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The Bark River Knives Club 3367

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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #120 on: September 24, 2018, 05:46:12 AM »
Great shot, Z!   :tu:
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #121 on: September 24, 2018, 05:58:05 AM »
Thank you Nix.   :cheers:
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #122 on: September 24, 2018, 12:38:29 PM »
Great shot, Z!   :tu:

I agree with Nix

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #123 on: September 24, 2018, 12:48:22 PM »
Thank you styx.   :cheers:
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #124 on: November 11, 2018, 07:29:43 PM »
I continue to be impressed by BRK knives.


I took a BRK "Canadian Camp" with me while staying in a Forrest Service cabin during a late Fall elk hunt. The cabin had a wood burning stove for heat and cooking. Since there had been a lot of snow recently and temps were expected to be well below freezing, I knew we'd be running that stove in the evenings. I knew the Canadian Camp [CC] would be handy for some kitchen tasks as well as fire prep. And, it might even be useful if we actually got our elk.




Sure enough the CC got pressed into service the first night. We had come back from the woods, cold and a little wet, to find a frozen cabin. The CC did a great job breaking down pre-cut, but huge, logs into kindling. The large blade and big handle allowed for rapid shaving of nice curls off smaller pieces of wood. At one point my hunting buddy (not very experienced in the ways of making fires) was a little shocked to see me pounding on the CC's spine while battoning through some big logs.

In addition to making three fires, the CC also got used to cut up some potatoes and carrots for dinner. No battoning required.

You can see here that the knife got fairly dirty, mostly with resins from the wood processing:




I sat down today to clean and sharpen it. I assumed that after all the pounding through wood, it would need at least a touch-up on a stone.....but first I tested it on some fine magazine paper:






It was still razor sharp! Sliced thin paper effortlessly.

Now, I like A-2 tool steel, but this was pretty impressive edge retention. Good job with the heat treat, BRK!

Close up of the resin and dirt:




After a well-earned rubdown with some alcohol and a light stropping the CC was clean and shaving sharp:




I've been a fan of this knife for a while now, but it really earned a place in my heart with this most recent performance. Nice design, nice execution, nice performance. I couldn't ask for much more.   :tu:
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #125 on: November 11, 2018, 07:39:37 PM »
that is impressive

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #126 on: November 11, 2018, 08:12:25 PM »
Cabin looks nice.   :like:   So does the Canadian Camp.   :like:
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #127 on: November 11, 2018, 09:33:24 PM »
Cabin looks nice.   :like:   So does the Canadian Camp.   :like:
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #128 on: November 11, 2018, 09:54:43 PM »
LOL.  :rofl:

The cabin was cold and droughty. Windows were cracked. The mice outnumbered the inhabitants by 4 to 1. It was dark and dingy and not terribly clean.

However, it did keep us warm and dry as long as the stove was full of burning logs.  :D

To the contrary, the Canadian Camp was pure joy.   :tu:
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #129 on: November 11, 2018, 10:41:26 PM »
Nice !   :like: :tu:
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #130 on: November 12, 2018, 01:42:29 PM »
awesome, all of it!  :like: :like:

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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #131 on: November 12, 2018, 02:17:52 PM »
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Great post Nix, and love the knife.  :tu:

Andrew
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #132 on: November 12, 2018, 03:58:18 PM »
Thanks, guys   :cheers:
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #133 on: November 12, 2018, 04:12:16 PM »
O1 and A2 have been great steels for my use.  Razor sharp edges can be obtained and kept.  Boy it sure looks cold out there burrr.   

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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #134 on: February 24, 2019, 03:37:47 AM »
Got this BRK Bush Seax in this week. Havent used it yet just started carrying it this afternoon after work.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2019, 03:55:00 AM by David »

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #135 on: February 24, 2019, 03:47:33 AM »
What a great looking knife David. I have heard good things about BRK but do not own one...yet!
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Ken
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #136 on: February 24, 2019, 04:15:13 AM »
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #137 on: February 24, 2019, 04:26:07 AM »
Got this BRK Bush Seax in this week. Havent used it yet just started carrying it this afternoon after work.

Great looking knife !  :like: :tu:
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #138 on: February 24, 2019, 06:55:16 AM »
Got this BRK Bush Seax in this week. Havent used it yet just started carrying it this afternoon after work.

Great looking knife !  :like: :tu:

+1   :tu:   :like:
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #139 on: February 24, 2019, 01:30:25 PM »
Nice looking BRK - enjoy!  :like: :tu:
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #140 on: February 24, 2019, 01:54:43 PM »
Ok...started from the beginning and just finished...a lot of great posts and a treasure trove of photos! Will be following this thread with interest!  :like: :tu: :cheers: :hatsoff:
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #141 on: February 25, 2019, 03:24:56 PM »
Bush Seax

What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.

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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #142 on: February 25, 2019, 03:28:29 PM »
Great looking knife.  :like:
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Re: The Bark River Knives Club
« Reply #143 on: February 25, 2019, 03:59:54 PM »
Very nice  :tu:

 

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