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The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #120 on: September 20, 2022, 09:13:28 PM
These are some I intend to use in no real order.


Fiskars Puukko--5" blade. I impulse bought it on eBay for $20 shipped, as the Fiskars knives that aren't fish fillet knives are rare. I suspect Fiskars discontinued production of most of their own-brand knives after they bought Gerber in the '90s.

I believe this one is from the '70s or '80s. I had to use a zip tie to make it retain the handle a bit better, as it was sliding out easily.




Morakniv Basic. I think this one was one of the annual colors series, produced for the 125th Anniversary.



The common Military Green. As you can see, it's predominately been the "backup"



Morakniv Robust. Basically, it's a Basic with a much thicker blade and a dual-molded handle with rubber over-mold. I've used it very hard around the farm, and it shows. Hacking, chopping, splitting, and all kinds of rough use.



Blade is too thick in my opinion for general and kitchen use. It is why that, later on, I got the two Basics.


The Bahco Carpenter's Knife (a rebranded Clipper) was my first Mora, and the first fixed blade my grandparents allowed me to purchase.

It's done farm work, general this and that, and has been used to clean a fish.



I have a Companion as well, I just forgot where it went.


The Eldris is my favorite pocket fixed blade--but it's been carried on my belt, around my neck, and even on the side button of my overalls.

Most small fixed blades use a skeletonized design that is very painful. The Eldris has a real handle, and it is really comfortable for extended use.




The Classic #2 is fairly lightweight and carries in a pocket pretty well. The old plastic sheath design was poor, and the belt loop snapped off the first week I bought it. The new ones with a (partially) leather sheath are a lot more than the $15 I paid for this one.  The full guard can be a pain in the rear, but it's very safe.











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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #121 on: September 20, 2022, 10:13:44 PM
US-made, or at least built.

Camillus USN MK1 Deck Knife, post WWII build (made from leftover war effort parts; as "USN" is missing from the opposite side of the tang) with Tenite pommel.

Bought this one in terrible shape on eBay for near nothing. It cleaned up into a decent user, and it's been in my rotation for 4 years.

The Randall sheath I picked up recently fits it well.




Camillus USN MKII Combat. Bought again, for fairly cheap. Produced from the late '70s to mid '80s. I assume it has seen combat at one point, as the swedge was (re) sharpened and the original leather sheaht was full of sand.

I switched to the Kabar plastic sheath as the very sharp tip was wearing through the original leather one. It's heavy, but can be mounted virtually anywhere--I usually carry it on my belt, but have used zip-ties to attach it to a my 3-Day Assault Pack's MOLLE webbing.




Boker USA 155. Needs a new sheath, as the original is shot. This is the '70s version that didn't get as nice as a sheath as the '50s examples.

The USAF used a modified version as their Strategic Air Command survival/hunting knife, and I can see why. It gets the job done, feels good in the hand, and is lightweight. I'm leaning heavily towards it as my go-to hunting knife since I plan to deer hunt this fall.  I asked Boker if I could purchase the sheath used for the Orient-made replica of the USAF version (which arguably, is better than any of the sheaths Boker USA supplied), and I never got anything back.




 Buck 105 Pathfinder--'72-74 production .If it wasn't for the dumb design Buck currently uses with the traditional fixed blades, I would likely end up choosing this one as my go-to hunting knife. I haven't carried this one since I chose it for the Nessmuk Challenge. Buck describes it as a "mini" 119, and I have to admit, that's pretty true. It's really versatile.

I am also looking at adding a 119 or 102 next month.









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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #122 on: September 20, 2022, 11:24:41 PM
Interesting selection cody. I'm looking forward to seeing them in action. :salute:


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #123 on: September 21, 2022, 01:37:00 AM
Great selection cody  :like:

I'm with you on the eldris, fantastic knife, recommended one to a mate just this morning


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #124 on: September 21, 2022, 02:38:26 AM
@Cody - You never found your ElMorro?
I was looking forward to comparing notes.

I too, have a couple Mora 511s, one red as yours
 Also a HD Companion which a very good bush craft knife.

I like the Mora sheaths for their versatility to carry.  In winter with Carharts, the button hook or fit into level pocket. When cold but not frost bit cold east the rig a long lanyard to make a crossbody and hang sheath to carry easily under my coat.
Up in the air how I will carry in my suburban world.
If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!

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The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #125 on: September 21, 2022, 01:36:59 PM
These are some I intend to use in no real order.


Fiskars Puukko--5" blade. I impulse bought it on eBay for $20 shipped, as the Fiskars knives that aren't fish fillet knives are rare. I suspect Fiskars discontinued production of most of their own-brand knives after they bought Gerber in the '90s.

I believe this one is from the '70s or '80s. I had to use a zip tie to make it retain the handle a bit better, as it was sliding out easily.

(Image removed from quote.)


Morakniv Basic. I think this one was one of the annual colors series, produced for the 125th Anniversary.

(Image removed from quote.)

The common Military Green. As you can see, it's predominately been the "backup"

(Image removed from quote.)

