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Knives and Knifesmithing

Connect with others who are passionate about knives, and share knowledge and expertise
Aug 1, 2013

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tree beard replied to Dillon George's discussion Woodcarving
"When I developed a passion for old style woodworking using old hand tools, it quickly became apparent I was either going to need to spend a lot of time and money hunting esoteric handmade tools such as crook knives or learn to make them myself.. My…"
Aug 27, 2012

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tree beard replied to John Swarbrick's discussion Norwegian Army Rucksack at Kiwi Disposals
"if you are looking for good bombproof kit that you could be passing on to your grandchildren I'd look no further than gear from cactus climbing. NZ based with a good ethical construction policy, If you ever manage to break anything (unlikely)…"
Aug 20, 2011

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tree beard commented on Ryan Johnson-Hunt's event 'Wellington Skills Workshop'
"hi there, I'd love to be involved, but I've got that weekend booked for mountain biking the heaphy track.. I'll spread the word amongst my flat mates and friends though. cheers!"
Aug 20, 2011

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tree beard replied to Scott Hamilton's discussion Bow drill, Friction fire
"just made my first coal using a hand drill today!   using a nice ancient piece of super dry totara fence post for a hearth and a 700mm long, little finger thick piece of kanono (coprosma grandiflora) as a spindle. first coal made by sharing the…"
Jul 11, 2011

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tree beard replied to Dillon George's discussion Woodcarving
"I have done a lot of carving with a no8 carbon steel opinel, can't fault it as a wood working blade, really comfy handle for a folding knife and the steel is top notch. And they cost about 30 bucks..   If you want something more…"
Jul 5, 2011

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tree beard and Ryan Johnson-Hunt are now friends
Jun 20, 2011

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tree beard replied to Scott Hamilton's discussion Bow drill, Friction fire
"I've had great success using macrocarpa for both fireboard and spindle, using the native amercan bow and spindle technique. Its a nice medium density wood, very easily carved but not too soft. The only downside is the smoke can be quite…"
Jun 19, 2011

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tree beard replied to Norm Lovelock's discussion tipi
"My buddy rowan is making beautiful one pole tipis in the motueka region. check out www.origintents.co.nz.. they aren't exactly tramping tipis, being made of heavy duty 14oz canvas but they are bombproof and will last for ever. I've lived…"
Jun 19, 2011

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tree beard is now a member of BushcraftNZ
Jun 19, 2011

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What part of the country are you based?
Nationwide
Town/City where you are based
wellington
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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