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November Becker Challenge!

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by DerekH, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. DerekH

    DerekH Handsome According to my Mother Moderator

    Nov 18, 2010
    Alright folks, talked to the boss and we are gonna get the next contest goin.

    For this contest, the challenge is to build a camp. Now, not all camps are done the same way, so we are gonna line out some specifications for what we are after. For this contest, you must make 3 total items typical of a basecamp. For instance, a bed, a chair, a table, a shelf, a kitchen rack for hanging pots over the fire, a tripod for cooking, a shelter, etc... any combination of those items to make three in total. But wait, there's more...

    No cordage allowed. No paracord, no rope, no string, no fishing line, no duct tape, no wire.

    You are not required to stay in the camp.

    I am not going to give away the answers, but there are ways to do this using other items and other techniques that will enable one to get by without cordage. No hints, no questions will be answered when asked "Hey can I use this because technically it isn't cordage..." You should be able to understand the intent.

    These three camp creations must have pics showing how they were made using a Becker knife, but you may use other tools as well, so long as the Becker knife features prominently into the construction of your creations.

    Now for the disclaimer: neither myself, nor Ethan Becker or his associates, nor KaBar, Cutco, or any subsidiaries, nor Blafeforums, nor any other other entities are liable for any injury you may incur during participation in this contest. Any and all injuries are the sole responsibility of the participant and no one is required in any way to participate.

    The contest will run through November 30th at 12PM Eastern time. Should there be fewer than three participants, the entire contest may be cancelled at the discretion of Ethan.

    The prize will be an Ethan Becker signed BK16 and Coyote Kydex pancake sheath from Azwelke.

    Becker Knives work for a living. Show us how.

    (As per usual, I have this tendency to have one thing lead into another. Participating in this contest, even if you do not win, may afford greater and better opportunities down the road. Hint Hint.)
     
  2. TheMadIndian

    TheMadIndian Gold Member Gold Member

    879
    Jan 5, 2014
    Nice, no cordage is going to make it interesting for sure!
     
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  3. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    what if you make your cordage?
     
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  4. Kentwood33

    Kentwood33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2015
    Nails?...:D
     
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  5. Charlie_K

    Charlie_K

    Jul 16, 2012
    No cordage? You creative sadist.

    I have half a mind to be a smartass, build a camp in Minecraft and take a picture of that for an entry, just to give folks a laugh.
     
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  6. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    you would have to operate the computer with a Becker knife -- give hunt and peck new meaning.......
     
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  7. Charlie_K

    Charlie_K

    Jul 16, 2012
    Computer nothing, Playstation 3. I could do a chopsticks sort of thing with a couple of Becker knives on a keyboard, but there's not a hope in the world for thumb analog sticks.
     
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  8. trailbum

    trailbum Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    Fun.
     
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  9. SaturatedShadow

    SaturatedShadow

    Apr 28, 2010
    I've started on a little camp area by the pond. This is how it looked upon starting this challenge, pretty much how I left it after Memorial Day. Just a wood pile, wheel rim fire pit, and a sandstone table.
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    The tools: Machaxe, Wetterlings axe, oak mallet, folding saw, and an old hand brace with a few rusty drill bits.
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    Item One
    I threw a scrap end of an oak beam out there over the summer with the intention of making a bench. That will be the first item to build today. First, I need to drill some holes.
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    I made some dowels with the machaxe and used them to attach some legs to the bench
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    and draw knifed the corners.
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    Item Two
    The fire pit could use a heavy duty pot hanger. I cut and sharpened some posts with the axe.
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    I cut another stick with the machax and baton
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    and notched it.
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    I drilled them and attached the top piece to the posts with wooden pegs.
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    Finished up with a forked stick and pot hanger notches.
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    Item Three
    Now I need to clean up the leaves and twigs and shavings and get them away from the fire area. A forked stick cut with the machax makes a decent rake.
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    All clean and ready to use.
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  10. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    any chance of extending this out to the 20th?
     
  11. DerekH

    DerekH Handsome According to my Mother Moderator

    Nov 18, 2010
    Yeah, since it looks like we got only one entry I will extend it til Dec 20th.
     
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  12. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    maybe i'll try :D
     
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  13. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Man, that's the baton of Thor! Nice entry shadow!
     
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  14. tradewater

    tradewater Geezerator Moderator

    Jan 24, 2011
    Good entry SS. Curious why this thread isn't full of entries... This is a great contest!
     
  15. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller

    Jan 23, 2014
    November all my free time is deer hunting. Great contest and I would love to enter but unfortunately I keep seeing more coyotes than deer. :( If I get this tag filled I will try to put an entry together. :)
     
  16. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    ditto - deer season here ends on the 10th.
     
  17. dynamicmoves

    dynamicmoves

    Jan 6, 2011
    Went to Eagle River to go camping, wasn't sure if I was going to do this challenge but it was in the back of my mind for the morning.
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    On the drive up to Alaska I picked this up for a special occasion.
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    Was pretty cold, this broke when I accidentally kicked it in the morning.
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    Gathered some materials.
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    Made a bed after trimming them with the BK12 for object 1.
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    Noticed that the screws were loose, so I made a hex key for object 2. It didn't save all the hardware, but it saved the handle from blowing apart. I'll have to run to home depot here soon.
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    The missing hardware on display here.
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    Made a little nightstand, or table, whatever it needs to be I suppose. Object 3.
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  18. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    crap!
    I forgot the "no cordage" rule. :(
     
  19. dynamicmoves

    dynamicmoves

    Jan 6, 2011
    Maybe possible to extend through the new year? Guess people may be busy with the holidays but it would be great to see more creative solutions for the challenge.
     
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  20. DerekH

    DerekH Handsome According to my Mother Moderator

    Nov 18, 2010
    On hold until more entries show up. Current entrants may modify/change their entries as they wish until such time when more entries show up. Or we cancel the contest. Etc...
     
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