Morakniv Robust. Basically, it's a Basic with a much thicker blade and a dual-molded handle with rubber over-mold. I've used it very hard around the farm, and it shows. Hacking, chopping, splitting, and all kinds of rough use.

(Image removed from quote.)

Blade is too thick in my opinion for general and kitchen use. It is why that, later on, I got the two Basics.


The Bahco Carpenter's Knife (a rebranded Clipper) was my first Mora, and the first fixed blade my grandparents allowed me to purchase.

It's done farm work, general this and that, and has been used to clean a fish.

(Image removed from quote.)

I have a Companion as well, I just forgot where it went.


The Eldris is my favorite pocket fixed blade--but it's been carried on my belt, around my neck, and even on the side button of my overalls.

Most small fixed blades use a skeletonized design that is very painful. The Eldris has a real handle, and it is really comfortable for extended use.

(Image removed from quote.)


The Classic #2 is fairly lightweight and carries in a pocket pretty well. The old plastic sheath design was poor, and the belt loop snapped off the first week I bought it. The new ones with a (partially) leather sheath are a lot more than the $15 I paid for this one.  The full guard can be a pain in the rear, but it's very safe.

(Image removed from quote.)

Nice set of knives!

I can sort of confirm your view on those Fiskars knives or their rabbit of slipping out of sheaths:
Way back in mid '80's I was on a military exercise in Lapland. Whilst prepping for position somewhere I found a similar Fiskars, just the knife, no sheath..
Probably it had slipped out of someone's sheath un-noticed. Good knife, still have it today and now I must use it for this challenge as well

EDIT:
Walked up to my fixie basket and here’s a photo of mine:


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #126 on: September 21, 2022, 07:32:05 PM
I just ordered a Bradford Guardian 3.5 with sheepsfoot blade and micarta handle for the challenge.  I've been wanting one and found it on sale for the best price I've seen. It's better to ask for forgiveness than to beg for permission.  Besides, in my experience, sometimes you have to jump on a bargain or you'll miss it.

 https://www.chicagoknifeworks.com/bradford-knives-guardian-3-5-sheepsfoot-nat/

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #127 on: September 21, 2022, 07:45:15 PM
 :woohoo:  that will do a chicken up very nicely👍

Congratulations. 🎊

If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #128 on: September 21, 2022, 08:44:45 PM
I just ordered a Bradford Guardian 3.5 with sheepsfoot blade and micarta handle for the challenge.  I've been wanting one and found it on sale for the best price I've seen. It's better to ask for forgiveness than to beg for permission.  Besides, in my experience, sometimes you have to jump on a bargain or you'll miss it.

 https://www.chicagoknifeworks.com/bradford-knives-guardian-3-5-sheepsfoot-nat/
A very good looking knife! Congrats!

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #129 on: September 22, 2022, 02:54:11 AM
@Cody - You never found your ElMorro?
I was looking forward to comparing notes.

I too, have a couple Mora 511s, one red as yours
 Also a HD Companion which a very good bush craft knife.

I like the Mora sheaths for their versatility to carry.  In winter with Carharts, the button hook or fit into level pocket. When cold but not frost bit cold east the rig a long lanyard to make a crossbody and hang sheath to carry easily under my coat.
Up in the air how I will carry in my suburban world.

I did! It turned out it had not been stored with the other fixed blades.

It came in a lot, and had been used hard previously. One of the studs that holds on the belt loop had broken, so I took it off.



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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #130 on: September 22, 2022, 04:10:18 PM
This challenge is going to be so fun.  Nice looking blades everyone.   :2tu:
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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #131 on: September 22, 2022, 05:53:09 PM
Thanks! Bakelite is cool looking for sure. All 3 pieces there are Russian Izhmash produced.

very cool,i thought that the mag was "wrapped".
the Izzies are hen's teeth here,Saiga is more common,with Norinco being widespread,and cheap.


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #132 on: September 24, 2022, 12:33:58 AM

Way back in mid '80's I was on a military exercise in Lapland. Whilst prepping for position somewhere I found a similar Fiskars, just the knife, no sheath..
Probably it had slipped out of someone's sheath un-noticed. Good knife, still have it today and now I must use it for this challenge as well


I like that!   :like:  Definitely used it!   :tu:


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #133 on: September 24, 2022, 07:57:24 PM
Just Arrived!  This Bradford Guardian 3.5 Sheepsfoot in N690 steel with natural micarta handles.  I can't wait to start using it.  Just one more week to go if anyone else wants to join us. :pok: :cheers:

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #134 on: September 24, 2022, 08:05:38 PM
This is the sign up list as it stands so far.  If anyone else wants to join us copy and paste the list and add your name. :waving:

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #135 on: September 24, 2022, 08:08:58 PM
Just Arrived!  This Bradford Guardian 3.5 Sheepsfoot in N690 steel with natural micarta handles.  I can't wait to start using it.  Just one more week to go if anyone else wants to join us. :pok: :cheers:
Seriously nice looking blade!


