!

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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 01:58:50 PM »
There is nothing wrong with just collecting pretty knives. But I am sure it is built to be used in addition to being beautiful. :)

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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 02:13:10 PM »
And what about some pictures???

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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 02:40:32 PM »
And what about some pictures???

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+1 on that!!!   His Blades must be shown to others! 8)
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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 02:54:02 PM »





My photo skills are lacking!

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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 03:38:44 PM »
Very nice Mr T! If it makes you feel better, I dropped the bushpick prototype in the small stream below my house and it stayed in for a least an hour before I missed it. It may have hurt it's feelings but there was no other harm done. Use that bad boy. Good tools are built to be used.
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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 03:39:17 PM »
Nice knife!  I also had to look up stabilized wood handles cause I didnt know what it was.
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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 04:46:50 PM »
Stable boxelder is one prettiest of the crazy-grained woods IMHO......good choice 8)
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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2012, 05:17:15 PM »
nice score brother! bernie's blades are top notch :thumbsup:
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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2012, 05:31:52 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2012, 05:39:13 PM »
Sweet looking blade Mr. T
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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2012, 05:40:48 PM »
That is a fine looking knife there! I can understand how you feel...I'd have a hard time convincing myself to get it dirty too ;)

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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2012, 05:56:20 AM »
I wouldn't worry much about the stabalized woods.  They are pretty durable.  Just be careful when you are battoning.  With the size of that knife I can't imagine it will see regular Battoning use. Blood and grim won't hurt it.  My Avatar is one of my BushKillers in Stabalized Buckeye burl, and I have put it through some good solid abuse with no issues. 
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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2012, 02:23:23 PM »
That be one purdy knife!!
Man I love that grind.... I wonder why none of the big commercial companies (Kershaw, Buck, etc.) don't, and have never put a Scandi grind on any knife they've made??
You just can't beat that bevel... Convex might be a close second, but I can't sharpen convex for crap...

Nice knife, and looks tough as nails as well as Art...
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Re: Stabilized woods and my new knife!
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2012, 02:28:37 PM »
Great knife.  Don't be afraid to use it.  I'd hate to think of it sitting on a mantle in a display case CRYING itself to sleep all the time!

I think some action shots are in order my friend...lots of them too  ;)

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