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Classic bushcraft knife New Zealand style

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shelley Raskin Jun 19, 2015. 2 Replies

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…Continue

 

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Toby Burns left a comment for Shelley Raskin
"Hi  Thanks for the interest,  its definitely still on the cards but have made no progress as of yet.  I think i would prefer at this stage to work in someones pr-established workshop until I get back into it. Are you interested in…"
Jul 9, 2015

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ian lawson left a comment for Shelley Raskin
"I have a wilkinson sword Woodlore knife if you would like the measurements from it. I have used many knives but that one always comes out as the go to, one knife for all."
Jun 21, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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
Jun 18, 2015

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"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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What part of the country are you based?
Auckland Region
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Auckland
What are your interests?
Firecraft, Tracking, Primitive skills, Navigation skills, Shelter building, Flintknapping, Survival skills, Archery, Crafts, Plant identification, Hunting/trapping, Tramping

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At 16:58 on July 9, 2015,
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Toby Burns
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Hi 

Thanks for the interest,  its definitely still on the cards but have made no progress as of yet.  I think i would prefer at this stage to work in someones pr-established workshop until I get back into it. Are you interested in smithing? 

At 16:53 on June 21, 2015,
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ian lawson
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I have a wilkinson sword Woodlore knife if you would like the measurements from it. I have used many knives but that one always comes out as the go to, one knife for all.
 
 
 

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