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Classic bushcraft knife New Zealand style

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zebedy May 1. 8 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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Zebedy replied to Shelley Raskin's discussion Classic bushcraft knife New Zealand style
"That's pretty cool, thanks for sharing"
May 1

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Shelley Raskin replied to Shelley Raskin's discussion Classic bushcraft knife New Zealand style
"Yeah it’s a 2 inch by 72 inch belt sander, kind of the standard size for knife making, although you can get shorter and longer versions, I can’t weld so I made the frame and body out of plywood, and bought an old electric motor off of…"
Apr 30

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Zebedy replied to Shelley Raskin's discussion Classic bushcraft knife New Zealand style
"You said a hand made belt sander? How did you make that?"
Apr 29

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Thomas Robin Hume replied to Shelley Raskin's discussion Classic bushcraft knife New Zealand style
"Hi, talking sheaths  I saw a guy fall on his side on top of his knife with a less than substantial sheath the blade pierced the sheath and entered his leg it was less than pleasant  for him and his mates pretty serious really , from then…"
Apr 12

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Shelley Raskin replied to Shelley Raskin's discussion Classic bushcraft knife New Zealand style
"Gone a bit past this stage by now, went from file to a hand made 2 inch by 72 inch belt sander, made and sold maybe 50 knives by now, most in NZ by have also sold to customers in America too. its fun but time consuming too, also make sheaths, some…"
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Thomas Robin Hume replied to Shelley Raskin's discussion Classic bushcraft knife New Zealand style
"If you are going to have the blade  hardened and tempered by professionals then keeping it cool during shaping is not  a concern as any parts that have had the condition of the steel altered by heating will be restored by them as part of…"
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"Www.artisansupplies.com.au its an Aussie site bit they have a New Zealand store. they have rod but you may be better off buying their loveless or Corby bolts. gibe them a bell, talk to Kerry South, she will sort you out! if you get stuck give me a…"
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"I would look at making a belt loop out of a piece of leather, as the pvc can cut into your belt and having minimal flex it could be uncomfortable. I have one of those martindales lying around somewhere, I find them a tad soft, but they resharpen…"
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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
said…

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
said…
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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