American Bushman

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Getting it Done

I have inventoried my knife collection (well, the fixed blades anyway) and the results are a bit staggering. To have a collection of users ranging from the venerable Mora 510 all the way up to the Mears Woodlore seems par for the course.

After all the recent play with superglue, then the experiment with Bar Keeper's Friend, and the rest, I have found myself once again streamlining the gear I take by modifying the gear I like to better suit me.

I've spent the past few days dialing in my Ontario 12" Cutlass machete for field work and, last night, got a second one in from Machete Specialists to tune the same way should something go wrong with the first project. For $20, and with PWYP right around the corner, I need to make sure that things go successfully even if it means buying a backup machete. :)

Add in the Mora 510 and a Victorinox Farmer and you've got quite a lot of cutting tasks covered for not a lot of money.

Sure, I love expensive full-custom bushcraft knives and I love using them and putting character marks and patina on them but, at the end of the day, it's about having tools to get the job done and excellent tools that will cover 99% of your cutting needs can be had for around $50US.

Now, if I once thought my knife problem was bad, you should see my collection of aftermarket sheaths...

Thanks for reading,



At 4:22 PM, Blogger New England Bushcraft said...

I feel your pain brother!

At 4:24 PM, Blogger New England Bushcraft said...

I feel your pain!
I have way too much steel on the shelf myself.

At 7:48 AM, Blogger The Suburban Bushwacker said...

I'd love to see your AM sheath collection, you must have examples of most designs by now.


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