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Find it, Eat it

Cooking Foraged Food Gathered Around New Zealand

Foraging for wild foods is gaining momentum around the country. Edible weeds, food foraged from the fields, forest and seashore and a pantry section, Michael Daly provides identification notes and recipes that demonstrate the use of wild foods in everyday cooking

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Shelley Raskin replied to Philip Lee's discussion bushcraft meeting
"What shape are your knives, would be interested in seeing a few if you could post some pictures?"
Jun 19

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Shelley Raskin replied to Shelley Raskin's discussion Classic bushcraft knife New Zealand style
"Great, you could be our shaper then, ever worked on O1 before, untempered it should be softer than L6, where are you based?"
Jun 19

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Philip Lee replied to Shelley Raskin's discussion Classic bushcraft knife New Zealand style
"I make knives with an angle grinder and a belt sander.. over time your workmanship gets better and better.. I use L6 steel. Old saw blades.. Cheap cheap."
Jun 18

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Philip Lee replied to Philip Lee's discussion bushcraft meeting
"I dont have a website.. i just make knives as a hobby. I make them and field test them for sharpness, edge holding.. I perform various task, skinning, splitting bones, battening small logs. etc.. I mainly use L6 and )1 steel.. I do have a few…"
Jun 18

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Shelley Raskin posted a discussion

Classic bushcraft knife New Zealand style

So I have been examine the "classic" bushcraft knife, and the style that has been used by Ray Mears and duplicated many times in the last 25 odd years is the Woodlore:220 mm long full tang knife with a blade length of 110 mm and a handle of 110 mm, two slabs bolted to the handle (reindeer may have been originally use but wood and micarta are also used and are probably better), 4 mm thick O1 high carbon tool steel with a scandi grind (although the current Woodlorehas a slight hollow ground cut…See More
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Knives and Knifesmithing

Connect with others who are passionate about knives, and share knowledge and expertise
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Shelley Raskin replied to rudy padilla's discussion Machetes
"Well the machete I use is a Svord Golok, not your everyday type of machete but after using them it's hard to go back to a long springy blade unless you are chopping grass-and I use the masport for that!"
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