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This is a discussion on A big honkin' blade within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by PAcanis I bought this knife to play along with with my flintlock. It's a shape common to the fur trade era and ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAcanis View Post
    I bought this knife to play along with with my flintlock. It's a shape common to the fur trade era and its size and weight had it perform not only as an all around knife or skinner, but as a light axe for chopping branches and clearing trails in thick fir areas. It's called a Hudson Bay Camp Knife and was commonly made in Sheffield, England. This repro is made by Condor and wasn't all that expensive, like 67 bucks at Amazon.

    It comes with Condor's goofy hammer forged looking blade, which was sharp out of the box, but not shaving sharp. So I took the edge down to 17* per side and it will shave with no effort now. Dry I aged the handle to give it some character and also made a sheath for it. Which was my first attempt at leatherwork with stitching and not rivets. I much prefer rivets. Stitching is hard work.

    The handle is a little thin for my taste, but I'll probably use the wood grip for starting balls down the barrel more than anything.
    The sheath was made to be carried behind a waist belt, either cross draw or small of back. Which was common back then.

    It's a formidable looking blade and the edge seems to be holding up to some light batonning. I haven't put it to a real test yet.

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    I like the handle shape, think it would be comfortable. Lends itself to snap cutting and the blades heft would sink it deep. Nice score. Sheath works for me also, I'd cut it shorter leaving a little more handle for grasping/
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    Man, with a knife like that you could gut a bass boat and have two canoes.

    Hey, wait a minute . . .
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    ...................... "Stitching is hard work." ..........................

    Amen to that!!! Your leather work looks very well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Nice knife. The handle doesn't look too bad /w regard to size but, I could see that a decently large hand might prefer one that was a bit more substantial.
    Nicely ergonomic though & minus any hot spots.

    Very nice job on the leather sheath.

    You might want to try lacing rather than hand stitching.

    A spool of high quality (natural) undyed calf lace (you can easily dye it any color or just leave it natural.

    And then all you need is a multi-prong lacing punch (for the straight areas) and a "single prong" for the curved areas.

    Oh...and you need one lacing needle. - you taper the end of the lace and just screw the lace into the back of the lacing needle. It's made of brass and the inside rear of the needle is threaded with very fine threads that do a great job of locking the lace to the needle.

    It's just as strong & traditional as hand stitching and it looks incredible & goes much faster.

    Overall...GREAT JOB. Be proud.

    Thanks.
    That lacing seems easy enough. You don't need to worry about piercing the first stitch through the hole when doing a saddle stitch.
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    Thanks, guys.
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    You live anywhere near Kempton Pa.......take a ride over to Dixon's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxHeavy View Post
    You live anywhere near Kempton Pa.......take a ride over to Dixon's.

    No. It seems all those places are on the east side of the state for some odd reason.
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    Hey Pa any chance your planing a trip to the ALAMO?!!!!!! Just wondering!!!!!!!
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    Finally found someone that uses the word "honkin" like me... nice looking blade!
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    That is one big pig sticker, nice job on the sheath.
    yes great job on the sheath.
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    Any preference vs the kukri?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrike6 View Post
    Any preference vs the kukri?

    I'll let you know.
    Just for general feel I prefer this camp knife simply because it's more "knife-like". But I haven't chopped any saplings down with it yet. Who knows, it might chop better than the kuk. Just because it's thinner and the edge not as abrupt.
    It was nice enough today to go out back and play with it, but the ground is still very soggy. Tomorrow should be better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrike6 View Post
    Any preference vs the kukri?
    Sounds like he is using it for reenacting purposes, if that's true he play hell trying to document a kukri in this country during the time period he mentioned. I did pre-1800, and I'd have a hard time documenting that knife during the period I reenacted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle View Post
    Sounds like he is using it for reenacting purposes, if that's true he play hell trying to document a kukri in this country during the time period he mentioned. I did pre-1800, and I'd have a hard time documenting that knife during the period I reenacted!
    Plus it would be harder to start a patched ball with a Kukri's handle
    But I do want to know how the camp knife will perform regardless.

    I just knocked this neck sheath out for that French Trade Knife my buddy made for me and I posted a while back. I copied the design off of a knife/sheath combo I saw at Track of the Wolf. This will be my patch cutter instead of the Opinel No6 I've been using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAcanis View Post
    Plus it would be harder to start a patched ball with a Kukri's handle
    But I do want to know how the camp knife will perform regardless.

    I just knocked this neck sheath out for that French Trade Knife my buddy made for me and I posted a while back. I copied the design off of a knife/sheath combo I saw at Track of the Wolf. This will be my patch cutter instead of the Opinel No6 I've been using.

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