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #136 on: September 24, 2022, 10:34:10 PM
@Alan - Is this really a Sheepfoot blade, it is not a straight flat edge from tang to tip. It tapers appearing to be more of a spear point.

Nevertheless, it is a blade shape I am attracted to for camp, hiking, and even game prep.
If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #137 on: September 25, 2022, 01:24:03 AM
@Alan - Is this really a Sheepfoot blade, it is not a straight flat edge from tang to tip. It tapers appearing to be more of a spear point.

Nevertheless, it is a blade shape I am attracted to for camp, hiking, and even game prep.
Someone may correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is that any of the blade shapes in this class may be flat or have a curve to their edge. I think what distinguishes them more is the spine turning down towards the tip in either an abrupt or gradual curve rather than turning up to meet the tip or having a straight back.

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #138 on: September 25, 2022, 03:32:55 AM
I do not dispute that the manufacturer names the blade style.

I was referring to my shape guide -
 

Sheep foot and Lambsfoot are same profile, difference is the spine tapers thinner to the tip on the Lamb.  Sheep the spine is same thickness from spine to tip. A Wharncliff profile begins taper to tip near the tang.  At least that is how a knife maker explained to me as to his rules between the three. Confusing !

Still I like the blade shape!!!
If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #139 on: September 25, 2022, 04:10:45 AM
It is obviously Bradford Larkin's personal adaptation of a sheepsfoot.  I liked it enough to order it but the real proof will be in using it for some time during the challenge.  It also looks very similar to the first generation Myerchin Rigging knives which I am fond of and you may see one or two of them in the challenge as well.   :cheers:


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #140 on: September 25, 2022, 06:28:12 AM
Not long now 8)






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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #141 on: September 25, 2022, 02:56:53 PM
Top row on the right, that's a dive knife isn't it? I hadn't thought we'd see any.    :2tu: :clap:


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #142 on: September 25, 2022, 03:57:13 PM
Its coming quick.  I like the Guardian you picked up.  This will be a great time to test it. 

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #143 on: September 25, 2022, 11:55:25 PM
Top row on the right, that's a dive knife isn't it? I hadn't thought we'd see any.    :2tu: :clap:
It is Alan, a Wenoka Sea Style from the early 90’s

When I bought it, it was THE dive knife and has seen many underwater adventures, getting me out of trouble more than once

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #144 on: September 26, 2022, 01:00:36 AM
I was looking at Garrett Wade's selection of reproduction Schuco wind-ups, and remembered they tended (in addition to their overpriced China-made copies of other makers' knives) to have old-stock European made knives for cheap. There are some solid contenders here, and I can get all three next month for less than $100 total.

The only problem is that none have sheaths.

Ibberson British Army Cable Knife. (I'm a sucker for anything with the Broad Arrow--and it's a lambsfoot!) $11.




French-made "Sticking Knife"--12 OAL; 6.5" carbon steel blade. Probably a decent knife to skin deer with. Still trying to figure out what I'm going to choose for that, as all the knives I have suitable for field dressing and butchering game have been in the family for generations and I don't want to break one or lose it in the field. $19




French-made hunting/fishing knives (these are NOT kitchen knives as they describe--$38.

The hunter is just over 9" OAL with a 5 1/8" stainless blade and an "Outers" style handle. The fishing knife is 9" OAL with a 4 3/4" blade and a scaler spine. Both appear to be inspired by early 20th-century American knives.




So, looks like I can swing it with my $100 hobby budget and still have money for this guy.

Thinking about going with the black one since red is out of stock.





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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #145 on: September 26, 2022, 04:45:54 PM
It is obviously Bradford Larkin's personal adaptation of a sheepsfoot.  I liked it enough to order it but the real proof will be in using it for some time during the challenge.  It also looks very similar to the first generation Myerchin Rigging knives which I am fond of and you may see one or two of them in the challenge as well.   :cheers:

Nice knife but not a Sheepsfoot.





Ibberson British Army Cable Knife. (I'm a sucker for anything with the Broad Arrow--and it's a lambsfoot!) $11.





Also this is definitely not a Lambsfoot. More akin to a coping blade.


This is a Lambs foot, notice the taper in width from tang to tip.



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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #146 on: September 28, 2022, 07:37:50 PM
Two more days and a wake up call.  :woohoo: Join us and complete the challenge for a chance to win the engraved Gerber Vertebrae.  :pok: :cheers:

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #147 on: September 29, 2022, 09:19:04 AM
I’ve been eyeing a White River Always There Knife (ATK) for some time and decided that this challenge and DLT bonus points provided the perfect excuse.  It probably won’t be here in time for day 1, but I do have a couple others to get me by.


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #148 on: September 29, 2022, 09:28:17 AM
I like the look of that Sos, nice  :like:


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #149 on: September 29, 2022, 10:12:28 AM
Very nice Sherry!  I hope it doesn't take too long to arrive.  I've spent all I have in my knife budget on the Bradford Guardian 3.5.  The ATK is something I've looked at previously, and I think it would do the job. :cheers:

One more day until the great MTO EDC fixed blade challenge of 2022!


 

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