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Offline crashdive123

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Re: Big knives revisited
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2018, 04:02:55 PM »
I will agree 100% that big knives are a pain to make and take quite a few more resources and time to complete.

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Re: Big knives revisited
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2018, 02:09:28 AM »
I also like big knives!  Smaller knives are generally a bit more practical and useful; a small knife will probably be on you at all times whereas a big knife only comes along when you anticipate needing it.  That said, some tasks just cry out for a big honkin' slab of steel! ;)  I suppose anything over about 6" qualifies as a big knife to me.  My favorites at the moment are the Ontario RAT-7 and my new JK Camp Knife.  The latter is very similar to the RAT-7 but with a higher level of craftsmanship and executed in O1 steel.  I don't really chop with knives at all but I prefer them to any other tool for splitting wood into fine kindling, and baton a lot of wood for campfires.

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Re: Big knives revisited
« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2018, 05:28:02 PM »
I was recently gifted several knife blanks.  Here's what I did with the first one.


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Re: Big knives revisited
« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2018, 06:37:48 PM »
I LOVE coffin-handled Bowies......that's an eye-popper, crash! :shocked: :drool:
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Re: Big knives revisited
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2018, 09:23:40 PM »
Neat big one Crash.
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Re: Big knives revisited
« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2018, 10:04:12 PM »
sweet Dave
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Re: Big knives revisited
« Reply #56 on: April 08, 2018, 02:17:28 AM »
Very nice!  I'm not a big fan of Bowie Knives but that one's purdy!