Favorite bushcraft blades

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Here is another vote for Fiddleback Forge; however, I'm hard pressed to choose a favorite. I've got a Hunter, Bushcrafter, Woodsman and Bow Legged Chopper and each one is spectacular. The BLC is a little heavy for most bushcraft chores, but still just awesome. Also keep in mind that Andy is doing some scandi knives now as well. Despite an ample collection, I see a scandi Fiddleback (perhaps Ladyfinger) in my future!

Prototype Hunter with Wenge over Curly Maple
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Bushcrafter with Curly Maple over Wenge
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Woodsman with sweet Desert Ironwood
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BLC with Black Micarta over bright yellow G-10
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Favorite is the BRKT Aurora:
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Although I do use my HI R-10 a lot, and it works great:
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And the Karda from my new M43 from HI is very nice, albeit a bit small for extended use:
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My first semicustom :thumbup::D
Haven't had time to really use it, but loving it so far.
 

lambertiana

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Lately I have been alternating between two Laconicos - the bottom one here:
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And this one:
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I have a lot of survival knives, but only two that I would call bushcraft. One is a condor bushcraft with the 4 inch black coated blade. The other is a R.J. Martin canadian belt knife that looks a lot like a Grohmann:D
 
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Here's mine.. as usual.
Sorry for posting the same knife repeatedly:D
Please forgive me as this is the only knife I use, everyday.

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G'day Merost

Is the H1 a true scandi grind?
It comes form Fallkniven with a secondary convex grind, finished off with a small V bevel at the edge (primary V grind).

I have removed the bevel & fully convexed mine.

Hope this helps.



Kind regards
Mick
 
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When I'm in a Maxpedition, man-made fiber clothing, high tech kind of mode, I bring my RAT RC-3.

But, when I'm going flannel and vest, time to become one with the outdoors mode, I need my Fiddleback Nessmuk. I'm looking forward to getting a Runt neck knife from Fiddleback as part of my low weight, wife gave me a couple of hours to roam kit, and for urban carry in NYC and bumming around Central Park. No way that thing'll be confused for a gravity knife

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Here is another vote for Fiddleback Forge; however, I'm hard pressed to choose a favorite. I've got a Hunter, Bushcrafter, Woodsman and Bow Legged Chopper and each one is spectacular. The BLC is a little heavy for most bushcraft chores, but still just awesome. Also keep in mind that Andy is doing some scandi knives now as well. Despite an ample collection, I see a scandi Fiddleback (perhaps Ladyfinger) in my future!

Prototype Hunter with Wenge over Curly Maple
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Bushcrafter with Curly Maple over Wenge
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Woodsman with sweet Desert Ironwood
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BLC with Black Micarta over bright yellow G-10
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VERY nice collection...
Damn, Andy makes some beautiful knives! :thumbup:
 
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Hehehe, it almost feels like this has become a "Show us your Fiddlebacks" thread!

Andy makes some great blades!!!
 
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VERY nice collection...
Damn, Andy makes some beautiful knives! :thumbup:

Thanks:thumbup: I left out my Bow Legged Joe and Karda as they aren't really bushcrafty per se. I'm also somewhat embarassed that I don't have any good pics of my BLJ, but here is one of the Karda.

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JC in SC, that is a sweet little blade. Can you take a picture with that knife in hand. I may have to pick one of those up. Thanks brother
 

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Here's one that I've always really liked, a Nessmuk from Scott Gossman (back when he was Razorback Knives - how long ago was that?) in O1. Very nice knife, very nice steel. It's the brown handled one, the green is a newer version I haven't gotten around to yet.

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